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Toronto home sales lead to record 2021 despite weaker December

Toronto home sales lead to record 2021 despite weaker December

TORONTO — A resurgence in demand for Toronto homes contributed to record residential real estate sales and prices in 2021 despite a dip in December.
Dozens killed in Kazakhstan unrest, police say

Dozens killed in Kazakhstan unrest, police say

MOSCOW (AP) — Dozens of protesters were killed in Kazakhstan in attacks on government buildings and at least a dozen officers died, including one who was found beheaded, authorities said Thursday.

Ryan Seacrest still king of New Year's Eve television

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest is still the king of New Year's Eve television, no matter what Andy Cohen may think. Seacrest, inheritor of ABC's 50-year-old “New Year's Rockin' Eve” from Dick Clark, reached 19.6 million viewers between 11:30 p.m.
Canadian auto sales increased in 2021 despite slower December, says DesRosiers

Canadian auto sales increased in 2021 despite slower December, says DesRosiers

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales increased last year despite a weaker December. The consultancy estimates light vehicle sales were 1.64 million, up 6.6 per cent from the depressed level of 2020.
Sunwing party flight shows need for stronger rules, flight attendants say

Sunwing party flight shows need for stronger rules, flight attendants say

MONTREAL — In the wake of a party on a Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico, flight attendants are demanding stronger action from government and carriers to ensure health and safety on board amid the Omicron surge.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,039.66, down 196.86 points.) The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 60 cents, or 0.6 per cent, to $99.95 on 15.
Shopify loses crown as tech leads stock markets falling after Fed minutes

Shopify loses crown as tech leads stock markets falling after Fed minutes

TORONTO — Shopify Inc. ceded its claim as the leading stock in Canada as the technology sector led North American stock markets lower after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it could be more aggressive in removing stimulus.
'Short-handed every day:' Businesses face widespread labour shortages

'Short-handed every day:' Businesses face widespread labour shortages

An intensifying labour shortage is rippling through the economy, forcing businesses to curtail operations, reduce hours and in some cases, euthanize livestock.
Homeowners grant threshold leaps to $1.9 million in B.C. as property values increase

Homeowners grant threshold leaps to $1.9 million in B.C. as property values increase

VICTORIA — Homeowners in British Columbia whose property is valued at just under $2 million will still be eligible for the annual homeowner grant. The provincial government announced Wednesday it has raised the grant threshold to $1.
Real estate board says Metro Vancouver home sales hit record in 2021

Real estate board says Metro Vancouver home sales hit record in 2021

VANCOUVER — Home sales in Metro Vancouver hit an all-time high last year spurred by changing housing needs during the pandemic, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says. The board says sales in 2021 rose 42.
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