OTTAWA -- The overall Canadian labour market was stuck in neutral last month as a solid employment gain in the services sector was wiped out by job losses in the goods-producing industry, especially manufacturing.
The proponents behind the Northern Gateway pipeline are asking the National Energy Board for three more years to start building the controversial project.
A 59-year-old Winnipeg man is dead after a workplace-related incident at his job at Russel Metals. Emergency crews rushed to the scene Thursday afternoon.
Surging fires have already claimed swaths of Fort McMurray, and by mid-week they began to advance on the region's oil operations.
Supplies are starting to run low in Lac La Biche, after a wave of evacuees fled to the town overnight. The evacuees were from Fort McMurray and also Anzac, which was evacuated late Wednesday night once the wildfire started to threaten that community.