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Health Canada cracks down on UV wands; Will cheap flights get Canadians flying?: CBC’s Marketplace cheat sheet

Health Canada has announced new, strict measures to regulate UV wands and lights that may claim to kill viruses like the coronavirus. (Stephanie Dudley/CBC)Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox?  Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. Airlines are offering cheap domestic flights to entice…

Canada is easing its travel restrictions. Here’s what you need to know

Ottawa has embarked on Phase 1 of a multiphase approach to lift its travel restrictions. However, the government warns that the process will be gradual — based on scientific data and not people’s pleas to reopen the borders.By early July, vaccinated travellers entering Canada will be able to skip the 14-day quarantine requirement, including the mandated hotel stay for…

Meat company JBS confirms it paid $11M US ransom in cyberattack

The JBS Canada beef processing facility in Alberta has resumed production after a cyberattack that impacted the company’s operations in North America and Australia.Brazil-based JBS is the world’s largest meatpacker. The company was hit by a cyberattack in late May. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 US million — a…

Bank of Canada keeps benchmark interest rate at record low

The Bank of Canada decided to keep its benchmark interest rate steady at a record-low 0.25 per cent on Wednesday.The Bank of Canada is keeping its benchmark interest rate steady while it continues purchases of federal government debt. (David Kawai/Bloomberg)The Bank of Canada decided to keep its benchmark interest rate steady at a record-low 0.25…