OTTAWA - The climbing costs of bacon, smokes and natural gas helped propel the country's annual inflation rate to the unexpected mark of 2.4 per cent last month, its fastest clip since early 2012, Statistics Canada said Friday.
A couple of hundred people gathered in an alley off Taracove Road NE near the site where a 17-year-old was abducted from and sexually assaulted last Friday night.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index rose to its highest level in nearly two months on Friday as investors cheered a move by China to cut interest rates and signs that the European Central Bank might step up asset purchases.
Two major central banks moved Friday to pump up flagging global growth, sending stock markets soaring but raising new questions about the limitations of a seven-year effort to use monetary policy to address economic problems.
Power was fully restored to 4,500 customers in the east end, the morning after a major gas leak in the area. Enbridge received a call about the leak after a construction crew hit a gas line near 1080 Kingston Rd.