Saturday Jul 02, 2022

Amazon raises Prime membership rates for Canadians for 1st time

Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership in Canada. The e-commerce giant’s subscription service, which offers free shipment on many items, access to its Prime Video streaming platform and an array of other benefits, will begin phasing in higher fees for new subscribers immediately. Existing users will see their price jump starting next […]

Canadians raising money for Ukraine, opening their homes to refugees

As thousands of Ukrainian refugees flee to Poland and other neighbouring countries, Canadian families are opening their doors as well. Carla and James Rankin from Petrolia, Ont. are opening up their home after seeing the devastation in Ukraine. “If we get a mom that has been displaced with perhaps a couple of small children, we […]

More Canadians than ever can’t afford to buy a home. But is owning always better than renting?

Brandon Hepworth and his partner have come to terms with never owning a home.  “It’s definitely not within our means,” he said.  Hepworth and Lorie Ganley, both 28, live in a one-bedroom apartment in Montreal and are paying $1,200 a month in rent. Although buying was once something they discussed, rapidly rising housing prices have […]

Exhibits, concerts and other fundraisers: Canadians find creative ways to help Ukraine

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24, many Canadian businesses, individuals and charitable organizations have come up with creative ways to support Ukrainians affected by the war, from exhibits to benefit concerts to redirecting charity energies to relief efforts. Here’s a look at some of the events. Art and music Immersive Shevchenko: Soul of Ukraine, which […]

Canadians fighting proposed condo development at Juno Beach D-Day site

A group of Canadians is organizing to stop a proposed condo development at Juno Beach in France, the site of the D-Day landing that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Canadian soldiers. “It was a remarkable battle and the examples of fearlessness and courage and bravery just were outstanding,” said Cindy Clegg, a spokesperson for […]

COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the worst in people, pulled Canadians further apart, survey suggests

Two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has left Canadians in a dour mood, with the majority saying the ordeal has significantly disrupted their lives, pulled Canadians further apart, brought out the worst in people and weakened their compassion for one another. These are the findings of a new survey, carried out by the Angus Reid Institute, […]

Russia-Ukraine war: How Canadians can effectively help

As Russia continues its military assault on Ukraine, several aid organizations have mobilized and solicited donations to support Ukrainians. The war has created Europe’s fastest growing refugee crisis since the Second World War, according the the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The UN says more than 1.5 million people have fled Ukraine, largely to Poland […]

Governor General’s office reminds Canadians they can’t dissolve the government by contacting her

The office of Governor General Mary Simon is telling Canadians that they can’t dissolve the federal government simply by contacting her office. Rideau Hall issued what it called the “important message” Tuesday evening on Twitter. “The Office of the Secretary of the Governor General is aware that misinformation encouraging citizens to contact the Governor General or our […]

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