Canada Morning Brief: 8 Things You Need To Know For Oct. 5

Good morning — Andrew from Narcity here. ☕

Off The Top: A Florida man stole a women’s wallet in Tampa over the weekend, then attempted to evade a police chopper by swimming out into the ocean — perhaps the greatest indication of the hazards of letting your kids play Grand Theft Auto.

In Case You Missed It

1. Here’s How To Save Money On Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

With inflation pushing the cost of food higher, plan for your Thanksgiving grocery bills to hurt more than previous years, Tristan Wheeler reports. For instance, turkey is expected to cost 16% more on average, while potatoes (up 22%) and bread (13%) might have some families opting for an impromptu keto diet this weekend. Even veggies (up 9.3%) have been broiled by inflation. So what’s a discerning shopper to do? Tristan has a few tips and tricks to keep the budget under control this year.

For instance: Cut down on the starters and side dishes. Let the staples like turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing take centre stage. And on the topic of protein, you’re going to get better bang for your buck if you opt for a larger bird.My Take: Skip the turkey altogether and help clean up your city by opting for a nice, plump pigeon instead.

2. Experiencing Fall In Europe Is A Lot Cheaper If You Stay Within Canada

Even if you blew most of your annual travel budget this summer, there are still a number of domestic destinations that can give you a little taste of international flavour at a reasonable price. Want cobblestoned charm? Quebec City has you covered. Heart pining for the magical fjords of Scandinavia? Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park is a solid stand-in. And, of course, the Rockies make for a reasonable approximation of the Swiss Alps. Helena Hanson has more quick and easy at-home substitutions for European adventures.

My Take: After enough glasses of French or Italian red, any skyward protrusion will start to look like the Alps.

3. With Toronto’s Real Estate Market In Flux, What Does $1M Get You Today?

We all know a million bucks ain’t what it used to be — especially when it comes to Toronto’s consistently overcooked real estate scene. However, rising interest rates have released some of the…

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