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A recent survey found Canadians plan to spend around $643 on gifts this holiday season.
A recent survey found Canadians plan to spend around $643 on gifts this holiday season. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Canadians won’t overspend this holiday season: survey

By Tyler Marr
December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

How much do you anticipate spending on gifts this holiday season?

According to a national survey conducted for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, on average, Canadians will spend $643 on gifts this holiday season.

The regional director for the Métis Nation said the proposed diamond mine project east of Prince Albert was an "awesome opportunity" to provide jobs and training for her people.
The regional director for the Métis Nation said the proposed diamond mine project east of Prince Albert was an "awesome opportunity" to provide jobs and training for her people. submitted photo/Star Diamond Corp

Diamond mine is 'awesome' employment opportunity: Métis director

By Glenn Hicks
December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: December 4, 2018 - 8:43am

This region's director for the Métis Nation says the prospect of jobs at the planned Star Orion South Diamond Project is an “awesome opportunity” for her people.

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