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12/10/2016: FRONT PAGE: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

(image) RESISTANCE TO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS — pipelines, dams, wind turbines, mines — has become commonplace in Canada. BUT IT IS COSTING US. As part of a fourmonth investigation, the Financial Post identified 35 PROJECTS, worth $129 billion, that have been...



12/10/2016: NEWS: B.C. makes about-face, signs climate deal

(image) • Some lastminute diplomacy by B. C. Premier Christy Clark appears to have secured a deal on a pan- Canadian climate plan — but Saskatchewan remains outside the fold. Moments af t er Clark emerged from a first ministers meeting with Justin Trudeau to...



12/10/2016: NEWS: AFN wants seat at ministers’ meetings
• Canada needs to change the Constitution to ensure indigenous leaders can be in the room when the prime minister sits down to do serious business with the provinces and territories, the head of the Assembly of First Nations said Friday. “Until that...



12/10/2016: CANADA: Trump’s election smokes Canada’s carbon foes

(image) Uncle Joe Biden put a metaphorical arm around Canada’s premiers Friday, encouraging them to ignore what Donald Trump has said about climate change and to carry on regardless with plans to usher in a national carbon tax. “Reality has a way of...



12/10/2016: CANADA: Woman struck by stray bullet sues police
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. •A Mississauga, Ont., woman injured by a stray bullet during an incident in which a man was fatally shot by police is suing Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans, the police services board and others for damages. Ontario’s police...



12/10/2016: CANADA: VALUABLES STOLEN FROM URNS IN TWO ONTARIO MAUSOLEUMS

(image) Police in Burlington, Ont., say they’re investigating after a number of valuables were stolen from urns in two mausoleums. Halton regional police say the alleged thefts happened between Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 at two Burlington mausoleums — the Holy...



12/10/2016: CANADA: Posh school gags staff after firing

(image) Fraser Academy, t he expensive Vancouver private school where last month a teacher was fired after making allegedly “triggering” remarks to students in a Grade 12 law class, has put its staff under a gag order. Maureen Steltman, the school head, told...



12/10/2016: CANADA: ONTARIO POLICE, STORE REPLACE PILFERED PRESENTS

(image) Police officers and a Canadian Tire store have united to replace gifts a southern Ontario woman bought for needy children after the presents were stolen from her car. Ontario Provincial Police say the woman had built up a collection of colouring books,...



12/10/2016: CANADA: THE BIG SWITCH

(image) Sergio Canavero, the 52-yearold Italian surgeon, relishes being described as “crazy as a bat.” He hasn’t watched television since 1993. He doesn’t own a car. He’s felt a deep affinity with Spider- Man’s nerdy Peter Parker. He has authored a book on the...



12/10/2016: CANADA: ‘I did NOT think I’d get involved in ANYTHING like THIS’

(image) At 24, William Sikkema may hold the “linchpin” to what could become the most brazen experiment in the history of medicine. The Langley, B.C ., native, now a PhD graduate student at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has developed a substance dubbed...



12/10/2016: CANADA: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
HOW MUCH TIME DO THEY HAVE TO ATTACH THE OLD HEAD TO THE NEW BODY? Less than 60 minutes. Once the recipient’s head (cooled to 10 to 15 C) is detached, it must be joined to the new body and reconnected to the circulatory blood of the donor within the...



12/10/2016: CANADA: Moosehead trademark battles brewing

(image) Growing up in rural Quebec, moose hunting was big in Dale Patterson’s family. So when it came time for him to choose a name for his new brewpub in Rutland, Vt., he settled on what else? Hop ’n Moose. “It represents something significant about where...



12/10/2016: CANADA: MAN CLAIMS HE FOUND DEAD MOUSE IN HIS CUP OF TIMS

(image) A man who says he pulled a dead mouse from a cup of Tim Hortons coffee is asking for an apology from the restaurant chain. Jim Elliott says he bought two takeout coffees two weeks ago from the outlet in Stewiacke, N. S., and later placed one of the...



