If you're doing basic ETF trades, they're free to buy and about $5-10 to sell so good for that.
Have you looked into Canadian Couch Potato? I also have a few other Canadian related finance blogs if you're interested.
As for today. FACK, I had been holding a stack of SCTY, like a huge amount as a % of my portfolio, was buying all the way down sweating it, average cost about 31, getting worried around 26/27, then trimmed at 31, sold most of it at 33/34 and watched it rise to 37/38, said damn, then went to 40 and was like double damn, and now, fack me it jumped 25% in one goddam day. I mean I didn't know about the legislative thing coming so in a way it's nothing to do with SCTY's actions per se, but damn, what a miss.