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Canada's iconic maple syrup may face climate change challenges

Jul 1, 2020
It's made with sap harvested from sugar maple trees — and those trees may be threatened by rising temperatures.
Délices Érable & Cie, in Montreal, carries 360 different maple-based products. A changing climate changes the long-term prospects for Canada's sugar maples.
Emma Jacobs

Some communities feel the pinch as U.S. and Canada close border to nonessential travel

Mar 27, 2020
Some businesses seeing fewer customers from the other side of the border.
The U.S.-Canada border is closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Lars Hagberg/AFP via Getty Images

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

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

Jan 1, 2020
Now they want their institutions to lend some support.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

A sign of the times: Montreal project aims to save vintage signage

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

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

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

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

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

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