12/10/2016: CANADA: Violent road rage prompts warning
CALGARY • As police search for two men who pulled a Calgary mother from her van and assaulted her with a hockey stick in an apparent road rage incident, a veteran officer is asking drivers to keep cool behind the wheel. While road rage i ncidents are...



12/10/2016: CANADA: Conference steamed over ‘sexist’ remark

(image) WINNIPEG • Canada’s annual gathering of top Arctic scientists has been roiled by an open letter from researchers protesting what they call a sexist joke at the conference’s gala banquet. The joke was made Wednesday during a t ribute to Martin Fortier,...



12/10/2016: CANADA: BORDER OFFICER FACES CHARGE IN SMUGGLING PROBE

(image) The RCMP says a Canada Border Services Agency officer has been charged in a smuggling investigation. The Mounties say the arrest came as part of an investigation that focused on a criminal organization allegedly smuggling tobacco into Canada from the...



12/10/2016: CANADA: ‘Reasonable grounds’ to fear husband

(image) • Just two years i nto Elana Fric- Shamji’s marriage, the popular Toronto doctor’s husband — now accused of her murder — was charged with threatening and assaulting her, court records show. The documents obtained by The Windsor Star reveal Ottawa...



12/10/2016: CANADA: Voting questions that make sense

(image) After the backlash, inevitably, comes the backlash against the backlash. The storm of criticism that greeted the Liberals’ latest pass at public consultation on electoral reform, the now notorious mydemocracy. ca, has since been answered by a raft of...



12/10/2016: CANADA: BOARD DISMISSES PRESIDENT OF CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY

(image) An apparent falling out between the president of Cape Breton University and the school’s board of governors has resulted in the board dismissing David Wheeler from a position he’s held since 2013. The board of governors said Friday in a release that...



12/10/2016: WORLD: Canadians discover Honduras is a relaxed retirement alternative

(image) For years, Brad Campkin sold recreational vehicles, but now that he’s retired the thought of sitting in a Florida campground in a trailer each winter doesn’t hold a lot of appeal, which is why he and his wife are building a retirement home in...



12/10/2016: WORLD: Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen

(image) • The pirates had killed Flaco Marval’s brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family. So the skinny 17- year- old and the other Marval men ran to grab the guns they’d soldered together from kitchen pipes, smoked an...



12/10/2016: WORLD: END FALSE STORIES ABOUT MY FAMILY, PRINCE ANDREW SAYS

(image) Prince Andrew wants the media to leave his daughters alone. The prince issued a strongly worded statement Friday calling for an end to “speculation and innuendo” about his daughters, and denying reports of a feud with brother Prince Charles. Andrew,...



12/10/2016: WORLD: Big data creates big opportunities for Canadian businesses

(image) Our world is now home to more mobile devices than people. Together, billions of smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, sensors and other connected devices are generating enough data to fill around 57.5 billion iPads every day. This massive amount of...



12/10/2016: WORLD: PRESIDENT PARK GEUN- HYE IMPEACHED

(image) South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. After the vote, parliamentary officials hand-...



12/10/2016: WORLD: CIVILIANS LEAVE ALEPPO AS REBELS LOSE STRONGHOLD

(image) Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of...



12/10/2016: WORLD: INMATE HEAVES DURING ­EXECUTION BY CONTROVERSIAL DRUG

(image) An Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution using a drug that has previously been used in problematic lethal injections in Oklahoma, Ohio and Arizona. Ronald Bert Smith Jr., 45, pictured,...



12/10/2016: WORLD: SOLDIER FOUND ALIVE TWO WEEKS AFTER CRASH
A missing soldier has been found alive two weeks after the helicopter he was aboard crashed in a remote area of Borneo, Indonesia’s army said Friday. The army said in statement that 1st Lt. Yohanes Syahputra was found by locals on a road between two...



