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‘Pre-loved doesn’t mean second-best’: Young Canadians thrift holiday gifts

MONTREAL – Marissa Myers has been shopping almost exclusively at second-hand stores for the past three years. The 24-year-old sales associate at a non-profit consignment store in Calgary grew up shopping second-hand and is a self-proclaimed “avid thrifter.” “There’s absolutely no way that I can justify shopping new and retail when there’s already so many […]

Ontario won’t make staycation tax credit permanent despite calls from industry

TORONTO – Ontario’s tourism minister says the province won’t be extending the staycation tax credit for another year, despite the hard-hit industry recommending the move as a way to help it recover from the pandemic. Neil Lumsden, the minister of tourism, culture and sport, says in a statement that the province temporarily introduced it for […]

Sunwing still working to bring stranded passengers home from Mexico

TORONTO – Sunwing Vacations Inc. says it is sending out dozens of recovery flights this week to bring home thousands of passengers stranded in Mexico after winter storms disrupted its operations. “We continue to navigate unprecedented operational challenges, resulting in a number of ongoing flight delays,” said airline president Len Corrado in a statement. “We […]

Organic livestock farmers, hit by rising prices, seek help

WHITINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Organic dairy and other livestock farmers are seeking emergency federal aid as they grapple with skyrocketing organic feed costs, steep fuel and utility expenses as well as the consequences of drought in many parts of the country. Two dozen U.S. senators and representatives wrote to U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack […]

Canada leaves Spengler Cup without a win after 3-1 loss to Sweden’s Orebro

DAVOS, Switzerland – Canada finished winless at the 2022 Spengler Cup after losing 3-1 to Swedish club Orebro HK Thursday in quarterfinal action at the international hockey tournament. Goals from Filip Berglund and Linus Oberg put Orebro up 2-0 after two periods. Chris DiDomenico scored with about six and a half minutes remaining to cut […]

I’m an atheist, but I fell in love with the spirituality and magic of Quito, Ecuador’s capital

At the Mercado Municipal San Francisco in the historic heart of Quito, Ecuador, it costs $8 to have a traditional healer cleanse your spirit. That sounded like a bargain, so I ducked behind a shower curtain in a tiny booth filled with bunches of spearmint, amaranth and piles of unknown-to-me herbs, prayer candles, and incense […]