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11/18/2017: FRONT PAGE: ANDREW COYNE ON WHETHER VOTERS NOW REALIZE THE LIMITS OF THE PM’S POWERS
Through their first year in office, the federal Liberals sailed aloft in the public opinion polls — at more than 45 per cent, on average, roughly 20 points ahead of their Conservative rivals. Since then, however, their support has dropped markedly,...



11/18/2017: NEWS: Secularity continues to encroach

(image) Canadians are divided over whether religious diversity is healthy for the country, but they consider Islam in particular to be a negative force, a new poll has found. In the survey, conducted t he s ame week Quebec adopted a l aw prohibiting niqab-...



11/18/2017: NEWS: The religious tend most to favour diversity

(image) Throughout autumn, the soup of our multicultural society has almost boiled over with questions about secularism and religion — of what is and isn’t allowed in contemporary public and common Canadian life. Efforts to relegate religious expression and...



11/18/2017: NEWS: The war on propaganda

(image) The 450 Canadian troops stationed in Latvia face little danger f rom actual Russian military forces, which remain for now safely ensconced on the other side of the border. But they have been the target of repeated information- warfare salvos in the...



11/18/2017: NEWS: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM WON’T BE CLOSED OVER WINTER

(image) The newly opened National Holocaust Monument won’t be closed for the winter after all. Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, pictured, says in a tweet that the soaring concrete structure just west of Parliament Hill will remain open throughout the year. She...



11/18/2017: CANADA: Mother jailed 3 years for failing to seek help for son

(image) • A woman who failed to take her son to the doctor for a strep infection has been sentenced to three years in prison — a punishment a Calgary judge says fits the grave crime that resulted in the seven- year- old boy’s painful death. Justice Kristine...



11/18/2017: CANADA: ISLAMIC STATE THREATS WILL BE DEALT WITH: SAJJAN

(image) Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada will deal with threats posed by the Islamic State group, whether afar or closer to home. At the Halifax International Security Forum, Sajjan, pictured, said the military and other security agencies are taking...



11/18/2017: CANADA: Manitoba premier injured on hiking trip
• Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister was hiking while on vacation in New Mexico and was overdue by an hour when his wife called police who found him injured at a trailhead. Lt. Elizabeth Armijo of the New Mexico State Police said Pallister was reported...



11/18/2017: CANADA: OTTAWA ANNOUNCES $327.6M TO FIGHT GUNS AND GANGS

(image) The federal government will allocate up to $327.6 million over five years and $100 million a year after that to fight gun and gang violence, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Friday. The money will finance a variety of programs to cut gun crime...



11/18/2017: NEWS: A Death IN paradise

(image) On the evening of July 6, 2016, Patricia Kearney’s siblings got an email from the boyfriend with whom she had spent years sailing across the South Pacific. “Dean here from Tonga. There is no easy way to say this.... Trish passed away in her sleep,” he...



11/18/2017: CANADA: JFK’S COLD WAR WITH CANADA

(image) Only one month before t he Cuban Missile Crisis brought 12 days of fear upon the world, eight high- ranking U. S. intelligence officials gathered at an undisclosed location to plot their next steps in removing Fidel Castro from power. When those...



11/18/2017: WORLD: Mugabe opponents to hold rally in streets

(image) Thousands of demonstrators are expected to rally in Harare Saturday as an unprecedented alliance of Zanu PF hardliners and opposition activists seek to force Robert Mugabe to step aside as Zimbabwe’s president. The rally, organized by the country’s...



11/18/2017: WORLD: Four dead as aircraft collide near London
LONDON • A helicopter and light aircraft collided in midair northwest of London on Friday, killing four people and raising the alarm about an air traffic control tower that had been shut due to “staff shortages.” Wreckage from the aircraft tumbled...



11/18/2017: WORLD: FIVE KILLED AS AUTHORITIES CLASH WITH OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS

(image) NAIROBI At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued. Police fired live rounds and tear gas to prevent...



