Month: December 2020

Tech

North Shore Rescue accidentally finds lost hikers on first-ever night-vision test flight

Thursday’s rescue was the 146th NSR has conducted this year, setting a new all-time record for annual call outs. Read…

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‘A legal first’: B.C. man accused of dangerous driving for sleeping in self-driving, speeding Tesla

‘I don’t know that I’m aware of any other case in Canadian law ever,’ said Vancouver criminal lawyer Kyla Lee.…

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U.S. state, local governments impacted by SolarWinds cyberattack: officials

CISA did not identify the state or local agencies affected and did not immediately give additional details. Read More source

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Shopify hosts thousands of fraudulent shops, analysis finds

A consumer watchdog program says it found ‘fraudulent practices’ on more than a fifth of the Shopify accounts it analyzed…

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CRA admits ‘unclear’ communication on CERB eligibility led to some mistaken applications

The government collection service said this included confusing information both on the benefit’s web pages, and admitted unclear information was…

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These are the Russian cyber warfare capabilities that may have been used on the U.S.

Here is some information about Russia’s possible motives for such an attack, and details about Russian cyber offensive and information…

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Business

CERB repayments: What are taxpayers supposed to do when even tax pros aren’t sure?

There is sharp disagreement among accountants and tax lawyers on the issue of repaying the emergency benefit. Read More source

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Business

Canada’s retail sales rose for the sixth straight month in October

But early estimates from Statistics Canada indicate sales may have remained relatively flat in November heading into the key holiday…

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What to expect from your 2021 taxes and how to prepare

From taxes on COVID-19 benefits to charitable donations, tips to make sure you start off the next tax season on…

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Global tech conference Collision moves Toronto event online in 2021 due to pandemic

This will be the second year the travelling conference has had to give up plans to stage the massive event…

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Business

Bitcoin crosses US$20K threshold for the first time

The cryptocurrency has gained more than 170 per cent this year. Read More source

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Business

Aphria, Tilray to merge, creating world’s largest cannabis producer

Expectations the U.S. market is finally ready to open up are fuelling deal-making in the sector. Read More source

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Business

Inflation up 1% in November, Statistics Canada says

The increase was larger than economists had expected. Read More source

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Coronavirus put a ‘chop’ on economic recovery, Bank of Canada governor says

Macklem expressed concern about the strengthening Canadian dollar, saying it was hurting Canada’s exports in the crucial U.S. market. Read…

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Big gains from Doordash, Airbnb IPOs are out of reach for many everyday investors

It was big investors that largely pocketed the big gains, one IPO expert explains. Read More source

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Facebook, Twitter, TikTok may face fines for harmful content under proposed British laws

Tech platforms will also need to do more to protect children from being exposed to grooming, bullying and pornography, the…

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Home prices to keep rising — up 5.5% on average — in 2021: Royal LePage

The forecast is at odd with more muted predictions by the CMHC and some Canadian banks. Read More source

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Disney+ raising monthly subscription price by $3 in Canada

The price hike comes with the addition of a new portal of entertainment. Read More source

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