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Insider’s guide to Oakville: Where to find fascinating history, outdoor fun and destination dining

Anchored by a downtown core along the shore of Lake Ontario, Oakville maintains its small-town charm, with the central square, flanked by boutique shops and destination-worthy restaurants, lending a European feel. In less than an hour’s drive from Toronto, day trippers can arrive at the beautiful Oakville Harbour, which forms the mouth of the Sixteen […]

Highlights from Statistics Canada’s two-year update on COVID-19 pandemic’s impact

OTTAWA – The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up many aspects of Canadian life. As the pandemic’s second anniversary arrives, Statistics Canada reviewed the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 across the country. Here are the highlights: Hate crimes The number of hate crimes rose by 37 per cent in 2020, with 718 more incidents reported […]

Toronto condo on the water is going for $800K

#GTAHomeHunt is a weekly series from the Star that gets into the details of real estate listings in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Have a tip? Email us at Price: $799,900 Neighbourhood: Entertainment District X-factor: This stylish, modern, two-bedroom, one-bathroom corner loft near Lake Ontario at 36 Charlotte Street has floor-to-ceiling windows, an […]

Look out at the world’s oldest rainforest from your private tree house suite: What to expect in one of Australia’s most luxurious retreats

When you make a purchase through the links in this article, we may earn a small commission. Our journalism is independent and not influenced by advertising. Learn more On Feb. 21, Australia reopened its borders to international visitors for the first time in nearly two years. But Silky Oaks Lodge in Queensland beat it to the punch […]

Record oil and gas profits should be used to fight climate change

With oil prices flirting with $130 (U.S.) a barrel this week — a stunning increase from $18 (U.S.) a barrel short two years ago — Canadian oil and gas companies have hit a jackpot. Take, for example, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL), Canada’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company. Calgary-based CNRL, now worth […]

Budget office says federal spending on health care going up faster than planned

OTTAWA – Federal spending on health care and elderly benefits are set to rise at a faster clip over the next 12 months than previously planned under forecasts the parliamentary budget officer warns don’t account for looming budget promises. Health transfers are calculated to grow by at least three per cent each year, but the […]