Why Rocket Doctor and other Ontario virtual care sites face a crash

Why Rocket Doctor and other Ontario virtual care sites face a crash

During the pandemic, Rocket Doctor appeared to be on an upward trajectory. About 250 physicians in Ontario were using the company’s cloud-based system to provide virtual appointments. On weekends doctors saw 600 to 1,000 patients and the virtual spots would be booked by Friday afternoon. The emergency department at Georgian Bay General Hospital was using … Read more

Ottawa is moving to reduce credit-card fees. What it means for businesses, banks and your loyalty points

Ottawa is moving to reduce credit-card fees.  What it means for businesses, banks and your loyalty points

Gordon Dean hands groceries to a customer (Will and his dog Sammi) in his store in Chesterville, Ont., on Nov. 10.Christinne Muschi/The Globe and Mail At Gordon Dean’s small-town grocery stores in Ontario and Quebec, the rattle of coins in the checkout tills is a more infrequent sound than it used to be. The five … Read more

Business groups call for government action on credit-card swipe fees

Business groups call for government action on credit-card swipe fees

Federal lobbying records show major credit-card companies including Visa and Mastercard have registered to talk to the government about its plans to lower credit-card interchange fees.John Raoux/The Associated Press Business groups are calling for action on credit-card swipe fees, saying the federal government has dragged its feet on promises to lower them. The Liberals promised … Read more

Sage Hill residents fight ‘alarming’ association fee collection – Calgary

Sage Hill residents fight ‘alarming’ association fee collection – Calgary

Homeowners in the northwest Calgary community of Sage Hill are fighting back after they found letters taped to their doors demanding hundreds of dollars in association and legal fees. “I feel like it was uncalled for,” Sage Hill resident Nicole MacCallum said. “To be threatened, to be taken to court and lose your home, people … Read more

Businesses urged to claim their share of multi-million class-action settlement with Visa, Mastercard

Businesses urged to claim their share of multi-million class-action settlement with Visa, Mastercard

Small merchants, defined as those with under $5-million in annual revenue, can receive $30 a year for each year they accepted credit-card payments, up to a maximum of $600. Small merchants do not need to provide proof of their claim. Larger merchants can claim more money from the $131-million settlement fund, but are required to … Read more