Want to own a detached home with a yard in expensive Vancouver? Try sharing

A listing for a single-family house on Main St. in Vancouver is offering a 50-per-cent share in ownership, with an asking price of $748,888. For that, the buyer would get half the home — the first floor is 800 sq. ft. with two bedrooms and one bathroom, the second floor is 700 sq. ft. in unfinished basement space — as well as half the yard on a 65 x 90-ft. corner lot. “Why would you buy a townhouse when you can own (this)?” the listing asks. Listed by Vancouver realtors Rimpy Hothi and Giles Pan, the house was co-owned by friends for decades, going back to the mid-1980s. One of… Read More

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Competing bills will either save, or sacrifice, embattled Utah biotech development agency

SALT LAKE CITY — After months of assessment, a pair of competing proposals now before Utah lawmakers are set to determine the fate of the Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative. One reads much like a gallow’s call and the other a reprieve. Sen. Scott Sandall, R-Trementon, is the sponsor of SB212, which proposes to dissolve the USTAR governing board and move the agency’s remaining programs, downsized over the past several legislative sessions, under the umbrella of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The bill is scheduled to be discussed Friday morning by the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee. “For at least the past year, we have been… Read More

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Asbestos removal contractor barred from industry by B.C. Supreme Court ruling

A longtime Lower Mainland asbestos removal company and its operator, who repeatedly violated the province’s worker safety rules, have been permanently barred from the industry. In a B.C. Supreme Court ruling released last week, Justice Francesca V. Marzari issued a decision that prohibits Seattle Environmental Consulting Ltd. and Mike Singh from carrying out asbestos removal work in any capacity for an indefinite period beginning April 15. “Seattle is responsible for repeated and egregious breaches of the (Workers Compensation) Act and regulation, including significant failures to properly dispose of asbestos waste, to ensure adequate containment during high-risk work and to provide safe supervision of workers,” Marzari said in her 177-page decision.… Read More

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Amazon, wrestling with counterfeits, seeks to crack down

NEW YORK — The Carhartt hoodie that Laura Serghe bought two years ago looked phony. And then, what was supposed to be an Eastpak backpack, arrived recently with messy stitching and a label inside that peeled off easily. Both were bought from one place: Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, whose rapid growth, particularly among third-party sellers, has led to a counterfeit problem. “I’m not going to buy from Amazon anymore,” says Serghe, a freelance photographer in London who unwittingly bought what she believes were fakes. “I’ve had enough.” Amazon has wrestled with counterfeit products on its site for years. But the problem seems to have gotten worse, with Amazon… Read More

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Style Q&A: Eyewear brand Warby Parker sets up shop in Vancouver

A great pair of glasses can do much more than just help you see. They can elevate an outfit — not to mention provide insight into your personal style. Vancouverites now have the chance to check out a new eyeglasses option to find their perfect pair. New York-based brand Warby Parker has set up shop in the city (its first location in Western Canada), with a new shop at 2290 West 4th Ave. We caught up with Dave Gilboa, the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, to learn more about the brand, the new store and what makes Vancouver a perfect fit. Q. For those who aren’t familiar, what is… Read More

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Amazon ups its anti-counterfeit game

Amazon, which has wrestled with counterfeit products on its site for years, has developed a fleet of tools that allow sellers to remove items from Amazon.com themselves and to prevent fake goods from making it to the site at all. To speed the removal process, Amazon said that it’s now allowing some companies to remove those goods themselves, rather than reporting fake goods that had been removed previously only after an investigation by Amazon. In addition, the company has created unique serial codes that can be placed on products during the manufacturing process, which can then be monitored by Amazon on its site. Amazon has also been testing automated technology… Read More

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Photos: ‘Pantry packs’ aim to kick childhood hunger in Davis County

Utah Royals’ players helped assemble 5,000 “pantry packs” to feed children with food insecurity in Davis County at the Chevron Salt Lake Refinery Administration Building in North Salt Lake on Thursday. According to organizers, 1 in 4 children in Davis County experiences food hardship. Chevron is the official community partner of Utah Royals FC, and both collaborate on various initiatives in support of local youth. See the world through the eyes of award-winning photojournalists. Click through the gallery above to view the unique images our visual storytellers captured today. Follow the official Deseret News Instagram account for more photographs and videos from the staff. …read more Source:: Deseret News –… Read More

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Coyote fur is in big demand thanks to popular parkas

HERKIMER, N.Y. — Those fur-trimmed parkas so common on city sidewalks have become a boon to backwoods trappers. Coyote fur pelts are in big demand to provide the lush, silvery or tawny-tinged arcs of fur on the hoods on Canada Goose coats and their many global imitators. A good western coyote, prized for its silky, light-colored fur, can fetch more than $100. The top price at a recent Colorado auction hit $170, a 40 percent increase from four years ago. “Coyotes are hot,” says John Hughes, a longtime buyer at J and M Furs in Roundup, Montana, “and it’s all due to the trim trade.” Late fall and early winter… Read More

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Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

No, you’re not smoking something. Martha Stewart is really joining the cannabis craze. The domestic diva said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in developing new products that contain non-psychoactive CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. First to come will be offerings for pets. Stewart didn’t specify what those products might be. Ontario, Canada-based Canopy Growth is one of the most high-profile companies in the rapidly growing cannabis market. It sells marijuana, oils and other products for medical and recreational users. Canopy said it will benefit from Stewart’s decades of experience marketing consumer products. Canopy also makes products for rapper Snoop Dogg’s Leafs by Snoop cannabis line.… Read More

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AT&T’s Time Warner takeover has already reshaped media world

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld AT&T’s $81 billion takeover of Time Warner, approving one of the biggest media deals on record in the face of opposition from the Trump administration. The combination of one of the country’s largest wireless carriers and TV providers with a major TV and movie company has already reshaped the media landscape. A look back at the deal, the pushback from the government and its future implications: ___ WHAT PROMPTED THE DEAL? Traditional, live TV is shrinking in importance. Streaming video like Netflix has exploded in popularity. And AT&T, which has its cellphone business and also owns DirecTV, wanted to marry… Read More

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