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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Stiffer penalties for driving while drug impaired take effect October 2

Stiffer penalties for driving while drug impaired take effect October 2

As of Sunday, October 2, new penalties will be imposed on drug-impaired drivers in Ontario. These are the new penalties for driving under the influence of drugs: A $180 penalty An immediate licence suspension of three days for the first occurrence, seven days for the second occurrence and thirty days for the third and subsequent… Continue Reading

Internet service providers largely "meet or exceed" advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Internet service providers largely "meet or exceed" advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Canadians, it turns out, are getting pretty much what they pay for from their Internet providers. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released results of a first-ever national broadband study it commissioned last spring. The results confirm that Internet service providers (ISPs) “largely meet or exceed” their advertised download and upload speeds. The… Continue Reading

Internet service providers largely “meet or exceed” advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Internet service providers largely “meet or exceed” advertised speeds in Canada: CRTC

Canadians, it turns out, are getting pretty much what they pay for from their Internet providers. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released results of a first-ever national broadband study it commissioned last spring. The results confirm that Internet service providers (ISPs) “largely meet or exceed” their advertised download and upload speeds. The… Continue Reading

Seniors intend to spend, not bequeath their wealth to the children

Seniors intend to spend, not bequeath their wealth to the children

For as long as humans have owned property and created families, there has been a strong understanding between parents and children that the property would be passed along from generation to generation. Now there is research from several different sources that indicates that today’s younger adults and their parents may not necessarily be on the… Continue Reading

Preliminary report released on new home warranties in Ontario, final expected this fall

Preliminary report released on new home warranties in Ontario, final expected this fall

Last November, the Ontario government initiated an independent review of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and the Tarion Warranty Corporation that administers it. The Act was passed in 1976 to protect new home buyers, and the not-for-profit Tarion corporation was created and given the responsibility of administering warranties and of regulating builders and… Continue Reading

Canadians prefer to shop locally, but not at any price

Canadians prefer to shop locally, but not at any price

If good intentions were all that counted, small retail businesses in Canada would be in excellent shape. The majority of Canadians (82 per cent) say they understand that by patronising a local business they are making an important contribution to the local economy. Even more (88 per cent) understand that local businesses contribute to the… Continue Reading

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Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

For Toronto- or Vancouver-based home-owners “Goldilocks” may seem like a dream in the face of double digit increases in home values. Even with the recent increase in listings, and the multi-point plan by Government to cool markets, the bargains are not to be found in resale homes and condos. Goldilocks market seems like a far-off…

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

By Sassa Brown I was a Boomerang kid. I didn’t want to be. I had to be. This is my story. But first, let me explain that your kids know you are anxious to settle down and relax. They want you to enjoy yourselves in peace and quiet, with the knowledge that they raised good, well-adjusted children….

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

According to a recent report by the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis, approximately 70% of Ontario’s residents are unable to find housing that adequately meets the needs of their household.     While many residents are unable to find houses that are big enough, others are finding it difficult to locate houses that are small…

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