But if you want to make the switch to this far more affordable offer, you better act fast. Today may be the last day to reap the savings.
For example, Rogers is currently offering a $60/10GB deal (with call display, voicemail, and other features included) to new and existing customers only until December 18, 2017.
Tons of Canadians have already been trying to make the switch, flooding customer service phone lines and creating quite the backup of requests, reports CBC.
Fortunately, even if you don’t meet the Dec. 18th deadline, the $60/10GB plan may be a herald of savings to come.
In Canada, only three cellphone service providers basically run the country’s wireless communications industry, so rates never really go down until one company is willing to drop prices.
That’s exactly what happened here, with Rogers offering a $60/10GB plan, so Bell and Telus had to follow suit.
And now Canadians have a taste for more affordable rates, and the immense amount of business the cheaper plan brought in probably taught the Big Three that Canadians are hungry for savings.
Hopefully this will be the start of a price-drop-bidding-war that will continue past the holidays. One company will offer a cheaper plan, the other two will offer the same deal (if not cheaper) to not lose out on business, and the cycle will continue.
That is a very real possibility according to a marketing from Simon Fraser University who spoke to CBC News. But, while cellphone prices may become more affordable than ever in Canada, a major price drop is typically offset by a gradual increase in prices down the road.
The custom airstream company in Montreal said Madonna's 1975 Airstream Sovereign 31' vehicle was designed in the likeness of a five-star hotel, featuring a custom leather couch and matching armchairs, retractable 50-inch TV monitors, a minibar and ice bin, heated floors, a tufted wall with custom light fixtures, a top-of-the-line sound system and custom under-carriage lights.
The RV even converts into a cigar lounge, built with a custom humidor and commercial air purifiers.
The price tag? A cool $200,000 USD. And Custom Airstream said other custom builds could cost up to $500,000 USD.
It's not the first time the Montreal-based camper customization company has worked with Madge. It also partnered with her on a "personal project" she hosted in the Hamptons in 2014.
"We're beyond excited to be part of Madonna's fun family moment," said a statement by David Schirmer, vice-president of sales and marketing at Custom Airstream.
"We woke up to a flood of phone calls, email and social media messages. People have been knocking down our door – it's been overwhelming in the best way possible. It's such an honour for our humble Québec company to add a little magic to Madonna's American Life!"
"Club Med Québec Charlevoix offers a one-of-a-kind vantage point at the heart of the Charlevoix region: built between the [Saint-Lawrence] river and the mountains, this Resort will offer you an incredible view of the mountain," according to the website, which calls this "the first Club Med mountain resort with waterfront views." There are other Club Med mountain resorts in the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps as well as China and Japan.
The Québec Charlevoix resort has 302 rooms and a private five-star luxury space with 25 suites. Select rooms "channel" the colours of Quebec, according to the website, "with winter white, twilight blue, and yellow sun decor." There are also three restaurants and, of course, one of them features ski chalet favourites, such as fondue and raclette.
Guest get unlimited meals and beverages, and daily entertainment, as well as unlimited ski-in/ski-out access, lift tickets, and group ski and snowboard lessons included in the all-inclusive package. For additional costs, guests can also try out Quebec activities like ice-skating, dog sledding, and sugar shack visits during the winter or biking, hiking and whale watching during warmer months.
On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé tweeted that the COVID-19 situation in Quebec's Mauricie region was "worrying," particularly among unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated 18- to 30-year-olds, as cases in Mauricie–Centre-du-Québec jumped from 17 to 146 between July 22 and August 2.
"As elsewhere in the world, the recent increase in the number of cases is worrying," Legault tweeted.
"We will be announcing new measures in the coming days."
On August 4, the province reported a total of 184 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec.