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Unemployment rates for August 2023, by Canadian city

The national unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent in August, 2023.

  • St. John’s, N.L. 6.1 per cent
  • Halifax 7.1 per cent
  • Moncton, N.B. 5.5 per cent
  • Saint John, N.B. 6.2 per cent
  • Saguenay, Que. 4.4 per cent
  • Quebec City 3.2 per cent
  • Sherbrooke, Que. 3.1 per cent
  • Trois-Rivières, Que. 4.0 per cent
  • Montreal 5.1 per cent
  • Gatineau, Que. 4.5 per cent
  • Ottawa 4.9 per cent
  • Kingston, Ont. 3.9 per cent
  • Belleville, Ont. 10.5 per cent
  • Peterborough, Ont. 4.0 per cent
  • Oshawa, Ont. 5.1 per cent
  • Toronto 6.5 per cent
  • Hamilton, Ont. 5.3 per cent
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.9 per cent
  • Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.6 per cent
  • Brantford, Ont. 4.8 per cent
  • Guelph, Ont. 4.2 per cent
  • London, Ont. 5.6 per cent
  • Windsor, Ont. 5.8 per cent
  • Barrie, Ont. 4.5 per cent
  • Greater Sudbury, Ont. 4.5 per cent
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. 4.6 per cent
  • Winnipeg 5.3 per cent
  • Regina 5.0 per cent
  • Saskatoon 5.4 per cent
  • Lethbridge, Alta. 5.5 per cent
  • Calgary 5.8 per cent
  • Edmonton 6.1 per cent
  • Kelowna, B.C. 2.6 per cent
  • Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 6.0 per cent
  • Vancouver 5.8 per cent
  • Victoria 3.5 per cent

Source » The Canadian Press via the Winnipeg Free Press

Alberta oil refinery operating for 22 years without environmental approval

An oil refinery in northern Alberta that started processing oil 22 years ago is facing an enforcement order for operating without regulatory approval.

CBC »

The Enerchem plant was never granted approval under Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), according to the order issued June 20.

The order states that no approval “has been issued to any person for the construction, operation and reclamation of the plant,” in contravention of the act.

Under the conditions set out in the order, the oil fractionation plant, 250 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, can continue operating while the owner, Calgary-based AltaGas, seeks approval from the province.

Experts in environmental law say the infraction is troubling evidence of cracks in Alberta’s complex regulatory system and undermines its approvals process.

Three Canadian cities — Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto — ranked among world’s top 10 most livable

Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto ranked in the top 10 according to a long-running Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) latest survey, the Global Liveability Index 2023 ranking of 173 metropolises.

For 2023, the world’s 10 most livable cities according to the EIU are:

  1. Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹
    For the second year, the Austrian capital took the title of world’s most liveable city in the world.
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰
  3. Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
  4. Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺
  5. Vancouver, Canada 🇨🇦
  6. Zurich, Switzerland 🇨🇭
  7. Calgary, Canada 🇨🇦
  8. Geneva, Switzerland 🇨🇭
  9. Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦
  10. Osaka, Japan 🇯🇵  and Auckland, New Zealand 🇳🇿 (tie)

Least liveable of the cities ranked include Douala, Cameroon; Kyiv, Ukraine; Harare, Zimbabwe; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Karachi, Pakistan; Lagos, Nigeria; Algiers, Algeria; Tripoli, Libya; Damascus, Syria.

Read the report » Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index 2023

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