Browsing flyers has gone digital, saving you time and money

Browsing flyers has gone digital, saving you time and money

By Lesley-Anne ScorgiePersonal finance columnist Sun., Aug. 26, 2018 I confess: I don’t care how nice a store is, or how informed the sales team is, I buy goods and services from whomever is the cheapest. Yes, loyalty programs sway me slightly, but better prices always have the final say. Aside from my health-care providers, […]

Some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time

Some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time

Before you head to bed on Saturday night, you should remember to move your clocks forward, as Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins.  Though you may feel a bit groggier on Sunday after losing that hour of sleep, at least you’ll know that you’re gaining an hour more of daylight. It also serves as a reminder that […]

Original Baby Herbie approaching 40 and Sick Kids fund is still saving lives

Original Baby Herbie approaching 40 and Sick Kids fund is still saving lives

One look at those big saucer eyes and Torontonians were hooked. Within days, they’d raised $ 16,000 so Brooklyn’s “Baby Herbie” could come to Toronto for a rare operation to fix a life-threatening birth defect. “He just melted everyone’s hearts,” recalls Toronto Star reporter Dale Brazao about the photo of 7-month-old Herbie Quinones Jr. that […]

Star Trek’s secret weapon: a scientist with a mushroom fetish bent on saving the planet

Star Trek’s secret weapon: a scientist with a mushroom fetish bent on saving the planet

On Star Trek: Discovery, the character Lieutenant Paul Stamets is an “astromycologist” — a mushroom expert in outer space who is passionate about the power of fungi. Stamets is actually named after a real U.S. scientist who spends his downtime tramping through the forests of B.C.’s Cortes Island. The 62-year-old looks nothing like his blond-haired […]

‘Pokemon Go’ players awarded after saving woman from assault

Catherine Griwkowsky, Postmedia May 20, 2017 , Last Updated: 5:43 PM ET EDMONTON — Griffen Annett was playing Pokemon Go with a group of friends on a Saturday night in August when they heard a terrifying scream. Annett, 20, along with Nicola Scott-Federow and Crystal Lambert jumped into action when they quickly realized a woman […]

Retirement saving can be short-term pain for long-term gain

Are you saving for your retirement? I’m not talking about having enough money to sail through the Caribbean, or have a home and cottage too. I’m talking about enough money to keep a roof over your head and food in your belly. While the retirement ads like to focus on people being able to “maintain […]