A Burlington family paid $35,000 for a kitchen renovation but before construction could even start the business was sold to a new owner and now their money is nowhere to be found. Stephanie and Dan Greenwood had big plans for their home. Ten months ago, they decided to do renovations, which would consist of new kitchen cupboards, flooring and changes to their living room. “The project was $53,000. We were asked to give $35,000 up front.
Scarborough resident Cathy Menear was stunned when she found out her home and auto insurance with Certas Direct would increase by double digits, despite being a good driver and responsible home owner. When she received her renewal policy from Certas Direct and it stated her home insurance would increase by 13 per cent and her car insurance by 26 per cent. “It’s a good thing I was sitting down or I would have fallen over,” Menear told CTV News Toronto.
On our car insurance agent’s advice, I drove a different way home. I also adopted a new laugh, something akin to the embroidered cackle of Phyllis Diller.Instead of turning right on Lifehack Lane, I took the bluer than blue Volkswagen Beach Bomb down Billy Goats Gruff Tollway. I saw a Datsun taking liberties and a UPS truck not taking left turns. I heard an optic boom in the dark sunshine and a whisper in the glove box. I felt a ripple in the universe and a stillness in my bones.
@BeirUtopia@CTVToronto They did a routine maintenance check on their car before their trip - at their dealer. They got a flat tire. Their car did not have tire pressure monitoring. If purchased in U.S. it would have.
@dandmb50 Thanks Daniel - I heard it pronounced as "X" but yes I see Apple wants it pronounced as "10" Thanks for the heads up! Wish I knew about the bots - we should do a follow up - thanks for watching.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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