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Let’s get local: Exploring the Municipal Quality of Life Dashboard

Population and demography
April 22, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Ever wonder how your quality of life compares with those living in other cities or towns in Canada? How do factors that affect quality of life, such as poverty rates and housing needs, vary depending on where you live?
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Cannabis consumption in Canada

Society and community
April 19, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
We’ve got cannabis in Canada covered from every imaginable angle, from growing to sales, consumption and crime right through to (ahem) wastewater. Most importantly of all, we have talked to Canadians and learned what they have to say about cannabis post legalization.
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A look at those at work in agriculture

Agriculture and food
April 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Every year, employees in the agriculture sector produce much of the fresh food consumed by Canadians.
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Bananas: Peeling away at inflation

Agriculture and food
April 17, 2024, 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Article
If you’ve continued to notice at least a bit of relief at the price tag next to where you grab a bunch of bananas at the grocery store, you’re onto something.
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Garlic production and sales dip

Agriculture and food
April 16, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Garlic bulbs, like tulips, are planted before the first hard frost in the fall. With the coming of spring, shoots emerge from the ground while the tasty pungent bulb develops beneath the soil until it is ready for harvest in early summer. Canadian farmers planted a record high 950 hectares of garlic in 2023, an area almost three times larger than the Toronto Islands.
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The resurgence of readers: Book worms are on the rise

Retail and wholesale
April 16, 2024, 8:31 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Whether it’s a story to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life or a dive into learning something new, fiction or non-fiction, Canadians sure love a good read. So, let’s read into sales of books in Canada.
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There was more, just inside the door: Sales up in 2023 at convenience stores

Retail and wholesale
April 12, 2024, 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Article
On a seasonally adjusted basis, convenience retailers and vending machine operators reported nearly $9.0 billion in nationwide retail sales in 2023, up from $8.4 billion in 2022 and $8.7 billion in each of 2021 and 2020.
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Canadian golfers take centre stage at the Masters

Retail and wholesale
April 11, 2024, 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Article
It’s an honour to be invited to the Masters, perhaps the most prestigious of the big four annual golf tournaments of the year, and the unofficial launch of the golf season. Four Canadian golfers have been invited to this year’s event. Let’s tally up the score card of golf data in Canada, with no mulligans allowed.
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Brushing up with oral health care providers

Health
April 11, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Announcement
To better understand the oral healthcare system from the perspective of its care providers, Statistics Canada has begun data collection of its new Survey of Oral Health Care Providers (SOHCP). Collection will be ongoing until July 11.
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Calling all pet parents!

Business and consumer services and culture
April 10, 2024, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Article
Are you a dog person or a cat person? Although it’s an easy question for some, others find it impossible to pick just one. Maybe you just prefer birds…or fish…or lizards…
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