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Shocked by the value on the pumps? The price of your subsequent flight may skyrocket, too
We have all been doing a double-take on the gasoline station currently.
However as you come to phrases with some costs exceeding even $2 a litre, you must brace your self for the price of flights to go up, too.
Consultants say air travellers ought to anticipate sticker shock quickly.
The price of jet gas is topic to the identical forces which have induced gasoline costs to rise to their highest in years.
Jet gas is likely one of the greatest prices that airways bear, so consultants say that surge will have an effect on the value that travellers pay to fly, if it hasn’t already. Learn extra
She referred to as out TD Financial institution for charging her for donating to Ukraine assist efforts. It made a giant distinction
Krystyne Rusek, who’s Ukrainian-Canadian, is questioning TD Financial institution after she was charged — then later reimbursed — a $50 charge for donating to Ukrainian aid efforts a number of days after Russia invaded the nation.
Rusek says she went to her native TD department on March 1 to contribute $1,600 to a particular fund arrange by the Ukrainian authorities.
Her donation, and people of different Canadians supporting the fund, had been being collected by a downtown Toronto BMO department earlier than being transferred to the Nationwide Financial institution of Ukraine, the central financial institution, after which despatched to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
After arranging the transaction, the TD teller instructed Rusek she needed to pay a $50 wire switch charge — the usual cost for purchasers sending a wire cost from a TD department to a non-TD account in Canada or overseas.
“I paid it and I wasn’t upset about it,” Rusek instructed CBC Toronto. “However the subsequent day, I began to consider it and realized that this was not proper.”
After writing an electronic mail expressing her considerations to TD the day after making her donation, she was instructed two days later — after CBC Information approached the financial institution concerning the scenario — that she can be reimbursed.
Now, TD says it would waive all charges for wire transfers to Ukraine, and reimburse these, like Rusek, who had been initially charged for his or her donations. All different main Canadian banks say they may waive charges, too. Learn extra
After a credit score report mix-up, these newlyweds say they’ve misplaced their window to purchase a home
There is not any scarcity of indicators the housing market has gotten a bit of out of hand over the previous few years.
The common home value in Canada is at an all-time excessive, and as any potential purchaser is aware of, the distinction between a profitable and failed bid on a house can usually boil right down to one thing so simple as timing.
Jessica Rochon and her spouse, Alison Holmes, realized this the laborious manner, after being denied a mortgage pre-approval due to another person’s weak credit — a lady with virtually the identical identify as Rochon, who lives a province away, in Quebec.
The 2 Rochons are usually not associated and have by no means met, however their Equifax credit score historical past seems to have been combined into one file, inflicting monetary issues — and a whole lot of complications — for the Rochon in Ottawa.
Following a Go Public inquiry, Equifax mounted the issue, however Rochon and Holmes say it is now too late — they have been priced out of shopping for the form of home they needed. Learn extra
What else is occurring?
McDonald’s, Starbucks, Coke, Pepsi be a part of corporations suspending enterprise in Russia
There are rising calls to boycott corporations not taking a stand towards Russia.
Masks mandates are being lifted in Canada — and will additional divide Canadians
Politicization of messaging may additional divide Canadians over masking sooner or later.
Why Canada is dropping inexpensive rental housing sooner than it is being constructed
Giant buyers have been shopping for up Canada’s rental inventory and growing earnings.
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