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Though it may not feel like it, summer is just about halfway over — and many Canadians are enjoying an extra day off work today for the August long weekend.
Retailers across Canada are getting in on the action by offering up deals and discounts on summer must-haves, which makes it an ideal time to shop for end of season savings — but most are ending tonight.
Whether you're looking for clothing, home goods, or electronics, scroll through to find the best long weekend deals you can still shop.
Ben & Jerry's legal battle with Unilever sheds light on an issue affecting a growing number of purpose-led brands: how to maintain their identity after being bought by a major consumer company. Multinational consumer groups have raced to snap up socially conscious brands in recent years, seeking to tap into a surge in demand among customers for ethical products, usually sold at a premium. Under Chief Executive Alan Jope, Unilever has added to a portfolio of "purposeful" brands - from Paula's Choice skincare products that shun animal testing to sustainably-made supplements from SmartyPants and Nutrafol.
Quebec's workplace health and safety board has ordered a food-processing company north of Montreal to reimburse two temporary foreign workers for charging them excess rent. The board told the company in July it had to pay the workers $3,800 each in housing costs it had deducted from their paycheques since May 2021. The workers say that last spring, the company asked them to sign a contract raising their rent from $225 to $300 per pay period. A number of the 48 temporary foreign workers from Mada
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elections in Wyoming and Alaska on Tuesday could relaunch the political career of a former Republican star and effectively end the career of another — at least for now. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is the vice chair of a U.S. House committee seeking to expose the truth behind former President Donald Trump's relentless efforts to stay in power after losing the 2020 election, and his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Cheney's determination to prevent Trump
Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a person was found dead inside a vehicle that caught fire Monday morning in a residential area of Dartmouth. Police and fire crews were called to Princeton Lane around 11:20 a.m. AT for reports of a vehicle on fire. Police said it subsequently crashed into a parked vehicle. Fire crews put out the fire and a person was found dead inside the vehicle that had been moving. No other details have been released. District Fire Chief Stephen Turner said som
After moving around the continent for years, a military family is putting roots down, literally, in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Krista Adams' husband Brad was posted in Colorado when the two decided they wanted to move back to Nova Scotia — they fell in love with the province during Brad's previous postings at CFB Greenwood. "We were just kind of done with moving around," Adams said in an interview with CBC's Information Morning Monday. In August 2020, the couple bought a house in Avonport s
A man in southwestern Ontario said he's sleeping on a couch in his Realtor's basement, hoping tenants will vacate his home ahead of a hearing with the Landlord and Tenant Board. Kelvin Edmondson first rented out his Tillsonburg home in August last year before heading off to work on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. While he was away, he said the tenants neglected to pay rent, including heat and hydro, and substantially damaged his property by housing a number of pets against their initial agreemen
Quebec Premier François Legault says his government is launching a "massive" vaccination booster campaign to get ahead of the next wave of COVID-19. Legault told reporters today in Quebec City all Quebecers over the age of 18 will be eligible to make an appointment for a booster by the end of the month. He says Quebec residents can get a booster if it's been five months since their last COVID-19 vaccine — or three months since they were last infected with the novel coronavirus. On Monday, Quebec
After a two-year break, wood carvers got a chance to show off their artistic talent in Saint Andrews. The 15th annual New Brunswick Wood Carving Competition welcomed carvers from around the province this weekend, and from as far away as British Columbia and Alabama. Like most other events, the competition took a two-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gord Willett, an organizer with the New Brunswick Woodcarving Association, said the competition is likely the second largest one in Canad
Back in the U.S., days after the FBI search for top secret files at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's potential legal problems seem to keep piling up. The former president now claims authorities seized executive-privileged material and is demanding them back. While a spokesperson has said that Trump had a standing order that documents taken to his Florida home were deemed "declassified." As Jennifer Johnson reports, those claims aren't holding up.
BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world Tuesday to honor civilians who were killed when Russian ground forces tried to invade Ukraine's capital and eventually retreated from the area surrounding Kyiv. Ban, a former South Korean diplomat who served as secretary-general between 2007 and 2016, visited Bucha, a city northwest of the Ukrainian capital where hundreds of civilians were found dead after the Russian withdrawal in late March. “It’s hard to expre
New Brunswick children aged six and up who have cystic fibrosis are now eligible for a "transformational" drug. Trikafta could help about 90 per cent of cystic fibrosis patients by correcting a cystic fibrosis genetic mutation called F508del, said Kim Steele, director of government and community relations for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. "It is the single greatest innovation in the history of the disease," she said. "I mean, finding the gene was a significant scientific enabler to us being able to tr
Chief Mi'sel Joe says Miawpukek doesn't get as much snow as it used to. Joe said he used to be on the fence about whether climate change was having a tangible impact on the environment surrounding Miawpukek, a Mi'kmaw community on Conne River on the south coast of Newfoundland, but not anymore. "Things I've seen in the last few years have really convinced me that the world is changing as we know it," he said in an interview with CBC News. Joe said when he grew up, the ice was thick enough to dri
Louise Boudrias, the Gatineau city councillor for the district of Parc-de-la-Montagne-Saint-Raymond, died on Sunday at the age of 62. Born in Aylmer, Boudrias had been a Gatineau councillor since 2014, winning her last election with nearly 70 per cent of the vote. Boudrias was a former teacher at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa, and a former director of Collège Merici in Quebec City. In January, she withdrew from public life for an indefinite period after being diagnosed with cancer. During her tim
The Ontario government says forest fires have dwindled dramatically this year compared with last year, when fires tore through a record amount of land in the province. Evan Lizotte, a fire information officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources, says there have been 179 fires this year so far, which have burned 2,416 hectares of land. He says that's compared with more than 1,000 forest fires and more than 782,119 hectares burned by the same time last year -- the most land burned on record in
While inflation may be hurting ordinary Quebecers' pocketbooks, it's done the opposite for a provincial government that has seen its projected deficit shrink by billions of dollars, according to a report released Monday ahead of the fall election campaign. The government's projected finances are "plausible" despite global economic uncertainty that threatens to darken the rosy picture, said auditor general Guylaine Leclerc, who was tasked with reviewing a pre-election financial report by Quebec's
Three children ages 11, 13, and 14 and an 18-year-old have been accused in the beating and robbing of a 70-year-old Asian woman who was attacked last month inside her San Francisco apartment building, police announced Monday. (Aug. 15)
The railroad said the new deal with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), that runs through 2023, will include a 3.5% wage hike in 2022 and 2023. TCRC, which represents about 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for a comment. Under the arbitration decision, the TCRC will also join a CP Pension Improvement Account, the company said.