Second Cup cannabis and Leafs fans shut out: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus: Bell's customer complaints and the cost of recycling done wrong
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Husband racks up pre-divorce debt
Banks can increase your credit limit — and you may not even know it. An Ontario woman says the joint line of credit she signed with her now ex-husband was increased several times without her permission. Now she's left with the debt her spouse racked up before the divorce. A BMO spokesperson says the bank complied with all legal requirements when they increased it.
Canadians are recycling wrong
Your recycling efforts might be going to waste. The glass and plastic recyclables you place in the blue bin could turn into garbage if you leave food on them. Even a pizza box could contaminate a recycling system if it has oil on it. It's costing millions of dollars a year, but residents can help by rinsing containers and using an app to figure out if an item is recyclable.
Leafs fans shut out
It's worse than you thought for fans of the Toronto Maples Leafs. Getting your hands on playoff tickets is nearly impossible. A CBC/Toronto Star investigation reveals only 96 tickets were ever put on sale for the general public through the online box office. Average ticket prices on reseller StubHub were listed as high as $616 per ticket.
Second Cup cannabis café
You could soon be able to pick up recreational marijuana with your morning coffee. Second Cup is teaming up with a cannabis company to operate a brand of dispensaries across the country. The coffee chain currently operates 286 coffee shops across Canada. Ottawa-based National Access Cannabis corp. plans to convert select storefronts in places where the drug will soon be legal.
What else is going on?
Bell tops the list for customer complaints. Followed by Rogers and Telus, customers say they were misled and misinformed by the telecom service providers.
Norovirus outbreak on Vancouver Island. Two B.C. oyster farms closed after 40 cases of gastrointestinal disease linked to eating the shellfish raw since March.
Rents fall short for GTA condos. Almost half of all investors who bought condos in 2017 are spending more to maintain them than what they're getting back in rental income.
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