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New Data Has Just Revealed That These 16 Canadian Cities Are 'Unaffordable'

There are also 10 cities that have been deemed the most affordable.

These 16 'Unaffordable' Canadian Cities Are All Located In BC & Ontario

New data has revealed that there are 16 unaffordable Canadian cities, all of which are located in Ontario and B.C. 

According to the data by Point2Homes, the number of unaffordable cities in Canada has jumped significantly over the past decade

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From 6 to 16 Unaffordable cities from 2010 to 2020

Now, there are 16 unaffordable cities in Canada and sitting at the top of that list is Burnaby, B.C., where residents are currently spending 44.7% of their income on their mortgages. 

The list goes as follows:

  • Burnaby, BC
  • Richmond, BC
  • Oakville, ON
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Kelowna, BC
  • Langley, BC
  • Coquitlam, BC
  • Saanich, BC
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Ajax, ON
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Markham, ON
  • Vaughan, ON
  • Brampton, ON
  • Whitby, ON
  • Surrey, BC

According to the data, people in Oakville would need to make 52% more income to afford homeownership in the difficult market. 

Meanwhile, people in Toronto would only need to make 11% more. 

As for the most affordable markets in 2020, these 10 cities took the cake:

  • Halifax, NS
  • Windsor, ON
  • London, ON
  • Quebec, QC
  • Oshawa, ON
  • Saguenay, QC
  • Sherbrooke, QC
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Regina, SK
  • Trois-Rivières, QC

Tu vas pouvoir éviter les amendes ce mois de décembre puisque la Ville de Montréal a indiqué par voie de communiqué ce 25 novembre que le stationnement allait être gratuit les soirs et les week-ends au centre-ville pendant la période des Fêtes.

Pour préparer tes cadeaux de Noël, tu pourras donc te stationner gratuitement les soirs de la semaine de 18 h à 21 h et les week-ends dans l'arrondissement Ville-Marie du 3 décembre 2021 au 2 janvier 2022 inclus.

« Nous espérons que les Montréalaises et les Montréalais seront nombreux à venir encourager nos commerçants du centre-ville pour leurs achats des Fêtes. Nos commerçants donnent à la métropole ses couleurs et ses saveurs si particulières. Après une autre année marquée par la pandémie, ils ont plus que jamais besoin de notre soutien », a indiqué Valérie Plante, la mairesse de Montréal et de l'arrondissement Ville-Marie.

Le centre-ville accueille également un grand marché de Noël, des événements éphémères et une patinoire géante pour la période des Fêtes. D'ailleurs, tu as sûrement repéré.e les casses-noisettes gonflables géants qui sont de retour pour décorer l'artère qu'est la rue Sainte-Catherine.

« Le centre-ville a été durement frappé par la pandémie et cette mesure s'ajoute à une série d'initiatives visant à favoriser la reprise économique, dont une programmation féérique en collaboration avec la Ville de Montréal et nos partenaires. Entre autres, les Balades du Père Noël, le Grand Marché de Noël, Montréal en Fêtes, l'illumination du centre-ville et Odyssée », a ajouté Glenn Castanheira, directeur général, de la Société de développement commercial Montréal centre-ville.

Tu sais donc où te balader ce mois de décembre pour vivre la magie des Fêtes sans avoir à un payer ton stationnement.

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7 Cyber Week Deals On Exercise Bikes You Can Score On Amazon Canada For As Little As $158

Save hundreds of dollars on bikes because who needs a gym membership, anyway?

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What better time than Cyber Week to give your home gym an upgrade? If you've been thinking about getting some new equipment, there are a bunch of top-rated exercise bikes on sale at Amazon Canda right now.

When choosing an exercise bike, you'll want to consider what kind of features best match your health needs and fitness goals. Whether you're looking for a recumbent exercise bike or something a little more high-tech, here are seven bikes you can get on sale.

YONKFUL Exercise Bike

Amazon Canada

Price: $297.49 ($429.99)

Details: If you're on a budget, this YONKFUL exercise bike is a great option. It has an LCD display that'll track your riding speed, time, distance and calories. The best part is that it's super quiet to ride. It also has a tablet mount so you can watch your favourite videos while you ride.

$297.49 On AMAZON CANADA

Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike

Amazon Canada

Price: $209.99 ($262.49)

Details: This recumbent exercise is easy to adjust with eight levels of tension to choose from. If you have mobility issues, a recumbent bike might be easier on your body. Equipped with an odometer and digital displays that'll show your time, speed, distance and calories, it'll be easy to keep track of your fitness goals.

