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CANADA: Trudeau guarantees that Canada will meet its emissions targets, this time

CANADA: Trudeau guarantees that Canada will meet its emissions targets, this time

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he will guarantee that Canada is going to meet its latest climate target, because this time it's accompanied by a plan that shows how to get there.
CANADA: Holiday spending expected to slump amid economic uncertainty

CANADA: Holiday spending expected to slump amid economic uncertainty

Holiday spending in Canada is expected to drop this year as inflation shrinks consumer buying power and economic uncertainty looms over household budgets, a new report says.
ONTARIO: Cool temperatures leading to vibrant fall colours in Ontario

ONTARIO: Cool temperatures leading to vibrant fall colours in Ontario

If you think the fall colours have been particularly stunning across Ontario recently, you're not alone – experts say the foliage this season is more vibrant than in recent years thanks largely to specific weather patterns.
BEYOND LOCAL: Snow can worsen the effects of environmental pollutants

BEYOND LOCAL: Snow can worsen the effects of environmental pollutants

In the winter, snow becomes a superabsorbent for a wide range of pollutants
CANADA: Estimate puts hurricane Fiona insured damages at $660 million

CANADA: Estimate puts hurricane Fiona insured damages at $660 million

An initial estimate by Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. suggests hurricane Fiona caused $660 million in insured damage.
BEYOND LOCAL: Children face greater risk of illness this flu season, experts warn

BEYOND LOCAL: Children face greater risk of illness this flu season, experts warn

Necessary pandemic measures to limit COVID-19 spread led to just 69 confirmed flu cases during the 2020-2021 season and only sporadic cases in 2021-2022
BEYOND LOCAL: Hurricane hunter who flew into the eye of Fiona describes 'very challenging' storm

BEYOND LOCAL: Hurricane hunter who flew into the eye of Fiona describes 'very challenging' storm

Inside Fiona's eye, the circular walls of cloud resembled a sports dome, he said
ONTARIO: Province on track to surpass last year's fire deaths, fire marshal warns

ONTARIO: Province on track to surpass last year's fire deaths, fire marshal warns

There have been 102 fire-related deaths reported in Ontario so far this year – including two over the Thanksgiving weekend – compared to 124 total fire deaths recorded in 2021
BEYOND LOCAL: NASA asteroid strike a smashing success

BEYOND LOCAL: NASA asteroid strike a smashing success

Before the impact, the moonlet took 11 hours and 55 minutes to circle its parent asteroid. Scientists had hoped to shave off 10 minutes but Nelson said the impact shortened the asteroid's orbit by about 32 minutes
BEYOND LOCAL: Keep your pumpkin from turning into moldy, maggoty mush

BEYOND LOCAL: Keep your pumpkin from turning into moldy, maggoty mush

This may seem obvious, but shop for a pumpkin in the same way that you shop the produce aisle. Whether you plan to carve them or not, choose pumpkins that are not damaged, dented or diseased