(NYTIMES) - Three weeks after a British man told PayPal his wife had died at 37 and her credit account should be closed, he opened a letter from the company: Her death, it seemed, was in violation of the company's contract rules. "You are in breach of condition 15.4(c) of your agreement with PayPal Credit as we have received notice that you are deceased," said the July 10 letter to the woman, Lindsay Durdle, who had died of breast cancer May 31. Her husband of nearly 10 years, Howard Durdle, 40, of Bucklebury, read the company's list of potential consequences: shutting down her account, requiring repayment of more than $4,000 in debt, and even legal action. In Britain, spouses are not automatically responsible for their deceased partners' debts. Such debts must be paid through the estate of the person who died, including money or possessions. Durdle said his wife's estate could not cover her debt. "With grief, there are ups and downs," he said. "There are days when you are very … [Read more...] about PayPal apologises for letter demanding payment from British woman who died of cancer
By Claire Floody Staff Reporter Sat., June 2, 2018 Lake Shore Blvd. W. near British Columbia Rd. is currently closed in both directions following a multiple vehicle crash that sent five people to hospital, paramedics say. Just after 7 p.m. Saturday paramedics responded to a minimum three vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on Lake Shore Blvd. W. Police say some vehicles also struck a pole. Five people in total were transported to hospital: three to a trauma centre and two to local hospitals, say paramedics. One male motorcyclist is in critical condition and the two other people who were rushed to a trauma centre are in serious, but non-life-threatening condition, they say. Lake Shore Blvd. W. will remain closed in both directions at British Columbia Rd. for cleanup and a police investigation. Police say it may be closed for “an extended period” of time. Article Continued Below TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER … [Read more...] about Pileup collision sends five people to hospital, Lake Shore Blvd. W. closed at British Columbia Rd.
By Marco Chown Oved Investigative Reporter Robert Cribb Investigative Reporter Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 While the rest of the country debates privacy issues, British Columbia has boldly proclaimed that all owners of land in the province will have to publicly reveal their identities. In a budget revealed Tuesday in Victoria, finance minister Carole James announced the country’s first public register of land owners, which will require those behind numbered companies to reveal themselves. “Lack of transparency in the land registry means it is not clear who owns nearly half of Vancouver’s more expensive properties. This is wrong,” states the provincial budget document. “The concealment of beneficial ownership can be part of international webs used to facilitate tax evasion, money laundering, corruption and other criminal activities.” “Having a registry means we’ll know who owns what,” the … [Read more...] about British Columbia to require anonymous land owners to reveal their true identities
CALGARY—The University of Calgary says it has no grounds to expel a student convicted of sexual interference of a 13-year-old girl in British Columbia.The administration made the comment Thursday in the face of a petition signed by a growing number of people that calls for the expulsion of Connor Neurauter.University Provost Dru Marshall said the situation is complicated and difficult, but the crime took place before Neurauter was enrolled as a student.“The matter in British Columbia occurred before Mr. Neurauter was a student at the University of Calgary,” Marshall said in a statement.“This is important, because our policies do not apply to activity that occurred before the person was a member of our campus community. We have no grounds on which to expel him.” … [Read more...] about University of Calgary says no grounds to expel student convicted of sexual interference
TORONTO—Newsprint is the latest Canadian product to be hit with preliminary countervailing duties from the United States.The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped an overall tariff of 6.53 per cent on about 25 Canadian plants, mostly in Quebec and Ontario, following an investigation that began in August 2017.Canada is the largest exporter of newsprint in the world, with a market dominated by Resolute Forest Products, Kruger and Catalyst Paper Corp. of British Columbia.Resolute faces a preliminary duty of 4.42 per cent while the Catalyst Paper duty is 6.09 per cent, Kruger’s is 9.93 per cent and the White Birch duty is 0.65 per cent. Read more: … [Read more...] about Canadian newsprint slapped with preliminary countervailing duties from U.S.