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Move will make territory’s minimum wage highest in Canada; minister cites need for relief from high cost of living.

Nunavut’s minimum wage will rise to $19 an hour next year from the current $16 in a move aimed to combat inflation and the high cost of living, the territorial government announced Friday.

That change — an 18 per cent raise, starting Jan. 1, 2024 — will make Nunavut’s minimum wage the highest in Canada, over $2 an hour more than the second-highest of $16.77 in Yukon.

“I would highly doubt that there would be any job losses as a result” of the higher minimum wage, Wilson said.

Meanwhile, two Ottawa university professors disagreed Friday over the impact a higher minimum wage could have.

Asked in the interview what he thought raising the minimum wage in Nunavut to $19 from $16 would lead to, Lee answered:.

In an interview, he said that contrary to popular opinion minimum wage increases do not generally lead to higher unemployment. »

Ukraine: Exhausted and disappointed with allies, President Zelensky and military chief warn of long attritional war

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One – by the commander in chief of the Ukrainian military – admits the battlefield has reached a stalemate and a long attritional war benefiting Moscow beckons.

The other portrays Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as exhausted by the constant effort to cajole and persuade allies to keep the faith.

“The biggest risk of an attritional trench war is that it can drag on for years and wear down the Ukrainian state,” he says. »

U.S., European officials broach topic of peace negotiations with Ukraine, sources say

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They began amid concerns among U.S. and European officials that the war has reached a stalemate and about the ability to continue providing aid to Ukraine, officials said.

Biden administration officials also are worried that Ukraine is running out of forces, while Russia has a seemingly endless supply, officials said.

Neither side is making large strides on the battlefield, which some U.S. officials now describe as a war of inches. »

Halo Infinite Dev 343 Explains Shop Price Hike, ‘This Isn't Necessarily What Everyone Wants to Hear’

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Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries has moved to explain a recent microtransactions price hike following a community backlash.

Halo fan XLR8 said: “Halo Infinite’s shop prices for S5 have been very disappointing, and even more so that they went back and increased old bundles.

It’s fair to say that despite this explanation, some Halo Infinite players are still upset at the price changes. »

Ambulance attacked in Gaza transported Hamas terrorists and weapons

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It was further reported that several Hamas terrorists were killed in the attack, and the IDF has information suggesting that the terrorist organization utilized the ambulance for transporting terrorists and weaponry.

17 View gallery IDF forces inside a captured Hamas base in the Gaza Strip ( Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit ).

IDF ground forces continue penetrating deeper into Gaza city's inner neighborhoods, confiscating Hamas munitions and battle plans along the way. »