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Canadians giving more, survey says News

By Victoria Brown With many holiday charity campaigns underway, Canadians are apparently digging deeper in their pockets to give back this season. The number of Canadians who have ever given or received a charitable gift has risen from 59 per cent in 2011 to 73 per cent this year, according to a Harris interactive survey

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Black Friday sales heat up in Canada News

By Bianca Bykhovsky In hopes of deterring consumers from crossing the border to shop, retail stores in Canada are offering their own Black Friday deals. “The incentive here is to prevent Canadians from going over the border to shop,” Wendy Greenwood, director of marketing at Cadillac Fairview told Humber News on Thursday. “We will be

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Salvation Army bells ring despite $2 million robbery News

By Kelly Snider The Salvation Army, on Thursday, pushed forward with its seasonal drive, while questions continued about it being robbed of $2 million in toys and with one expert saying the charity will eventually recover. Salvation Army volunteers, this week, began ringing their bells trying to collect money in local malls, on street corners,

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Humber students strike engineering gold News

By Andrew Schopp Two Humber students in the electromechanical engineering program have won gold at the 2012 WorldSkills Americas competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Students David Da Costa, Zachary Piskun and faculty member Neal Mohammed competed on Team Canada, winning gold in the Mechatronics category on Sunday. “I think it’s really great. It’s a great

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Mega-quarry proposal pulled, called citizens’ win News

By Helen Surgenor The David Suzuki Foundation is crediting the retraction of a mega-quarry proposal to highly visible and vocal public outcry. “The reality is that we did not have a regulatory system that would have effectively stopped this project,” Dr. Faisal Moola, Ontario director general for the foundation, told Humber News. The Highland Companies

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Saskatchewan to overtake Alberta as fastest growing provincial economy: report Business

By Alex Lambert Saskatchewan is expected to overtake Alberta as Canada’s fastest-growing economy in 2013-2014, The Conference Board of Canada said this week. The provincial economic forecast, known as Provincial Outlook-Autumn 2012, said Saskatchewan’s new-found ability to compete with Alberta’s economy is mainly due to mining in the province, particularly its growing potash industry. The

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