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 […]

1st death confirmed in Ontario as province declares state of emergency over COVID-19

1st death confirmed in Ontario as province declares state of emergency over COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in a bid to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the novel coronavirus from overwhelming the province’s health-care system.  The move comes as Ontario recorded its first COVID-19-related death: a man in his 70s at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, a city about 100 kilometres north of Toronto. […]

Tim Hortons responds to backlash over sick-leave policy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tim Hortons responds to backlash over sick-leave policy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Following backlash over its sick leave policies, Tim Hortons says it is working with 1,500 franchisees across Canada to ensure they follow the advice of public officials amid the coronavirus outbreak — including not requiring sick employees to provide doctors’ notes. But the company, owned by a multibillion-dollar fast-food conglomerate, did not provide details on […]

Over 1,000 protesters march in downtown Toronto in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

Over 1,000 protesters march in downtown Toronto in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

More than 1,000 thousand people marched through downtown Toronto streets on Monday to show support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against a pipeline in northern B.C. The protesters walked more than four kilometres from Christie Pits Park to Queen’s Park, carrying placards, singing, chanting slogans, and drumming. They stopped at certain well-known intersections downtown to make sure their […]

Oscar night begins with downpour over red carpet

Oscar night begins with downpour over red carpet

The Oscars are here — and so is the rain.   After the shortest awards season in decades, the 92nd annual Academy Awards  gets underway Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The red carpet has been rolled out two to three weeks earlier than usual in a bid to freshen up a ceremony […]

Clash over pipeline in northern B.C. results in four more arrests

Clash over pipeline in northern B.C. results in four more arrests

SMITHERS, B.C.—RCMP say four people have been arrested in northern British Columbia for breaching an injunction related to opposition against a natural gas pipeline in the territory of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Mounties said in a release that officers read a court-ordered injunction notice to two protesters on Friday afternoon and arrested another pair before attempts […]

Canada's Schnur calls Federer, Nadal 'selfish' over silence on Aussie Open playing conditions

Canada's Schnur calls Federer, Nadal 'selfish' over silence on Aussie Open playing conditions

Tennis players competing in the Australian Open qualifying tournament finally got some relief Wednesday from the tiny, noxious smoke particles that made many feel like their throats were on fire. Since the moment play began at the season’s first Grand Slam on Tuesday morning, players have had major challenges dealing with the heat, humidity and […]

NFL to reportedly punish Patriots over video probe

NFL to reportedly punish Patriots over video probe

The NFL is reportedly expected to punish the New England Patriots over their video crew’s videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline, which occurred the week before the teams were scheduled to play. According to a Saturday report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a source said that a final decision will most likely be done within two […]

$1.115M for 850 sq. ft. at Harbourfront, $1.35M for over 1,500 sq. ft in Oakville: How much these GTA condos sold for

$1.115M for 850 sq. ft. at Harbourfront, $1.35M for over 1,500 sq. ft in Oakville: How much these GTA condos sold for

HARBOURFRONT Location: 10 York St., Unit 5903, Harbour and York Sts. Asking price: $ 1,148,000 Selling price: $ 1,115,000 Previous selling price: N/A Size: about 850 sq. ft. Parking: one owned underground space, one owned locker YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN… Maintenance fees: $ 461.68 per month Taxes: not assessed (new building) Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: […]

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