A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes.
With the price of crude plunging to its lowest level more than four and a half years, consumers are benefiting at the gas pump, but the savings are being dampened somewhat by a weaker dollar and other factors, according to an energy expert.
The economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.8 per cent in the third quarter, Statistics Canada said Friday. The jump in Canada's gross domestic product was higher than the 2.1 per cent economists had expected.
Fifty-two First Nations groups have failed to report their expenses and chiefs’ salaries to the Canadian government under mandatory transparency laws, according to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.