$209.99 On AMAZON CANADA

XTERRA Folding Exercise Bike

Amazon Canada

Price: $158.40 ($198)

Details: This entry-level exercise bike is pretty sweet, simple and inexpensive. It has eight levels of resistance to use and it folds up so you can easily tuck it away when you're not using it. It has a basic display that shows your speed, distance, time, calories, and pulse while you ride it.

$158.40 On AMAZON CANADA

RENPHO Smart Exercise Bike

Price: $489.99 ($699.99)

Details: This RENPHO exercise bike comes with an app that you can download for free. The app features 70 courses to ride along to without the extra cost of a subscription. You can also connect it to other popular cycling apps like Zwift, where you can use the auto resistance to sync up with virtual riding experiences.

$489.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Magic Life Adjustable Exercise Bike

Amazon Canada

Price: $203.99 ($239.99)

Details: Here's another beginner-level exercise bike that can help you reach your fitness goal without blowing your budget. It has a display that tracks your riding speed, time, distance and calories and is quiet to ride. It also has a tablet mount and 10 levels of resistance to ride with.

$203.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike

Amazon Canada

Price: $503.18 ($628.97)

Details: This fancy recumbent bike is great if you need back support while you ride. While it's compatible with the Zwift app, it also comes equipped with 13 other workout programs. It has 16 levels of magnetic resistance to use, as well as a thick padded seat with a built-in Bluetooth-powered heart rate tracker.

$503.18 On AMAZON CANADA

Schwinn Fitness IC Bike Series

Amazon Canada

Price: $999.19 ($1,249)

Details: If you're looking for a great investment bike, this Schwinn bike is a bestseller on Amazon Canada. It's designed to work with Peloton and Zwift apps, which will allow you to ride along to thousands of virtual classes. The LCD console monitors your heart rate, speed, time, distance, calories and RPMs, plus it has 100 micro-adjustable resistance levels to play around with.

$999.19 On AMAZON CANADA

Tu vas pouvoir étudier au Québec sans avoir à t'endetter puisque des bourses avantageuses viennent d'être mises en place. Ce 25 novembre, le ministre des Finances, Eric Girard, a annoncé que le gouvernement allait investir 10,7 milliards de dollars d'ici cinq ans pour aider les Québécois.es à faire face au coût de la vie et contrer la pénurie de main-d'œuvre.

Dans cette enveloppe, 2,9 milliards de dollars vont être investis pour « former, requalifier et attirer des travailleurs » dans ces six domaines : la santé et les services sociaux, l'éducation, les services de garde éducatifs à l'enfance, le génie, les technologies de l'information et la construction.

Ce sont d'ailleurs 1,7 milliard de dollars qui vont être alloués à un tout nouveau programme de bourse dans ces domaines. Tu pourrais donc recevoir un chèque d'une valeur jusqu'à 9 000 $ (1500 $ par session) si tu étudies au collégial pour trois ans dans un des six domaines identifiés plus haut.

Les étudiant.es à l'université pourront toucher jusqu'à 15 000 $ pour un programme de trois ans (2 500 $ par session) et 20 000 $ pour un programme de quatre ans.

Notons que l'étudiant.e recevra sa bourse, une fois que chaque session sera terminée.

« L'économie du Québec vit présentement une reprise exceptionnelle grâce à la mobilisation des Québécois et à une campagne de vaccination réussie. L'amélioration importante des finances publiques nous permet d'aider les Québécois à faire face au coût de la vie et d'agir pour accélérer la croissance économique en nous attaquant à la rareté de main-d'œuvre et en stimulant la productivité des entreprises », a indiqué Eric Girard, le ministre des Finances au Québec dans son communiqué de presse.

You can spend the season like you're in snow-covered Finland by visiting these majestic winter places in Ontario.

From frosty forests to charming markets, you'll feel like you've hopped in Santa's sleigh and flew into another world.

Scandinave Spa

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Price: $75 +

Address: 152 Grey Rd. 21, Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: Surrounded by snowcapped trees, this dreamy spa comes with a Nordic waterfall and steam baths for the perfect winter escape.

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Niemi's Outdoor Christmas Market

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Price: $14.99+ per person

When: November 12 to December 22, 2021

Address: 18463 Highway 48, Mount Albert, ON

Why You Need To Go: This charming market is brimming with Northern Europe vibes, and you can sip hot chocolate as you shop for goodies and enjoy the lights.

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Sloan's Village

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Price: $17 admission

When: November 22, 2021 to December 23, 2021

Address: Two locations

Why You Need To Go: You can visit not one but two Christmas villages at this attraction, and there's lots of festive fun to enjoy. The bonfire pits in the snowy forest will make you feel like you've taken a trip to Finland.

