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Sleep Country Canada Holdings signs deal to buy Hush Blankets

Sleep Country Canada Holdings signs deal to buy Hush Blankets

TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. has signed a deal to buy Hush Blankets, a direct-to-consumer seller of weighted blankets, pillows, sheets and bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Gardening: In praise of pole pruners, and no ladder climbing

Gardening: In praise of pole pruners, and no ladder climbing

Two millennia ago, the Roman writer Columella described the vintoria falx, a six-part, specialized pruning tool for grapes.
Review: A fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener

Review: A fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener

“Orwell’s Roses,” by Rebecca Solnit (Viking) Weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” shot to the top of bestseller lists.
Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Some 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea.

Millennial Money: Experts expect 5 things this Black Friday

What do you get when you cross Black Friday deals with a continuing pandemic, supply chain disruptions and inflation? Answer: a very messy version of the biggest discount day of the year, which happens annually on the day after Thanksgiving.
MTV: Europe Music Awards to counter Hungary's anti-gay laws

MTV: Europe Music Awards to counter Hungary's anti-gay laws

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country’s recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ .
Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye is now Ye. A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name.
EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams
Two Quebec companies unveil all-electric ambulance with eye to global market

Two Quebec companies unveil all-electric ambulance with eye to global market

MONTREAL — Quebec expects to have its first all-electric ambulances hit the road next year, which provincial Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon said Monday will position the province as a leader in electric transportation.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,985.37, up 57.27 points.) Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Materials. Up three cents, or 13.