12/10/2016: EDITORIALS: Getting to know Viola Desmond

(image) Iadmit that until Thursday I had never heard of Viola Desmond, the woman who will be the first non- Queen to grace the front of a Canadian banknote, nor of the other four finalists who made the short-list for the $10 bill. This is embarrassing and...



12/10/2016: EDITORIALS: Cash-for-access doesn’t pass the smell test
Justin Trudeau’s government finds itself caught in a bind of its own making as it struggles to justify its practice of providing preferred access to the Prime Minister and his top cabinet officials to those who can afford it. The Liberals are getting...



12/10/2016: EDITORIALS: LIMERICKING
Ms. Desmond of Halifax will Soon grace our new $10 bill. She stood, as she sat, For justice, and that Is why we remember her still.



12/10/2016: LETTERS: Goodwill misplaced

(image) Re: Reach out, but be careful, Barbara Kay, Dec. 2 In her latest j’accuse ( she’s written about us twice before), Barbara Kay’s bizarre obsession with our organization sheds light on the biasinfused reporting that many Canadian Muslims have to face in...



12/10/2016: LETTERS: Trump’s incompetent opponents
Donald Trump i sn’ t short of opposition, but much of it has been strikingly ineffective. Not only was impotent criticism a big part of what got him elected, but many of his opponents also appear to be slow learners. That seems likely to bolster...



12/10/2016: ISSUES & IDEAS: Professor must not face this assault on reason, rights alone

(image) Professor Jordan Peterson’s video response to my piece here last week about the controversy over freedom of expression and transgender rights problems he has encountered has caused me to review carefully the comments on it of other writers and Prof....



12/10/2016: ISSUES & IDEAS: The future despotic tyrant on the train

(image) Readers of history are always fascinated by those events that seem unimportant at first but end up shaping reality. In the winter of 2016-17 we are approaching the centenary of the most famous such event, the return of Vladimir Ilich Lenin from...



12/10/2016: ISSUES & IDEAS: 95 years defined by five hours

(image) What is the best way to fathom the historical legacy of Col. John H. Glenn Jr., who died on Thursday at 95? Glenn is generally considered the world’s fifth astronaut, and was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling the planet thrice on the...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: Total Energy initiates hostile bid for indebted driller Savanna

(image) • Total Energy Services Inc. f ol l owed through on its threat of an unfriendly takeover for Savanna Energy Services Corp. Friday, even as the target company is trying to close a debt restructuring deal with a pension fund manager owned by the...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: Sears Canada doubles loss on plunging sales
• Sears Canada Inc. more than doubled its net loss in the third quarter as the struggling department store retailer reported a steep 21- per- cent slide in sales. The Toronto company reported losses of $ 120 million for the three-month period ended...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: ALBERTA DRILLING RIGHTS AUCTIONS LOWEST IN 39 YEARS

(image) Sales of Crown drilling rights in Alberta have fallen to their lowest levels in 39 years. Statistics posted on the Alberta Energy website this week, following the last auction of 2016, show that oil and gas producers paid $137 million this year for the...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: Condos can ban Airbnb, Expedia rentals: court
• In a ruling that could have wider implications, an Ontario court has said that condominium corporations have the authority to ban unit owners from renting out their properties on services such as Airbnb or Expedia. In a 14- page decision released...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: MURDOCH’S 21ST CENTURY FOX BIDS US$14B FOR SKY

(image) Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty- First Century Fox has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 per cent of British pay-TV firm Sky PLC it does not already own for around US$ 14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. The proposed...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: $8-12B

(image) Corp. when he recognized in 2010 that the rules of the game were changing. Until then, approval of a project was based on a commonly accepted process of having national, non- partisan regulators adjudicate the costs and benefits of resource...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: THE ACTIVISTS’ NEW PLAYBOOK

(image) • In June of 2011, a number of well- known environmentalists in Canada and the U. S. issued a joint letter that served as a rallying cry against the Keystone XL pipeline. The letter counted David Suzuki and Naomi Klein among its signatories, and asked...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

