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Scotiabank Raises Benchmark 5-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate, Following Moves by Peers

Scotiabank Raises Benchmark 5-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate, Following Moves by Peers

By The Canadian Press

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The Bank of Nova Scotia building is shown in the financial district in Toronto on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Scotiabank is joining its peers in raising its benchmark posted five-year fixed rate to 5.34%, and bumping up its other rates as well. Effective today. RBC, BMO, TD and CIBC have already raised their posted rates. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Scotiabank has joined its Big Five banking peers in raising its benchmark fixed-rate mortgage rate.

Canada’s third-biggest lender raised the posted rate for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage from 5.14 per cent to 5.34 per cent, effective Tuesday, while also increasing the posted rates for other terms.

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Millennials Embrace Royal Wedding for Pushing Traditions

Millennials Embrace Royal Wedding for Pushing Traditions

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

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Laura Moniz is pictured in her Toronto apartment on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Laura is inviting friends over to watch television coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Laura Moniz was never especially interested in the British Royal Family, but she is going all out to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The 32-year-old schoolteacher says she has invited a group of her girlfriends to a slumber party the night before the May 19 nuptials, when they will drink cocktails, make funny hats and then get up early the next morning to watch what they hope will be an over-the-top spectacle at Windsor Castle.

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‘It Was a Circus’: Raccoon Delays Air Canada Flight by Nearly Seven Hours

‘It Was a Circus’: Raccoon Delays Air Canada Flight by Nearly Seven Hours

By The Canadian Press

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The tail of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

SASKATOON – A raccoon that scurried into the duct system of an Air Canada jet that was set to leave for Toronto caused a seven-hour flight delay.

Ground crews in Saskatoon were connecting an air-conditioning unit to the plane Thursday night and apparently disturbed the furry bandit who had been inside the unit’s hose.

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Starbucks Canada to Provide Inclusiveness Training for Corporate Stores, Offices

Starbucks Canada to Provide Inclusiveness Training for Corporate Stores, Offices

By The Canadian Press

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A Starbucks sign is pictured in downtown Vancouver on March 20, 2015. Starbucks will close all its Canadian company-operated stores and offices for an afternoon next month to provide training about creating a “culture of warmth and belonging.” The announcement comes nearly four weeks after the Seattle-based company publicly apologized for the arrest of two black men who had been refused permission to use the washroom of a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

TORONTO – Starbucks will close all its Canadian company-operated stores and offices for an afternoon next month to provide training about creating a “culture of warmth and belonging.”

The announcement comes nearly a month after the Seattle-based company publicly apologized for the arrest of two black men who had been refused permission to use the washroom of a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia.

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‘Not Something We Endorse:’ Toronto Police Investigating Dangling Car ‘Prank’

‘Not Something We Endorse:’ Toronto Police Investigating Dangling Car ‘Prank’

By Adam Burns, The Canadian Press

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Toronto police are investigating a dangling car found hanging from the underside of Leaside Bridge on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (CBC)

TORONTO – Toronto police are investigating what they believe was an elaborate prank after a burned-out car was found dangling from a bridge near a busy highway during the Wednesday morning rush hour.

The unusual sight of a blue sedan suspended from the underside of the Leaside Bridge drove much speculation online and from police themselves, who originally believed the hanging vehicle was part of a movie shoot.

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‘In Toronto… We Don’t Run Away:’ Thousands Mourn Van Attack Victims at Vigil

‘In Toronto… We Don’t Run Away:’ Thousands Mourn Van Attack Victims at Vigil

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

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Flowers, notes and candles are piled high at a vigil on Yonge Street in Toronto, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Politicians and religious leaders will join mourners in Toronto this evening to remember those killed and injured Monday after a van plowed into dozens of pedestrians along a busy street. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan)

TORONTO – The site of a deadly van attack was transformed into a place of mourning Sunday evening, as the streets of north Toronto echoed with thousands of people singing O Canada at a vigil for the victims.

Religious leaders of multiple faiths led the speakers’ list at the event, all of them sharing messages of support and strength in the face of the tragedy that left 10 people dead and 16 more injured.

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What Could Be Done to Prevent Incidents Like Van Attack? Experts Weigh In

What Could Be Done to Prevent Incidents Like Van Attack? Experts Weigh In

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press

Toronto Van Attack
A van with a damaged front-end is shown on a sidewalk after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. The van attack that left 10 people dead in Toronto this week has raised questions about what could be done to guard against similar incidents, with experts saying some new automotive technology and urban planning measures may help mitigate risk. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

TORONTO – The van attack that left 10 people dead in Toronto this week has raised questions about what could be done to guard against similar incidents, with experts saying some new automotive technology and urban planning measures may help mitigate risk.

They caution, however, that it would be impossible to entirely prevent vehicles being used as weapons.

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‘Death Road to Canada’ Game Release on Hold Due to Toronto Van Attack

‘Death Road to Canada’ Game Release on Hold Due to Toronto Van Attack

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

Death Road to Canada
An image from the video game “Death Road to Canada” is seen in this undated handout photo. Wednesday’s scheduled console release of the video game “Death Road to Canada” has been delayed due to Monday’s horrific van attack in Toronto. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Rocketcat Games)

TORONTO – Wednesday’s scheduled console release of the video game “Death Road to Canada” has been delayed due to Monday’s horrific van attack in Toronto.

London-based Ukiyo Publishing says it has put the game’s release on hold because of the rampage that killed 10 pedestrians and injured 15 others.

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Identities of 10 Killed in Toronto Van Attack Will Take Days to Confirm: Coroner

Identities of 10 Killed in Toronto Van Attack Will Take Days to Confirm: Coroner

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Toronto Van Attack
Police secure an area around a covered body in Toronto after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into a number of pedestrians on Monday, April 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Investigators probing the deadly van attack that killed 10 people and injured 14 others in north Toronto have not yet identified any of those who died, Ontario’s chief coroner said Tuesday.

Dirk Huyer said confirming the identities is a time-consuming process complicated by the fact that the attack took place over at least a one-kilometre stretch of one of Toronto’s busiest streets.

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Most Canadian Facebook Users Plan Changes to How They Use It

Most Canadian Facebook Users Plan Changes to How They Use It

By The Canadian Press

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A Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo taken in New York. Some members of Canada’s media industry say they expect to be able to weather the potential setback created by the latest change to Facebook’s content sharing priorities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/James H. Collins, file)

TORONTO – Nearly three-quarters of Canadian Facebook users say they will make at least some change to how they use the social media platform in the wake of a data mining scandal.

A survey by Angus Reid Institute suggests 73 per cent of Canadian Facebook users say they will make changes, while 27 per cent say it will be “business as usual.”

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