11/18/2017: WORLD: MILITARY DOG WINS PRIZE FOR VALOUR UNDER FIRE

(image) A British military dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan in 2012 was decorated Friday for bravery. Mali, an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois, won the Dickin medal — a prize awarded by the PDSA veterinary charity and billed as the animal...



11/18/2017: WORLD: TRUMP’S CALL FOR TALKS NIXED BY UN AMBASSADOR
North Korea has rejected Donald Trump’s call for talks over its nuclear program just days after the U. S. president finished a high-profile Asian tour. Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, said that negotiations would not...



11/18/2017: WORLD: MERKEL’S POLITICAL FUTURE IN DOUBT AS COALITION TALKS REACH STALEMATE
Angela Merkel’s political future hung in the balance Friday as a coalition talks deadline passed without agreement on forming a government. Talks have been extended and are now expected to last into the weekend after party leaders were unable to...



11/18/2017: WORLD: OUSTED CARACAS MAYOR FLEES HOUSE ARREST
CARACAS Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela’s socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces...



11/18/2017: WORLD: NOTORIOUS MAFIA ‘ BOSS OF BOSSES’ DIES AT 87
Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina died early Friday in a hospital while serving multiple life sentences as the mastermind of a plot to assassinate Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down the Cosa Nostra. He was...



11/18/2017: EDITORIALS: Anti-Semitism’s resurgence targets Israel

(image) One day in the 1940s a man knocked on the door of my family’s house in the east end of Toronto, seeking signatures for a petition. After he said the petition was an attempt to keep Jews off our street, my parents declined to sign and he went away....



11/18/2017: EDITORIALS: Liberals’ UN plan makes sense
After years of humming and hawing, the Liberal government may have finally come up with the best possible answer to a problem of its own making. This week, at a UN conference on peacekeeping that Canada hosted, the federal government unveiled its...



11/18/2017: LETTERS: Bill Clinton is not above a reckoning

(image) It seemed like only yesterday that polite American society recoiled in horror at the latest lap in Donald Trump’s “race to the bottom,” as a Hillary Clinton spokeswoman put it. Two days after the Washington Post broke news of Trump’s “grab them by the...



11/18/2017: LETTERS: Help out sex assault victims

(image) Re: Benefit of the doubt: Post-Weinstein, we must reform due process, not abandon it, Jonathan Kay, Nov. 15. May I suggest a solution: Establish an independent Sex Victims Counselling Service financed primarily by an annual levy assessed against...



11/18/2017: LETTERS: In praise of slow thinking
Re: Benefit of the doubt: Post-Weinstein, we must reform due process, not abandon it, Jonathan Kay, Nov. 15; and Want to save democracy? Hold friends to account, John Robson, Nov. 15 Reading Kay’s and Robson’s teachable columns in tandem, about due...



11/18/2017: LETTERS: Refusing transfusions
Re: In the face of death, she chose religion — Decision to reject transfusion was patient’s to make: coroner, Nov. 15; and Was this sound mind? Letter to the editor, Nov. 16 I read wi t h astonishment your article on Éloïse Dupuis. The headline should...



11/18/2017: LETTERS: The PM and human rights
Re: PM raises rights but Philippine leader lashes out, Nov. 15 It was extremely encouraging to read how our beloved prime minister recently took the opportunity to castigate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his failure to respect the human...



11/18/2017: LETTERS: Lawyers not immune
Re: Law society principles, Letter to the editor, Nov. 16 It would seem that lawyers and ex lawyers ( is that even possible?) are lining up to pick apart the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Statement of Principles and to do so with as many words as will...



11/18/2017: LETTERS: LIMERICKING
In Zimbabwe, which just had a coup, They say that Mugabe is through. Mnangagwa’s the chap Who’ll fill in the gap, Though he is an autocrat, too. Twitter.com/limericking



11/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: A QUESTION OF JUDGMENT

(image) On Tuesday, the Foreign Relations Committee of the U. S. Senate held a brief, almost perfunctory hearing on the subject of nuclear weapons and the Constitution. It’s the can of worms to end all cans of worms. Nuclear weapons are a discovery that acted,...



