Busting miracle cures; The best way to save on the grocery retailer: CBC’s Market cheat sheet

Busting miracle cures; The best way to save on the grocery retailer: CBC’s Market cheat sheet

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Market uncovered him within the ʼ90s. Now he is again

A hidden camera shot of a young Darrell Wolfe in his Toronto office. There's multiple  unidentifiable bottles lining the windowsill behind him.
Wolfe’s enterprise shut down shortly after he was uncovered by Market promoting a faux HIV treatment in 1994. (CBC)

A self-described well being practitioner uncovered practically 30 years in the past for promoting faux HIV cures in Toronto is now peddling unproven and dangerous therapies for all the pieces from continual ache to most cancers, based on a Market investigation.

The Doc of Detox — as Darrell Wolfe calls himself — has constructed a burgeoning different well being operation at a resort in Ixtapa, Mexico, the place he and his workers use questionable procedures and gadgets that aren’t solely pricey and ineffective, however can typically trigger egregious bodily struggling. 

His claims embrace utilizing an power machine to “shut most cancers down in a single therapy,” eliminating his father’s leukemia inside six weeks by having him drink his personal urine, and utilizing a stomach button massager to “kill most cancers cells.” 

Specialists have debunked every of those claims.

Market went undercover to doc Wolfe’s teachings first hand, and spoke with 21 individuals who described their experiences with Wolfe and his program. They stated that it was akin to becoming a member of a cult; that the bodily therapies bordered on “torture”; and the guarantees that he’d be capable to treatment illnesses, together with superior most cancers, left them feeling “silly” and “deceived.”

Wolfe did not conform to an on-camera interview with Market, however did say he by no means claimed he might treatment most cancers. When requested about his credentials, he stated he had a “doctorate of pure drugs”.

No acknowledged college in Canada affords a doctorate of pure drugs. Learn extra.

You possibly can watch the complete hidden digital camera investigation Friday at 8 p.m. (8:30 in Newfoundland) on CBC TV and CBC Gem. 

Specialists say the solar could set on Sunwing

An airplane with an orange tail with the word "Sunwing" painted on it sits on an airport runway.
A Sunwing plane is parked at Montreal Trudeau airport in Montreal on March 2, 2022. Sunwing travellers from Saskatchewan are actually working out of direct flight choices to sunny locations, because the airline is pulling lots of its remaining winter flights. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

You will keep in mind these 7,000 complaints that Sunwing acquired following the chaotic vacation journey season.

Now, it seems the airline is struggling to maintain its operations afloat, as the corporate cuts half of its winter flights from Saskatoon, and all winter flights from Regina.

John Gradek, an aviation skilled and a lecturer within the aviation administration program at McGill College, stated it was a failure on Sunwing to “perceive that their schedule was slightly too aggressive or optimistic.”

Gradek stated the corporate pulling out of Saskatchewan would give them a “half-decent probability” at holding different vacation spot flights working. 

In the event you have been one of many 7,000 who filed a grievance with Sunwing, the corporate has about two weeks left to deal with the grievance earlier than you are capable of go to the Canadian Transportation Company (CTA).

However count on to be affected person. There’s nonetheless that 33,000 grievance backlog the CTA is coping with.  Learn extra.

This is how Canadians are getting artistic to take care of excessive grocery costs

A woman is pushing a shopping cart in a grocery store.
Erin Schulte, of Delta, B.C., says she will save 1000’s of {dollars} a 12 months through the use of an app that exhibits her the most affordable merchandise at native shops. (Justine Boulin/CBC)

As of December 2022, the price of meals has risen to 11 per cent in comparison with one 12 months earlier, based on Statistics Canada.

CBC Information spoke with a number of individuals in B.C. who’ve suggestions for customers throughout the nation on learn how to reduce grocery prices.

Delta’s Erin Schulte makes use of an app known as Flipp, which collects offers and flyers from native shops. Schulte makes use of it to seek out one of the best costs for merchandise she needs, and retailers at shops that value match.

Schulte says she saves a whole lot month-to-month.

One group, Little Mountain Neighbourhood Home in Vancouver, launched the Yard Backyard Harvest Mission, the place householders can donate their lawns as area for a volunteer-run backyard. 

Final season, 5 householders supplied up a complete of six plots that grew round 550 kilograms of recent produce, all of which was donated.

Arianna Voth of Burnaby says she’s swapped out recent produce for canned merchandise. Her household has additionally discovered it needed to show to meals banks.  Learn extra.

What else is happening?

Zellers is coming again to Canada
Oh, the nostalgia! Zellers shops will probably be opening up in 25 The Bay places throughout Canada, plus an internet retailer.

Public transit is struggling to lure again riders
Programs throughout Canada are grappling with income shortflls as a result of pandemic, so some are growing costs, slicing companies, or each. 

College meal packages are struggling to serve the rising variety of college students in want
Climbing meals costs means operators cannot get the “similar worth and similar quantity of meals” they want.

Market wants your assist

In a busy airport, someone sits on a luggage wrack on the phone. Text on the image says "Travel Woes?"

Did you intend your dream vacation trip solely to have an airline completely wreck it? Possibly you have been trapped in paradise, or perhaps your journey was cancelled altogether. We need to hear your story. Write to us at [email protected].

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We’re on the hunt for greenwashing claims! Have you ever seen a services or products that makes environmentally pleasant claims, solely to seek out out they have been too good to be true? Possibly that carton wasn’t truly compostable, or maybe that “low emissions” declare did not maintain true. We need to hear about it. Attain us at [email protected].

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