Archive For The “Consumer” Category

Negative equity is putting vehicle owners in risky position: FCAA

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Negative equity is putting vehicle owners in risky position: FCAA

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) of Saskatchewan is focusing on negative equity as the theme of the month.Negative equity, also referred to as being underwater on a loan, is when people owe more for a vehicle than it’s worth.Consumers will trade-in vehicles they still owe money on and roll the debt forward into the…

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Saskatoon shop lands on national ice cream list

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Saskatoon shop lands on national ice cream list

Saskatoon is home to one of the nation’s top ice cream shops according to a Canadian digital media company.Homestead Ice Cream landed on Yellow Pages’ list of the country’s top 15 best ice cream parlours. The shop, which has been around since 1978, landed at number six on the list.Owner Allen Malberg said he was…

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Grieving Toronto mother devastated by loss of photos, notes after replacing her iPhone

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Grieving Toronto mother devastated by loss of photos, notes after replacing her iPhone

A Toronto woman says she put her trust in Apple experts, but lost her irreplaceable notes and photos of her dead son.Sunnie McFadden-Curtis lost her 38-year-old son in a drowning accident a few weeks ago. She said as she was planning his celebration of life, her new iPhone broke down.“I was dealing with that and…

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Mississauga homeowner says she’s stuck with $640K bill in mortgage fraud

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Mississauga homeowner says she’s stuck with $640K bill in mortgage fraud

A Mississauga woman says she fell victim to a mortgage fraud and is stuck with a $640,000 bank lien on her home.“I thought I was going to have a heart attack, I was a basket case,” said Lukrezia Buzanic, recalling the day she opened her mailbox to learn someone had applied for and received a…

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One ticket claims $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

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One ticket claims $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO – A ticket sold in Ontario claimed Saturday night’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot.The winning numbers in Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw were: 10, 12, 27, 29, 34 and 48 with the bonus number being 39.The guaranteed $1 million prize also went to an Ontario ticket holder.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on…

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Latest dispute at Hamilton waterfront venue leaves customers in limbo

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Latest dispute at Hamilton waterfront venue leaves customers in limbo

There’s another twist in the ongoing saga of the Hamilton waterfront venue that housed the Sarcoa restaurant.Special events that had been booked for the Discovery Drive centre have been put into doubt after an agreement could not be reached by the Hamilton Waterfront Trust and event planning company JEM Hospitality, a sub-tenant of the space.The trust,…

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Price war drives gas in St. Thomas to 86.6 cents per litre

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Price war drives gas in St. Thomas to 86.6 cents per litre

Drivers may want to fill up sooner rather than later, thanks to a gas pump price war south of London.In St. Thomas, Ont., gas at a number of retailers has dropped to under 90 cents per litre, in a week when most motorists in the area have been paying more than a dollar.One station, a…

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Saskatchewan leads Canada in new car sales growth

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Saskatchewan leads Canada in new car sales growth

Saskatchewan is leading the charge when it comes to new car sales growth in the country.According to the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), Saskatchewan saw a growth of 15 per cent over last year’s numbers for the first five months of the year.Alberta came in second at 12.5 per cent, followed by Manitoba at 10.6…

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‘Obstafun’ raises money for local charity organization in Pointe-Claire

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‘Obstafun’ raises money for local charity organization in Pointe-Claire

For a second year in a row, Obstafun combined fun and fundraising for a local charity organization.The event featured obstacle courses for children, designed by children.Approximately 250 people were expected to take part in Saturday’s event.READ MORE: West Island Community Shares celebrates reaching $1.2-million fundraising goalMoney raised will be donated to the West Island Community Shares,…

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Bird causes power outage for thousands in southern Alberta

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Bird causes power outage for thousands in southern Alberta

Thousands of southern Alberta residents were without power for hours Friday—because of a bird.AltaLink spokesperson Scott Schreiner told Global News a bird flew into a transformer at the Pincher Creek substation at around 10 a.m. Friday.Every orange dot on the map above represents an outage.The transformer itself was also damaged, so work was underway to…

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