Kalin's Call: Warmer temperatures, risk of thunderstorms expected for long weekend

A photo taken by Elisha Lake in Big Island, N.S. shows a thunderstorm in May 2021. (SOURCE: Elisha Lake) A photo taken by Elisha Lake in Big Island, N.S. shows a thunderstorm in May 2021. (SOURCE: Elisha Lake)

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Bank of Canada surveys suggest business and consumer inflation expectations up

A pair of new reports from the Bank of Canada point to rising inflation expectations by Canadian businesses and consumers. In its business outlook survey released Monday, the central bank said businesses' expectations for near-term inflation have increased, and firms expect inflation to be high for longer than they did in the previous survey.

'Hell on earth': Ukrainian soldiers describe life on eastern front

Torched forests and cities burned to the ground. Colleagues with severed limbs. Bombardments so relentless the only option is to lie in a trench, wait and pray. Ukrainian soldiers returning from the front lines in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region, where Russia is waging a fierce offensive, describe life during what has turned into a gruelling war of attrition as apocalyptic.

Dutch farmers block entrances to supermarket warehouses

Dutch farmers angry at government plans to slash emissions used tractors and trucks Monday to block roads and supermarket distribution centers, sparking fears of store food shortages in the latest actions through a summer of discontent in the country's lucrative agricultural sector.