CBC’s Market shopper cheat sheet

CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

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Excessive-tech automotive theft on the rise

When you’ve got a wi-fi key fob on your automotive, you would possibly really be serving to thieves. That is in keeping with an automotive safety specialist who says thieves can intercept and reroute their indicators (even after they’re inside houses). The spike in automotive thefts within the Toronto space even prompted one dealership to ask Lexus to put in monitoring methods on all high-end SUVs.

In our April 2016 investigation, we went on the hunt for the mysterious system police imagine thieves are utilizing to steal your automotive.

Costly veggies, cheaper meat

The newest research of meals costs has excellent news for meat eaters and unhealthy information for veggie lovers. Vegetable costs are projected to rise by 4-6 per cent, whereas meat costs are predicted to drop by three per cent and seafood costs by two per cent. Specialists say a shift away from consuming meat to a extra plant-based eating regimen is lowering demand, whereas greens are being recognized as a “luxurious merchandise.”

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Seniors restrained in long-term care

Have you learnt a senior dwelling in a long-term care facility? A report launched final week discovered the variety of seniors stored in each day bodily restraints in Newfoundland and Labrador (12.1 per cent) is twice the nationwide common. One resident says her father felt he was “being punished” and that he was solely freed when he had a customer. Earlier this yr, our hidden digicam investigation revealed a spike in nursing residence abuse and violence in Ontario.

Watch out for talcum powder

In case you’re stocking up on child powder or different talc merchandise, watch out the place you utilize it. Well being Canada is warning talcum powder might be a hazard to your lungs and ovaries. The advisory focuses on the protection of talc merchandise together with cosmetics, child, physique, face and foot powders; diaper and rash lotions; and genital antiperspirants and deodorants.

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What else is occurring?

A Montreal restaurant has been ordered to pay $15Ok in damages to a former hostess who was instructed she could not put on cornrows at work. The Quebec Human Rights Fee mentioned Lettia McNickle was the topic of racial discrimination by Madisons New York Grill & Bar in downtown Montreal.

Two B.C. excessive faculties crack down on lunch supply apps. The administration at Semiahmoo and Elgin Park secondary faculties have imposed restrictions on apps like SkipTheDishes, as deliveries from native eating places to the colleges turned extra disruptive.

Quora says hackers stole data on as many as 100 million customers. Customers of the question-and-answer web site have been instructed they’d been logged out and should re-enter a brand new password. The knowledge hacked included private data like names and electronic mail addresses.

This week in recollects

These packaged salads might be contaminated with Listeria; the aluminum {hardware} on these bathe seats might corrode, posing a fall and laceration hazard; this avalanche airbag could not deploy when activated; this darkish cocoa bar accommodates milk, which isn’t declared on the label; this espresso maker might overheat throughout use, posing a burn hazard; this drywall hoist might pose a danger of damage to the person; these pacifier clips might pose a choking hazard to younger youngsters; the entrance legs on this excessive chair might detach from the seat, posing a fall and damage hazard. 

Market desires to listen to from you

We wish to hear about your expertise with short-term rental platforms like Airbnb as a visitor, host or neighbour. E mail us at [email protected]. Whereas we all know these platforms are worldwide, we’re solely specializing in Canadian tales proper now. It is procuring season and we’d like your assist. We’re on the hunt for Canada’s Worst Sale! Ever noticed a sale value greater than the unique value? Objects on sale all out of inventory? Does the corporate use their pricing to make you imagine you are getting a greater deal than you really are? We wish to hear about it! Ship us your story at [email protected]. You already know these DNA checks? Ever order one on-line and get sudden outcomes? We wish to hear about it. Ship us a message at [email protected].

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