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How to recover your security deposit?

My sister called the other day asking me to accompany her to her
previous landlord's home to collect her security deposit. It has been
over 15 days and she has not received the cheque her landlord says was
mailed weeks ago. My sister was already highlighting excerpts from
tenant-landlord document she downloaded online which states she can
set collection agencies once 15 days of non-payment have elapsed or
report her to the City for breaking the agreement.I said I would go with her to help out. My sister had already left a
voicemail telling her landlord she was coming that night. Apparently,
her landlord was hard to get a hold of and last time she did talk to
her landlord, she was told that the cheque was in the mail.We didn't wait long at the door and when she did answer, we had our
chat. Her landlord said the the mail was probably on the way and she
wanted to make sure cheque wasn't cashed. I stopped her immediately
saying that if we have not received it in 2-3 days, it was lost. I
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Winter tires or All Season tires for this winter?

I was currently 8th in line to get my tires installed at Walmart when
customer service said "we are only processing three more cars for the
day". Everyone was furious for having to wait 30-45 minutes in line
just to be turned away. I can't believe everyone procrastinates and
waits for the first snowfall warning before getting winter or all
season tires installed.I drove off to the closest garage in the area that would service tires
- Canadian Tire. I stood in line and was 9th in the queue. I noticed
one of the other customers from Walmart ahead of me and possibly
others. When it was that customer's turn, the customer rep shook his
head and said they have too much work. It was very promising for me
either and sure enough, the next openning was 4 days from now at 4pm.
I put my name down and left.I drove over to King George and knew there were a few garages in the
area. I went to Country Tire and was luck they were still taking
walk-ins. They charged $20/tire compared to $12.99/tire…