Here’s what it takes to buy a home in Canada’s ‘soul-crushing’ housing market – National

Signs that the Canadian housing market might be cooling are coming too late for many prospective homebuyers, as their ability to save for a home is dampened by inflation and rising interest rates limit their ability to catch up to the high home prices that marked the COVID- 19 pandemic. The first quarter of 2022 … Read more

Here’s what it takes to buy a home in Canada’s ‘soul-crushing’ housing market – National

Signs that the Canadian housing market might be cooling are coming too late for many prospective homebuyers, as their ability to save for a home is dampened by inflation and rising interest rates limit their ability to catch up to the high home prices that marked the COVID- 19 pandemic. The first quarter of 2022 … Read more

Jif peanut butter products recalled in Canada due to salmonella risk – National

Some products of peanut butter have been recalled in Canada because of possible salmonella contamination. American manufacturer JM Smucker Co. announced a voluntary safety recall on Saturday of 11 types of Jif products sold in Canada, including creamy, light, crunchy and dark roast creamy peanut butter. Read more: Several poppy seeds recalled in Canada due … Read more

Young Nova Scotians facing ‘tough decisions’ as cost of living skyrockets – Halifax

The rising cost of living has been top of mind for many in Nova Scotia as the price of basic needs like housing, groceries and gas continue to increase while wages fail to keep up. The economic crunch is being especially felt by youth and young adults, who have had less time to settle into … Read more

Huawei 5G ban could be costly for Canadian consumers, smaller telcos – National

Canada’s move to ban technology from Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE from its 5G networks will have a bigger impact on smaller players in the telecom industry than the biggest carriers and could end up costing Canadians more on the wireless bills, observers say. Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced late Thursday afternoon that Huawei’s … Read more

App launches in Edmonton that aims to reduce restaurant food waste, save money – Edmonton

A new app in Edmonton aims to help save food waste and get meals into the hands of hungry customers for a cheaper price. Too Good To Go is a food rescue cell phone app that allows restaurants to list food items — usually surplus items that won’t be able to be sold before the … Read more

Weekend gas prices on the rise across Canada as experts urge motorists to reduce travel

National gas prices continued their staggering rise this weekend, with drivers in Vancouver told to brace for as much as $2.34 per liter at the pumps. Figures on the fuel tracker GasBuddy showed the national average price of regular gas reached $1.95 per litre on Saturday afternoon, with provincial averages reaching $2.15 in Newfoundland and … Read more

Alberta man conned out of thousands of dollars thanks to new twist on old scam

An Alberta man is warning others after losing $8,500 to an old scam with a new twist. Edmontonian Robert Cronkhite told Global News he received a call on Wednesday from someone claiming to be with Service Canada. He said he hung up twice, believing it to be a scam. But by the third time he … Read more

Aurora Cannabis to close Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton

As part of its cost savings plans indicated in its third quarter results, Aurora Cannabis announced Thursday it would be closing its Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton. “We will continue to employ a talented team in Alberta, operate an Edmonton office and remain committed to our business in Canada as a whole,” Aurora Cannabis’ vice … Read more

Is Canada facing a baby formula shortage? Here’s what you should know – National

A massive safety recall of baby formula in the United States is having an impact on Canadian supplies, retailers say. But Canadian parents can breathe easy — for now. While supply chain problems brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted supplies over the past year, a recent shutdown of a major production facility in … Read more