Ukrainians’ countryside getaways have become off-grid safe havens from Russian attacks

Ukrainians’ countryside getaways have become off-grid safe havens from Russian attacks

Viktor Balovniev inspects the cellar, loaded with preserved and fresh fruit and vegetables, at a house outside Lviv where he lives with his wife, Liudmyla Balovnieva.Photography by Anna Liminowicz/The Globe and Mail As Russia intensifies its missile attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, many Ukrainians have taken to the countryside and started living off the land … Read more

Canadian house prices expected to tumble 17.5% peak to trough, analysts say

Canadian house prices expected to tumble 17.5% peak to trough, analysts say

Once burning-hot Canadian house prices are expected to tumble a total 17.5 per cent from their peak, roughly double the fall during the 2008-09 financial crisis, in a slowdown already well under way, according to a Reuters poll of market experts. A succession of rapid-fire Bank of Canada interest rate rises that has taken the … Read more

Supreme Court approves handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Supreme Court approves handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 18.Rebecca Blackwell/The Associated Press The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight. The court, with no noted dissents, rejected Mr. Trump’s … Read more

Buyer trims $148,000 off price of rural house

Buyer trims 8,000 off price of rural house

Keller Williams Referred Realty 6845 19th Sideroad, Schomberg, Ont. Asking price: $2,648,000 (September, 2022) Selling price: $2.5-million (October, 2022) Tax: $3,598 (2021) Days on the market: 16 Listing agent: Andrew Ipekian, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty The action The main floor has two entertaining areas, including one with a fireplace. A third one is downstairs, … Read more

Coroner says Idaho students were stabbed to death in their beds

Coroner says Idaho students were stabbed to death in their beds

Four University of Idaho students who were found dead in a rental house near campus were stabbed to death in their beds and likely were asleep when they were attacked, a county coroner told a cable news channel. Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt also told NewsNation on Thursday that each victim suffered multiple stab wounds … Read more

Nancy Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress

Nancy Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 17.Carolyn Kaster/The Associated Press House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, ending a historic run as the first woman with the gavel and making way for … Read more

Pelosi says she does not plan to step away from US Congress

Pelosi says she does not plan to step away from US Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., attends the COP27 UN Climate Summit on Nov. 11, at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.Alex Brandon/The Associated Press US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said it was too soon to say whether she would seek to maintain her leadership post with control of the chamber following Tuesday’s election still uncertain, … Read more

Buyer cuts $140,000 off price for Edmonton bungalow aimed for rebuild

Buyer cuts 0,000 off price for Edmonton bungalow aimed for rebuild

14303 MacKenzie Dr., Edmonton Asking price: $1,050,000 (June, 2022) Selling price: $910,000 (October, 2022) Tax: $7,263 (2021) Days on the market: 109 Listing agent: Clare Packer, Re/Max Excellence Inside, there is 1,286 square feet of living space, including a kitchen and open living and dining areas.Re/Max Excellence The action Agent Clare Packer allotted several months … Read more

Embroiled in legal proceedings, Trump may see defensive value in pursuing presidency

Embroiled in legal proceedings, Trump may see defensive value in pursuing presidency

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 8 in Palm Beach, Fla.Andrew Harnik/The Associated Press For Donald Trump, the recriminations were quick. As the first midterm ballot counts upended Republican expectations, fingers quickly pointed at the former president. Former aides publicly undercut him, onetime supporters said he should no longer be the face … Read more

Recent home buyers on erupting mortgage payments, how their parents are helping and who they blame for rising rates

Recent home buyers on erupting mortgage payments, how their parents are helping and who they blame for rising rates

Eight months of sharply rising interest rates have strained the finances of recent home buyers, but not their confidence that buying property was the right decision. An informal survey of 653 people who bought their first homes in recent years found several pain points. Almost one in three said they’re feeling financial pain but managing, … Read more