11/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: University sacks spirit of free expression

(image) These are dark days in Ontario. A three-minute news clip from the Ontario government’s TV station prime time show The Agenda has roiled higher education in the province. Not everyone is blessed to live in Ontario, so perhaps not all reading this know...



11/18/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: What media won’t say

(image) It is distressing to read and listen to the nonsense in the Canadian media about Donald Trump. It is too early to predict whether he will be a successful president or not. But no one relying on the Canadian media would be aware that he has more than...



11/18/2017: INNOVATION: BUILDING BLOCKS OF FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES

(image) More than just an institution of higher learning, the University of British Columbia empowers its students and faculty in groundbreaking research that endeavours to make an impact on real-world issues. In part five of a series, we examine how UBC is...



11/18/2017: INNOVATION: Five areas of technological innovation at UBC

(image) Digital technologies UBC has a long history of revolutionizing digital technologies. Computer scientist David Lowe’s SI FT image- matching algorithm, created in 1999, has since been used in applications that couldn’t have even been anticipated at that...



11/18/2017: WEEKEND POST: the chatter

(image) Star Trek: Discovery is a stupid show about boring people. Or, perhaps, a boring show about stupid people – it’s impossible to tell where the irrational behaviour ends and idiotic writing begins. When you watch Discovery you enter a strange frontier...



11/18/2017: WEEKEND POST: ‘A betrayal of what Star Trek ought to be’

(image) too lurid, too hectic. It isn’t an affectionate tribute to the glory of old-fashioned sci-fi: it’s too enamoured of prestige TV. Most conspicuously, it isn’t Star Trek. It bears only the most tenuous relationship to the five earlier Star Trek shows and...



11/18/2017: WEEKEND POST: Judy Garland faced her own Harvey Weinstein

(image) Although the epidemic of rampant sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood has only begun to make impactful headlines in the past month, it’s an issue that’s plagued the industry for decades. Going as far back as the big studio days, iconic actresses...



11/18/2017: SATURDAY FEATURE: AGAINST THE GRAIN

(image) Thanks to the artisanal bread movement of the 1970s, batards, baguettes and free-form loaves now dominate the mainstream. Whether made en masse in a factory, churned out in a supermarket or crafted at a neighbourhood bakery, rustic images of wood-fired...



11/18/2017: SATURDAY FEATURE: MODERNIST BREAD BY THE NUMBERS
1,400,000+ words 44,500 man- hours 36,654 loaves baked 3,000+ original photographs 2,642 pages 1,600+ experiments 1,200+ recipes 22 full- time staff 19+ tons of flour used 5 volumes



11/18/2017: CITY LIFE: Guess who’s coming to dinner

(image) The 13th annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival is always a spectacular affair, and this year was no different. Some of the world’s best loved chefs and vintners flew to Toronto for the much anticipated event that raises money in support of scientific...



11/18/2017: EAT: DISH
1 CANADA: 5- LITRE RANCH MINI KEGS Hidden Valley Ranch has released a new line of 5- litre mini kegs filled with ranch dip. Kegs ship nationwide from flavourgallery.com 2 VANCOUVER: UBEREATS UberEATS has announced that it is coming to Vancouver....



11/18/2017: BOOKS & WRITERS: TAKEAWAYS FROM ORIGINS OF A STORY
In university, Jake Grogan was given some pretty standard advice: “Make a list of the people who inspire you, then go and learn everything you can about what inspired them.” He took it, and began collecting origin stories for his favourite books as a...



11/18/2017: BOOKS & WRITERS: JOHNNY CASH NEVER SHOT A MAN IN RENO

(image) There is something about closeness to the hood that makes it more appealing. To be black, and not from the places that some in America imagine All Black People to be from can be interesting, particularly if you live close, or on the border of that...