(image) DEC. 12 PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. Lelu Island is at the centre of a fight between environmentalists, First Nations, multiple levels of government and Pacific Northwest LNG over a proposed $11.4-billion facility by Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned energy...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: Monsanto sued for pervasive PCB pollution

(image) • Washington has become the first U. S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto Co. over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: The world according to Gary Cohn

(image) Goldman Sachs Group Inc. president Gary Cohn is said to be U. S. president- elect Donald Trump’s prime choice to lead the National Economic Council, the White House panel that coordinates and develops economic policy. Here are comments Cohn, 56, has...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: Team Trump’s wealth tops $12B
Donald Trump’s administration, already seen as the wealthiest in modern history, is about to get even richer when Goldman Sachs’s Gary Cohn is named the president- elect’s chief economic policy adviser. Cohn, the firm’s chief operating officer and...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: CRTC says it can force Quebec to free gambling sites

(image) Canada’s telecom regulator doubled down on its assertion that its powers trump provincial law when it comes to Quebec’s disputed legislation that would force Internet service providers to block certain gambling websites. Quebec’s Bill 74, passed in...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: JAPAN RATIFIES PACIFIC TRADE PACT DESPITE TRUMP PLANS

(image) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pictured, won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U. S. president- elect Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact. Upper house lawmakers...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: RETIREMENT HOPES HINGE ON FIX-OR-BUY OPTION

(image) A woman we’ ll call Elsie, 45, works for a large information business in British Columbia. Her job supports $ 5,186 monthly take- home pay and she has a tidy sum of investments and cash totalling $ 64,463. She owns her $ 300,000 condo debtfree. Yet...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: The devil’s in the details when it comes to writing off that hefty cellphone bill

(image) If you’re hoping for a shiny, new Apple iPhone 7 this holiday season, you’re not alone. U. S. investment bank Piper Jaffray released the results of a survey done last month by its retail team which found that the iPhone was the No. 1 requested gift...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: $2,700
THE AMOUNT ELSIE WOULD SAVE OFF HER TAX BILL IF SHE MOVED $10,000 FROM HER TFSA TO HER RRSP



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: The upside of downsizing

(image) Betty Maclean says it’s time to downsize again. She went through the exercise once when she was widowed a decade ago. Now, at 85 years of age, she’s moving from her townhouse condominium to “j ust a plain old apartment” in Halifax, she says. It’s all...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: From good stock to a great one

(image) This week we made a webinar presentation, to clients and potential clients, on the topic “How to Pick a Stock.” Over the past 30 years we have made this presentation or variations thereof, dozens and dozens of times. The main points do not change. What...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: NAFTA threats a ‘big cloud’: BRP CEO
U. S. president- elect Donald Trump’s threat to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement is a “big, dark cloud above our heads,” according to the chief executive of snowmobile- maker BRP Inc., which recently opened a new plant in Mexico. But...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: Tired bull market ‘will plague’ Trump, economist portends
The cards are already stacked against U. S. president- elect Donald Trump, David Rosenberg says, but not for the reasons you might think. The billionaire, who takes office next month, is cursed by being propelled to power “well into the seventh year...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: Trump vows to revive ‘Buy American’ rules

(image) • Donald Trump has made clear he wants buy- American rules in the massive infrastructure program he’s planning, launching an ardent defence of domestic-purchase requirements that can cause tensions with other countries. Critics of such buy- American...



12/10/2016: FINANCIAL POST: NEW CEO TO FOCUS ON REDUCING SUGAR, CALORIE COUNTS

(image) Coca- Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company’s No. 2 executive, at a time when people are drinking less sugary soda including its flagship Coke drink. Chief operating officer James Quincey,...