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Winterfest Domes & Cabins In The Square

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Price: $129.99 per person

When: Until late March, 2022

Address: 6080 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Old Stone Inn has transformed into a winter wonderland worthy of Finland, and you can dine in cozy cabins or frosty snow globes for the ultimate winter experience. Plus, there's a house-made chocolate-dipped marshmallow on the menu.

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Spademan Tree Farm

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Price: $65 + per tree

Address: 545 Regional Road 21, Port Perry, ON

Why You Need To Go: This charming tree farm is straight out of a Hallmark movie, and it's a beautiful place to find your perfect Christmas tree.

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10Below Icewine Lounge

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Price: $39 per person

Address: 290 John St. E., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can sip icewine in a lounge made of actual ice by heading to the Peller Estates Winery.

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Christmas Village At Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm

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Price: $120 for a group of up to 6 people

When: Select days in December, 2021

Address: 2452 Yorks Corners Rd., Edwards, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take a trip to a hidden Christmas village surrounded by sparkling trees. It's like stepping into a forest in Finland, and there's even hot chocolate to keep you cozy.

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Thomas Tree Farm

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Price: $66.37 + per tree

Address: 6421 McCordick Rd. Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get lost in snow-covered branches at this tree farm, which has a frosty maple bush, hot chocolate, and more.

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The Distillery Winter Village

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Price: $8 per adult on select days

When: November 18 to December 31, 2021

Address: Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: No trip to Finland is complete without visiting a Christmas market and sipping mulled wine, and The Distillery Winter Village comes with all the quaint European vibes.

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Air fryers have quickly become one of the hottest kitchen appliances because they're compact, easy to clean and heat up way faster than a traditional oven. You also use way less oil than a deep fryer while still getting the crispiest texture on all your favourite foods.

If you're ready to hop on the air fryer bandwagon but aren't sure which one to get (or to give as a gift this holiday season), we've gathered eight of the most popular ones that are on sale for Black Friday.

Kalorik Digital Air Fryer

Walmart Canada

Price: $59.88 ($79.88)

Details: This air fryer has touchscreen controls and eight presets. It can heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the built-in timer can run up to 30 minutes at a time.

$59.88 On WALMART CANADA

T-Fal Easy Fry Compact Duo Precision

The Bay

Price: $77.99 ($149.99)

Details: This slim model is perfect for small households and it won't take up too much counter space. The touchscreen panel at the top has six preset modes to quickly heat up foods like chicken wings or fries.

$77.99 On THE BAY

Kitcher Air Fryer

Amazon Canada

Price: $82.45 ($109.99)

Details: This affordable air fryer has a 4.6 out of 5-star rating on Amazon and reviewers love the light-up touchscreen control panel. On top of the Black Friday discount, there's also a $5 coupon you can use to save even more.

$82.45 On AMAZON CANADA

Insignia Air Fryer

Best Buy Canada

Price: $89.99 ($219.99)

Details: The sleek air fryer is super straightforward with just one dial for temperature and one for the timer. The basket that's attached to the handle comes out easily so you can drain out excess oil and rinse it off.

$89.99 On BEST BUY

COSORI 5.8-Quart Air Fryer

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Price: $97.99 ($139.99)

Details: This sleek air fryer has 11 easy-to-use presets like "french fries" and "bacon." so you can make all your favourite comfort foods. It can heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and has these really cool shake-and-keep-warm functions. Alternatively, you get the smartphone-compatible version for $142.

$97.99 On AMAZON CANADA

NINJA Air Fryer

Amazon Canada

Price: $129.99 ($189.99)

Details: You love their blenders, but did you know Ninja also makes air fryers? This handy air device has a multi-level rack so you can dehydrate foods like kale or potato chips. It can also roast, reheat, and fit up to two pounds of fries (because you can never have too many fries!).

$129.99 On AMAZON CANADA

DeLonghi Rapid Crisp Digital Air Fryer

Amazon Canada

Price: $229.99 ($299.99)

Details: The unique design of this air fryer is genius because it includes a little window so you can peek inside and check in on your food as it's cooking. It's one of the biggest air fryers on this list since it can fit a whole chicken!

$229.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Philips Premium Twin Turbostar Air Fryer

The Bay

Price: $199.99 ($279.99)

Details: This air fryer is equal parts beautiful and functional. It can cook your foods evenly, with no turning needed even when food is piled up.

