If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, weve got a special workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own pencil holder. Children must be between the ages of 5-12 and must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit.
The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point to one per cent on Wednesday. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent.
“Recent economic data have been stronger than expected, supporting the Bank’s view that growth in Canada is becoming more broadly-based and self-sustaining. Consumer spending remains robust, underpinned by continued solid employment and income growth. There has also been more widespread strength in business investment and in exports. Meanwhile, the housing sector appears to be cooling in some markets in response to recent changes in tax and housing finance policies. The Bank continues to expect a moderation in the pace of economic growth in the second half of 2017.
The global economic expansion is becoming more synchronous, as anticipated in July, with stronger-than-expected indicators of growth, including higher industrial commodity prices. However, significant geopolitical risks and uncertainties around international trade and fiscal policies remain, leading to a weaker US dollar against many major currencies. In this context, the Canadian dollar has appreciated, also reflecting the relative strength of Canada’s economy.
While inflation remains below the 2 per cent target, it has evolved largely as expected in July. There has been a slight increase in both total CPI and the Bank’s core measures of inflation, consistent with the dissipating negative impact of temporary price shocks and the absorption of economic slack. Nonetheless, there remains some excess capacity in Canada’s labour market, and wage and price pressures are still more subdued than historical relationships would suggest, as observed in some other advanced economies.
Given the stronger-than-expected economic performance, Governing Council judges that today’s removal of some of the considerable monetary policy stimulus in place is warranted. Future monetary policy decisions are not predetermined and will be guided by incoming economic data and financial market developments as they inform the outlook for inflation. Particular focus will be given to the evolution of the economy’s potential, and to labour market conditions. Furthermore, given elevated household indebtedness, close attention will be paid to the sensitivity of the economy to higher interest rates.”
As of October 4 2017, SCENE® members will earn 10 SCENE points for every $1 spent on Cineplex food and drink purchases (including concessions, Outtakes®, YoYo’s Yogurt Café®, Pizza Pizza®, Poptopia®, Starbucks®, Cineplex VIP Cinemas® and Lounges. Excludes Tim Hortons® and alcoholic beverages). Members will also be able to redeem points on the purchase of food and drink at Cineplex theatres. This new way to earn and redeem SCENE points will replace the 10% off movie snacks discounts. In addition, as of October 1 2017, members will no longer be able to earn and redeem points at Sport Chek stores.
A few month ago, Amazon purchased Whole Foods for 13.4 billion dollars. Last month, Amazon spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market as much as 43 percent.
Now Amazon Canada is working on plans to roll out its one- and two-hour membership delivery service, Prime Now, into Canada later this year. Amazon could begin offering this service in Vancouver and Toronto in November and January, respectively, under a pilot program that will deliver groceries and other items. This is good news for Whole Foods fans since Amazon Canada will be getting its food from the recently acquired chain.
Health authorities in B.C. and Alberta are warning customers of Save-On Foods, Overwaitea Foods and PriceSmart Foods stores of possible exposure to contaminated ready-to-go pineapple cups after the hepatitis A virus was detected in a sample.
Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and beverages or through direct contact with an infected person.
AHS said the investigation is still ongoing and additional products and stores may still be identified.
Anyone who believes they may have eaten the pineapple are encouraged to call Health Link at 811 to monitor for symptoms.
Symptoms of hepatitis A include:
Nausea and vomiting that does not improve within 1-2 days
Surprise! Fall has come early and for those of us who can’t wait to cozy up with a big wool blanket next to a warm fire, you’ll be pleased to hear that the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks Canada will be making its big return today September 1st 2017.
The news was announced on Starbucks’ Facebook page and Twitter in the last couple days and the announcement has already quite the reaction on various social media feeds.
Are you excited for the early arrival of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latter or do you think it’s too early to be hauling out the pumpkin flavoured goodies?
Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in September. The Toys R Us August Family Events include fun make & Takes, product demos, giveaways and more.
Visit your local Toys“R”Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Events recommended for children ages 4 years and up.
