Ian Scott

Offering $20.5m for mobile wireless, Internet access services 

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Ottawa- The CRTC announced that ten projects will receive up to $20.5 million in funding from the Broadband Fund. The projects will support the rollout of fourth-generation (also known as LTE or LTE-A) mobile wireless access along 425 kilometres of roads and highways in Manitoba, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. They will also support improved Internet and mobile wireless access that …

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Stats Canada: Strong growth seen in housing investment in 2021

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Ottawa – Strong growth in housing investment in 2021 has pushed Canada’s net stock of residential assets up 18.9%, representing 22.0% of national wealth. Total residential stock, which reached $3.4 trillion, includes social housing assets amounting to $44.6 billion. This productive activity was associated with over 1.3 million jobs and $141.3 billion in gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates from the new Housing Economic Account are now available upon request. This …

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Single-use plastics use reducing in Canada

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Ottawa – Single-use plastics, such as plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic drinking straws, are major components of pollution. In early 2022, the Government of Canada implemented a plastics reduction strategy that aims to transition from single-use plastics to more environmentally friendly substitutes, such as paper or biocompostable plastics. Included on the list of products that will become less available are …

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Protecting waters in & around Avalon Peninsula

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St. John’s – Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, announced more than $27 …

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Canadian economy lost 43,000 jobs in June

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Ottawa – Employment fell by 43,000 (-0.2%) in June. The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to a new record low of 4.9%, as fewer people searched for work. The employment loss was almost entirely due to a decrease among workers aged 55 and older. Across industries, a decline in the services-producing sector, particularly in retail trade, was moderated by gains in the goods-producing sector. …

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Rebuilding Northern Gulf cod

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Ottawa – Cod is culturally, economically, and historically important for coastal communities throughout Eastern Canada, including in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Quebeckers and Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have been fishing Northern Gulf cod for centuries, and the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring this important tradition can be passed on to future generations. Northern Gulf cod stocks are …

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Canada welcomes visitors to Canada Day Sunrise Event 

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St. John’s – Canada Day gave an opportunity to come together to celebrate what makes us proud and, above all, what unites us. Joanne Thompson, MP for St. John’s East, on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, welcomed visitors back to the annual Canada Day Sunrise Event at Signal Hill …

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Celebrate Canada Day at Signal Hill National Historic Site 

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St. John’s – Parks Canada will kick off Canada’s birthday celebrations with a special sunrise event at Signal Hill National Historic Site. Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, will bring greetings on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada. Date:                July 1, 2022 Time:               6:00am NDT Location:        Signal Hill …

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National home sales fell by 8.6% in May

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Ottawa – Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems declined by 8.6% between April and May 2022. This built on a larger drop recorded in April, leaving monthly activity at pre-COVID levels recorded in the second half of 2019 and only slightly above the 10-year average. Sales were down in three-quarters of all local markets, led by a number of larger …

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StatsCanada: Unemployment rate edges down to 5.1%

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Employment rose by 40,000 (+0.2%) in May and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.1%. The employment increase was driven by gains in full-time work among young and core-aged women. The increase was spread across several industries, led by , and was concentrated in Alberta. Total hours worked were little changed in May, but were up 5.1% compared with 12 months earlier. Average hourly wages increased …