The loonie closed at 79.87 cents US on Wednesday, down about three-quarters of a cent from Tuesday's close. The Canadian dollar's tumble accelerated just after the U.S.
The Federal Reserve's first policy meeting of 2015 avoided any u-turns, leaving in place existing signals that the recovery is on track and that it will be �patient� before raising interest rates amid low inflation.
OTTAWA -- Manitoba's unemployment rate would shoot up more than half a percentage point if unemployment on reserves was factored into the monthly calculations, a national think-tank reported this week.
There was no debate on the floor of council Wednesday as the $3.75-million settlement between the convention centre and contractor Stuart Olson was approved unanimously.
Nearly 4,000 homeowners in Garden City will be left in the dark until Thursday morning, Manitoba Hydro said, after a power outage that swept through the north part of Winnipeg Wednesday.