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Affordable Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy Over March Break

Affordable Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy Over March Break

By Ambia Staley

Whether you're looking forward to it, or dreading it, March Break is just around the corner. For parents with younger children, that means an entire week of the kids staying home. If you're looking to make the most of this holiday, we've gathered some great ideas for affordable ways to keep the kids busy this March Break!

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Imperial Oil Sells 487 Canadian Esso Locations for $2.8 Billion

Imperial Oil Sells 487 Canadian Esso Locations for $2.8 Billion

By Kate Musgrove

Imperial Oil, the Calgary-based oil and gas company, is selling its 497 Esso stations to several different gas retailers for a total of 2.8 billion CAD. Among the buyers are 7-Eleven Canada, Couche-Tard, Parkland Fuel Corporation, Harnois Group and Wilson Fuel Co. Imperial has said they want to focus on the refinery and oil sands side of their business.

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Get The Skinny On The New Basic TV Packages

Get The Skinny On The New Basic TV Packages

By Thomas Kenzaki

One of the biggest complaints people have about their TV service is that it’s just too darn expensive. Another major complaint is that to add on the specific channels you do want, you need to add big bundles which include a lot of channels you don’t want.

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March 2016 Video Game Release Dates

March 2016 Video Game Release Dates

By Ambia Staley

With a net worth of nearly $100 billion, the video game industry is a force to be reckoned with. From the casual mobile gamer playing Candy Crush on their way to work, to the hardcore gamers who go for days without getting up from their chairs, nearly everyone plays games to some extent. Whether you consider it an upside or a downside, one of the effects of this massive industry is that new games are coming out left and right. If you're an avid gamer, it may be hard to keep track of all the games you need to buy at any given time. We've decided to help make things easier with a monthly list of video game releases!

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Apple's iPhone Trade-in Program: How to Trade In Your Old iPhone for an Apple Credit or Gift Card

Apple's iPhone Trade-in Program: How to Trade In Your Old iPhone for an Apple Credit or Gift Card

By Simon Hung

While the release of the iPhone 7 is many months away, speculation is abound with possible designs, specs, features and perhaps most importantly, price. This particular iPhone release should be interesting, since Apple has been known to adjust product prices based on the value of the Canadian dollar, which is projected to be rather dismal later this year. As a result, the iPhone 7 could cost significantly more than previous generations and those looking to upgrade may want to get whatever value they can out of their device to help recoup the costs.

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Saks Fifth Avenue's First Canadian Location is Open!

Saks Fifth Avenue's First Canadian Location is Open!

By Kate Musgrove

The first Saks Fifth Avenue location in Canada opened today at the Toronto Eaton Centre, so I went down for a quick peek at products, pricing, selection and everything else! First things first -- if you're a Saks shopper, it's definitely cheaper to shop in-store than online. For every item that I looked at, the price was significantly lower in-store than it was on Saks.com -- even with the duty-free offer running right now. Here are a couple examples (all the online prices do not include taxes, duty or shipping):

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Starbucks Express Comes to Union Station!

Starbucks Express Comes to Union Station!

By Thomas Kenzaki

Toronto commuters rejoice! Starbucks has finally opened up a location at Union Station. Now you can hop off your train, head over to the newly renovated York Concourse and grab a Venti Chai Tea Latte or whatever else floats your boat. Be warned though, this isn’t your traditional Starbucks store.

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Here's What's Happening at the 2016 Canadian AutoShow

Here's What's Happening at the 2016 Canadian AutoShow

By Paresh Pandya

Few events could convince me to get out of bed in the midst of a severe cold snap, save one -- the 2016 Canadian International AutoShow. This event showcases the best in design and engineering with over 1000 vehicles on display at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The show also gives the public a glimpse of where we're headed in the coming years. With two buildings full of cars of trucks well what can I say but please hand me my parka and long johns, I guess I’m going out!

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Nordstrom Rack to Open Its First Canadian Location in Toronto in 2018

Nordstrom Rack to Open Its First Canadian Location in Toronto in 2018

By Ambia Staley

Upscale department store Nordstrom announced plans to open its first Nordstrom Rack location in Canada in 2018. In a press release from the company, Nordstrom announced the store is set to open in Toronto, within One Bloor, a condo building currently under construction at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor and just steps away from the Yorkville shopping district.

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Vancouver: 10 Dinners for $10 or Less!

Vancouver: 10 Dinners for $10 or Less!

By Amanda Aikman

With an abundance of world-class dining options, it’s easy to spend a lot of money on a good meal in Vancouver. While Tojo’s and Gotham Steakhouse are happy to take your money, it is possible to eat well and still make your rent or mortgage payments. Check out these local spots for delicious dinners priced $10 or less.

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10 Valentine's Day Gifts for That Special Geek in Your Life

10 Valentine's Day Gifts for That Special Geek in Your Life

By Ambia Staley

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're looking to earn a special place in the heart of a certain geek in your life, you may be searching for the perfect gift. A few months back, we created a list of holiday gift ideas for the geek on your shopping list. This time, we're following it up with a list of great Valentine's Day gift ideas for that special geek in your life!

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