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‘Steady hiring climate’ expected locally in 2018: survey

Far more of Waterloo Region’s employers expect to be hiring over the next few months than firing. A new survey released by ManpowerGroup shows that 27 per cent of surveyed local companies anticipate hiring new workers between January and March, while three per cent expect to make cutbacks. Sixty-five per cent of employers said they plan to stick with their current staffing levels, while five per cent said they were unsure of their plans. According to ManpowerGroup, the results show more businesses planning to higher than in the fall, butRead More


Three Billboards tops Screen Actors Guild noms, The Big Sick bounces back – Entertainment

The Associated Press Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on Wednesday landed a leading four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, including for best ensemble. The other nominees in that category at the 24th annual SAG Awards are:  Lady Bird. Get Out. Mudbound. The Big Sick. Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash unveiled the nominees in West Hollywood, Calif. The 2018 SAG Awards for achievements in film and television will be awarded in January. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press) As one of the steadiest bellwethers of the Academy Awards, the SAG Awards have considerable sway on the Oscar race. Wednesday’sRead More


Santa's helpers packed ambulance full of toys

From CTV Northern Ontario: Cochrane District Emergency Services staff collect toys for Timmins children in need. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Assault victim says ex-boyfriend’s discharge tells attackers ‘He can get away with it’

A Newfoundland woman who was beaten by her ex-boyfriend says a judge’s decision to grant a discharge sends a clear message to attackers that “you can do whatever you want as long as you’re going to university at some point.” Lancelot Saunders, 20, pleaded guilty to assaulting 19-year-old Aden Savoie. He later bragged about the attack on his Instagram account. A judge decided to issue an absolute discharge — effectively scrapping any consequences — after a lawyer for Saunders said his client planned to attend Memorial University. The young manRead More


New Saskatoon bus route travels between four malls during Christmas

Holiday shoppers will soon be able to jingle all the way to the mall until Boxing Day. The Jingle Bell Express is set to travel between Confederation Mall, Lawson Heights Mall, Centre Mall and Market Mall every hour. “It means customers will have access without the stress of parking and traffic,” said Jim McDonald, director of Saskatoon Transit. The new service costs $3 and runs on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If shoppers spend 90 minutes or less inRead More


Democrats say Trump’s tweets about NY senator sexist, unsavoury

Nancy Benac and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:48PM EST WASHINGTON — Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, U.S. President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them. Democrats accused the president of making unsavoury insinuations. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who had called for Trump’s resignation a day earlier because of allegations of sexual misconduct, called Trump’s attack a “sexist smearRead More


Child care costs rising faster than inflation, raising questions about Liberal spending

Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:09AM EST OTTAWA – A new report shows child care costs are rising faster than inflation, straining pocketbooks and raising questions about whether billions in new federal spending will make daycare more affordable for those who want it. Toronto remains the most expensive city for child care, where median daycare costs families about $21,096 a year. The cheapest spaces are in Quebec, where provincially regulated and subsidized daycare has a median cost of $183 a month, or $2,196 a year.Read More


Feds, provinces cautiously optimistic they can reach revenue-sharing deal on pot

OTTAWA — The country’s finance ministers are cautiously optimistic a deal can be reached today on how the federation will divvy up tax proceeds from the eventual sale of legalized marijuana. Provincial and territorial finance ministers are meeting in Ottawa to discuss a range of issues — but the dominant topic has been negotiations towards an agreement on how they will share revenues from a federal excise tax on recreational cannabis. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the federal Liberal government showed flexibility on revenue and cost sharing issues atRead More


Nova Scotia community hopes rocket launch site will revitalize economy

CANSO, N.S. — Residents of a sleepy fishing village on Nova Scotia’s eastern coast are looking to the stars to breathe new life into their economy as a proposal to install Canada’s only commercial spaceport inches closer to becoming a reality. Developers, municipal officials, construction workers and other stakeholders are set to meet in the Halifax area on Monday to discuss plans to establish a launch complex near Canso. Cory Bell, president of Lindsay Construction, says the Dartmouth-based company plans to hire locals and could break ground as soon asRead More


Spotify and Tencent Music to buy stakes in each other

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy minority stakes in each other ahead of the Swedish firm’s expected stock market listing next year, the companies said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Headphones are seen in front of a logo of online music streaming service Spotify, February 18, 2014 REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo The deal will help Spotify, a music streaming leader in Europe and North America, and China-focused Tencent Music, to increase exposure to each other’s core markets. The Wall StreetRead More