A Vancouver renter who falls through the cracks for government assistance appealed to her landlord to renegotiate the rent. The landlord said no. But the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre says landlords cannot expect to be the only ones in this crisis who don’t lose any income.
The federal government is launching a dedicated Canada Emergency Response Benefit call centre after receiving more than four million applications in less than a month - and many of the agents will be working from home.
With borders closed and the global supply chain under pressure, many B.C. pharmacists are limiting prescription refills to a 30-day supply. And that means consumers are paying three times the dispensing fee - something those on fixed incomes are finding tough to swallow.
Restaurants across the country have closed their doors, some permanently. And Restaurants Canada says that leaves 800,000 people out of work, with more locations likely to shutter by the end of the month.
The federal government’s $2,000 a month emergency benefit comes just in time for people who worked for Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Clubs. The business has decided to close and terminate all its employees.
The pressures of the current health crisis haven’t let condo owners off the hook from sky rocketing strata insurance. Some insurance companies have offered policy extensions to get through the COVID-19 pandemic while work begins to find solutions.
As concerns ramp up over COVID-19, so has anxiety. Even though COVID-19 is in the headlines, it doesn’t mean other illnesses have gone away. Now that spring has arrived, are symptoms from seasonal allergies confusing people?
While tax breaks like the Canada Workers Benefit and the Home Buyers’ Plan will get you more money, there are also some under-utilized ways to find the odds and ends you’re eligible for – kind of like finding coins in the sofa cushions.
A Langley family is disappointed and out hundreds of dollars after buying a pet online. The dog was supposed to be shipped to Abbotsford International Airport, but when the family showed up to collect it - there was no puppy.
COVID-19 is having a huge impact on global travel, and travel insurance providers are rushing to keep up. While some are still covering the illness, others say now that it’s a known issue, travellers are out of luck.
A Vancouver woman says she’s outraged at the way she’s been treated by Air Canada over a vacation she booked to Hawaii. The airline booked her on a plane that hadn’t been cleared to fly and then cancelled it, expecting Stacy Silber to change her vacation plans.