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  1. As the weather warms up, so do the prices of cottages

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto One of the enduring myths of Canada is the pleasure of escaping from the city during the summer to spend holidays in a humble and probably homemade cabin beside a lake ... because of low mortgage rates and because there are more people eager to buy than there are cottages for sale. Christine Martysiewicz of ReMax Canada, one of the largest real estate firms, summed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501809/weather-warms-so-do-prices-cottages
  2. 'Iron Lady' Wu Yi to step down as health minister

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma Vice-Premier Wu Yi is expected to pass the role of minister of health soon to her senior deputy, Gao Qiang, according to sources. Ms Wu, who earned the reputation of being China's 'Iron Lady' for her tough negotiating skills wh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492383/iron-lady-wu-yi-step-down-health-minister
  3. Canada's low interest rates spur demand for industrial buildings

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Driven by low interest rates and the rising cost of existing industrial buildings, Canada's industrial construction industry appears headed for a boom. The boom is helped by foreign investors who are buying existing industrial properties as well as building for the speculative market because Canada is more stable than the relatively weak United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490000/canadas-low-interest-rates-spur-demand-industrial-buildings
  4. Clarkson took the stuffiness out of the post of governor-general

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Andrews

    ... Richard Andrews in Montreal Canada's first Chinese-Canadian governor-general, Hong Kong-born Adrienne Clarkson, steps down on Tuesday leaving a mixed legacy from her six-year tenure. Observers are praising her for invigorating what was often seen as a stuffy position- the national representative of the queen, who is the head of state in Canada- a role dominated by old white men. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517454/clarkson-took-stuffiness-out-post-governor-general
  5. Canada's oil sands draw new interest

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... invest in the sector after being blocked by the US from buying oil giant Unocal. There have not been similar concerns expressed in Canada about Chinese interest in the oil sands, but it was noted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511322/canadas-oil-sands-draw-new-interest
  6. Canada's car parts makers under attack

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... into the long-secure US$19 billion per year components trade between Canada and the United States, using low-cost factories in Shandong province to drive down prices and wrest market share away from local suppliers. According to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC), Chinese vehicle parts exports to Canada skyrocketed almost 40 per cent last year, cutting the country's trade surplus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503587/canadas-car-parts-makers-under-attack
  7. Canada bullish on China deal

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... aviation agreement during his state visit to Canada tomorrow that will triple the number of flights available to both countries' airlines, according to Canada's most senior transport ... had great interest from the Canadian private sector [for the bilateral agreement], not just from Air Canada but from Harmony Airways and CargoJet,' Canada's Minister of Transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515364/canada-bullish-china-deal
  8. Study abroad- Canada

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor International students wanting to complete their secondary education in Canada require a valid student visa as well as a letter from a school indicating that a place is available. They will be charged fees set by the province or the individual school board. Private schools are another option. Canada has two types of post-secondary institutions: universities, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510216/study-abroad-canada
  9. Canada braces for building boom

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto The office market is expected to require an extra 16 million sq ft of space by 2010 More than a decade of stagnation in Canada's office market is about to explode ... Toronto, Canada's most populous city, will be leading the boom. About 1.1 million sq ft of office construction is already under way, and the total will reach 5 million sq ft in the next five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519999/canada-braces-building-boom
  10. Canada learns to be prepared

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Canada learned the hard way during the 2003 Sars outbreak that its citizens' frequent travel to and from Hong Kong would make the country vulnerable to a disease ... frequently back and forth, and we have travellers from all over the world that come to Canada.' The index patient for the Sars outbreak in Toronto was the son of a Hong Kong-Canadian woman who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497301/canada-learns-be-prepared

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