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‘Whalley Strip’ can be cleaned up in 6 months with modular housing, ‘tough love’: councillor

A Surrey city councillor has promised action on the growing tent city along the so-called “Whalley Strip,” which he said has given the city a “black eye.”Changes are coming to the notorious stretch of 135A Street “within the next six months,” said Coun. Tom Gill.READ MORE: Facebook video of growing homeless …

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U.S. Republicans craft tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. Under an agreement between the House of Representatives …

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UK lawmakers defeat government on Brexit law

LONDON, Dec 13 (KUNA) — The British lawmakers voted on Wednesday to add an item to the blueprint on the withdrawal from the European Union that gave the parliament the right to vote on all items of the final agreement with Brussels.A total of 309 MPs voted in favor of …

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U.S. court removes creditor hurdle to a Westinghouse bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge shot down on Wednesday a request by creditors of Westinghouse Electric Co LLC for a bigger role in the nuclear technology company’s bankruptcy just days after its parent company Toshiba Corp (6502.T) proposed a restructuring plan. FILE PHOTO – The logo of the …

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Toronto Argonauts sold to Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has struck a deal to buy the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.MLSE already owns the NHL’s Maple Leafs, NBA’s Raptors and Toronto FC of MLS.The deal still needs to be approved by the CFL’s board of governors.More to come.

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Charitable donations declining in Alberta: study

Albertans are giving a smaller portion of their income to charity, according to a study by the Fraser Institute.That trend mirrors a national slide in charitable giving, according to the findings, released Wednesday. The study notes a declining percentage of tax filers across the country are making charitable donations and …

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Exclusive: Ford to base Fusion production in China – sources

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co plans to consolidate global production of midsize sedans in China in 2020, three sources said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – The Ford logo is seen at the International Auto Show in Mexico City, Mexico November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero In North America, the Fusion sedan …

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Dramatic end to Los Angeles car chase

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The San Fernando Valley pursuit ended in a rather unexpected way.

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Pierrefonds woman collecting Christmas decorations for flood victims

For Kelly Keith, Christmas has always been a meaningful holiday.She says, growing up, her family didn’t have very much, but they always managed to decorate a good tree.So when she heard that one of her friends, who was affected by the spring floods, was missing a Christmas tree, she wanted …

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Mark Lovshin returns as Northumberland County warden

Mark Lovshin will serve his second term as Northumberland County warden after being sworn in at a ceremony in Cobourg on Wednesday.Lovshin is the mayor of Hamilton Township and longtime county councillor. The position of warden is a one-year term, filled by one of the seven members of county council. The …

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