Automakers around the world have been forced to halt or slow production because of a global shortage of the electric circuits that power a variety of vehicle features.
Anne Drewa is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
She is the recipient of two national RTNDA (Radio Television Digital News Association) award scholarships. Anne also is the recipient of a Jack Webster Award for 2010 Best News Reporting of the Year, team coverage of “Boulder Mountain Avalanche.”
Anne left B.C. to pursue her journalism career and worked in Red Deer, Alberta, before spending the next five years in Halifax, Nova Scotia at ATV (CTV). There, she was awarded a silver medal for “Best New Journalist” from the Atlantic Journalism Awards. In addition to reporting, she also anchored the early morning news. Anne was also the host of CTV’s Good Morning Canada, the network’s weekend national breakfast show.
Anne’s most memorable moments were reporting in Hurricane Juan and 9/11 when many of the planes were diverted to Halifax International airport and what the city looked after thousands of stranded passengers.
But Anne missed her native West Coast and returned five years later where she is enjoying being back home on the North Shore and working for Global BC, the station she grew up watching.
Anne is the consumer reporter for Global News Hour at 6.
When she is not reporting, Anne can be found on the ski slopes or running. It’s no surprise since she was a competitive track and field athlete for years and ran for UBC’s varsity team at the national level. She also loves to travel and testing her patience at golf.
Patrick Sojka founder of Rewards Canada says forfeiting someone’s reward points when they pass away isn’t necessarily industry standard.
In an interview with Consumer Matters, B.C.’s Minister of Finance says when it comes to home buying and making legislative changes the province is addressing a number of issues.
For several months Richard Marion says he repeatedly contacted the Save-On-Foods customer service department, wrote letters, even volunteered to speak with the IT department.
A Vancouver-based home inspector says buyers who submit condition-free offers and forgo a home inspection are gambling with their future.
Vasquez reached out to Consumer Matters for help. Within a week, she received a full refund.
The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act gives the provincial regulator the authority to issue an administrative penalty of up to $50,000 to a business per infraction.
The driver reached out to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure seeking financial compensation, but said he didn’t get a response from the province for weeks.
The Vancouver resident who’s been a faithful TD customer since 1992 doesn’t online bank, preferring to visit her branch to do her banking.
The CAFC is also reminding Canadians of the dangers of purchasing potential counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines from private companies to treat or prevent the disease.
‘I didn’t pay $2,100 for a voucher. I paid $2,100 for a vacation and they weren’t providing that. I wanted my money back,’ Summer Barger said.
“I hope in the future I can continue to use innovative technology to share my traditional knowledge, culture, and, obviously, my language.”
Counterfeiters are exploiting the online marketplace and consumers are paying the price, as one Richmond woman found.
‘The government does not demand any payment in Bitcoin. If any Canadian government agency demands you pay your bills, your taxes in Bitcoin, it’s a sure sign it’s a scam.’
Canada Post has said it’s preparing for one of its busiest holiday shipping seasons in years — delivering nearly two million parcels in just one day recently.