Flood warning issued for Ontario cottage country

Posted on 19. Apr, 2014 by .

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Northumberland News DURHAM – Durham and Northumberland residents heading to cottage country this weekend should be aware that a flood warning is in effect for Rice Lake and Trent River. The warning has been in effect for the Kawartha Lakes and Otonabee River since Friday, April 11. On Tuesday, April 15, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority […]

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Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla’s vacation home in Rishikesh evoke grandeur and …

Posted on 19. Apr, 2014 by .

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The 4,000-sq-ft bungalow came at a “sizeable” price, and is located a few kilometers from Rishikesh amid lush greenery full of exotic flowers.  A holiday home had been on the minds of designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, known for their extravagant creations, for a long time. And Goa, close to their home in Mumbai, was their […]

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Flood warning issued for Ontario cottage country

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by .

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Northumberland News DURHAM – Durham and Northumberland residents heading to cottage country this weekend should be aware that a flood warning is in effect for Rice Lake and Trent River. The warning has been in effect for the Kawartha Lakes and Otonabee River since Friday, April 11. On Tuesday, April 15, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority […]

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Secret memo urged minister to steer Downsview Park plan to avoid a sell-off

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by .

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“In the absence of direction from you, (Canada Lands Co.) may be inclined to propose disposal of some or all of the property at the two urban parks, consistent with its mandate, or propose a commercially oriented use of the property,” she said. Article source: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/04/18/secret_memo_urged_minister_to_steer_downsview_park_plan_to_avoid_a_selloff.html

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Why Your Vacation Home May Not Be Your Retirement Home

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by .

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It’s warm and breezy. You rise late, have a leisurely brunch and stroll on the beach. Then you walk to the local coffee house, where you are greeted by a barista who hands you a fresh cup of coffee to sip while you watch the waves roll in.   You’re on vacation, but you wish […]

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Taxpayers to foot legal bill for Bain’s defence

Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 by .

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Richard Bain has a cash-flow problem so Quebec taxpayers will have to foot the legal bill for his impending trial on charges stemming from the 2012 provincial election night shooting. But Bain has promised to pay back the money and will have to make arrangements with the state to do so, Justice Guy Cournoyer said […]

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Secondary home markets in Beijing and Shanghai diverge

Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by .

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Article source: http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1482759/secondary-home-markets-beijing-and-shanghai-diverge

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I am pleased to announce my own transit plan

Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by .

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It’s tough being a commuter in the Toronto area — sorry, Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area — these days. The roads are congested. The subways are crowded. The buses are falling apart and the streetcars freeze in the cold (not a small issue in a country with, you know, winter). And while we dither, babies […]

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Consumer Reports: Vacation Home Scams

Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by .

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Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nastysurprise. Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of owners of rental properties, and defrauding renters out of a lot of money. Here’s how one scam works. Thieves hack into the email of property owners listing their properties on popular vacation rental […]

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Glencore Xstrata Buys Caracal Energy

Posted on 15. Apr, 2014 by .

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LONDON—Glencore Xstrata PLC has snapped up African-focused oil producer Caracal Energy Inc. for $1.35 billion in cash just hours after selling a Peruvian copper mine for nearly $6 billion, putting an end to a rival deal between Caracal and Canadian oil company TransGlobe Energy Corp. Glencore’s acquisition of Calgary-based Caracal—whose main assets are oil fields […]

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