The Daily Thursday, June 8, 2023

Press Release

Fire incidents increase during the pandemic

Fire departments among seven reporting jurisdictions in Canada attended just over 39,000 fires in 2021, marking the second consecutive year of increases. Both fires and the number of fatalities increased during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2021 to March 2023

In its commitment to keep Canadians informed of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, today Statistics Canada is releasing new and updated provisional data on deaths, excess mortality and causes of death from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database. This includes an update to the Provisional deaths and excess mortality in Canada dashboard, which brings recent insights into the trends in excess mortality together with interactive data visualization tools.

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Securities statistics, first quarter 2023

Overall net borrowings by Canadian corporations and governments in the form of debt securities totalled $23.0 billion in the first quarter. This marked the eighth consecutive quarter for which new issues exceeded retirements. This financing activity was led by private corporations and was moderated by net retirements of government instruments.

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Census of Environment: Condition and ecosystem services of Canadian salt marshes, 2016 and 2021

Salt marshes are coastal wetlands that are an important link between land and marine environments. Healthy salt marshes provide benefits such as climate regulation, coastal protection against storms and flooding and a habitat for many species of plants and animals. New ecosystem accounts have been developed for salt marshes as part of Statistics Canada’s new Census of Environment program.

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Crop Condition Assessment Program, April 10 to May 28, 2023

Weekly data on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index for the period from April 10 to May 28, 2023, are now available as part of Statistics Canada’s Crop Condition Assessment Program (CCAP).

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Canadian Economic News, May 2023

The May 2023 issue of Canadian Economic News is now available.

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