11/18/2017: BOOKS & WRITERS: BROTHER WINS THE ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE
On Wednesday, the Writers’ Trust presented its annual literary awards across a variety of categories, in an event emceed by Nick Mount, author of Arrival: The Story of CanLit, at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. The winners included David Chariandy’s...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: ‘SICKENING’

(image) Ellis Ross is filled with gut- wrenching dread as several major proposed energy projects unravel in British Columbia. The former chief counsellor of the Haisla Nation near Kitimat has laboured for more than 13 years to improve Indigenous lives through...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: How digital health technology is helping families stay together

(image) Christine McNaughton is no stranger to the digital world. Her warm stories and cozy images of family, food and farm life in northern Ontario have earned her a fan following of tens of thousands across a blog, Twitter and Instagram. But it wasn’t until...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Carr stands behind Trans Mountain project

(image) The f ederal government unequivocally want s the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built, i s committed to i ncreasing regulatory certainty through major reforms that will be announced in t he coming months and will keep the headquarters of the...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Deveron brings drone imaging to Monsanto deal

(image) The steady development of Deveron UAS Corp., a company that started life as a j unior miner more than five years back — but which changed focus two years back to become one of the country’s few drone companies — continues. This week, Deveron, which...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Keystone leak hands foes new fodder to halt expansion
• Days before Nebraska regulators are set to rule on TransCanada Corp.’ s XL extension to its Keystone pipeline, the existing conduit sprung a major leak, spilling 795,000 litres of oil early Thursday in South Dakota, handing new fodder to...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: APPLE’S HOMEPOD WON’T BE UNDER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

(image) Apple Inc. is scrapping its plan to release its new internet-connected speaker in time for the holiday season. The delay announced Friday means Apple’s HomePod speaker won’t be available until early next year. Apple intended to release the US$349...



11/18/2017: FP INVESTING: from dividend sprinkling to tax-loss selling, time to break out the year-end tax-planning playbook

(image) The whiff of nutmeg, sprinkled atop a freshly- brewed eggnog latte, can only mean one thing — year-end tax planning season is upon us, once again. While it’s true that the list of year- end tax planning tips doesn’t vary much from year to year, for...



11/18/2017: FP INVESTING: SHOULD I BORROW TO INVEST?

(image) ‘Should I borrow to invest?” This question c o me s and goes, depending on what markets are doing and how available credit is. Today, with stock prices rising and financial institutions throwing money at customers (“do you want fries with your credit...



11/18/2017: FP INVESTING: DIVIDEND SPRINKLING
Finally, small business owners may want to take action prior to Jan. 1, 2018 if your corporation could be caught by the proposed anti- dividend- sprinkling rules. The new rules would look at whether income received, typically in the form of dividends,...



11/18/2017: FP INVESTING: FIRST- TIME DONOR’S SUPER CREDIT
This is the last year you can claim the federal First-Time Donor’s Super Credit (FDSC) if neither you nor your spouse or common-law partner has claimed the donation tax credit from 2008 to 2016. The FDSC provides an additional 25 per cent tax credit on...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: 1,000 Bombardier jobs seen as signal to youth
• Bombardier Inc.’ s hiring of about 1,000 workers for its new business jet is a signal to young people that the aerospace industry is attractive despite waves of layoffs in recent years, chief executive Alain Bellemare said Friday. “You go through...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Tesla hopes that speed kills — the competition

(image) Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk introduced the company’s new electric- powered t ractor trailer on Thursday. The “Semi” goes 800 kilometres on a charge, uses Tesla’s semi- autonomous driving system, with lane keeping and...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: EU leader sees no easy end to deadlock
• European Council President Donald Tusk has mocked a suggestion that Europe must compromise with Britain in Brexit talks as an example of the “English sense of humour.” Tusk said it was up to British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer more money to...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: CANNABIS FIRMS IN JOINT VENTURE IN ONTARIO
Canopy Growth Corp. of Smiths Falls, Ont., has formed a joint venture to share ownership of the Agripharm indoor growing operation in Creemore, Ont., with Amsterdam-based Green House Brands. Canopy Growth says it will retain 40 per cent of Agripharm...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Teck to spend nearly $500M on dividends, buyback
• Teck Resources has announced plans to issue a special dividend to its shareholders, in addition to its regular dividend, and increase its share buyback program by $ 230 million. The diversified mining company, based in Vancouver, says the two...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: New U.S. list reflects tougher NAFTA stance
• The United States has published an updated list of NAFTA negotiating objectives to reflect some of its tougher- thananticipated demands in a reminder of the difficult hoeing ahead as parties seek fertile ground for a deal. The U. S. trade czar’s...



