Syrian refugee in Canada saves the day by mending bride’s wedding dress

As Canadian bride Jo Du put on her dress in the morning of her wedding day, something awful happened: the zip broke, leaving her unable to do it up.
As Jo and her bridesmaids wondered what to do next, wedding photographer Lindsay Coulter suggested visiting the next-door neighbours to ask if they had a pair of pliers.
A bridesmaid was duly dispatched to seek help – and made a fortuitous discovery. “She came back with a handful of tools and some interesting information,” wrote Ms Coulter on her Facebook page.
“The next door neighbour was hosting a family of Syrian refugees …
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Canada Board Diversity Proposal Said to Affect 600 TSX Companies

(Bloomberg) — About 40 percent of corporations listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange will be required to identify the gender composition of their boards and to make public their diversity policies under a proposed new law, a Canadian government official said.Bill C-25 was introduced Sept. 28 by Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and proposes a series of changes to corporate governance rules, such as allowing companies to communicate with shareholders online and changing the rules for the electing directors.Distributing Canadian companies — those that sell shares, report to a securities commission and fall under the Canada Business Corporations Act — will …
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CANADA STOCKS-TSX dips as energy rally pauses, gold stocks retreat

Canada’s main stock index fell
on Friday as the rally this week in energy stocks paused, while
gold stocks fell as concerns about the health of Germany’s
largest bank eased.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
unofficially closed down 28.57 points, or 0.19
percent, at 14,725.98. Seven of the index’s 10 main groups ended

(Reporting by Fergal Smith)

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Canada play day

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have played with children of the Canadian military at a rare joint appearance at an official event.Charlotte, 16 months, was heard speaking in public for the first time – saying “pop” at the balloons that filled Government House in Victoria.The residence was transformed into a children’s paradise, which included a petting zoo and miniature ponies. The play day was on day six of the Cambridges’ eight-day tour of Canada. It is the first official trip all four of the family have been on together.


By Peter Hunt, BBC royal correspondentThose who chronicle the …
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Newly-arrived Syrian refugee saves Canadian bride's wedding day

It is the nightmare situation that no bride wants on her wedding day: as one of Jo Du’s bridesmaids did up the zip on her dress, it broke.Jo didn’t know it yet, but there was no need to panic.Because next door was a tailor, a man who had only arrived in Canada days before after fleeing Syria’s war-torn violence, unable to speak a word of English.Ibrahim Halil Dudu did not hesitate to come to the rescue.’Canada is my country now'”I was so excited and so happy,” Ibrahim told CTV News through a translator. “I like …
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Will and Kate visit Canada

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, react while watching children play during a visit to the Immigrant Services Society in Vancouver.

REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Reuters /
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, react while watching children play during a visit to the Immigrant Services Society in Vancouver.

REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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Credit Suisse Joins Canada Bears With Call for Interest-Rate Cut

(Bloomberg) — Forecasts for a Bank of Canada interest-rate cut this year are building.Credit Suisse Group AG joined Citigroup Inc. and HSBC Holdings Plc in forecasting easier monetary policy, possibly as early as next month, amid sluggish Canadian growth and slower-than-expected inflation. The Swiss bank has penciled in a quarter-point cut to the central bank’s 0.5 percent overnight target rate and cut its forecasts for the Canadian currency.The possibility of a rate cut started to creep up after the BOC said on Sept. 7 that risks to inflation had “tilted somewhat to the downside.” That shift was ratified by …
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Canadian businessman rescues skunk with Coke can stuck on its head

Mike MacMillan had a tough decision to make.

He was wearing his best suit, driving to a not-too-common business meeting with a mayor near his hometown of Orillia, about 90 miles north of Toronto.

But there, on the road near his house, was a skunk with its head trapped in a Coke can. The animal galloped in circles, shaking its head, trying to get free.

The can had been used to catch fat drippings from a grill, MacMillan guessed. The animal had cleaned out the food, but couldn’t get out. It probably had no idea it was in the middle of the road.

His first thought, he admits, was to keep driving — saving the skunk was too risky.

“I saw the skunk there, and I didn’t think I could help,” he told The Washington Post. “Then another car came along and almost hit it. I couldn’t leave that …

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ strengthens the most in nearly 4 weeks as oil soars

(Adds analyst quotes and details on OPEC deal, updates prices)* Canadian dollar ends at C$1.3109, or 76.28 U.S. cents* Loonie touches its strongest since Friday at C$1.3087* Bond prices lower across the maturity curve* 10-year yield touches new historic low intraday at 0.915
percentBy Fergal SmithTORONTO, Sept 28 The Canadian dollar
strengthened the most in nearly four weeks against its U.S.
counterpart on Wednesday as oil prices soared on a deal by major
oil producers to limit output.

U.S. crude oil futures settled up $2.38 at $47.05 a
barrel after sources told Reuters that the Organization of the
Petroleum Exporting Countries has struck a deal to limit crude
output at its policy meeting in November.The OPEC news gave the Canadian dollar a boost after the
currency had been pressured recently by soft domestic data and
dovish comments from Bank of Canada Governor Poloz, said Amo
Sahota, director at Klarity FX.The …