Husband of ex-Japanese princess passes New York bar exam

Husband of ex-Japanese princess passes New York bar exam

The man who married a former Japanese princess has passed the New York bar exam, defying detractors back home who had criticized their romance. Kei Komuro’s name is on the list of those who passed the July New York state bar exam, which was posted Friday on The New York State Board of Law Examiners … Read more

Couple accused of plotting to blow up the BC Legislature launches lawsuit

Couple accused of plotting to blow up the BC Legislature launches lawsuit

John Nuttall (left) and Amanda Korody (right) leave jail after being re-arrested and placed under a peace bond and released again, after a judge ruled the couple were entrapped by the RCMP in a police-manufactured crime, in Vancouver on July 29, 2016.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press A couple accused of plotting to blow up the BC … Read more

City dwellers traded condos for country life in the pandemic. Now, some are moving back

City dwellers traded condos for country life in the pandemic.  Now, some are moving back

A cohort of people who left Toronto to move to the country at the start of the pandemic are giving up their brief flirtation with a quieter life and heading back to the city.Handout On a chilly day in January of last year, Michael Perkins and Christopher Charles ventured from Toronto to Innisfil, Ont., to … Read more

Rate hike prompts investor owner to sell New Westminster condo

Rate hike prompts investor owner to sell New Westminster condo

888 Carnarvon St., No. 1105, New Westminster, BC Asking price: $599,000 (March 26) Selling price: $598,500 (April 28) Previous selling price: $391,000 (2009) Days on market: 33 Monthly maintenance fee: $379.80 Tax: $2,224.14 (2022) Listing agent: Bryan Yan, Regent Park Realty The action The owner-landlord was worried about rising interest rates, so listing agent Bryan … Read more

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

With nearly one in four Canadian couples now living in a common-law relationship, estate planning experts are urging the ever-growing number of nonmarried couples to draw up a will to ensure their life partners aren’t forgotten once they’re gone. Since 1981, the number of Canadians living in common-law relationships has risen by 447 per cent, … Read more

Sale of island fixer-upper closes as market comes to a standstill

Sale of island fixer-upper closes as market comes to a standstill

1264 Scarborough Rd., Bowen Island, BC Asking price: $649,000 (Feb. 14) Selling price: $585,000 (Feb. 25) Previous selling price: $275,000 (2005) Days on market: 11 Tax: $2,685.39 Buyer’s agent: Mary Lynn Machado, Macdonald Realty The Action The house, which was tenanted, has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a fireplace, but it’s so dated that there … Read more

Blue Jays must act fast to secure bright future

Blue Jays must act fast to secure bright future

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Santiago Espinal scores a run and celebrates with shortstop Bo Bichette against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Center on July 17.Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Coming out of the All-Star Game, the news from the Toronto perspective is that second baseman Santiago Espinal has added assistant GM to … Read more

Oilers owner Daryl Katz denies paying ballerina for sex

Oilers owner Daryl Katz denies paying ballerina for sex

Oilers owner Daryl Katz in Edmonton on May 7, 2019.JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz denies allegations in a US civil suit that he paid tens of thousands of dollars to an underage dancer for sexual favors. A lawyer for the ballerina also said the allegations against Mr. Katz were false. The … Read more

Bonds are in the dumps. Here’s why this investor is buying

Bonds are in the dumps.  Here’s why this investor is buying

Bonds have been beaten up this year, but that’s good news for anyone wagering that today’s obsession with inflation and rising interest rates will subsidize. Hanif Mamdani, the lead manager of Royal Bank of Canada’s giant PH&N High Yield Bond Fund, offers a high-profile example of an investor looking to take advantage of eye-popping bond … Read more

North Vancouver home with a classic architect’s touch gets top dollar

North Vancouver home with a classic architect’s touch gets top dollar

1043 Clements Ave., North Vancouver, BC Asking price: $2.195-million (April 1) Selling price: $2.375-million (April 7) Days on market: 6 Tax: $6,547.12 (2022) Listing agent: Trent Rodney, Royal LePage Sussex The action Listing agent Trent Rodney, who has a large database of West Coast architecture fans, gave 80 two-minute tours of the home over two … Read more