The strong loonie and ticks that cause meat allergies: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Apps that spy on you and bad news about tainted alcohol and slime toys
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This tick could ruin your barbecue
That's because its bite can cause a rare allergy to red meat. This hunter was bitten and now he can't eat anything made of beef, pork and lamb. And there's no treatment.
The aggressive Lone Star ticks are normally found in the U.S., but beware: The bugs have been spotted in New Brunswick.
How the strong loonie affects you
So who wins? If you're planning a trip to the U.S. any time soon, this is good news for you. Online and cross-border shoppers will also find their dollars will go further.
When lip filler parties go wrong
A Toronto woman and her doctor are warning about the dangers of such parties after a lip treatment resulted in dangerous complications.
Someone who appears to have no medical qualifications injected a filler into her lower lip and hit a blood vessel, and she could have lost her lower lip.
Sears Canada's PR woes
"I will not spend one red cent in your store … no severance, no sale," posted one person. Comments got so bad Sears has stopped allowing them on its Facebook page.
The trouble with babies on board
It turns out you can't fly with more than one infant per adult because of Canadian safety regulations. But she says she was told otherwise when she booked her flight.
The airline refunded her, but she wants airlines to remind their agents about the rules.
What else is going on?
A warning for travellers headed to Mexico: Tourists have reportedly become sick after drinking tainted alcohol at Mexican resorts and one woman died.
Want to be happier? Researchers say you should hire a housekeeper because buying yourself time will make you happier than buying things.
Be careful with your breast milk. A preterm infant developed severe meningitis after being fed milk from a contaminated breast pump.
And this week in recalls:
Parents, if your kids like to play with slime, watch out for this product and this product. And this toy slap bracelet may pose a laceration hazard. This deck coating contains more lead than the Canadian limit allows.