Now that the summer is over, nearly half a million children in British Columbia (B.C.) should be in school–but they aren’t. That’s because teachers there are on strike.
Workers in Canada aren’t taking their vacations. A recent survey said that one-quarter of workers don’t take their full vacation time because they are afraid of having too much work to do when they get back.
The trademark for the name “Redskins” used by the Washington Redskins football team, has been cancelled.
The price for a bar of chocolate may soon be going up. That’s because cocoa beans, the main ingredient in chocolate, are becoming harder to get.
Veterans’ Affairs, the government department that serves men and women from Canada’s military, is being criticized.
A 91-year-old widow in New York had a funny way of saving her money.
She stashed it in a zipper pocket in the arms of her old sofa. She felt it would be safe there.
And so it was, until one day when she was having some health problems and her family gave away the couch to a Salvation Army thrift shop.
In most restaurants in Canada and the U.S., after a meal the customer leaves the server a “tip.”
The tip is a bit more money, usually about 15 to 20 per cent of the cost of the meal, that goes directly to the server.
Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.
But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.
The CBC announced last week that it plans to cut 657 jobs over the next two years.
The CBC (Radio-Canada in Quebec) had to drastically cut the amount of money it can spend (its budget). Because it had to cut more than $130 million, it had to let go of many people’s jobs because it would not be able to afford to pay their salaries.
Many companies train young people through an “internship.”
An unpaid internship is when someone (usually a student) learns a job by working at a company, but doesn’t get paid. Instead of money, they get training and experience.
Two popular Canadian magazines have been told by the government that they must stop offering unpaid internships.