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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

The 10 most commonly stolen vehicles in Ontario

  1. Lexus RX (2016-2021)
  2. Honda CR-V (2016-2021)
  3. Ford F-150 (2015-2020)
  4. Toyota Highlander (2013-2019)
  5. Honda Civic (2016-2021)
  6. Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2015-2021)
  7. Honda Accord (2018-2021)
  8. Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 1500 (1999-2006)
  9. Ram 1500 (2009-2018)
  10. Toyota Tacoma (2016-2021)

Source » CBC

Toronto man says his ‘UberEats-style’ surplus food app has cut enough waste to feed 25,000 people

Be One Two Give (B12Give) has diverted 15,000 kg of food waste by connecting businesses with shelters who distribute the food to people in need.


Founded in 2019 to fight hunger in the Greater Toronto Area, Colley says the company has diverted approximately 15,000 kilograms of food waste — enough to feed 25,000 people since its inception.

“It operates like an UberEats-style delivery platform, but it’s strictly for surplus food,” Colley told CBC Toronto.

The idea is simple, he says: Restaurants and businesses notify B12Give through its app when they have surplus food. Then, the company picks it up and distributes it to local shelters and charities.

Hamilton bus ridership rebounding

Hamilton Spectator »

Hamilton transit ridership is close to pre-pandemic levels for the first time since COVID-19 emptied HSR buses three years ago.

More than 1.5 million riders hopped on an HSR bus last month — or about 94 per cent of the pre-pandemic ridership recorded in June of 2019, which is considered the city’s “benchmark” year before COVID.

Pollution » Elevated levels of cancer-causing compounds found in Steeltown’s air

Air monitors installed on street poles across the city of Hamilton found concentrations of benzo(a)pyrene higher or much higher than health guideline recommendations. Long-term exposure to BaP can significantly increase cancer risk.

Residents of Hamilton, Ontario could be inhaling the BaP equivalent a couple of cigarettes per week, every week.

Hamilton Spectator »

The largest air-monitoring experiment in city history has found unhealthy levels of a cancer-linked contaminant across Hamilton — including in neighbourhoods kilometres away from polluting bayfront industries.

The results suggest coal-fired steelmaking pollutants like benzo(a)pyrene travel far beyond the lower city and pose “an even greater (health) impact than we may have expected,” said Matthew Adams, an urban air-quality expert who is co-ordinating the study alongside city staff.

A promised cut in coal use by Hamilton’s biggest steelmaker should eventually help clear the air — but not before 2028.


The Canadian Press via National Observer »

A University of Toronto professor says residents of Hamilton, Ont., could be inhaling the chemical equivalent of one or two cigarettes per week — at minimum — due to elevated levels of a cancer-causing compound in the air.

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