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Roots CEO sees consumers getting back to discretionary spending in back half of year

Roots CEO sees consumers getting back to discretionary spending in back half of year

TORONTO — Roots Corp. executives say the back half of 2024 will likely see consumers edging back into purchasing discretionary goods they forewent as inflation and interest rates climbed.
Mother, five children reported missing in central Alberta found safe

Mother, five children reported missing in central Alberta found safe

RIMBEY, Alta. — RCMP say a mother and her five children reported missing from central Alberta have been found safe. Police say they can't reveal where the family was located due to privacy concerns.
Lane Hutson focused on NCAA Men's Frozen Four, but NHL looms for Canadiens prospect

Lane Hutson focused on NCAA Men's Frozen Four, but NHL looms for Canadiens prospect

Lane Hutson has never had any issue staying in the moment. And the defenceman's razor-sharp focus is currently on helping Boston University secure its sixth U.S. college hockey title at the NCAA Men's Frozen Four.

In the news today: BoC holds key rate at 5%, PM testifies at inquiry

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Canada's Nick Taylor gets a Masters Mulligan after COVID-19 tainted first experience

Canada's Nick Taylor gets a Masters Mulligan after COVID-19 tainted first experience

Nick Taylor is happy to be getting a Mulligan on his first Masters appearance. The Abbotsford, B.C., native made his one and only appearance at Augusta National Golf Club in 2020.

Text of the Bank of Canada's latest interest rate decision

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold at five per cent on Wednesday.
Canfor closing Jackson mill as part of restructuring in Alabama

Canfor closing Jackson mill as part of restructuring in Alabama

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. is closing its Jackson mill in southern Alabama at the end of June as part of a restructuring of its operations in the state.
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime falls to Sonego at Monte Carlo Masters

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime falls to Sonego at Monte Carlo Masters

ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, France — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated from the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters tournament on Wednesday after dropping a second-round match 6-4, 7-5 to Lorenzo Sonego of Italy.
Quebecor expanding discount wireless brand Fizz to four provinces

Quebecor expanding discount wireless brand Fizz to four provinces

Quebecor Inc.'s Fizz is expanding to Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C. through a framework that allows regional cellphone providers to compete across Canada using networks built by its larger rivals.
'I'm not paying it': Family furious over $400/day hospital fine for not moving to LTC

'I'm not paying it': Family furious over $400/day hospital fine for not moving to LTC

A few weeks ago, Michele Campeau faced what seemed like an impossible decision: move her mom from a hospital bed to a long-term care home the family hated or pay $400 a day to remain at the health-care facility.