Air Canada rejects passenger compensation claims, citing staff shortages and safety – National

Air Canada rejects passenger compensation claims, citing staff shortages and safety – National

Less than four hours before departure, Ryan Farrell was surprised to learn his flight from Yellowknife to Calgary had been cancelled. Air Canada cited “crew constraints” and rebooked him on a plane leaving 48 hours after the June 17 flight’s original takeoff time. Farrell was even more surprised six weeks later, when he learned his … Read more

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As Alberta drivers get set to head out for another summer weekend, prices at the gas pumps are trending down. On Friday afternoon, most stations in Edmonton had pump prices around 157.9 cents per litre, with at least one station charging as low as 136.9 cents per litre. Read more: Gas tax savings to start … Read more

Freeland vows more action on housing if needed. What have the feds done so far? – National

Freeland vows more action on housing if needed.  What have the feds done so far?  – National

The federal government is prepared to take “additional action if necessary” to help with housing affordability, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday. “Our government is absolutely focused on housing affordability, on ensuring that Canadians — the Canadians who want to buy a house — are able to buy one, and on ensuring the Canadians … Read more

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As Alberta drivers get set to head out for another summer weekend, prices at the gas pumps are trending down. On Friday afternoon, most stations in Edmonton had pump prices around 157.9 cents per litre, with at least one station charging as low as 136.9 cents per litre. Read more: Gas tax savings to start … Read more

Beloved Pickering, Ont. dry cleaners say they might have to close, blame local Loblaws superstore

Beloved Pickering, Ont.  dry cleaners say they might have to close, blame local Loblaws superstore

Six days a week, for nearly 20 years, Anthony Seunarine and his father, Bobby, have been running London Cleaners, a tailor and dry cleaning shop inside the Loblaws Supermarket at Highway 2 and Liverpool Road in Pickering, Ont. By now, the place feels like home, and their customers extended family. “We have lots of customers … Read more

Award-winning Edmonton-area restaurant implements ‘crisis pricing’ as food costs soar – Edmonton

Award-winning Edmonton-area restaurant implements ‘crisis pricing’ as food costs soar – Edmonton

Just as the hospitality industry was regaining its footing after the pandemic, restaurants were hit with skyrocketing food and utility costs. The co-owners of Chartier, an award-winning local restaurant in Beaumont, say in some ways, this storm is harder to weather than COVID. “I think so. In some ways it is,” Sylvia Cheverie said. “I … Read more

Calgary senior’s retirement dream, savings vanish with contractor – Calgary

Calgary senior’s retirement dream, savings vanish with contractor – Calgary

A Calgary senior is warning others after the contractor she hired to build her dream business “vanished” during the months he was supposed to be on the job. “You turn your back, he disappears very fast,” Lo told Global News about the company she hired. “He’s like Houdini!” Christina Lo had always dreamed of opening … Read more

The dark side of winning the lottery: lucky ticket can cause new troubles, past winners say – National

The dark side of winning the lottery: lucky ticket can cause new troubles, past winners say – National

Dave and Erica Harrig stayed true to their values ​​when they won a lottery jackpot of more than $61 million in 2013. It made all the difference. The couple from Gretna, Nebraska, a community on the outskirts of Omaha where Dave Harrig now is a volunteer firefighter, allowed themselves to buy a new home, some … Read more

The Globe’s stars and dogs for the week

The Globe’s stars and dogs for the week

Walmart (DOG) WMT-NYSE Business quiz! Shares of Walmart fell – and later recouped most of their losses – after the retailer: a) said it will close all 10,500 of its stores on Aug. 1 “to give our hard-working employees a well-deserved mental-health day”; b) changed its slogan from “Save Money. Live Better” to “Spend More … Read more

‘New bottle, same Sprite’: Why Sprite is ditching its familiar green plastic bottle

‘New bottle, same Sprite’: Why Sprite is ditching its familiar green plastic bottle

For decades, Sprite has come in its iconic green bottle. That’s all about changing. The Coca-Cola Company is officially getting rid of their green Sprite bottles and replacing them with clear plastic as part of “major steps to support a circular economy” for packaging, the company said in a press release posted on their website. … Read more