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By: Alana MacLeod Never in its 60-year history has the Vancouver Aquarium seen the death of two beluga whales, any whales for that matter, in only two weeks. Police are now involved in the investigation involving Aurora and her calf, Qila — and the mystery has sparked renewed discussion about keeping animals, specifically whales, in captivity. Scientists are examining
By: Kylie Vaillancourt New mortgage rules coming into effect Monday might make buying a house in the future a struggle, especially for first-time home buyers. Mortgage applicants will have to undergo a “stress test,” which will evaluate an individual’s ability to make payments at a higher interest rates. The test was already in place for some
Toronto is quickly becoming one of the most expensive cities to live in. After a 75-cent hike in June, minimum wage in Ontario now sits at $11 an hour. While most would say that full-time work for that wage is not enough, those living off of it in more expensive cities are surviving on less…but not by much.
By Julia Grabowska Vancouver has launched the first cigarette butt recycling pilot program in the world. The program officially began Tuesday, with 110 recycling receptacles installed in various parts of the city. TerraCycle Canada, a Toronto-based business, is one of the companies involved in the six-month trial run. Nina Purewal, general manager of TerraCycle Canada,