Inflation taking a bite out of food donations to community kitchens and food banks

Volunteers at Rainbow Kitchen in Esquimalt say the number of meals they are providing for the people they serve has jumped from 150 to more than 300 a day since 2020. (CTV) Volunteers at Rainbow Kitchen in Esquimalt say the number of meals they are providing for the people they serve has jumped from 150 to more than 300 a day since 2020. (CTV)

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Newborn, toddler saved from rubble in quake-hit Syrian town

Residents digging through a collapsed building in a northwest Syrian town discovered a crying infant whose mother appears to have given birth to her while buried underneath the rubble from this week's devastating earthquake, relatives and a doctor said Tuesday.

Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

Canadians now believe they need $1.7 million in savings in order to retire, a 20 per cent increase from 2020, according to a new BMO survey. The eye-watering figure is the largest sum since BMO first started surveying Canadians about their retirement expectations 13 years ago.