Weekly Digest – 23 August 2022

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Ageing gracefully in public the centre of debate

Celebrated CTV correspondent Lisa LaFlamme was let go from her position as anchor last week. The confusing ousting has turned a spotlight on what women who age on television endure in the industry.

Liquor rationing in effect at public stores in BC

On the weekend, shoppers were upset at having to ration their liquor purchases at public liquor stores in British Columbia. The rule is the result of ongoing job action and is also causing the shelves to become bare.

Back to school costs more this year

The cost of everything is going up, and that includes back to school supplies. Experts weigh in on how to find deals and cut costs as kids head back to class.

Zellers is coming back

Canadians reacted with fond feelings of nostalgia to the news that Zellers will debut a new e-commerce website and expand its brick-and-mortar footprint within select Hudson’s Bay department stores across the country in early 2023.

Serena Williams backs Canadian startup Calico

Calico helps e-commerce brands manage their supply chain to get their products to market as quickly as possible. Last week, Serena Williams announced she would be retiring from tennis to focus more on ventures such as this.

Toronto’s Pearson airport is no longer the worst in the world for delays

It has moved up to being the second worst. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra told the House of Commons on Friday that COVID-19 and a labour shortage are to blame, but the travel chaos is now dissipating thanks to the government’s help.

Buy now, pay later is more popular than ever but comes with risk

BNPL schemes increased in popularity during the pandemic, but financial experts warn that while they are a shortcut to getting what you need now, the consequences of using them too freely can be serious.

The fitness landscape is changing again

Brands such as Peloton and SoulCycle are struggling to maintain profit, and are not growing. Price slashes and studio closures have become common. CBC outlines how the luxury fitness bubble burst and what the future might hold.

Canadian oilpatch benefiting greatly this year

Projections for profit were already high when the war in Ukraine bolstered demand for Canadian oil even higher. As the oilpatch reports record profits, analysts wonder what will be done with all the extra cash.

Humanity is returning to the moon next week, and Canada is playing a huge role

While the first ship in the new Artemis program is unmanned (except for three mannequins), Canada is contributing a new Canadarm, a lunar rover, and will be sending astronauts on future missions. Artemis launches on August 29.

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