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Latest Stories from Emma (40)

The Canadian town of Asbestos is in the middle of a rebrand

by Emma Jacobs Jan 23, 2020
The Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos was the world's largest asbestos mine when it closed in 2012.
The city hall in Asbestos, Quebec. After more than a decade of debate, the former mining town has decided to change its name.
Emma Jacobs

These academics want to lead the way to flying less

by Emma Jacobs Jan 1, 2020
Now they want their institutions to lend some support.
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A sign of the times: Montreal project aims to save vintage signage

by Emma Jacobs Dec 26, 2019
It's a rescue and restoration mission.
The neon sign from the Silver Dragon Café was taken down when the business was acquired by a new owner. It joined the collection of the Montreal Signs Project.
(Montreal Signs Project)

Canadian farmers caught in the middle of U.S.-China disputes

by Emma Jacobs Sep 30, 2019
Since Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou late last year, Chinese imports of several agricultural crops have slowed or stopped altogether.
Soybeans growing on a farm in Canada.
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A new museum of economic theory for Paris

by Emma Jacobs Jul 9, 2019
Art, sculpture ... economic theory? The Central Bank of France is behind the capital's latest museum.
One of the exhibitions at Citéco.
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A company that encourages bartering finds it needs ... currency

by Emma Jacobs May 21, 2019
One Canadian company made a transition from the oldest system of commerce ... to one of the newest.
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Why coyote pelts are in high demand

by Emma Jacobs Mar 18, 2019
Demand for coyote fur has been on the rise thanks, in part, to trendsetting by Canada Goose.
Coyote in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Christopher Bruno/CC BY-SA 3.0

GM Canada's company town has learned from past layoffs

by Emma Jacobs Dec 6, 2018
As the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, plant has shed jobs, the local economy has been forced to diversify.
Image of the General Motors plant and headquarters in the 1940s.
Courtesy of the Archival Collection at the Oshawa Museum

Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

by Emma Jacobs Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
Emma Jacobs/Marketplace

Doing your Christmas shopping on your phone? Don't feel special, pretty much everyone's doing that

by Emma Jacobs Nov 26, 2018
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone.
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone. 
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