January 3, 2021
Business

Ikea to stop printing paper catalogue

After more than 70 years of printing, Ikea has decided to stop publishing its paper catalogue. The Swedish furniture giant said in a news release Monday that it will focus on an all-digital listing of its wares. “Times are changing,” the company said in the statement. “Ikea is transforming its business model to become more accessible and […]

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Uncategorized

Ontario reports record-high 1,925 COVID-19 cases

Premier Doug Ford is scheduled to hold a news conference beginning at 1 p.m. at Queen’s Park. Ford’s office says he will be joined by the minister of health and the head of Ontario’s vaccine task force. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario reported a single-day high of 1,925 new COVID-19 cases on […]

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Arts and Entertainment

NXIVM and the unending desire for cult content

NXIVM, the self-described “self-empowerment group” turned cult, has grabbed hold of public attention in a way few other groups have. Founded in 1998 by Keith Raniere — who earlier this week was sentenced to life in prison for his actions with NXIVM —  the group first gained widespread critical attention in 2017, when allegations of […]

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World

Tanzanians head to polls despite fears of violence, fraud

Long lines of voters in Tanzania went to the polls on Wednesday for a presidential election that the opposition warned is already compromised by manipulation, deadly violence and a massive internet slowdown in a country once praised as a beacon of peace in Africa. Results declared by the electoral commission cannot be challenged in court, […]

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World

Hurricane Zeta speeding toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana and intensifying, with landfall expected as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans, where a pump system failure raised flood risks, was squarely in its way. Life-threatening storm surge and strong winds were expected beginning around midday along the U.S. Gulf Coast, where residents were bracing for […]

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