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As Toronto weighs housing tax, prices in Vancouver are creeping up again

Speaking today in Ottawa, Kathleen Wynne said it is meant to give people breathing space in the frenzied housing market in the Golden Horseshoe region without unintended consequences in other markets. NDP MPP Peter Tabuns slammed the government failing to move faster to address the rent control loophole. It's wrong. And it is not at all fair. Rental increases for units built before 1991 were already capped by a guidelines set each year by the province.



BP workers discover "uncontrolled gas release" at North Slope well house

The U.K. company didn't say how much oil or natural gas may have spilled. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says workers Saturday night were able to connect hoses to valves that allow pressure in the well to be reduced. BP set up a unified command with state and federal regulators to address the leaking gas and oil. But its infamous 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill focused the world's attention on the environmental and economic importance of the Gulf of Mexico.


New Ghana coach promises to revive national team

New Ghana coach promises to revive national team

Kwesi Appiah will officially take charge of the Black Stars in May, replacing Israeli Avram Grant, who resigned after the AFCON in Gabon, but the identities of those who will be assisting him are still yet to be announced. His first assignment will be in June when he plays Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Then two global friendlies against Mexico and US on the June 28 and July 1 respectively.


Trump to Pump Life Back Into

Trump to Pump Life Back Into "Buy American" Initiatives

Trump also wants to toughen up the requirement that American-made goods be used in certain federal construction projects or in highway projects that are paid for with federal grants. In all, about 85,000 of the visas are awarded each year; in recent years, there have been several times that many applicants. It will call on the departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to take action to crack down on what the official called "fraud and abuse" in the US immigration ...



Sexual harassment continues to be issue in US workplaces

CNN was unable to obtain a comment from Fox News regarding the new investigation. According to USA Today , around 3.8 million people watched The O'Reilly Factor last Tuesday night, far surpassing the same time the week before when only 2.3 million watched the show.



China Denies Bombers On "High Alert" For North Korea Contingency

Last year, it test-fired more that two dozen missiles . Tensions have risen sharply in recent months after Pyongyang conducted two nuclear weapons tests a year ago and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests in defiance of United Nations resolutions and sanctions.