Morning update: Alberta to impose stringent pandemic measures in the form of Kadi-19 cases


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The Alberta government is set to announce additional COVID-19 restrictions today as it struggles to respond to an explosive third wave that has left the province with the highest infection rate in North America.

Premier Jason Kenney said public-health measures are being ignored by many in his province, including organizers of the weekend’s Rideau that doubled as a protest against the rules. There have been regular anti-lockdown protests in several cities in Alberta and more than a quarter of Mr. Kenny’s own United Conservative Party caucus have publicly opposed pandemic sanctions. Kenny warned that Alberta’s health care system would soon be overwhelmed if the current trajectory continued.

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney listens as the 2021 budget is given in Edmonton on Thursday. February 25, 2021. Canadian Press / Jason Franson

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University of Alberta conducts close research with China despite intelligence agencies warning

The University of Alberta is pursuing extensive scientific collaboration with China that includes sharing and transferring research in strategically important areas such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and artificial intelligence.

In some cases, professors and researchers at the university set up companies in joint ventures with Chinese companies and state institutions to commercialize Canadian-developed technology.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service and US intelligence agencies have warned that Chinese companies and academics are being forced to work with Western researchers along China’s military, security and industrial systems.

Canadian house prices spiral out of control as fire under real estate sales strategy

When Darrell Parsons recently tried to buy a mobile home in Erin, Ontario, northwest of Toronto, at a listed price of $ 269,000, the seller’s real estate agent told him that his unconditional offer was unacceptable, and that he All other bids will have to wait.

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The house sold a few days later for $ 312,000. It is standard practice for realtors to list below what the seller actually is. The bidding seeks to spark war, but the listing did not specify a bid date. In any case, Mr. Parsons took exception. “It was bait and switch,” Mr. Parsons said. “Realtors are tricking people into coming in.”

A long-term sales strategy is under fire, with Canadian house prices out of control. Blind bidding, in which potential home buyers don’t know what their contestants are offering and winners often blow their budgets And the second largest bid, is being blamed for raising prices. So there is the practice of artificially setting a lower price, increasing the number of bids and pumping the offer price to attract a crowd of hopeful buyers.

Rob Carrick: Can not afford a house? It’s probably not your fault

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Also on our radar

Liberals pledge new amendments to the Broadcasting Act: The Liberal government is promising to change its Broadcasting Act law, which states Ottawa is attempting to regulate Canada’s social media posts.

Editorial: The Trudeau government says it will not regulate user content on social media. Bill C-10 says otherwise

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Edmonton-born Greg Abel succeeded Warren Buffett: Greg Abell, a hockey-obsessed executive from Edmonton who is in the news, has been tapped to run Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and take over from Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors in American business history.

Wealthsimple announced a $ 750 million financing: Some of Canada’s best-known celebrities have joined a landmark financing for online Canadian bank challenger Wealthsimple Technologies Inc., which on Monday announced a $ 750 million deal backed by some of Silicon Valley’s major venture funds. The deal includes celebrity as well as Toronto rapper Drake, actor Michael J. Fox and Ryan Reynolds, professional basketball players Kyle Oleniak and Dwight Powell, and NHL player Patrick Marleau are also featured.

Bill and Melinda Gates announce end of marriage: Bill and Melinda Gates said on Monday that they are getting divorced but will continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest charitable foundation. In similar tweets, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said they decided to end their 27-year marriage.

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Trent Buehler of Edmonton has created a replica Granthshala Garden using a functional table top hockey game.

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Edmonton created a miniature Granthshala garden: An ineffective Granthshala Bruce supporter, Trent Buehler deeply regrets that he never made the pilgrimage to Granthshala Gardens, the iconic sports arena was vacated in 1995 and demolished three years later. With such a black mark against his hockey-fanatic Bona Fides, Bühler did what any obsessive middle-aged man would do: he produced his miniature replica of the arena.


Morning Markets

Global stock is near record levelWorld stock indexes remained near record levels on Tuesday and US dollar and government bond yields rose, as some of the largest global economies relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. Just before 6 pm ET, the UK’s FTSE 100 rose 0.43 per cent. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.14 percent. Germany’s Dax slipped 0.73 percent. In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng grew by 0.70 percent. Markets in Japan were closed. New York futures were weak. The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.17 US cents.


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Better living

The new cookbook from Ana Jones provides greenery to shop, eat and cook

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Anna Jones’s latest cookbook A: Pot, Pan, Planet, Is filled with 200 eclectic dishes and, at the same time, easy-to-digest recipes on a greenery way to shop, eat and cook. Featured dishes include the Persian Noodle Soup, a baked dah with Korean carrots and sesame pancakes and tamarind-glazed sweet potato.


Time in Time: May 4, 1971

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On May 6, 1971, a house was caught in a huge landslide in Saint-Jean-Vianni, Quebec.

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Mudslide devastates small Quebec city

Fifty years ago in Saint-Jean-Vieni, Ky., On the evening of May 4, a sudden and devastating mudslide changed the lives of 1,200 residents of the small town forever. After some unusual seasons, spring, including heavy rain and melting after the summer, the earth beneath the village was soaked with water and was dangerously unstable. It smelled the soil and on that fateful night around 10:45 pm, part of the city suddenly collapsed into the ground 30 meters. The collapse triggered a powerful mudslide that quickly flowed through newly formed lanes towards the nearby Sagunay River, and entangled buildings en route. According to a report, by the time the soil started to freeze before midnight, a pit about half a kilometer long and 215 meters wide had left. In the end, the disaster killed 31 people and destroyed 41 homes. Later, it was discovered that the city was inadvertently built on the site of another landslide that occurred 500 years ago. The surviving inhabitants left Saint-Jean-Viani after being declared unsafe, and the place is still left today. Madeline Howitt


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