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Cruise lines start dropping COVID-19 vaccine requirements – Business News

Photo: BIV files. A cruise ship is docked at Canada Place in Vancouver Cruise lines have announced plans to stop requiring passengers to show proof of being vaccinated before boarding ships in parts of the US and Europe. Canada, however, has so far not shown any indication that it will follow those countries by changing …

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Personal trainer loses BC small claims fight with client

A personal trainer agreed to provide a client with 12 weeks of in-person personal training with two sessions a week for $1,320, services the client said she did not get. BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal says a Metro Vancouver personal trainer can’t keep $990 from a fitness agreement with a client just for handling phone calls …

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Has the rising inflation rate had a direct impact on your spending? – Poll

Poll: Inflation impact Castanet Staff – Aug 13, 2022 / 7:30 am | Story: 379997 Photo: Contributed Canadians will find out Tuesday whether inflation is showing clear signs of easing nationwide when Statistics Canada releases July’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). Economists at RBC Economics predict the country likely hit peak inflation in June, forecasting July’s …

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Traders buy the dip all week reinforcing support for gold futures at $1800

On Monday, August 8 gold futures opened at $1790 and by the close of trading had broken and closed above its 50-day moving average and closed at $1805 per ounce. Throughout the remainder of the week, December gold futures closed above $1800 on a daily chart. That being said, on Tuesday, Thursday and today …

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Air passengers losing patience with enforcement agency as backlog of complaints balloons

Canadians whose travel plans have been derailed by flight delays or cancellations say they’re losing patience with the agency responsible for enforcing compensation rules. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) — a quasi-judicial tribunal and tasked with settling disputes between airlines and customers — has been dealing with a backlog regulator of air passenger complaints since …

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Rate hike prompts investor owner to sell New Westminster condo

888 Carnarvon St., No 1105, New Westminster, BC Asking price: $599,000 (March 26) Selling price: $598,500 (April 28) Previous selling price: $391,000 (2009) Days on market: 33 Monthly maintenance fee: $379.80 Taxes: $2,224.14 (2022) Listing agent: Bryan Yan, Regent Park Realty The action The owner-landlord was worried about rising interest rates, so listing agent Bryan …

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Telus wants to charge 1.5% fee to customers who pay by credit

Telus Corp. is trying to add a 1.5 per cent processing fee for customers who use a credit card after a class action settlement cleared the way for merchants to add the surcharge starting this fall. In a letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the telecom giant says the surcharge is intended “to …

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Inclusive Playground Officially Opens in St. | John’s

The largest inclusive playground in the city officially opens this morning at Mundy Pond Park. The latest project of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program welcomes kids of all abilities, including those with physical, cognitive and sensory impairment. The 11,000-square-foot space also includes rides re-named and redesigned for better access, such as the We-Saw and …

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Variable? Fixed? static? Picking the right mortgage as interest rates rise – National

Should you go with a variable-rate mortgage or opt for the old reliable five-year fixed rate? How can you make sure your payments are predictable while also paying down your principal? Are static payments a good idea? The questions around mortgages are overwhelming at the best of times for home buyers and refinancers, but especially …

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