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As Interest Rates Rise, So Does Canadians' Financial Anxiety

With another interest rate hike now on the books, the change has some Canadians uncertain about their financial future. The Bank of Canada recently announced an increase in its key interest rate from 1 to 1.25 per cent and, subsequently, most major banks have raised their prime lending rates 25 basis points as well to ... Continue Reading

Streetcar is King of the Road

King Street Transit Pilot has Toronto drivers seeking alternative east-west routes. To curb traffic congestion on Toronto’s busiest TTC surface route, the city’s King Street Transit Pilot kicked off November 12, 2017 and is now in full swing. The pilot will run for one year and will affect all areas along King between Bathurst Street ... Continue Reading

Distracted Drivers Who Kill or Injure Could Face $50K Fines in Ontario

Distracted Drivers Who Kill or Injure Could Face $50K Fines in Ontario

The Ontario Government is proposing some major penalties for careless drivers, including $50,000 fines and jail time for anyone who injures or kills another person while they’re behind the wheel. The government also plans to get tougher on distracted drivers by introducing a maximum $1,000 fine and a license suspension on their first offence (a ... Continue Reading

Flying to the United States? Better Head to the Airport Earlier

Flying to the United States? Better Head to the Airport Earlier

New enhanced security measures prompt Air Canada and WestJet to advise passengers flying to U.S. destinations to arrive at airport at least two hours in advance. When flying to U.S. destinations, there are a few things you need (other than your luggage) to ensure your trip takes off without a hitch: your flight details, the ... Continue Reading

Canadians Love Their Loyalty Cards, but Sitting on $16 Billion in Unused Points

Canadians love their rewards credit cards and loyalty programs and it's becoming increasingly clear just how much we are, and aren't, using them. A new study by Bond Brand Loyalty shows the average Canadian participates in 12.2 loyalty programs, up a whopping 25 per cent in just four years. However, many of us are not ... Continue Reading