Friday, September 1, 2017 12:00 a.m. (local time) opening: Star Wars Force Friday II – Midnight Opening
Five locations across the country will give fans their first opportunity to shop the brand-new toys from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Limited stock available. Purchase limits apply on select product. While quantities last.
The first 100 Force Friday II attendees will also receive a FREE Funko POP! Star Wars T-shirt AND a FREE collectible Star Wars poster (while supplies last).
Langley, BC – 19705 Fraser Highway
Calgary, AB – 10450 Macleod Trail SE
Edmonton, AB – 3940 Gateway Blvd
Etobicoke, ON – 690 Evans Avenue
Whitby, ON – 50 Thickson Road South
Friday, September 1, 2017, Available at all Toys“R”Us Stores, Star Wars: Find the Force Augmented Reality Experience!
Fans will not want to miss the debut of the Star Wars: Find the Force Augmented Reality content! Using the free Star Wars app on their smartphones in store, fans can access five NEW AR characters EACH DAY from Sept. 1-3! It’s a GREAT time to be a Star Wars fan, and the celebration starts at Toys“R”Us, your Gateway to the Galaxy!
Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Grand Event Play Day, Available at all Toys”R”Us locations:
On Sunday, September 10, we’re inviting all the grand spoilers, the grand teachers, the grand babysitters, and the grand storytellers to our Grand Event.
Bring your kids and grandkid(s) to The Grand Event Play Day and take part in all the FUN & FREE activities in-store!
Build and take home a Mega Bloks Animal
Get inspired with Disney Princess Dream It, Be It
Test your skills in our Nerf target practice
Part-take in the Peppa Pig’s Day out with Grand-parents colouring activity
Peppa Pig Character Appearances, PLUS Don’t miss a special Peppa Pig Meet and Greet at two of “R” locations!
Burlington, ON – 3051 Appleby Line, Time: 10am – Noon
Oakville, ON – Oakville 290 North Service Rd. W. Time: 2pm – 4pm
Grandparents can take advantage of additional savings in-store!
SAVE 10% when you present a photo of you and your grandkid(s)
SAVE 15% when you also sign up for R Club
Child must be present to participate. Parental supervision required at all times. Event activities may vary by store and are subject to change. While supplies last. Limit one per customer.
Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (ACC) will be renamed Scotiabank Arena in July of next year! This comes under a 20 year agreement worth a reported $800 million. Neither party would confirm the dollar figure, but Scotiabank did describe it as one of the three richest deals in pro sports, even after adjusting for the exchange rate. When Air Canada signed on as the building’s title sponsor in 1999, it pledged $4 million a year. Prior to the ACC, the Leafs had called Maple Leaf Gardens home since 1931.
The Scotiabank logo will replace that of Air Canada atop the Bay Street building as well as under the jumbo scoreboard inside.
Have you checked out the sale section in the online Starbucks store recently? They recently added lots of products at up to 50% off. A sale like that would usually be heavily advertised which lead to people contacting Starbucks for details only to find that as of October 1st, they will no longer sell online. So if you stock up on their adorable mugs, or buy coffee beans and syrups online, stock up while you can.
The news comes not long after their decision to close all Teavana stores in Canada and the US which means we may see more cuts in the future as Starbucks restructures. Comments from Starbucks say that they will still have products available in grocery stores and other retail partners. While in the US this means Amazon, less choice for Canadians. They have also said that they are concentrating on in-person customer experience and mobile technology.
Amazon spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market as much as 43 percent. The price cuts will extend to stores in Canada, according to Whole Foods Market.
The tech giant’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods has sent shock waves through the already changing $800 billion supermarket industry. This connection promises to upend the way customers shop for groceries. Cutting prices at the chain with such an entrenched reputation for high cost is a sign that Amazon is serious about taking on competitors such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kroger Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp.
Amazon said it will start selling Whole Foods brand products on its website, a move that sent down shares of packaged food sellers including Kellogg Co. Amazon also said members of its $99-per-year Prime shopping club would eventually be rolled intoWhole Foods‘ customer rewards program and be eligible for special offers and discounts.