12/10/2016: POST SPORTS: Second report confirms doping

(image) Richard McLaren, the Canadian law professor tasked by the World Anti- Doping Agency to investigate allegations of Russian doping, has released his second report on the subject, which he says confirms “an institutional conspiracy” and a “coverup that...



12/10/2016: POST SPORTS: Cold a factor in MLS Cup
•A series of small battles will likely decide the MLS Cup final Saturday night between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders and which loyal legion of fans will watch their team hoist the Philip F. Anschutz trophy for the first time. The disruptive work...



12/10/2016: POST SPORTS: ATHLETICS CANADA SACKS HEAD COACH

(image) Peter Eriksson, pictured, has been fired as head coach and chief technical officer at Athletics Canada. Canada’s track and field team captured six medals at the Rio Olympics, and has seen the rise of young stars such as sprinter Andre De Grasse and...



12/10/2016: POST SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) New Red Sox designated hitter Mitch Moreland, on his free agent signing and Boston’s trade for ace Chris Sale:



12/10/2016: SPORTS: BOOKS FOR SPORTS FANS
Looking for just the right Christmas present for your favourite sports enthusiast? A number of great sports books hit the shelves in 2016. From hockey legends to Olympics lore, here’s a list of riveting reads that Postmedia editors suggest would make a...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: BELICHICK AND BRADY: TWO MEN, THE PATRIOTS, AND HOW THEY REVOLUTIONIZED FOOTBALL

(image) Of course, no year with a book on Peyton Manning would be complete without a book about Tom Brady. Holley, a veteran Boston sports writer and radio host, has written two other books about the Patriots — Patriot Reign and War Room — and according to...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: CHANGE UP: HOW TO MAKE THE GREAT GAME OF BASEBALL EVEN BETTER

(image) You can almost hear the voice of Buck Martinez — longtime Blue Jays play-by-play announcer and former Major League catcher — as you read this book. And that’s a good thing. This is one knowledgeable and passionate baseball lifer’s take on America’s...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: THE MANNINGS: THE FALL AND RISE OF A FOOTBALL FAMILY

(image) The blurb on the inside of the book cover clearly sets out the tone for this book: “What the Kennedys are to politics, the Mannings are to football.” An exposé it is not (sexual harassment allegations from Peyton Manning’s days at the University of...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: THE GAMES: A GLOBAL HISTORY OF THE OLYMPICS

(image) Compared with some of the other books on this list, The Games is not the easiest read — it’s a long book, with more than 400 pages, plus footnotes. But it should be an enjoyable read for Olympic fans, particularly those whose interest goes beyond the...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: MIRACLE MOMENTS IN MONTREAL CANADIENS HISTORY

(image) Miracle Moments in Montreal Canadiens History is the “first book of a new sports series” by Montreal native Jim Hynes. The author creates a fascinating profile of the NHL’s most successful and storied franchise by drawing on 24 specific moments in the...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: 99 STORIES OF THE GAME

(image) In an interview with Postmedia, the Edmonton Oilers legend was asked what he hoped readers would take away from this book, which was written to mark the 99th anniversary of the NHL. His answer? “This was just an opportunity for me to write about how...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: THE MCDAVID EFFECT: CONNOR MCDAVID AND THE NEW HOPE FOR HOCKEY

(image) The veteran, Edmonton-based sports journalist followed Connor McDavid through his first season in the National Hockey League — the ups, the downs, the injury — but this book is about much more than the league’s most hyped prodigy since Sidney Crosby....



