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100% of $1m Victoria Apartments Sold Off-Market in Q2

100% of $1m Victoria Apartments Sold Off-Market in Q2 | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Share moreIn the second quarter of 2016, all of the apartment buildings with a value of $1 million CAD or more sold “off market,” according to Colliers International, as reported by SCMP. “Off market” sales are when buyers approach property owners with cash offers, even... http://thespeaker.co/canada/100-1m-victoria-apartments-sold-off-market-q2/
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Should Heavy Duty Trucks Have Speed Limiters? There's a New Law Being Passed to Do This

Should Heavy Duty Trucks Have Speed Limiters? There's a New Law Being Passed to Do This | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Share more65 miles per hour is the max heavy trucks will be allowed to go under a new law expected to be published in a matter of weeks, if the DOT has accepted the ATA’s recommendations, but details of the bill have not yet been made public. The AT asked that 65 mile limit apply to all ... http://thespeaker.co/us/heavy-duty-trucks-speed-limiters-theres-new-law-passed/
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Bon Iver Just Dropped 2 New Tracks on YouTube

Bon Iver Just Dropped 2 New Tracks on YouTube | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Share moreBon Iver’s teaser last month, which contained one line of lyrics, “It might be over soon,” was followed up Saturday by two new songs being uploaded to the band’s YouTube channel. The two songs were uploaded in the form of seven videos, because they have various... http://thespeaker.co/entertainment/bon-iver-just-dropped-2-new-tracks-youtube/
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Alcohol Sales Before Vote Punishable Offence as Thai Referendum Draws Near

Alcohol Sales Before Vote Punishable Offence as Thai Referendum Draws Near | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Share more Starting Saturday evening, no alcohol can legally be sold in Thailand, in accordance with the country’s new Referendum Act. Polling will take place on Sunday, and the act forbids selling or giving away alcohol from 6 P.M.  the night before. The ban will continue until 12 ... http://thespeaker.co/world/alcohol-sales-vote-punishable-offence-thai-referendum-draws-near/
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BC Budget Does Little For Rural Communities, Stikine MLA Says

BC Budget Does Little For Rural Communities, Stikine MLA Says | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Criticism of the new B.C. budget was provided at the provincial legislature today by the MLA of Stikine, who said the many of the main points of the budget meant little to rural and northern communities. “This is not a budget for rural communities,” Douglas said. “I will be ... http://thespeaker.co/world/bc-budget-does-little-for-rural-communities-stikine-mla-says/
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Fuel Prices Expected To Swing Up And Down $20 A Barrel This Year

Fuel Prices Expected To Swing Up And Down $20 A Barrel This Year | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
The average price of retail diesel has dropped to a record low — under $2 a gallon for the first time in 12 years, and gas is currently around $1.72 a gallon. The prices are tied to a huge supply of diesel and a warmer winter, according to the Energy Information Administration analysit... http://thespeaker.co/business-economy/industry/oil-and-gas/13132/
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BC To Collect Data On Real Estate Buyer Nationality

BC To Collect Data On Real Estate Buyer Nationality | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Announced in the B.C. Budget Speech Tuesday, data about real estate buyer nationality will again be collected in the province due to widespread concern about the effects of foreign investment. Such data was collected in the past, but was stopped in 1998. Since that time, house prices have ... http://thespeaker.co/world/bc-to-collect-data-on-real-estate-buyer-nationality/
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Home Prices Up 12% In Canada, But Down When BC and Ontario Factored Out

Home Prices Up 12% In Canada, But Down When BC and Ontario Factored Out | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Home prices are up in Canada, hovering around the record 6-year high point, but this is almost entirely due to trends in two areas: Greater Vancouver primarily and Greater Toronto on a smaller but still significant level, according to market authorities. The Canadian Real Estate Association... http://thespeaker.co/world/home-prices-up-12-in-canada-but-down-when-bc-and-ontario-factored-out/
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Richmond To Ensure English On Signs On City Property

Richmond To Ensure English On Signs On City Property | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Due to the pressure of Canadians who have complained about Richmond’s predominantly-Chinese signs, the city has signed a contract for some signs — those at bus stops — to be predominantly English. “We’ve had the ongoing issue in Richmond about signs on businesses... http://thespeaker.co/world/richmond-ensure-english-signs-city-property/
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Bill Murray Confirms New Role In Wes Anderson Film

Bill Murray Confirms New Role In Wes Anderson Film | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
A new Wes Anderson-directed picture will feature the return of actor Bill Murray to the cast. Murray will provide the voice of a dog in a the stop-action film. The film is inspired by a Japanese story, and will be a film similar to “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Murray said. The film will be... http://thespeaker.co/arts-entertainment/bill-murray-confirms-new-role-in-wes-anderson-film/
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Wikipedia Vulnerabilities Explored In New Research

Wikipedia Vulnerabilities Explored In New Research | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Monopolization of community-based information networks by cartels of a few “super editors” among several risks that could lead to a diminished Wikipedia Wikipedia’s quality benefits from high levels of free participation, but volunteer information databases like Wikipedia can ... http://thespeaker.co/science/wikipedia-vulnerabilities-explored-new-research/
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Stunning Høyanger, Norway

Stunning Høyanger, Norway | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Featured here is photographer Arvid Fimreite, who captures amazing scenes of nature around his hometown of Høyanger, Norway, as well as the charming wedding photography for which he is also known. In these photographs, even the man-made seems a part of nature. #gallery-9 { margin: a... http://thespeaker.co/land-and-sea-journal/stunning-hoyanger-norway/
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Inflatable Space Module Set For ISS Mission