11/18/2017: FINANCIAL POST: TORONTO MAN CLAIMS $1M IN REFUNDS, GETS FIVE YEARS IN PRISON

(image) A Toronto man has been sentenced to five years in prison for claiming nearly $1 million in Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds to which he wasn’t entitled. The Canada Revenue Agency says Alexander Wiafe — who was convicted of fraud...



11/18/2017: POST SPORT: Role reversal for Leafs, Habs

(image) How do you spot a counterfeit NHL playoff ticket? It’s printed on thin paper. There’s no bar code. And it contains the word, “Montreal.” The punch line to that j oke — t here are many, many more — used to be “Toronto.” But it’s not as much fun to pick...



11/18/2017: POST SPORT: GOFFIN SETS UP ATP FINALS SEMI WITH FEDERER

(image) David Goffin is into the last four of the ATP Finals, but to go any further he will have to do something he’s never done before: beat Roger Federer. The No.7-seeded Goffin, pictured, beat Dominic Thiem 6- 4, 6-1 at the O2 Arena in London on Friday to...



11/18/2017: POST SPORT: BABCOCK GETS BEHIND HIS ROUGHRIDERS
• Mike Babcock will be thrilled to go green on Sunday afternoon. The Toronto Maple Leafs coach plans to be in the stands at BMO Field, cheering on his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders when they take on the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL East final, with...



11/18/2017: POST SPORT: IN THIS CORNER

(image) I didn’t want to be pushed into anything, and everyone can relate, sometimes things just shift and change around you. Especially with me and the sponsor situation. I’ve never been there before. I’ve always had a sponsor. It forces you into thinking...



11/18/2017: SPORT: Ray wants another Grey Cup shot

(image) The optics are not lost on Ricky Ray. Not at this stage of his life or his football career. On Sunday, while he’s playing quarterback and trying to push the Argos to the Grey Cup, his close friend Jason Maas will be coaching against his old rival,...



11/18/2017: SPORT: Jones’s true currency is hypocrisy

(image) It was a lot simpler when you could just sit back and judge Jerry Jones for his avarice and his hubris. Jones, the Dallas Cowboys’ owner, is a model villain. He built a gaudy football stadium, helped by more than US$ 300- million from local...



11/18/2017: SPORT: BIG WIN OVER KNICKS

(image) Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan goes to the net against New York Knicks centre Kyle O’Quinn in Toronto’s 107-84 Friday night win at the Air Canada Centre. For a full report on the game, go to nationalpost.com/sports.



11/18/2017: SPORT: MLS making inroads, but it still takes a kicking

(image) Major League Soccer’s attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe. MLS averaged 22,000 in attendance for the first time in its history this...



11/18/2017: SPORT: TV LISTINGS
SATURDAY HOCKEY Calgary at Philadelphia, Sportsnet & Sportsnet One, 1 p. m. Arizona at Ottawa, TSN5, 2 p. m. (OTTAWA ONLY) Kitchener at Barrie (OHL), Sportsnet, 3: 30 p. m. Toronto at Montreal, Sportsnet & CBC, 7 p. m. Michigan at Wisconsin ( NCAA),...



11/18/2017: SPORT: OSMOND SEIZES LEAD AT INTERNATIONAL EVENT IN FRANCE

(image) After winning at Skate Canada three weeks ago, Kaetlyn Osmond continued her fine form by taking the lead after the women’s short program at the Internationaux de France in Grenoble on Friday. Skating to Sous le ciel de Paris, the 21-year-old Canadian...