12/10/2016: SPORTS: LONG ROAD TO BOSTON: THE PURSUIT OF THE WORLD’S MOST COVETED MARATHON

(image) The Ottawa-based writer and broadcaster self-published this book, which chronicles his quest to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Sutcliffe beat the qualifying standard by just 22 seconds, and this book is written from the perspective of a regular...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: CHASING PERFECTION: A BEHIND- THE- SCENES LOOK AT THE HIGH- STAKES GAME OF CREATING AN NBA CHAMPION

(image) The Washington Post headlined its review of this book, “How data geeks are taking over basketball.” Indeed, this book takes Moneyball, last decade’s baseball bible, to an entirely new level with a new set of acronyms. It may be too much for the casual...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: THE ORIGINAL SIX

(image) The Original Six is subtitled How the Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Red Wings Laid the Groundwork for Today’s NHL. Such a subtitle hints at the possibility of new ground within its pages, but instead the reader is mostly...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: 2016 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS: CHICAGO CUBS

(image) The only keepsake of the Cubs’ World Series win produced by Major League Baseball, it features a spectacular selection of photos — more than 200 of them, some never published before. It also includes game-by-game recaps of the Cubs’ playoff run,...



12/10/2016: SPORTS: Sounders 7-2-2 in overall series
Toronto, a side that has spent the last two years refining its roster and remaking club culture, made more subtle changes after filling holes with Beitashour, goalkeeper Clint Irwin, defender Drew Moor, and midfielder Will Johnson in the offseason and...



12/10/2016: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPe
Moon Alert: After 8 AM EST today, we have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Taurus. Aries (March 21-April 19) You will find it easy to study and be rigourous about an intellectual approach to religion, politics, philosophy...



12/10/2016: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Kind of opera 5. At the home of: Fr. 9. European mountain range 13. Sicilian volcano 14. Dutch cartographer 15. Milk: Fr. 16. Mental acuity 17. Medieval stringed instrument 18. ___ colada 19. Cutting instrument 21. By ___ (exclamation used...



12/10/2016: DIVERSIONS: CRYP tIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Turnout at midmorning social event ( 10) 8 Ring for each top- ranked musical show ( 5) 9 Tools for snagging Greek fruit ( 8) 10 Guess I’m entering ritzy residence ( 8) 11 Street with a stop signal watched steadily ( 6) 14 Wear out part of a...



12/10/2016: DIVERSIONS: bR IDGe
During the 2016 Canadian Senior Team Championship, one of the biggest problems of fudging in the bidding came to light on this deal. Yes, East’s opening bid does seem strange, even stranger than you might think as it didn’t purport to be a “normal’...



12/10/2016: DIVERSIONS: SuDOKu
Level: Evil To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil. Puzzle by websudoku.com



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: School for design HISTORY SERVES AS GUIDE FOR A UNIQUE MAKEOVER

(image) Back in the mid- aughts, rumours of the impending sale of this charming former one- room schoolhouse, converted into a home in the countryside near Stratford, Ont., turned out to be somewhat exaggerated, at least initially. But that didn’t stop...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: Deeper palette

(image) “We were going for a deeper, darker, sophisticated palette,” interior designer Kelly Cray says of the model vignettes he designed at 159SW. While the bathroom has a lighter look, the kitchen and living room are sleek and sexy, picking up on elements of...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: CENTRAL PARK

(image) Price range: Starting from the low $300,000s Location: Rymal Road East and Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway, Hamilton An East Hamilton masterplanned community, Central Park is next to the Eramosa Karst conservation lands and will feature detached homes as...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: KINGSWAY BY THE RIVER

(image) Price range: $350,900 to over $800,000 Location: Dundas Street West and Royal York Road, Etobicoke Situated next to the Humber River, Kingsway by the River will feature two buildings, stacked townhouses and retail components. The first-phase building,...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: COSMOS TOWER B

(image) Price range: $969,000 to $1,028,800 (new units only) Location: Highway 7 and Jane Street, Vaughan Tower B is the second building in the first phase of Cosmos Condos, a multi-phase project close to the planned Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: Living large

(image) Author Sheri Koones believes prefab houses ( or “prefabulous,” as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She’s written five books about them. In the new Prefabulous Small Houses ( The Taunton Press), Koones focuses on modestly sized homes and...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: Repel winter at all times

(image) The winter season can hit your home hard. But by planning ahead, you can reduce the risk of taking on avoidable damage that could give you a major headache — and an expensive one. ICE DAMMING Ice damming can do a lot of damage to your home. It can...









