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Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.5 per cent to $61.1 billion in September led by a drop in sales at gasoline stations and food and beverage stores. People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Statistics Canada reports retail sales down 0.5% in September

Sales drop led by gas stations along with food and beverage stores

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.5 per cent to $61.1 billion in September led by a drop in sales at gasoline stations and food and beverage stores. People fuel up vehicles at a Shell gas station in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm, left, and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, right, for a tour of a new pilot project for a blue smelting facility at the Rio Tinto plant, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Sorel, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada’s battery supply credibility jumps as multi-billion announcements keep coming

Canada ahead of everyone but China in annual global ranking of battery-producing countries

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm, left, and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, right, for a tour of a new pilot project for a blue smelting facility at the Rio Tinto plant, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Sorel, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Voyager RV Centre dealership is located in Lake Country. (Contributed)

Lake Country RV dealership one of top 5 in North America

Voyager RV Centre celebrated at a reception in Las Vegas

The Voyager RV Centre dealership is located in Lake Country. (Contributed)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

FIFA revenue hits $7.5B for current World Cup period

Commercial deals tied to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
Layla Brassington, a 22-year-old White Rock entrepreneur, is bringing her longtime dream to life with her new thrift store The Wilder. (Tricia Weel photo)

Bringing a dream to life: Young White Rock entrepreneur opens new thrift store

The Wilder busy with vintage and thrift shoppers since Nov. 5 opening

Layla Brassington, a 22-year-old White Rock entrepreneur, is bringing her longtime dream to life with her new thrift store The Wilder. (Tricia Weel photo)
An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Electric vehicle sales in Canada grew by more than one-third in the first half of this year but they're not keeping pace with the rest of the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada falling behind as electric-vehicle sales pick up around the world

Battery-electric and plug-in hybrids accounted for nearly 1 in every 8 vehicles sold worldwide

An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Electric vehicle sales in Canada grew by more than one-third in the first half of this year but they're not keeping pace with the rest of the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A digital-only coupon for Pampers brand baby wipes is displayed at a Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022. A coalition of consumer groups is calling on grocers to stop offering digital-only deals, saying they discriminate against people without smartphones or regular internet access.(AP Photo/Dee-Ann Durbin)

Consumer groups want grocers to ditch digital-only deals

Equity concerns after study found that 25% of Americans 65 or older don’t use the internet

A digital-only coupon for Pampers brand baby wipes is displayed at a Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022. A coalition of consumer groups is calling on grocers to stop offering digital-only deals, saying they discriminate against people without smartphones or regular internet access.(AP Photo/Dee-Ann Durbin)
CRTC Chair Ian Scott waits to appear before the Heritage Committee on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The chair of Canada’s broadcasting regulator says a controversial online streaming bill will not result in the policing of user-generated content or the mandating of specific algorithms on platforms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CRTC chair says online streaming bill won’t police user-generated content, algorithms

Bill creates policy framework that would apply to giants such as YouTube, TikTok and Spotify

CRTC Chair Ian Scott waits to appear before the Heritage Committee on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The chair of Canada’s broadcasting regulator says a controversial online streaming bill will not result in the policing of user-generated content or the mandating of specific algorithms on platforms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Christian Dea of Transport Canada responds to a question as he testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Winter ‘Freedom Convoy’ blockades cost billions to Canada’s economy, inquiry hears

Estimates from Transport Canada indicate as much as $3.9 billion in trade activity halted

Christian Dea of Transport Canada responds to a question as he testifies at the Public Order Emergency Commission, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This Sept 29, 2022 photo shows a set of handmade soy and beeswax candles in the shape of mountains by Cai Cai Handmade. (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)

From Wordle to sweets, holiday gift ideas for the grown-ups

Spoil the adult in your life by pleasing a child at heart this holiday season

This Sept 29, 2022 photo shows a set of handmade soy and beeswax candles in the shape of mountains by Cai Cai Handmade. (AP Photo/Leanne Italie)
Making sense of money can be hard. Both a White Rock and a Surrey business have placed in the top 10 wealth advisors in British Columbia, and 10% of the top wealth advisors in B.C. are location in White Rock, according to new rankings. (Unsplash photo)

White Rock, Surrey wealth advisors among B.C.’s top 10 best

Making sense of money: 10% of province’s top wealth advisors located in White Rock

Making sense of money can be hard. Both a White Rock and a Surrey business have placed in the top 10 wealth advisors in British Columbia, and 10% of the top wealth advisors in B.C. are location in White Rock, according to new rankings. (Unsplash photo)
Drawing of the future City Centre 4 and 5 buildings in Surrey’s Health and Technology District. (Submitted image)

With needed ‘wet lab’ space, a 4th tower is coming to Surrey’s Health and Technology District

The 23-storey City Centre 4 building is touted as the district’s ‘largest phase’ to date

Drawing of the future City Centre 4 and 5 buildings in Surrey’s Health and Technology District. (Submitted image)
A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in October were up 1.3 per cent from September, the first monthly gain since February. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Canadian October home sales up from September, first monthly increase since February

Greater Vancouver was up six per cent, offset in part by a 2.4 per cent drop in Montreal

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in October were up 1.3 per cent from September, the first monthly gain since February. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. A shortage of lettuce is driving prices up at the grocery store and in restaurants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. A shortage of lettuce is driving prices up at the grocery store and in restaurants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
The FTX logo appears on a home plate umpire’s jacket at a baseball game with the Minnesota Twins, in Minneapolis, Sept. 27, 2022. The rapid collapse and bankruptcy of crypto-exchange giant FTX shows the importance of regulation in the space where Canada has been a leader, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bruce Kluckhohn
The FTX logo appears on a home plate umpire’s jacket at a baseball game with the Minnesota Twins, in Minneapolis, Sept. 27, 2022. The rapid collapse and bankruptcy of crypto-exchange giant FTX shows the importance of regulation in the space where Canada has been a leader, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bruce Kluckhohn
Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, on September 15, 2021. Kahlon announced a new economic diversification funding program on Nov. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, on September 15, 2021. Kahlon announced a new economic diversification funding program on Nov. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem says the country’s economic slowdown will impact low income earners the most. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Slowdown will impact low-income earners most, says Bank of Canada governor

Tiff Macklem spoke at conference on diversity, equity Monday

Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem says the country’s economic slowdown will impact low income earners the most. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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Apple sued for tracking users’ activity, despite being turned off in settings

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple Nov. 10, alleging the tech…

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Amazon to lay off 10,000 employees

Amazon is set to lay off 10,000 employees as sales slow and…

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FILE - Signage for the FTX Arena, where the Miami Heat basketball team plays, is illuminated on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami. The rapid collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX into bankruptcy last week has also shaken the world of philanthropy, due to the donations and influence of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in the effective altruism movement. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)
FILE - Signage for the FTX Arena, where the Miami Heat basketball team plays, is illuminated on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami. The rapid collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX into bankruptcy last week has also shaken the world of philanthropy, due to the donations and influence of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in the effective altruism movement. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)
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