11/18/2017: SPORT: NOTE TO READERS
Due to a production error, the solution for Wednesday’s Cryptic crossword puzzle did not appear in Thursday’s paper. This is the solution for Wednesday’s puzzle.



11/18/2017: WEEKEND DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or big decisions from 6:30 AM until 2:15 PM EST today. After that the Moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. (The New Moon in Scorpio is at 6:42 AM EST.) Aries (March 21-April 19) Today’s New Moon urges you to pull your...



11/18/2017: WEEKEND DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Hopping creature 5. Sing softly 10. Trading centre 14. French composer 15. Dance in which you bend over backwards 16. Two-toed sloth 17. Exchange fee for money 18. Playing marble 19. Loonie, for one 20. Chinese way of fighting 22. City in...



11/18/2017: WEEKEND DIVERSIONS: CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Truly delicate fabric gives you comfort (6) 4 Rich business journal enthusiast (2,6) 10 Dilbert edited a slight amount (7) 11 One by one entering senior riding club (3,4) 12 Brief sketch transformed thin album (9) 13 Hold the title “Fall” in...



11/18/2017: WEEKEND DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
Ducking a defensive winner that might otherwise be won can induce all kinds of strange maladies — like a failure to count tricks to ensure a contract — in a careless declarer. Recognizing South’s double was competitive rather than purely for penalty,...



11/18/2017: WEEKEND 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



11/18/2017: WEEKEND DIVERSIONS: PEPYS ’ DIARY
For Pepys’ Saturday and Sunday entries, visit pepys. info



11/18/2017: MONDAY DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Until 7:10 PM EST today, we have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Sagittarius. Aries (March 21-April 19) Expect a few surprises today. A sudden opportunity to travel might fall in your lap. Or you might meet...



11/18/2017: MONDAY DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Having a lot of money 5. Brazilian dance 10. Tidy your hair 14. Jai ___ 15. Strange 16. Having the form of an egg 17. Internet computer language 18. Excessive 19. Prehistoric tool 20. Warhead’s explosive charge 22. Determined attempts 24....



11/18/2017: MONDAY DIVERSIONS: CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Daffy bird? (6) 4 Eurasian city, Byzantium’s capital embraced by sultan, I gathered (8) 9 Religious teachings, plain coarse (6) 10 Star reading different script, ultimately (3,5) 12 Friend friendly, though not at first (4) 13 Question cook...



11/18/2017: MONDAY DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
Throwing sand in an opponent’s eyes is definitely frowned on in many outdoor sports like beach volleyball, but the figurative variety is not only ethically and legally permissible in bridge, doing so may be the only way to survive in a perilous...



11/18/2017: MONDAY DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Easy 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.



11/18/2017: MONDAY DIVERSIONS: PEPYS ’ DIARY

(image) Samuel Pepys ( 1633-1703) was the naval administrator and first secretary of the British Admiralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665. Up before day, and wrote some letters to go to my Lord, among others that about W. Howe, which I believe will...



11/18/2017: MONDAY DIVERSIONS: ON T HI S DAY
November 20, 1979 — Antonine Maillet won the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize. Maillet, a New Brunswick-born French-Canadian writer, was the first non-French citizen to win the prize, for her novel Pélagie-la-Charette. It...



11/18/2017: NEW HOMES: Green views

(image) It’s all about the vistas in Model Suite 201 at The 6th Angus Glen. “The inspiration for the design was the Angus Glen golf course and the lush green views,” says Mariam Aboutaam, director of sales & marketing for developer Kylemore Communities. A...



11/18/2017: NEW HOMES: FOR SALE

(image) Price range: Starting from the high $400,000s Location: Bloor Street and Prestonvale Road, Courtice COURTICE Located close to golf, parks and Highway 401, Preston Corner is a Courtice low-rise community. The Oshawa Centre shopping mall and Darlington...



11/18/2017: NEW HOMES: BEAMSVILLE

(image) Price range: Starting from the $700,000s Location: Lincoln Avenue and King Street, Beamsville With 35 homes planned in total, Lincoln Estates is a low-rise community located along the Niagara Escarpment, a short drive from the QEW. The site will...