12/10/2016: POST HOMES: Canning a great way to make gifts

(image) Gardeners make good friends, especially during the holidays when they give out foods preserved from their gardens. The top five canning recipes used during the holidays are for apple sauce, cranberry sauce, jalapeno jelly, apple pie filling and...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: Check with board before stringing yule lights
Q Is there a standard rule for all condominiums in Ontario regarding Christmas decorations on our front door or stringing lights around our balconies? We can’t find anything in our condo documents about Christmas decorating. Please advise. A Most of...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: $85M MANSION BUILT BY BELLA HADID’S DAD GOES UP FOR SALE

(image) Mohamed Hadid, father of the très-hot models of the moment Gigi and Bella Hadid, pictured, built a 40,000- square- foot mansion in BelAir and then sold it for US$50 million in 2010. However, he leased “Le Belvedere” back and has continued to live...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: BEN CARSON LISTS US$1.2M HOME IN WEST PALM BEACH

(image) Dr. Ben Carson, who was recently nominated by president- elect Donald Trump to be the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is moving on to better digs. Carson bought the mock- Mediterranean mini- mansion in a guard- gated...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: RAVINE JEWEL

(image) People who love nature and being outdoors will adore this 97x453- foot ravine property in Mineola West. “The best feature is the backyard,” says listing agent Lori Bassett of Sutton Group Quantum Realty, who has listed the property with Robert Bassett....



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: TRINITY BELLWOODS

(image) 850 Richmond St. W. #1 (Richmond Street West and Strachan Avenue) Asking price: $1.3 million Taxes: $7,000 (2016) Monthly fee: $570 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 MLS# C3643502 BRIGHT LOFTY LIVING SPACE Eighteen-foot ceilings, an open-concept plan and...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: CASA LOMA

(image) 25 Edmund Ave. (St. Clair Avenue West and Avenue Rd.) Asking price: $3.6 million Taxes: n/a Bedrooms: 3+1 Bathrooms: 5 MLS# C3659595 FOR YOUNG STYLE- MAKERS “Twenty-five Edmund Ave. is the new standard for exceptional living,” says listing agent...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: WORTH THE WAIT

(image) The buyers searched for the perfect home for a year before they saw this one, says their agent, Brenda Westbrook. “They fell in love with it. The owner takes real pride in her home. “It’s an immaculate, warm, elegant family home.” The custom-built...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: CHURCH/ YONGE CORRIDOR

(image) 10 Luscombe Lane ( Yonge and Wellesley streets) Asking price: $1.269-million Sold for: $1.269 million Taxes: $5,635 (2016) Bedrooms: 3+1 Bathrooms: 3 Time on the market: Two days GATED TOWNHOUSE IN PROXIMITY TO CITY AMENITIES In a gated enclave of...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: STONEGATE QUEENSWAY

(image) 17 Greenmount Crt. (Royal York Road and Bloor Street West) Asking price: $989,000 Sold for: $1.18 million Taxes: $5,222 (2016) Bedrooms: 2+1 Bathrooms: 2 Time on the market: Six days ON QUIET CUL- DE- SAC Although it’s on a quiet culde-sac, this...



12/10/2016: POST HOMES: ‘FULL HOUSE’ CREATOR FRANKLIN BUYS THE HOME USED IN SITCOM

(image) Show creator Jeff Franklin bought the row house that was the front of the Tanner home in the 1980s sitcom for about US$4 million, the Los Angeles Times reports. It’s a stereotypical San Francisco house with a raised main floor and large bay windows. It...



12/10/2016: THE CHATTER: THE TIMING OF THE BIRDS AND BEES
We’ve mostly moved on from that prehistoric time when sex out of wedlock was considered taboo, but the questions surrounding virginity – how and when it should be lost – are still often discussed in hushed tones. Despite increasingly progressive views...