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Galaxy quest


A customer tries out a Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 at the company’s headquarters in Seoul. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)

Would you buy a recycled Galaxy Note 7? Samsung plans to sell the refurbished phones; the originals were recalled last year because they were prone to overheat and catch fire.

The refurbished model will be sold only in South Korea and will be known as the Galaxy Note FE, or « fan edition. » The company may want to win back some fans it lost after last year’s recall.

Interest rates are (probably) going up

Watch for an interest rate hike from Canada’s central bank next week.

If the Bank of Canada does raise its key lending rate for first time in seven years, it would affect the rates that borrowers and savers get for their bank accounts, mortgages and other products, and that could cause house prices to fall. 

Sunscreen blister worries

Health Canada says it is now investigating more than 130 complaints about Banana Boat sunscreen. A Victoria woman was the latest consumer to complain about her child getting burns and blisters from the product.

Health Canada says it hasn’t found any problems and hasn’t ordered a recall.

Elder abuse warning


Footage from Ottawa’s Garry J. Armstrong seniors’ centre led to an assault charge against a personal support worker. (CBC)

Ottawa police are warning people to watch out for elder abuse after a disturbing video surfaced this week.

The video shows a personal care worker punching an elderly patient, who has Alzheimer’s, in the head at a city-run long-term care facility. Family installed the video camera after becoming suspicious.

The worker was arrested and pleaded guilty to assault last week.

What else is going on?

Pink eye has to just run its course, according to ophthalmologists. They say antibiotic drops don’t work against the most common type.

If you use certain heartburn medications, called proton pump inhibitors, long term, you may be at a higher risk of early death. 

And this week in recalls: Check your laxative if you do your shopping at Costco. And this butter has been recalled because of a possible Listeria contamination. 

Looking for cadmium in fashion jewelry

Last year, we investigated how cadmium ends up in children’s jewelry, and found the toxic metal in jewelry from popular fashion brands.

We check in on what’s happened since our initial investigation. Watch it again online.

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