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Mayor John Tory Declares Need for Emergency Centre for Refugees

Mayor John Tory Declares Need for Emergency Centre for Refugees

Toronto Mayor John Tory warned that shelters were being filled to capacity and urged the government to provide support as the city continues to welcome refugees. Credit: Martin Trainor, CBC ​Toronto Mayor John Tory recently made an announcement regarding the influx of refugees and a need for adequate shelters to house them. According to shelter… Continue Reading

No Interest Rate Increase from the Bank of Canada

No Interest Rate Increase from the Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada announced on Wednesday that it will keep its benchmark interest rate at 1.25 per cent. While many expected a hold, investors were uncertain and felt that a surprise hike was on the horizon. The primary concern stemmed from the bank’s previous decisions, which raised the key lending rate thrice since last… Continue Reading

Increased Efforts and Progress in the Search for a Cure

Increased Efforts and Progress in the Search for a Cure

Scientists have worked tirelessly in a battle that has lasted far too long… the fight against cancer. Great strides have been made over the years. Unfortunately, many have hit roadblocks during testing and when seeking approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Nevertheless, scientists have refused to give up and continue to discover new… Continue Reading

Thousands Suspended Over Outdated Immunization Records

Thousands Suspended Over Outdated Immunization Records

During the 2017 – 2018 school year, thousands of elementary school students have been suspended due to out-of-date immunization records. Earlier reports stated that a total of 5,063 Toronto elementary students were suspended for this reason from July until mid-December. This accounts for approximately 7 per cent of the total number of students across 586… Continue Reading

Toronto Home Prices Climb on Heels of Tougher Mortgage Rules

Toronto Home Prices Climb on Heels of Tougher Mortgage Rules

According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, the average home prices in the Toronto region climbed 4.2 per cent last month, while buyers felt the brunt of the new mortgage qualification rules imposed this year. In the Greater Toronto Area, single-family detached home prices rose 3.1 per cent, while condo prices increased by 4.4 per… Continue Reading

New Tax Season Brings New Scams

New Tax Season Brings New Scams

As we prepare our taxes, it is important to be aware of the scammers that are lurking out there, ready to pounce on unsuspecting victims and take their hard-earned cash. Provincial Constable Monique Baker explained that scams are a huge business and that con artists are professionals at what they do. They know what does… Continue Reading

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