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Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defence of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he doubled down on American criticism of Europe. Merkel’s comments […]

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Michael Jackson’s chimp Bubbles attempted suicide after child molestation scandal

Michael Jackson’s pet chimp Bubbles reportedly tried to kill himself in 2003 after the King of Pop was charged with child molestation. According to a report in The Times of India, Bubbles had been moved off of Jackson’s Neverland ranch earlier that year amid fears he could be a danger to his children Prince, Paris […]

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Baby ‘close to death’ after vegan parents allegedly switched from formula

A pair of vegan parents from Florida are accused of starving their five-month-old baby after they switched out a doctor-recommended formula for a potato-based mash. Thirty-one-year-old Robert Buskey and 20-year-old Julia French have been charged with neglect and could face further charges. According to news outlet FOX 8, the self-described vegans allegedly ignored a doctor’s […]

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Phase 2 of Evanston Park from Streetside now open

Streetside Developments has launched Phase 2 of its Evanston Park development in the northwest community of Evanston, plus move-in ready homes are now available in Phase 1, says Max Conrad, marketing coordinator with Streetside. “The homes in Phase 1 of Evanston Park are complete, with only a handful of move-in ready homes available,” says Conrad. “Phase 2 […]

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New home starts increase year over year in January

New home builders started 700 new homes in the Calgary census metropolitan area (CMA) in January, a slight increase from the 642 starts in January 2018. Here are some key statistics from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s (CMHC) January 2019 new homes starts report for the Calgary CMA, with January 2018 starts numbers in […]

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Trending thoughts for kitchen makeovers

While the hottest trends might not always match your personal taste, there’s likely something that will inspire you to try something new. Whether you’re planning to do a complete kitchen renovation, or just looking to add some trendy touches, here’s what you need to know for your next kitchen update: • Fun with colour: Say […]

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Minor renovations that make a major difference

Renovations can be a daunting task. If your goal is to increase your property value, smaller upgrades can provide a higher return on your investment. Here are some budget-friendly projects for key areas of your home that can boost your property value: Kitchen: You don’t need a complete remodel to increase the value of this space – it can […]

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Mortgage applications will be available online

TORONTO — Sometime in the near future, the majority of mortgage applications in Canada will be completed online or with a chatbot, mortgage expert Rob McLister predicts. McLister, who runs mortgage comparison website RateSpy.com, says unlike the United States and the United Kingdom, Canada has been slow to adopt technology — whether it’s using artificial intelligence or online […]

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Bell: Kenney slams NDP and the safe injection horror show

The great defenders of safe injection sites at any cost should read the tea leaves spread throughout this column. They are so easy to read, even Alberta Health Services and Calgary city council shouldn’t have a problem. United Conservative leader Jason Kenney says if his party forms government in the coming weeks, and he becomes […]

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‘Downfall’ actor Bruno Ganz dies at 77

Downfall star Bruno Ganz has died. The Swiss actor, who played Adolf Hitler in the critically-acclaimed 2004 film, passed away at his home in Zurich on Friday, his management announced. He was 77. It has been reported that Ganz was battling colon cancer. Ganz also had roles in Hollywood films including The Reader in 2008, […]