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Carbon price rebate rolling out to more Canadians. How much will you get?

Many more Canadians will begin receiving Ottawa’s climate action incentive payment starting Friday. Between July 14 and July 21, Canadians in Atlantic Canada, as well as in Ontario and the Prairies, will get the tax-free payment through the Canada Revenue Agency, which is meant to offset the cost of federal …

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At Rolling Loud, Canadian rappers fighting for radio play and stage time find space to perform

Toronto rapper Smiley’s welcoming energy precedes him. Standing outside his trailer handing out cups and drinks, he takes the time to ask his team if they need anything moments before he hit the main stage at Rolling Loud, an international hip-hop festival held in Canada for the first time last weekend. Smiley was grateful for the chance to …

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B.C.’s COVID-19 fall booster program begins rolling out next week. Here’s what you need to know

The rollout of British Columbia’s fall COVID-19 booster program is expected to begin next week, according to provincial health authorities.  Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said everyone five and older is encouraged to get a fall booster six months after their last shot. For those who developed COVID-19 after their last …

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China drought leads to factory closures, rolling blackouts

Factories in China’s southwest have shut down and a city imposed rolling blackouts after reservoirs to generate hydropower ran low amid a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power. Companies in Sichuan province, including makers of …

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