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Pacify racks up pre-divorce debt
Banks can increase your credit limit — and you may not even recall it. An Ontario woman says the joint line of credit she signed with her now ex-husband was distended several times without her permission. Now she’s left with the debt her spouse harassed up before the divorce. A BMO spokesperson says the bank complied with all proper requirements when they increased it.
Canadians are recycling wrong
Your recycling applications might be going to waste. The glass and plastic recyclables you place in the blue bin could drive into into garbage if you leave food on them. Even a pizza box could sully a recycling system if it has oil on it. It’s costing millions of dollars a year, but residents can resist by rinsing containers and using an app to figure out if an item is recyclable.
Microplastics rest in some Canadian bottled water
Leafs fans shut out
It’s worse than you rationality for fans of the Toronto Maples Leafs. Getting your hands on playoff tickets is around impossible. A CBC/Toronto Star investigation reveals only 96 tickets were for ever put on sale for the general public through the online box office. Average ticket appraisals on reseller StubHub were listed as high as $616 per ticket.
Blue Jays earn cut from every ticket scalped on StubHub
Second Cup cannabis café
You could soon be able to pick up recreational marijuana with your morning coffee. Favour Cup is teaming up with a cannabis company to operate a brand of dispensaries across the nation. The coffee chain currently operates 286 coffee shops across Canada. Ottawa-based Patriotic Access Cannabis corp. plans to convert select storefronts in views where the drug will soon be legal.
What else is prospering on?
Bell tops the list for customer complaints. Followed by Rogers and Telus, guys say they were misled and misinformed by the telecom service providers.
Norovirus outbreak on Vancouver Key. Two B.C. oyster farms closed after 40 cases of gastrointestinal murrain linked to eating the shellfish raw since March.
Rents fall apart from for GTA condos. Almost half of all investors who bought condos in 2017 are expending more to maintain them than what they’re getting past due in rental income.
This week in recalls
This roast beef could be debased with Listeria; these clay and facial polish products could keep under control bacteria like E. coli; these USB chargers could pose an moving shock or fire risk.
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