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Old Dec 15th 2020, 7:03 am
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You could be entitled to compensation from a class action lawsuit regarding Microsoft PC Software if you bought any software in Canada between certain years, no proof of purchase necessary.

(Canadian resident as of May 25, 2016 and currently a resident of Canada)

Did you buy PC versions of Microsoft MS-DOS, Windows, Office, Word, and/or Excel between 1998 and 2010? If so, you might be eligible for compensation.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...soft-1.5840305

https://www.thatsuitemoney.ca/en/home



I might get $47 as part of the settlement.

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Old Dec 15th 2020, 10:03 am
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How awful for the poor child.
Iranian teenager who posted distorted pictures of herself is jailed for 10 years.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...am-sahar-tabar
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
You could be entitled to compensation from a class action lawsuit regarding Microsoft PC Software if you bought any software in Canada between certain years, no proof of purchase necessary.

(Canadian resident as of May 25, 2016 and currently a resident of Canada)

Did you buy PC versions of Microsoft MS-DOS, Windows, Office, Word, and/or Excel between 1998 and 2010? If so, you might be eligible for compensation.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...soft-1.5840305

https://www.thatsuitemoney.ca/en/home

I might get $47 as part of the settlement.
Brilliant, thanks for that! It's a shame it doesn't include the last 10 years as well - I have 2 more operating systems I could have claimed for!
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Have you forgotten or lost a GST cheque or tax refund? You can use the new option on the CRA website 'my uncashed cheques' and put in a claim for them - you could go back years.
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-age...ed-cheque.html
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This chart cracks me up every time I see it, it's so true.
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I guess being 50 years late is better than never. Victoria, BC and surrounding area no longer dumping raw sewage into the ocean as their treatment plant opens.


The 126 year history of dumping largely untreated wastewater into the ocean has stopped, now will be treated prior to discharge.
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Old Dec 16th 2020, 4:31 pm
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It got so bad at one Northern Canada post office, both of the Canada Post employees resigned rather than continue being abused by the general public.
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A "micky" will make Christmas somewhat tolerable.
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A "micky" will make Christmas somewhat tolerable.
What's a micky?
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What's a micky?
Marc Bolan's band mate - Mickey Finn
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What's a micky?
375ml bottle of liquor.
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Old Dec 17th 2020, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker
375ml bottle of liquor.
It can have another meaning in the US, just to be aware if ever on the other side of the border.


You know when it takes Amazon 3 weeks from order to getting items, they really become pretty dang useless.

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I wish Amazon could do this for Kelowna...ha ha

But good for Iqaluit, Amazon is buying dedicated cargo space on Canadian North on Wed and Sun from Ottawa to get parcels there quicker.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...-hub-1.5844364



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A lot of people must be trying to apply for the BC COVID benefit, applications opened today, but the website keeps timing out for me, or sits as a wide page waiting.

Reading comments online, the website crashed pretty early on it seems.

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