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''Da Kink in My Hair' returns to Toronto stage for 20th anniversary

''Da Kink in My Hair' returns to Toronto stage for 20th anniversary

TORONTO — The beloved theatrical smash "'Da Kink in My Hair" will return to a Toronto stage this fall to mark its 20th anniversary.
Statistics Canada says economy grew 0.3 per cent in April, but contracted in May

Statistics Canada says economy grew 0.3 per cent in April, but contracted in May

OTTAWA — Economic growth slowed in April and Statistics Canada said Thursday its early estimate for May pointed to a contraction for the month amid weakness in the resource, manufacturing and construction sectors.
Mary J. Blige is next artist in Apple Music concert series

Mary J. Blige is next artist in Apple Music concert series

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige’s 2022 is going pretty well. Her new album landed in the top 10 of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and she was featured at the Super Bowl halftime show. Now she's been tapped for a concert like no other.
Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice.

EU, New Zealand strike free trade deal after 4 years' talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and New Zealand said Thursday they have concluded a free trade deal after four years of negotiations and sealed a partnership to reinforce their cooperation against organized crime and terror groups.
'Hotdogs instead of steaks:' What your Canada Day BBQ will cost with hot inflation

'Hotdogs instead of steaks:' What your Canada Day BBQ will cost with hot inflation

The Canada Day long weekend is the perfect time for burgers on the grill, cold drinks and time with family and friends. Yet a backyard barbecue comes with a bigger price tag this year. Food prices soared 9.
UK royals' spending up 17%, mostly for palace overhaul costs

UK royals' spending up 17%, mostly for palace overhaul costs

LONDON (AP) — The British monarchy's publicly-funded spending rose by 17% to 102.
Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%

Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.3% in May from a year earlier, unchanged from its level in April.

Liz Weston: 3 lessons I wish I’d learned sooner about travel

Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time. Here are three hard-won travel lessons that may help you learn from my mistakes.
Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless claims last week

Slightly fewer Americans apply for jobless claims last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting a robust job market despite rising job cuts in some sectors of the economy that have cooled in recent months.