Canada’s Big Six banks all said they will reduce interest rates on credit cards to provide relief to customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic. Bank of Montreal said on Saturday it will temporarily reduce credit card interest rates to 10.99 per cent for personal and small business customers receiving payment deferrals due
Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going out between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day. The analysis of location data from billions of Google users’ phones is the largest public
There they are on Canadian televisions and smartphones day after day — chief medical officers tirelessly updating the country on the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to be done to fight it. Many of them are women who were unknown to most Canadians prior to the pandemic, but are becoming household names, earning
Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today Ottawa “likely did not have enough” personal protective gear in the national stockpile heading into the COVID-19 pandemic. “To your question about whether we had enough — no, we likely did not have enough. I think federal governments for decades have been under-funding
After several weeks of speculation about when the oilpatch would take significant steps in response to record low oil prices, companies in Western Canada are now beginning to pull back on oil production and layoff workers. Heavy oil prices in Alberta have been hit the hardest, selling for under $4
It might be the biggest diversion from the coronavirus pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. Now a Florida sheriff is asking the public for tips regarding one of the lingering mysteries raised in the recently released show: What happened to Carole Baskin’s husband?
While Canada’s chief public health officer has warned that all upcoming religious festivals and holidays should be celebrated “virtually,” it appears many organized religions have already taken steps to keep their congregations safe during the coronavirus outbreak. “Some important religious observances are coming up including Easter, Passover, Vaisakhi, Ramadan,” Dr.
Some viable organs have not been recovered from deceased donors in Ontario in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as hospitals in the province temporarily scale back procedures that aren’t deemed essential, according to a leading transplant specialist in Toronto. Hospitals across the province have hit pause on many transplant procedures, involving