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  • Food delivery robots hit Canadian sidewalks, but many challenges delay mass adoption

    The value proposition for Serve Robotics -- a spinoff of Uber's 2020 food delivery acquisition Postmates that created a fleet of zero-emission robots -- is simple: with slim restaurant margins, a labour crunch and climate change worries 'why move a two-pound burrito in a two-ton car?' But the company faces several roadblocks the path to ubiquity.

    An autonomous robot delivering a pizza from Pizza Hut is shown in Vancouver in this undated handout photo. Pizza Hut used Serve Robotics' autonomous robots to delivery pizzas in Vancouver in September. The autonomous robots resemble a cooler on four wheels with eyelike lights. They travelled by sidewalk to customers, who punched unique codes into a keypad to open their lids and reveal their food. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pizza Hut and Serve Robotics)

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opinion | 6 tips to achieve financial independence in Canada

Wouldn't it be nice to never have to work again? While this may sound like a dream to many, it is entirely possible. personal finance contributor Christopher Liew shares a handful of helpful tips on how to potentially achieve financial independence.

Tips for a first-time car buyer with a stretched budget

Buying your first car can be as exciting as it is daunting. Whether you’re buying a car off the lot from a dealership or purchasing a car in a private sale, contributor Christopher Liew shares in an exclusive column for a few basic tips that you should always keep in mind.


opinion | Should you cancel an old credit card that you don't use anymore?

Many Canadians have one or two old credit cards that they no longer use. Before you jump to close your old, unused credit card, contributor Christopher Liew outlines some of the pros and cons of closing a credit card account, so you can make the most informed decision.


Fan buying famed ‘Goonies' house in Oregon, listed for US$1.7M

The listing agent for the Victorian home featured in the 'The Goonies' film in Astoria, Oregon, said this week the likely new owner is a fan of the classic coming-of-age movie about friendships and treasure hunting, and he promises to preserve and protect the landmark.

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FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, shows a marijuana plant at in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday, July 29, 2019 that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past convictions. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)