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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year.
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.