B.C. winemakers in good spirits about 2021 vintage despite summer of fire and extreme heat
News/Canada/British Columbia: This year could be known as one of the better vintages in recent memory for British Columbia's wine industry, despite the unprecedented growing conditions wine growers faced over the summer with fires, a record-breaking heat wave and extreme drought conditions.
Quebec nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure
News/Canada/Montreal: Quebec's largest nurses' union says more than 30,000 of its members across the province are refusing mandatory overtime this weekend. The union says it formally notified provincial and regional health authorities on Friday.
Why did the Leafs sign a university goalie as a backup for Saturday night?
Sports/Hockey/NHL: University of Toronto goalie Alex Bishop is set to live out his dream as he'll suit up as backup to Maple Leafs starter Jack Campbell on Saturday night against visiting Ottawa. Regular backup Petr Mrazek is nursing a groin injury and the team is facing a salary cap squeeze.
This Vancouver man knows over 20 languages — and he's sharing his secrets so you can learn more, too
News/Canada/British Columbia: A Vancouver polyglot and popular YouTuber is teaching others his secret to learning a new language, after acquiring more than two dozen foreign languages for work and fun.
Canadian government braces for surge in passport renewals ahead of U.S. border reopening
News/Canada/Toronto: The Canadian government still recommends against non-essential travel outside of the country because of the risk of contracting COVID-19 abroad and bringing it home. But with the U.S. border set to reopen to vaccinated travellers on Nov. 8, the federal government is preparing for a rise in demand for passport services.
Daylight saving time referendum has special significance for one Alberta city
News/Canada/Edmonton: On Monday, Albertans will be asked to decide if they want to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, eliminating the need to change clocks twice a year. The decision could have a big impact on Lloydminster, which straddles both provinces.
Global tax accord could earn Canada up to $4.5 billion per year, says Freeland
News/Politics: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada stands to make as much as $4.5 billion dollars a year through a landmark deal involving 136 countries that will require the world's largest corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.
Alberta to gain 3 seats, Quebec to lose 1 in redrawing of ridings
News/Politics: Quebec is slated to lose one seat in the next redrawing of federal ridings in Canada, seeing its 78 seats reduced to 77 — the first time since 1966 that a province has lost a seat when the electoral map is reconfigured.