Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

Feds seeking lower credit-card interest rates over COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking banks and credit-card companies to lower interest rates for Canadians, many of whom are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is also looking at extending lower-interest credit directly to consumers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, in his daily update to Canadians on Thursday. “I can […]

Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: Study

Women who have more sex have lower risk of early menopause: Study

LONDON — Women who have sex at least once a month have a lower risk of entering menopause early than women with less active sex lives, scientists have found in research which they say points to a form of biological energy trade-off. A study of data from almost 3,000 women in the United States showed […]

Jogger says more bollards needed on Lower Don Trail, not fewer

Jogger says more bollards needed on Lower Don Trail, not fewer

Bollards on the Lower Don Recreation Trail may be a danger to cyclists, but other trail users would be happy to see more of them. One of our columns last week was about newly installed bollards where the multi-use trail passes through a parking lot, intended to separate bike traffic from cars, to keep cyclists […]

Lower interest rates, Trump tells Fed — again

Lower interest rates, Trump tells Fed — again

U.S. President Donald Trump urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates in order to “rocket” the U.S. economy to new highs. Using his favourite policy weapon, Trump loaded a tweet into the chamber and fired away at the Fed on Tuesday, urging the central bank to lower its benchmark interest rate by as much as a […]