(Updated) Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press, By Alessia Passafiume, Published July 17, 2024 Applications opened Wednesday for two streams in the federal government’s new $30-billion public transit fund, even though the money won’t start flowing for another two years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The Canada Public Transit Fund has been in the works for months and was promised…

U.S. eases border rules for dogs from Canada as Liberals try to secure exemption

Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press By Sarah Ritchie After much hounding by federal officials, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is giving Canadian dogs a slightly longer leash when it comes to new rules aimed at controlling the spread of rabies. Health Minister Mark Holland said Wednesday that he’s been able to secure some changes to the…

Impact of Weather: 1) Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey; 2) (Updated) Mayor, PM say better infrastructure is crucial as Toronto cleans up after flood

1) Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press By Ian Bickis, Published July 17, 2024 Cars are partially submerged in flood waters in the Don Valley following heavy rain in Toronto on July 16 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arlyn McAdorey A new survey of business leaders finds the vast majority…

Trump enters Republican convention with a bandage covering his right ear after assassination attempt

Courtesy Barrie360.com The Associated Press By Bill Barrow, Steve Peoples And Jill Colvin, Published July 15, 2024 Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump attends the first day of the Republican National Convention, Monday, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Donald Trump, two days after surviving an attempted assassination, appeared triumphantly…

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Courtesy Barrie360.com and The Associated Press By Marcia Dunn, Published July 16, 2024 Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. An Italian-led team reported Monday there’s evidence for a sizable cave accessible from…

Inflation falls to 2.7% in June, driven by slower growth in gas prices: StatCan

Courtesy Barrie360.com and Canadian Press By Sammy Hudes, Published July 16, 2024 Updated July 16, 2024 @ 11:06am Economists say an unexpected dip in the national inflation rate bodes well for the prospects of the Bank of Canada making a second straight cut to its benchmark interest rate when it meets later this month. Canada’s annual inflation rate…

U.S. President Biden asks Americans to reject political violence and ‘cool it down’

Courtesy Barrie360 and The Associated Press By Will Weissert and Zeke Miller, Published July 15, 2024 President Joe Biden on Sunday urged Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully, saying the upcoming presidential election will be a “time of testing” in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump….

Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor’s appointment

Courtesy Barrie360.com and The Associated Press By Eric Tucker WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump in Florida dismissed the prosecution on Monday, siding with defense lawyers who said the special counsel who filed the charges was illegally appointed by the Justice Department. The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen…