Plastic Money Harder to Counterfeit

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No longer does “paying with plastic” refer solely to using your credit card. In an effort to shift to more durable, though expensive, currency, the Bank of Canada has started introducing new polymer bank notes into circulation. $100 and $50 bills are already out in the field. $20 bills will be entered into circulation starting…

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Montagnards Find a Home

They may have come from Vietnam, but the 150 Montagnard refugees in East Vancouver want you to know that they are not “Vietnamese” – and they have found a champion in Hastings Sunrise resident Kara Ardan. Montagnards is the name given to a group of peoples from 30 different tribal groups from the central highlands…

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The Little Black Book of Scams

The next time a fraudster tries to con you online, by mail, door-to-door or by phone, you can throw the book at them. It is called The Little Black Book of Scams, a federal government publication that can be your best defence against con artists who typically target the lonely, the trusting, the elderly and…

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