London-St. Thomas unemployment rate falls to 6.2% in October as 4,600 jobs added

London added 4,600 jobs in October as the city’s unemployment rate fell to 6.2 per cent in October. It’s the first decline reported by Statistics Canada in three months. The second half of 2019 has seen the jobless rate on…

Hundreds of cannabis stores in Alberta but users still turning to black market

Cannabis has been legal in Canada for one year, but it remains unclear how much impact that is having on the black market. Alberta has more than 300 cannabis stores – more than any other province or territory – and…

Saskatchewan reaches new population record

Saskatchewan has reached a new population milestone. Statistics Canada said Monday that 1,174,462 people called the province home as of July 1. READ MORE: Few Sask. immigrants seeking office despite growing population Story continues below The Saskatchewan government said this…

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate rises slightly in July

The unemployment rate in Saskatchewan increased slightly in July as the province’s economy shed 2,200 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. StatCan said the unemployment rate for the month was 5.4 per cent, up 0.3 percentage points from the previous month. READ MORE:…

Crime Severity Index increase in Moncton area provoked by fraud: Statistics Canada

According to Statistics Canada’s police-reported crime stats, the Crime Severity Index (CSI) shot up by 15 per cent in the Moncton census metropolitan area in 2018. “[CSI is] just a way to measure how crime is being reported across Canada,” says…

Extortion cases increased 170% from 2012 to 2018 in Canada: StatCan

Police-reported cases of extortion have exploded in Canada rising by roughly 170 per cent from 2012 to 2018, according to Statistics Canada, largely fuelled by an increase in online “sextortion”, ransomware attacks and other digital crimes. The latest numbers from…

Feds announce $3.7M for Ontario legal clinics to address workplace sexual harassment

The federal government is providing more than $3.7 million for legal clinics in Ontario to address workplace sexual harassment. In Cobourg, Ont., on Tuesday morning, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti announced $3.747 million in funding…