February 24, 2024

VIDEO: Restaurants strive to hold menu prices down as food inflation skyrockets

Even as inflation trends down, Canadians are not seeing this reflected in food prices. The owner of Osmow’s Shawarma Laurier, Sam Malik, wants to increase his menu prices, but he can’t. Costs for the most popular food he sells in his restaurant, chicken, increased by nearly 6 per cent in October. What is holding him back from increasing his menu prices?

VIDEO: Canada’s beauty market booming despite inflation

The beauty market in Canada has seen an overall 18 per cent increase in the last few months. While economic turmoil stalks the country, the lipstick index – an economic theory contending that women purchase beauty supplies regardless of the economic climate – has seen rising prices.

OPINION: Vegetarianism is about more than eating plants

Being vegetarian has more to it than eating plants: it is about preserving the environment, improving human health, and upholding animals’ right to life. According to research from the University of Oxford, people who eat a plant-based diet contribute 75 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions than people who eat more than 3.5 ounces of meat per day.

Community drug alert warns Waterloo Region of increased overdoses

Community drug alert released by Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy warns locals about the abuse of certain drugs. From Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, 44 cases and two suspected deaths were reported. Fentanyl samples containing ketamine were found recently by the Kitchener CTS.