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People shop for produce and seafood at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

As inflation stays hot across Canada, here’s a look at how much some items cost

As food costs skyrocket, some other household products and services are not following suit

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent to $71.8 billion in June as the petroleum and coal product sector helped lead the way lower. An oil drilling rig operates surrounded by canola and hay fields near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 0.8% in June

Wood product sales fell 7.2 per cent in June, while aerospace product and parts dropped 16.8 per cent

An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
In this photo taken using a drone, homes under construction are seen in a new suburb, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Investment in residential construction falls for first time in nine months: StatCan

Investment in commercial construction had fallen in May, the first time in 13 months

In this photo taken using a drone, homes under construction are seen in a new suburb, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Travellers at Heathrow airport, in London, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Heathrow Airport has introduced a cap on passenger numbers this summer as the aviation sector struggles to cope with demand for travel. No more than 100,000 daily passengers will be able to depart from July 12 until Sept. 11, the west London airport announced. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased UK travel chaos

Britain’s busiest airport has capped the daily number of departing passengers at 100,000

Travellers at Heathrow airport, in London, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Heathrow Airport has introduced a cap on passenger numbers this summer as the aviation sector struggles to cope with demand for travel. No more than 100,000 daily passengers will be able to depart from July 12 until Sept. 11, the west London airport announced. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski

Luxury tax on Canada’s super-rich could hit green cars: experts

Measure could hit some electric and hybrid vehicles, such as certain Teslas

An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
Ezra Morse, president of the Qualicum Nature Preservation Society, seen here speaking to the crowd during a March for the Future event in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

B.C. judge dismisses defamation lawsuit in what defence is calling a win for public debate

Lawsuit pertained to 24 statements made in relation to pending bylaw amendment in Qualicum Beach

Ezra Morse, president of the Qualicum Nature Preservation Society, seen here speaking to the crowd during a March for the Future event in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel and Spa was fifth on the list of Tripadvisor’s top-rated Canadian stays. (Courtesy of Magnolia Hotel and Spa)

Four Vancouver Island hotels make list of highest-rated Canadian stays

B.C. properties well represented on Tripadvisor’s top 25 hotels in Canada list

Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel and Spa was fifth on the list of Tripadvisor’s top-rated Canadian stays. (Courtesy of Magnolia Hotel and Spa)
Digital work on laptop (pixabay photo).

Digital marketing program rebooted, to help smaller businesses hone media skills

Businesses digitize materials creating a stronger online presence and revenue assisted by Alacrity.

Digital work on laptop (pixabay photo).
NTE Discovery Park, owners of the former Elk Falls pulp mill site in Campbell River, have entered into an agreement with CubicFarm Systems Corp. to build and operate food-producing modules. CubicFarm Systems Corp. photo

Indoor food-growing and manufacturing planted at old Campbell River pulp mill site.

Agreement will see food-producing CubicFarm modules built and operated at former Elk Falls property

NTE Discovery Park, owners of the former Elk Falls pulp mill site in Campbell River, have entered into an agreement with CubicFarm Systems Corp. to build and operate food-producing modules. CubicFarm Systems Corp. photo
The Hootsuite logo is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Hootsuite *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C.-based Hootsuite to lay off 30 per cent of staff, begin global restructuring

Social media company the latest to announce cuts as investor interest in tech stocks has faded

The Hootsuite logo is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Hootsuite *MANDATORY CREDIT*
People line up before entering the security at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday, August 5, 2022. The House of Commons transport committee is holding an emergency meeting today to talk about whether to go ahead with an investigation into airport delays and flight cancellations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

House of Commons transport committee will investigate airport delays

Airports have been grappling with a surge in travel this summer, compounded by staffing shortages

People line up before entering the security at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday, August 5, 2022. The House of Commons transport committee is holding an emergency meeting today to talk about whether to go ahead with an investigation into airport delays and flight cancellations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE - Pieces of lithium sparkle in an ore sample in Prague, Czech Republic. A lithium mining company in B.C. known as Bearing Lithium Corp. was fined $35,000 by the B.C. Securities Commission for misleading advertising. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

B.C. mining company fined $35K over ads masquerading as journalism

Bearing Lithium Corp. pushed the content through influencers, social media and websites

FILE - Pieces of lithium sparkle in an ore sample in Prague, Czech Republic. A lithium mining company in B.C. known as Bearing Lithium Corp. was fined $35,000 by the B.C. Securities Commission for misleading advertising. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022. U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

More shoppers opting for curbside pickup or in-person purchases now

Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022. U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
An Air Canada jet takes off from Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
An Air Canada jet takes off from Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Air Canada denying passenger compensation claims for staff shortages, citing safety

Airlines required to pay if reason for cancellation is within their control, but not if safety is at play

An Air Canada jet takes off from Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
An Air Canada jet takes off from Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A woman walks in front of the Telus head office is shown in Toronto on Thursday, February 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Telus’ net income soars 45% in Q2 as it reports rise in mobile, internet customers

Higher subscriber numbers helped the company record a net income of $498 million

A woman walks in front of the Telus head office is shown in Toronto on Thursday, February 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A sign outside a building at Statistics Canada in seen in Ottawa on Friday, March 12, 2021. Statistics Canada will release its labour force survey for the month of July this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Two months of job losses a sign of shifting economy, economist suggests

Economic growth slows while Canada’s tight labour market continues

A sign outside a building at Statistics Canada in seen in Ottawa on Friday, March 12, 2021. Statistics Canada will release its labour force survey for the month of July this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands prior to a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, in Germany on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Business councils call on federal government to secure trade agreement with India

Trade negotiations between Canada and India began in 2010 under the Conservative government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands prior to a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, in Germany on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson