And next up to the plate of Canadian lay offs – Sobeys. Canada’s second largest food retailer announced that they will be cutting the jobs of 800 office workers. The reason cited for the cuts, is the “creation of one efficient national organization out of five regional operations”, according to an announcement made by the company on Friday.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:44
Sears Canada just can’t seem to stay out of the news. The latest has been the allegations against the Canadian retailer that they have been raising prices amid their liquidation sales. According to a new report by Sears Canada’s court-appointed monitor, the Competition Bureau is now investigating the allegations.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:00
Last year Uber was hacked, exposing the personal information of 57 million Uber drivers and customers. And the real kicker? The hack remained a secret until now thanks to a $100,000 bribe that was paid to keep the hackers quiet and to destroy the stolen information.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:43
First Loblaws decided to give their loyalty programs a facelift by combining their PC Plus program and Shoppers Drug Mart’s Optimum program into one, by the name of PC Optimum. Now they are offering even more point incentives with their new PC Insiders program, but it comes at a cost.
Beginning Monday Toronto police will be handing out fines to those not obeying the new rules on King St
By Insurance Hunter Team on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:04
Last week the King Street transit pilot project launched, putting many changes in place for drivers. The biggest change facing motorists is the fact that you can no longer drive straight through any intersection on King Street between Bathurst and Jarvis.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:25
It’s that time of year again, which means it’s time for the annual Toronto Santa Clause Parade. The parade and similar activities around the city this weekend means that there will be some road closures to watch out for.
On Saturday the free community concert “Holiday Magic” will result in the closure of Cumberland Street between Old York Lane and Bellair Street between 2:30pm and 8:30pm.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:16
As the city plans to restrict Airbnb rentals to a renter’s primary residence only, they grapple with how this can be enforced. Back in the summer Toronto proposed new legislation to curb Airbnb usage and help cool the scorching hot housing market.
The proposed regulations aimed to provide some stability to the Toronto market, and included:
A week after Loblaws announced that PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum are to become one rewards program, they came out to say that they would be closing down 22 unprofitable stores under the chains banner. The closures are set to happen by the end of the first quarter of 2018, but Loblaws have not yet released which stores they will be closing.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:14
Many of us have been there before, waiting for a bus or train just to be denied entry because it was too full. Never fun, especially when you’ve been waiting in the cold and then have face even more waiting. This is exactly what happened to a Toronto woman on Friday night as she tried to board an overcrowded Route 47 bus at Lansdowne station around 5pm. But, instead of joining back into the queue to wait for the next bus, and maybe uttering a few choice words under her breath like many of us would do, she took to the streets in protest. Literally.
By Insurance Hunter Team on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:17
The King Street pilot project has officially kicked off and will be facing its first week of operations this week. The project is aimed at improving the King Street streetcar, which upwards of 65,000 people use every weekday.
No matter how you travel along King Street, you will see some changes on your morning commute. Here is how the project will affect pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and streetcar riders alike.
Pedestrians and cyclists