Tag: Takes

CMHC expects lower demand for housing as economy takes COVID-19 hit

OTTAWA – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. expects a drop in home prices in the country’s biggest cities amid “severe declines” in home sales and construction. The federal housing agency says a combination of factors related to the pandemic, such as higher unemployment and lower income, will slow housing starts and push sales and home…

Saskatchewan premier takes hit over confusion about rural ER closures

REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says any confusion about the temporary nature of rural emergency room closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic is on him. The provincial health authority announced Tuesday that at least one of the 12 ERs would be reopening in mid-June. Most of the others are to follow over the next four to…

‘Normal People’ takes sex seriously

DUBLIN—Paul Mescal, battling a cold, collapsed into a chair on the edge of a busy set just outside the city here. The Irish actor was midway through a “beast” of a day, he said, shooting the high-profile adaptation of Sally Rooney’s wildly popular novel “Normal People.” “It’s like I’ve been thrown into the sea, never…

Trump takes coronavirus test, extends travel ban to Britain, Ireland

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO — President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had taken a coronavirus test but that his temperature was “totally normal,” as he extended a travel ban to Britain and Ireland to try to slow the spread of a pandemic that has shut down much of the daily routine of American life. After White House…