August 6, 2018 / 11:37 AM / in 9 days

PRESS DIGEST -Canada - Aug 6

Aug 6 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

** TransAlta Corp says it has emerged stronger from a painful, multi-year turnaround that raised questions about the company's viability as a going concern. (tgam.ca/2ndqKz7)

** With marijuana legalization quickly approaching, academics and legal experts are warning that mass cannabis production could have a negative impact on the environment. (tgam.ca/2LYAyvK)

** Falling home sales in Toronto and Vancouver this year are reverberating throughout the economies in both regions, pulling down broader economic growth in Canada. Residential real estate activity — including resales of existing homes, construction of new homes and home renovation — accounts for about 7 percent of national gross domestic product on a direct basis, and a significant drop in resale activity this year is cutting GDP growth forecasts, economists say. (tgam.ca/2nhRnD4) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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