Inflatable Space Module Set For ISS Mission | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Bigelow Aerospace’s inflatable BEAM module — a new lightweight activity module, part of Bigelow’s continued endeavors toward putting into use a wide range of portable expandable habitation spaces, including the living-and-working-space BA-330 (pictured above) — has been s... http://thespeaker.co/science/inflatable-space-module-set-for-iss-mission/
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4 Top Banks To Create New Digital Currency

4 Top Banks To Create New Digital Currency | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Share moreUBS, Deutsche Bank, Santander, and BNY Mellon are working on a new blockchain-based digital currency. Currently, the new currency is being referred to by the banks simply as “utility settlement coin.” The four banks involved belong to the R3 consortium of 50 institutions ... http://thespeaker.co/business/4-top-banks-create-new-digital-currency/
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Saudi Oil is Going Public - Biggest IPO in History

Saudi Oil is Going Public - Biggest IPO in History | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Share moreThe Saudi Arabian Oil Co., or Aramco, with an estimated value of over $2 trillion, is going public. The nationally-owned company’s value has never been officially provided by Saudi Arabia, but because of the upcoming partial privatization — seen as a move to prepare the ... http://thespeaker.co/business/saudi-oil-going-public-biggest-ipo-history/
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Suicide Squad Director David Ayer "Ripping Off" Die Antwoord Style, Yolandi Instagrams

Suicide Squad Director David Ayer "Ripping Off" Die Antwoord Style, Yolandi Instagrams | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Share moreAfter attending the premiere of director David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad,” South African band Die Antwoord sent out a message on Instagram calling out the director for “ripping off” the unique styles of the hip hop duo. The Instagram message came from Yolandi... http://thespeaker.co/entertainment/suicide-squad-director-david-ayer-ripping-off-die-antwoord-style-yolandi-instagrams/
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Crimean Tatars - The Struggle Of A Nation

It is three o’clock at night. Your front door is being knocked on heavily. Not completely awake, you come closer to the door. When you open it, the soldier who breaks in tells you to get prepared to leave the house in 15 minutes. You are not aware that these are your last minutes in... http://thespeaker.co/opinion-analysis/crimean-tatars-struggle-nation/
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Government Wants More Immigrants Without Language Proficiency, Immigration Minister Says

Government Wants More Immigrants Without Language Proficiency, Immigration Minister Says | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
The requirements people must meet before they can become Canadian citizens, such as English proficiency, are to be reduced, according to the Canadian government, in order to make it easier for foreigners to obtain citizenship. Immigration Minister John McCallum said Thursday that the government ... http://thespeaker.co/world/government-wants-more-immigrants-without-language-proficiency/
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Seven Trucks Shot In Past Two Nights On Highway 75

Seven Trucks Shot In Past Two Nights On Highway 75 | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart has said that three trucks were shot Sunday night and three more were shot on Monday night while travelling along a stretch of highway in Oklahoma. In addition, one other commercial vehicle — reported to have been a Swift truck — and one personal vehicle were hit over the ... http://thespeaker.co/world/u-s/13126/
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How Will The New Mortgage Rates Effect The Housing Market?

How Will The New Mortgage Rates Effect The Housing Market? | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
In an effort to deal with “house prices that have been elevated,” the Canadian federal government raised down payments on houses over $500,000. Analysts have questioned whether the new policy will have any meaningful effect on the market at all, while many Canadians say the change ... http://thespeaker.co/world/how-will-the-new-mortgage-rates-effect-the-housing-market/
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Are Albertans Mailing Their House Keys Back To The Bank?

Are Albertans Mailing Their House Keys Back To The Bank? | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
A phenomenon known as “jingle mail,” where home-owners faced with mortgages they cannot pay mail their keys back to the bank, may be taking place in Alberta’s slumping economy, concerning the Canadian federal government. The name of the game is “strategic default”... http://thespeaker.co/world/are-albertans-mailing-their-house-keys-back-to-the-bank/
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US Supreme Court Justice Scalia Dead

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the court, is dead. Salia was found dead Saturday morning at a ranch outside of Marfa, Texas, where the justice had been hunting quail. A priest has been called to Marfa. Scalia has served as justice on the Supreme Court... http://thespeaker.co/world/u-s/us-supreme-court-justice-scalia-dead/
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Kate Winslet Admits She Could Have Saved Di Caprio At End Of Titanic

Kate Winslet Admits She Could Have Saved Di Caprio At End Of Titanic | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
In one of the biggest-grossing films of movie history, Kate Winslet’s character Rose bid a farewell to DiCaprio’s character Jack — a farewell that left many movie-goers in tears. Now, 20 years later, the actress admitted publicly that the death of her character’s lover wa... http://thespeaker.co/arts-entertainment/kate-winslet-admits-she-could-have-saved-di-caprio-at-end-of-titanic/
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Vancouver Is Getting A 200-Foot High Glass-Floored Pool

Vancouver Is Getting A 200-Foot High Glass-Floored Pool | The Speaker News | Scoop.it
A new development in Vancouver is getting a city first: a shared swimming pool with a glass bottom. Underneath the glass floor panes of the pool is a drop of 200 feet. The architects of Concord Pacific’s upcoming building — called the ARC after its distinctive shape — are... http://thespeaker.co/world/vancouver-is-getting-a-200-foot-high-glass-floored-pool/
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Islamic Violence Kills 1,508 In First Month Of 2016

In the first month of 2016, Islamic attacks in 23 countries took the lives of at least 1,508 people and injured 1,714 others, according to Islamic violence watch group The Religion of Peace. Among the 138 attacks that took place in January, 38 were suicide blasts. Since the World Trade Center... http://thespeaker.co/world/islamic-violence-kills-1714-in-first-month-of-2016/
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