$199.99 On THE BAY

Québec

Jusqu'à 15 cm de neige prévus au Québec ce week-end et la circulation s'annonce difficile

« La visibilité sera soudainement réduite à presque nulle par moments. » 🥶

Tu peux sortir ta tuque, tes mitaines et tes gros chandails : c'est officiel l'hiver 2021 2022 est là. Entre ce samedi 27 et ce dimanche 28 novembre, une grosse bordée de neige est prévue au Québec et Environnement Canada prévient que les conditions sur la route vont être difficiles.

Le secteur du Saguenay est en alerte de tempête hivernale. Entre 5 cm et 10 cm sont attendus , mais c'est surtout le blizzard qui risque d'être intense, car des vents très forts vont venir secouer la région ce week-end, ce qui a pour conséquence d'engendrer une visibilité réduite.

Les habitant.es du secteur devraient évaluer « la possibilité de retarder tout déplacement non essentiel jusqu'à ce que les conditions s'améliorent. La visibilité sera soudainement réduite à presque nulle par moments sous la forte neige et dans la poudrerie », prévient Environnement Canada dans son alerte.

Notons que la visibilité sur la route devrait s'améliorer au fur et à mesure dans la nuit du 28 novembre.

Vers Amqui, dans la vallée de la Matapédia, à Charlevoix, à Matane et à Montmagny - L'islet, jusqu'à 15 cm de neige sont également attendus puisqu'un bulletin météorologique spécial a été émis.

Le gouvernement demandent aux Québécois.es qui vivent dans ces secteurs d'être vigilant.e et d'adapter la conduite aux « conditions routières changeantes » car l'accumulation de neige sera rapide et pourrait être surprenante.

La réserve faunique des Laurentides est, elle, en alerte de neige, jusqu'à 10 cm pourrait tomber d'ici ce soir.

Il ne te reste plus qu'à te faire un bon chocolat chaud, enfiler tes bas les plus confy et d'écouter un film de Noël quétaine en regardant la neige tomber. Après tout, une fois ce week-end fini, on entame le mois de décembre.

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Ryan Reynolds Got A Governor General's Award & The Tribute Brought Him To Tears

He said he wasn't crying and it was "just maple syrup." 🍁

In what might be one of the most touching Canadian moments ever, Ryan Reynolds received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award and he was brought to tears by the tribute.

Reynolds posted on social media about how he was honoured by the award and shared a clip of himself watching the video tribute. "I'm not crying. It's just maple syrup," he joked in the caption.

After receiving a medal as part of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, the Canadian actor was shown a video of Steven Page, co-founder of Barenaked Ladies, performing a song about how Canada loves him and has his back.

It also featured cameos from William Shatner, former Vancouver Canucks players and people from the organizations Reynolds supports, including Food Banks Canada and the SickKids Foundation.

After the video finished, he placed his hand on his chest right over his heart and took off his glasses to wipe away his tears.

"I'm glad I don't have to be dead to experience something like this. I'm so beyond touched right now," Reynolds said about the honour on Twitter.

He received the 2021 National Arts Centre Award as part of the Governor General's Awards this year, which recognizes extraordinary and significant work in the performing arts during the past performance year.

Reynolds has never been quiet about his Canadian roots and has shown his love for Canada countless times including recently when he donated to help people affected by the floods in his "home of B.C."

He even said he'd play the next James Bond if people wouldn't mind having a Canadian in the role!

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TUSHY Is Having A Black Friday Sale On Bidets & Their Promo Code Is LOL Funny

Clearly that kid who always made poop jokes in middle school is now the marketing director.

It's time to talk about the way to go number two because using toilet paper is out and bidets are in. Not only is using a bidet more gentle on the planet (not to mention your bum), but it's also kinder on your wallet since you don't have to use as much toilet paper.

TUSHY is an American company that makes super easy-to-install bidets. Right now, you can get 40% off bidets with the code BROWNFRIDAY. Of all the Black Friday promo codes we've seen, this one has to be the most hilarious.

You can get the TUSHY Classic 3.0 on sale for just US$77.40 (about CA$99). The bidet comes in ten different colours so you can order the one that best matches your bathroom decor.

You can also get the heated TUSHY Spa 3.0 for US$89.40 (about CA$114). If you have multiple bathrooms in your home or want to give one away as a gift, you can get a better discount if you buy two.

The brand sells other accessories like the toilet ottoman,travel bidet, eco-friendly toilet brush that are all on sale right now.

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Details: Having a TUSHY bidet in your bathroom means you never have to worry about running out of toilet paper again. Right now you can save 40% on bidet attachments that will have you feeling squeaky clean. Just use the code BROWNFRIDAY at checkout. You can test it out for 60 days and return it for free if you're not satisfied.

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