The high cost of banking for millions of Canadians


‘All Canadians deserve better banking options than the egregiously high interest rates offered by alternative lenders.’
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City of Calgary animal adoptions to be managed by AARCS during 3-month pilot
The city will continue to provide medical care of animals admitted, but once treated, they will now be transferred to AARCS instead of staying in the city’s shelter.
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Why 42% of UBCO students are food insecure, and how they’re working to change that
Students who experienced two or more forms of marginalization were 2.5 times more likely to be food insecure than their counterparts.
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London police look to identify pair observed near scene of suspicious January blaze in downtown
Fire crews responded to the scene at a business in the 600 block of York Street near Adelaide Street for a report of a working fire around 1 a.m. on Jan. 26.
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Ottawa opens COVID-19 vaccine appointments to eligible seniors aged 80+
Residents of Ottawa aged 80 and older living in seven communities facing high rates of COVID-19 are now able to book appointments to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
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5 things to know about Carnage by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are back with a surprise new album titled Carnage
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The It List: Reformation gets into the activewear game
Reformation launches Ref Active, it's first activewear collection.
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COVID-19 variants increase in Northumberland County; outbreak ends at Warkworth Place LTC
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports 32 active cases of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon.
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‘Putting themselves in harm’s way.’ Memorial ride held outside Queen’s Park for tow truck operators killed in line of duty
According to the Ontario Provincial Police, 22 tow truck operators have lost their lives since 2013, the most recent incident occurring on Feb. 16.
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Blowing snow advisory issued for London, Ont., ahead of evening chill
The potential hazard stems from periods of heavy snow on Monday combined with strong winds set to arrive later in the day, according to Environment Canada.
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Edmonton police issue warning about high-risk sex offender being released
Edmonton police issued a warning of a violent sexual offender being released in the Edmonton area. According to police, Cyle Larsen has pedophilic interests and a risk to reoffend.
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BC Housing wants to keep operating controversial ‘temporary’ Penticton shelter for another year
The housing agency has applied for a temporary use permit to continue running the 42-bed shelter at 352 Winnipeg St. until March 31, 2022.
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Mikko Koskinen gets the call for Edmonton Oilers against Leafs
Koskinen has started just two of the Oilers previous 10 games. Mike Smith has had the bulk of the work since returning from an early season injury.
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Time between COVID-19 vaccine doses extended to 4 months: B.C. health officials
The time between first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses will be extended again, B.C. health officials announced Monday.
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Peter Nygard appeals denied bail decision
Peter Nygard is appealing a ruling by Justice Shawn Greenburg in Feburary, after the Manitoba judge denied him bail while he awaits an extradition hearing to the US.
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COVID-19 vaccine clinics open across Simcoe Muskoka as lockdown takes effect
Across Simcoe County and Muskoka, the news of another lockdown — just less than two weeks after the previous one was lifted — has sparked backlash.
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Coronavirus: Vaccinations begin among oldest residents in some Ontario regions
Some Ontario health units were set to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to their oldest residents Monday as a provincial website for bookings was piloted in six regions.
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Trudeau Liberals eye security threats to Canada's economy with government-wide plan
The Trudeau government is pressing ahead with efforts to counter economic-based threats to national security, such as theft of valuable intellectual property and damage to critical energy and information networks.
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Coronavirus: Peel Region clarifies student isolation policy following online backlash
Peel Region Public Health is in damage control mode after backlash erupted online over a policy regarding the self-isolation of asymptomatic students after a cohort was sent home.
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Strong winds Monday afternoon could ‘throw’ objects says Environment Canada
Environment Canada says the gusts will be mixed in with some flurries as temperatures drop to -8 C.
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Longueuil police arrest shooting suspect, victim not cooperating
An operation police described as "high risk" resulted in the 24-year-old suspect's arrest and the seizure of a rifle found in his car.
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CAE makes largest acquisition in history with US$1.05-billion L3Harris military deal
With the new business in the fold, CAE will be able to offer training services in five key areas — aerial, naval, terrestrial, space and cybersecurity, CEO Marc Parent said.
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Bitcoin rises as Citi makes case for its role in global trade
Report by Citigroup’s Global Perspectives & Solutions, lays out case for Bitcoin to play bigger role in global financial system, as “the currency of choice for international trade” in the years ahead. But amount of energy needed to mine it and prospect of government obstacles will sap it eventually, said BCA Research chief global strategist.
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Metro Vancouver wastewater carries COVID-19, new app reveals viral load
Residents can click on a specific wastewater treatment plant on a map to see a snapshot of the COVID-19 virus trend for that area.
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Montreal police seek public’s help after more than $1M in jewelry stolen from Outremont home
There could be a potential reward for information about the case, but police did not provide more details.
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‘It’s pretty obvious there is a tradeoff’: economists see Canada’s tighter COVID-19 rules holding back economic growth
Strong recovery — 4.7 per cent — is expected this year, but central bank’s anti-inflation stance is a cause for concern.
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