New hires are ‘ghosting’ small businesses

New hires are ‘ghosting’ small businesses

Amanda Mayhew has been “ghosted” by new hires and prospective employees more times than she can count. As the general manager of Stallion Movers — a moving company based in Kitchener — Mayhew is involved in the hiring and training process. When the economy reopened in early 2022, it became increasingly difficult to find reliable … Read more

Air Canada best airline in North America in Global Traveler awards

Air Canada best airline in North America in Global Traveler awards

A US-based magazine has named Air Canada the best airline in North America for the fourth consecutive year. This comes despite a significant amount of post-pandemic criticism of the airline. Every year, Global Traveler runs a survey amongst its readers on a number of categories, including best airlines, best hotels and best offshore business locations. … Read more

MyMoney consumer loan program ‘on pause’ indefinitely after apparent attack by ‘bad actors’

MyMoney consumer loan program ‘on pause’ indefinitely after apparent attack by ‘bad actors’

Canada Post is having delivery problems — and for once, it’s not your mail. New applications for the crown corporation’s MyMoney consumer loan program, launched nationally in late September, have been put “on pause” indefinitely after security monitoring detected an apparent attack. “It is disappointing that bad actors tried to take advantage of a new … Read more

Jordan Bitove to take ownership of the Toronto Star

Jordan Bitove to take ownership of the Toronto Star

The fight for control of the Toronto Star is over. Sources say former partners Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett are in the final steps of resolving the dispute and it will be Bitove who takes ownership of Torstar, including Metroland Media Group and the Toronto Star. Bitove will also retain a stake in VerticalScope Holdings. … Read more

This new iPhone 14 feature lets you make emergency calls via satellite

This new iPhone 14 feature lets you make emergency calls via satellite

Apple has unveiled a new safety service that connects users who are off-grid in remote areas with emergency call centers by connecting through satellite. The service, rolled out Tuesday, is available in Canada and the US to users of all iPhone 14 models. “There are always places that you will never be able to fully … Read more

Pearson airport head earned $2 million in 2021 — making her one of the highest-paid airport CEOs in North America

Pearson airport head earned  million in 2021 — making her one of the highest-paid airport CEOs in North America

In 2021, the board overseeing Toronto’s Pearson airport made its new CEO one of the highest-paid airport heads in North America, paying Deborah Flint just over $2 million, in part for meeting performance targets. The compensation, detailed in the Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s annual information form, provides a window into the board’s confidence in Flint’s … Read more

Has Apple has lost its way when it comes to the iPad?

Has Apple has lost its way when it comes to the iPad?

I had been waiting with bated breath, checking websites daily, all in anticipation of when Apple would announce its latest iPads. The reason? I had decided it was time to give up on the idea that an iPad could be a laptop replacement, and get rid of my old one in favor of something newer, … Read more

Loblaws price freeze nothing but a publicity stunt, critics say

Loblaws price freeze nothing but a publicity stunt, critics say

A way to help Canadians with soaring household food bills, or nothing more than a publicity stunt? For anti-poverty activists, politicians and ordinary Canadians on social media, it was undisputably the latter, after Loblaws announced Monday it was freezing prices on its No Name brand products until Jan. 31, 2023. “This definitely feels like a … Read more

Pearson airport hikes user fees to new high after summer of chaos

Pearson airport hikes user fees to new high after summer of chaos

It is, in the notorious words of at least one frustrated celebrity traveler, the worst airport on Earth. Now, Pearson International is raising its prices. After a summer filled with headlines about long lineups, canceled flights and lost baggage, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority announced recently that it would be raising the “airport improvement fee” … Read more

Toronto has world’s highest housing bubble risk, report finds

Toronto has world’s highest housing bubble risk, report finds

Toronto has the highest housing bubble risk in the world — even higher than cities such as Frankfurt and Hong Kong — according to a new report from Swiss bank UBS. The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index ranked 25 major world cities based on the risk of a market collapse, warning that Toronto, followed … Read more