BYOB B.C.

Guerrilla frugality is catching on! Effective immediately, B.C. customers can bring their own wine to participating restaurants in exchange for a small corking fee.

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  • Guerrilla frugality is catching on! Effective immediately, B.C. customers can bring their own wine to participating restaurants in exchange for a corking fee, likely ranging from $5 to $25. Select Ontario and Nova Scotia establishments already have BYOB policies in effect.
  • Meanwhile, a new study suggests more Canadians are brewing their own speciality coffee drinks at home. Java drinkers average two cups per day and two-thirds of them are prepared at home, according to the NPD Group.
  • Are Canadians’ Google searches an indicator of what’s going in the broader economy? Google and Vanier Institute seem to think so. Used car and mortgage calculator queries on Google are down, while searches for “Canada Savings Bonds” have soared.
  • The cost of living inched up slightly in June after a record low rate in May, StatsCan said Friday. Inflation rose to 1.5% mainly due to hikes in the cost of new cars and electricity. Here’s a snapshot of the price  increases:Chart 3: Shelter and transportation lead increase in June Consumer Price Index

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