Canadian fashion cashes in on gorpcore

TORONTO — Fashion is accustomed to fleeting trends, but gorpcore — a term coined by The Cut in 2017 to reflect the sudden ubiquity of fleece vests, puffer jackets and other staples of outdoor clothing in urban areas — is still going strong. Euromonitor International forecasts that the performance apparel sector will register a compounded annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent between 2018 through 2022, and luxury brands have taken note. Canadian brands like Canada Goose and Arc’teryx have benefitted from the demand for high-performance coats that can be worn both during a New York winter and an…

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Canadian armed forces to receive new machine guns

 Canada is purchasing new general purpose machine guns from Colt Canada to replace C6 machine guns now in use, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan announced on Wednesday. The contract for 1,148 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns is worth more than $25.6 million. First deliveries to the Canadian Army are expected in September. The purchase contract, under the Munitions Supply Program administered by Public Services and Procurement Canada, includes cleaning and repair kits, spare parts and slings. “The government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian Armed Forces with…

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