Troops deployed in wake of Fiona’s “total devastation”

Canadian troops arrived in Nova Scotia to help clean up in the wake of Fiona, a hurricane-strength post-tropical storm that swept through the region over the weekend. 

Catch up: The storm left more than half a million people in Atlantic Canada without power on Saturday, and 344,000 outages were still being reported as of Sunday (including almost the entirety of Prince Edward Island), according to PowerOutage.com.

Canada wants in on Indo-Pacific

After the slap in the face that was being left out of the US’s Indo-Pacific trade framework earlier this year, Canada is revamping efforts to increase its influence in the region.

Buying now, paying later

Buy now pay later services (BNPL) are coming to your local farmer’s market.

That’s right—soon you’ll have the option to pay for your artisanal soap haul in four payments as Block rolls out BNPL options for vendors on its point-of-sale platform, Square. 

One-way tickets out of Russia are booming

Russia’s decision to mobilize its military reserves for the first time since WWII has triggered a crisis in the country, as protests erupt and men flee to countries still welcoming Russians.  

South Korea visits Canada

Forget maple syrup and Tim’s franchises—the Canadian exports everyone’s clamouring for these days are critical minerals and natural gas. 

The latest country to express interest? South Korea.

Don’t speak French? Good luck in Quebec

The unexpected casualty of Quebec’s new language laws: OtterBoxes. 

A new airline enters Canadian skies

Watch out, Air Canada and West Jet: A new airline has entered the skies.

TikTok wants out of politics

Raise your hand if your spam folder is full of unanswered pleas for campaign donations! 

Hands up? Ok, well, the bad news is, those e-mails might keep coming. But the good news is that your TikTok feed will be free of politicians begging you for money. 

Beep boop, would you like fries with that?

This is a story about Flippy, Sippy, and Chippy. No, they’re not Snap, Crackle, and Pop knockoffs, but a trio of robots that could soon be serving up your fast food order.

What the languishing loonie means for you

Congratulations to anyone with any US dollars sitting around from that last trip down south, because the currency is on a tear. 

The loonie is sitting at its lowest levels against the US dollar in two years as rising geopolitical tensions, specifically Russia’s not-so-subtle nuclear threats and military mobilization, leave investors looking for safe places to park their money. 

Russia wants a slice of Eastern Ukraine

Russian-installed leaders in the occupied Eastern Ukrainian provinces of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia announced plans for referendums to officially join Russia.

Reading with Spotify

Spotify has launched a long-awaited audiobook feature, a small step toward becoming the be-all for audio and one giant leap toward seriously complicating your Spotify Wrapped.

Inflation's down

Canadian consumer prices fell 0.3% last month, the biggest monthly drop in two years. 

Building back Ukraine

Ukraine’s war efforts have garnered positive results recently, but the same can’t be said for the country’s economic prospects. 

Uncensoring the cloud

Rumble, a video site that bills itself as a free speech alternative to YouTube, is planning to use the cash injection from its public offering to build its own cloud service and ad network.

From private driveways to public markets

Depending on who you ask, the Porsche 911 Carrera conjures images of either an open desert road or an incoming midlife crisis. And now, a potential goldmine for investors. 

Don't forget to charge the plane

The legroom situation is probably not improving, but one aspect of air travel is about to get a bit better: you’ll soon be able to fly (short distances) in Canada without burning any fuel. Air Canada is buying 30 electric-hybrid planes and says it will offer fully electric short-haul flights as early as 2028.

Why it matters: It’s a first step towards reducing emissions from aviation, which is a sector that’s particularly difficult to decarbonize and accounts for around 2.5% of total carbon emissions.

Central banks' Goldilocks problem

Central banks around the world have a tall task ahead of them: get the economy running not too hot, not too cold, but just right—or risk plunging the world into a historic recession.

That’s the message the World Bank is sending in a report documenting the risks presented by the most dramatic and widespread tightening of monetary policy since the 1980s (but no pressure, or anything). 

Why it matters: Inflation hurts, but a worldwide recession would be no picnic either—the World Bank estimates it would set the global economy back around 6 years, with GDP not reaching the pre-COVID 2024 forecast until the end of the decade.

Uber got hacked

When we were 18, we worried about getting into our school of choice or if our favourite band was cringe, but kids these days are all too busy hacking multibillion-dollar companies.