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November 20, 2018 3:39 PM This $16.8 million Vancouver mansion is a waterfall of steel and chrome

In the late 1970s, Hugo Eppich’s twin brother Helmut was living in a house designed by Canada’s pre-eminent architect Arthur Erickson. “So when it came time to build a home of my own, I of course wanted an Arthur Erickson house too,” Eppich recalls. There was, he says, some resistance from friends and family. ”People said, ‘Why are you getting the same architect 6

November 19, 2018 1:09 PM Rotating Canada Post strikes continue after workers request mediator

It came after the union let pass a time-sensitive proposal from Canada Post meant to stop strikes affecting about 42,000 urban employees and 8,000 rural and suburban carriers. A spokeswoman for Labour Minister Patty Hajdu wouldn’t say whether Ottawa would oblige the request for a mediator, but indicated it was a good sign that both sides remain committed 7

November 17, 2018 3:00 PM Vancouver lawyer who prosecuted Khmer Rouge leaders welcomes genocide verdict

Lysak’s involvement in the tribunal was almost an accident. After practising commercial law in San Francisco for several years, he did some travelling and ended up in Cambodia in 2008 — just as the tribunal was getting underway. The tribunal’s lead international prosecutor at the time was Justice Canada lawyer Robert Petit and when Lysak asked the fellow 8

November 17, 2018 12:36 AM Ottawa to deliver competitive boost for Canadian companies

He said soft oil prices have created a “new headwind” for the Canadian economy. Markets, he said, are watching closely for Morneau’s response “to the competitive challenges posed by last year’s U.S. tax reforms,” particularly a made-in-Canada capital investment boost. “If Morneau delivers on that hope, some will see it as a new tailwind for a Canadian 7

November 16, 2018 12:29 AM Rock cancels first two games as players, owners still in labour dispute

The Toronto Rock’s first two games of the National Lacrosse League season have been cancelled in the wake of a contract dispute between the league and its player’s association. Toronto games at Buffalo, Dec. 1, and Vancouver, Dec. 8, have scratched, the league said in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, the NLL and the player’s association 6

November 15, 2018 6:24 PM Corbyn risk weighs most on firms filling Britain’s bath tubs

Why? The U.K. Labour Party, under Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to nationalize sections of the industry, while also hitting it with new caps aimed at slashing household bills. The latest episode of Conservative Party turmoil re-stoked fears that a Prime Minister Corbyn could one day be a reality. “Today’s news does make the market more worried that the Labour 8

November 14, 2018 7:25 PM Experts warn of economic uncertainty until USMCA ratified as Dems cast doubts

WASHINGTON—Democrats are calling for tweaks to Canada’s new trade pact with the United States and Mexico as experts warn that economic uncertainty will linger until the deal is ratified in Congress. New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, the presumptive next head of the influential Ways and Means Trade subcommittee, is the latest member of the newly reconfigured 6

November 7, 2018 12:25 AM Former Wolfpack player Quinn Ngawati in demand from Canadian rugby teams

The 19-year-old from Victoria, the first Canadian-born player to appear in a professional rugby league game, is now training with the Canadian rugby sevens team. To do so, he turned down an offer to play for the Canada Wolverines in their bid to qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The six-foot-four 240-pound Ngawati left the Toronto Wolfpack 13

October 29, 2018 10:03 AM Canada Post rotating strikes spread to Winnipeg and Brandon, Man

OTTAWA — Manitoba is the latest province to be hit by rotating strikes by members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. CUPW says 1,500 members walked off the job in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. local time Sunday and that workers in Brandon, Man., set up picket lines at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The union also reported on its website Sunday night that strikes were continuing 12

October 25, 2018 8:10 PM Topshop’s Philip Green named as harassment-claim businessman

LONDON—A British politician used Parliament’s free-speech guarantee Thursday to identify Topshop owner Philip Green as the businessman accused of sexual harassment who had secured a court order barring the media from revealing his identity. Green, whose Arcadia Group owns fashion chain Topshop and other brands, was named in the House of Lords by Labour 16