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How to chop remodeling costs when wood prices are high

How to chop remodeling costs when wood prices are high

Wood costs have skyrocketed over the last year, leaving would-be home renovators to choose between waiting in price purgatory or moving forward and possibly overpaying.
NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S.
'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as "The Gambler," has died. He was 89. Ing died Saturday at Providence St.
Canadian railways expect weaker crop year after moving record grain in 2020-2021

Canadian railways expect weaker crop year after moving record grain in 2020-2021

TORONTO — Canada's two largest railways say they are unlikely to repeat the record grain shipments they posted in 2020 due to unfavourable weather conditions over the summer. Canadian National Railway Co.
Schools find ways to keep gardening lessons blooming

Schools find ways to keep gardening lessons blooming

Like gardening in general, school gardening has become hugely popular during the pandemic, with families and teachers saying its hands-on lessons can be applied to many subjects.
Canada's securities regulators to create new watchdog body combining IIROC, MFDA

Canada's securities regulators to create new watchdog body combining IIROC, MFDA

The umbrella organization for Canada’s securities regulators says it plans to merge the regulatory bodies that oversee investment dealers and mutual fund dealers into one new organization, a move praised by both watchdog groups and industry players.
Hootsuite to acquire artificial intelligence chatbot company Heyday for $60 million

Hootsuite to acquire artificial intelligence chatbot company Heyday for $60 million

Social media management business Hootsuite has acquired artificial intelligence chatbot company Heyday for $60 million.
1st cruise ship docks in Puerto Rico since pandemic began

1st cruise ship docks in Puerto Rico since pandemic began

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Carnival Mardi Gras docked Tuesday in Puerto Rico — the first time a cruise ship has visited the U.S. territory since the pandemic began. Some cautiously celebrated the arrival.
Doctor says Charles Woodson's future includes saving lives

Doctor says Charles Woodson's future includes saving lives

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Charles Woodson walked onto his covered patio, overlooking a pool and golf course, to share some sources of pride with visitors. Two were expected, and one was not.
Mirvish to reopen Toronto theatre with 'Blindness' sound show about a pandemic

Mirvish to reopen Toronto theatre with 'Blindness' sound show about a pandemic

TORONTO — Mirvish Productions is set to relaunch indoor theatre in Toronto with an audio-based stage show that has an eerily timely premise about a pandemic but was actually developed before COVID-19.