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Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley to release first book in March 2022

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley to release first book in March 2022

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley is bringing her storytelling talents to books.
Home sales shifting towards pricier housing in several major markets, CMHC says

Home sales shifting towards pricier housing in several major markets, CMHC says

Buyers are spending more money on home purchases in several major Canadian cities, even as the COVID-19 pandemic causes layoffs and income reductions across the country. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
OMERS says its portfolio lost 2.7 per cent, net of expenses, in 2020

OMERS says its portfolio lost 2.7 per cent, net of expenses, in 2020

TORONTO — OMERS says its portfolio lost 2.7 per cent, net of expenses, last year as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered its investments.
CIBC CEO says mortgage market and cash-back credit cards helped in Q1 profit beat

CIBC CEO says mortgage market and cash-back credit cards helped in Q1 profit beat

TORONTO — CIBC chief executive Victor Dodig credited the fast-paced mortgage market and new cash-back reward credit cards as factors behind the bank's better-than-expected first-quarter profit growth, as the bank also slashed its provisions for credi
Digital exchange Coinbase takes a step toward going public

Digital exchange Coinbase takes a step toward going public

Coinbase has filed papers with U.S. regulators to become a publicly traded company as digital currencies continue to march toward mainstream acceptance.

Quotes from Stephen King interview with The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Stephen King spoke recently to The Associated Press recently about his new novel, “Later,” but he also covered topics ranging from the famous people who have turned up at his readings to what happens when he looks up his own name on the In
COVID cases tripled among Canadian health-care workers since summer: report

COVID cases tripled among Canadian health-care workers since summer: report

COVID-19 infections in Canadian health-care workers have tripled since the summer, according to new data released Thursday from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
Gone to the dogs: Robert Irwin voices a character on 'Bluey'

Gone to the dogs: Robert Irwin voices a character on 'Bluey'

NEW YORK — Robert Irwin has long acted as a voice for animals. Now he's actually voicing an animal. The 17-year-old son of the late conservationist Steve Irwin is lending his voice to a character on the popular animated children's TV show “Bluey.
Quebecor reports Q4 profit up from year ago, raises quarterly dividend

Quebecor reports Q4 profit up from year ago, raises quarterly dividend

MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc. raised its dividend as it reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago. The company said Thursday it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, up from 20 cents.
US contracts to buy homes decline, still a January record

US contracts to buy homes decline, still a January record

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes declined again with the number of properties for sale not matching the surging demand in the U.S. The National Association of Realtors’ index of pending home sales fell 2.