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Trying to guide a vaccine appointment? These volunteers say they will help
Should you’re having bother navigating the generally complicated patchwork of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, a gaggle of web-savvy volunteers may be capable to level you in the proper route.
Vaccine Hunters Canada makes use of social media to assist 1000’s of Canadians guide vaccine appointments.
“Lots of people discover the comprehensiveness of the vaccine rollout truly an overload of data,” Toronto’s Sabrina Craig, one of many group’s co-founders, instructed As It Occurs host Carol Off.
“Some individuals discover it tough to navigate, notably … if English is not your [first] language. Or when you have a grasp of the English language, possibly you are not super-familiar with navigating the web. In order that’s the place we are available in.” Learn extra
Did you lose Rogers cell service this week? You are not alone
Wi-fi service was offline for many of Monday for 1000’s of Rogers clients, together with the corporate’s Fido and Chatr manufacturers.
The following day, Rogers prolonged an olive department to affected clients, providing “a credit score equal to yesterday’s wi-fi service price,” or no matter sooner or later of service would price on their month-to-month plan — roughly $2 on a $60 month-to-month plan, for instance.
The corporate blamed the outage on a software program replace from Ericsson, certainly one of its community gear suppliers.
“We provide our honest apologies and can work laborious to earn again your belief,” Rogers stated. Learn extra
WATCH | Rogers community hit by widespread outages:
Lady with dementia locked into 10-year home-heating contract — with a $15K lien on her property
Mercedes Chacin de Fuchs, 82, already had dementia when a door-to-door salesperson satisfied her to signal a contract for a furnace and air conditioner she did not want in 2017, says her son Matt Fuchs.
“They got here in and satisfied someone that has cognitive points that they wanted one thing they did not want,” he instructed Go Public.
Fuchs says he solely discovered of the deal when he tried to get a line of credit score to pay for a home-care employee for his mom and was denied due to a lien on her property.
Tens of 1000’s of Canadians are locked into related offers, says paralegal John Robinson, who fights such contracts in courtroom, together with that of Fuchs and his mother. Learn extra
WATCH | Man sues after mother with dementia locked into 10-year home-heating contract:
What else is happening?
U.S. airline JetBlue expands into Canada for the first time
Airline heading to Vancouver in 2022, says it desires to shake up a market “dominated by high-fare carriers.”
Canada’s annual inflation jumped in March because of plunge in costs final 12 months
StatsCan says the buyer value index was up 2.2 per cent final month in contrast with a 12 months in the past.
Trudeau pledges to slash greenhouse gasoline emissions by at the very least 40% by 2030
Canada will “blow previous” its earlier goal of a 30 per cent discount from 2005 ranges by 2030, PM says.
U.S. security regulator points warning about Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill
The warning follows studies of Tread+ incidents during which one youngster died and others had been injured.
These Clipper multi-purpose lighters are a possible burn hazard
Instantly cease utilizing the lighters and return to the place of buy for a refund.
This flooring lamp is being recalled because of a hearth hazard
Shoppers ought to instantly unplug the recalled lamp. Those that bought the lamp from City Barn ought to contact City Barn Buyer Look after a refund. Those that bought from different retailers ought to contact Zuo Fashionable Canada. Proof of buy could also be required.
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