Unexpectedly weak inflation report
The country's annual inflation rate slowed to an unexpectedly weak 1.6 per cent last month as the continued decline in food prices played a big role in offsetting the higher cost of gasoline.
The latest reading from Statistics Canada shows the pace of inflation decelerated from February's year-over-year reading of two per cent, which was right on the Bank of Canada's ideal target.
A consensus of economists had predicted 1.8 per cent inflation for March.
Statistics Canada's consumer price index shows some of the biggest downward forces on inflation were lower prices for clothing, footwear, fresh fruit and vegetables.
The report says year-over-year food prices fell 1.9 per cent in March, a sixth-straight monthly decline.
The agency says higher costs for purchases such as gas and travel tours were among the primary contributors last month to the upward pressure on prices.
Stephen Dhillon made 29 saves and rookie Philip Tomasino scored the game winner in the third as the IceDogs won a 3-2 matchup with Ottawa. The home ice victory was the 10th of the season and move them within 4 points of first place Barrie in the Central Division of the OHL.
Stephen Dhillon made 40 saves, many of the unbelievable variety as the IceDogs took a point out of Owen Sound, falling 3-2 in a shootout. A pair of third period goals got the Dogs into overtime.
Colton Incze was outstanding in goal but it wasn't enough as the IceDogs lost 3-1 in Mississauga. Getting the start against the league's top rated power-play, Incze made several great stops at the Steelheads went 1 for 14 with the man advantage.