11/18/2017: NEW HOMES: NEWTONVILLE

(image) Price range: $1,188,900 to $1,550,900 Location: Newtonville Eden Park is a new low-rise project in the community of Newtonville, located in Clarington, between Oshawa and Port Hope. Designed by Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists, the 28 homes...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: Modernizing a timeless beauty

(image) The Toronto architecture firm Superkül was handed a daunting but architecturally interesting assignment when the owners of a circa-1962 gem approached them. Set at the foot of a wooded ridge in Toronto’s Hogg’s Hollow, the house was an excellent...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: RINGING IN THE EARS?

(image) Tinnitus is a condition linked to hair cells in the inner ear. These cells vibrate in response to sound and then signal our brain. But when the cells become damaged, through infection or loud noise, the cells send a constant stream of signals to the...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: I WAS GETTING WORRIED ABOUT MY TINNITUS

(image) ‘‘About ten years ago I noticed some slight ringing in my ears. It wouldn’t last long but with age, it got worse and lasted longer. Finally, the ringing was MUCH too loud and hard to tolerate. I started to look for help and luckily read about a man who...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: Add warmth to your wardrobe
Autumn is the time to layer — and not just your wardrobe. Ottawa designer Emma Doucet’s picks for fall coziness are all about adding warmth to your home as it gets blustery outside. Layers can be tactile, like a sheepskin softening a chair and wool...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: Talking about colours
The psychology of colour is endlessly debated in the world of home decor and furnishings, and no more so than when it comes to the paint on our walls. Certain colours, we’re told by designers and paint producers, can make us feel invigorated and...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: TOILET- CLEANING ROBOT MAY DO THAT NASTY CHORE FOR YOU

(image) Loathe cleaning the toilet? How about a robot to do that nasty chore? Heralded as the only automatic, toilet- cleaning robot, according to Digital Trends, the SpinX looks like a toilet seat. Users place it on top of their current toilet seat. The brush...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: POWERFUL PRESENCE

(image) ‘What this property is best known for, besides having one of the finest private landscaped lots in the Valley ( Hoggs Hollow), is its commanding presence,” says listing agent Kevin Loberg of Royal LePage Terrequity Realty. The custom- built l i mestone...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: YORKDALE- GLEN PARK

(image) 249 Glen Park Ave. (Glencairn and Marlee avenues) Asking price: $2,388,888 Taxes: n/a Bedrooms: 4+1 Bathrooms: 5 MLS# W3940601 AN AREA IN TRANSITION This neighbourhood is going through a huge transition in its housing stock, says listing agent Lina...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: HUMBER HEIGHTS

(image) 45 Yorkleigh Ave. (Scarlett Road and Lawrence Avenue West) Asking price: $2.795 million Taxes: n/a Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 MLS# W3960025 ‘ EMBASSY- SIZED’ PRINCIPAL ROOMS Yorkleigh Avenue is known for its many exceptional new homes, which are...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: A PLACE TO GROW

(image) One of the widest lots in the area A brick centre- hall home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, 27 Tarlton Rd. offers plenty of space for a growing family. It has a main-floor family room so it’s easy to keep an eye on young children and a lower-...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: ENGLEMOUNT

(image) 518 Coldstream Ave. (Bathurst Street and Glencairn Avenue) Asking price: $1,850,000 Sold for: $1,828,518 Taxes: $6,393 (2017) Bedrooms: 4+1 Bathrooms: 4 Time on the market: Eight days FENCED YARD HAS MATURE TREES West of Bathurst Street, about...



11/18/2017: POST HOMES: CORSO ITALIA

(image) 33 Norton Ave. (St. Clair Avenue West and Dufferin Street) Asking price: $595,000 Sold for: $805,000 Taxes: $3,206 (2017) Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Time on the market: Seven days ELEVEN OFFERS TO PURCHASE A perfect starter home in Corso Italia, this...