Tiny residences are common in big cities like New York City and London, England due to lack of space, but they’re becoming a growing trend in Edmonton, CBC reports. Homeowners around the city are intentionally building homes that are smaller and more environmentally friendly. The average house size in Edmonton is 1950 square feet, but the tiny-home movement sees dwellings as small as 240 square feet.
Trudeau announces tax cut
At a campaign stop in Ajax, ON—a Conservative riding—Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises to cut taxes for middle-class persons (those making between $44 000 and $89 000 per year) and raise taxes on rich Canadians making more than $89 000 a year.
El Niño has surprises in store for Canadian weather
How can El Niño, which occurs in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, affect Canadian weather? According to Global News Meterologist Anthony Farnell, “That warm water displaces the jet stream that causes basically chaos across much of the globe, and shifts where the desert areas are, it also shifts where the flood zones are which is why we get wacky weather in places that aren’t typically used to it.” What this means for Canada is another warm, dry winter for the prairies, Quebec and Ontario.
Food delivery by way of Uber
Uber, the ridesharing app, is rolling out an update where people in six cities (NYC, Los Angeles, Toronto, Austin, Chicago and Barcelona) can order food via the smartphone app called UberEATS. UberEATS is an on-demand meal delivery service, which has partnered with the best local restaurants to bring a daily curated meal to users in 10 minutes or less. The new update will list UberEATS as a separate button at the top of the app screen. UberEATS uses the same cashless payment as the ridesharing app.
North Korea blares propaganda
Tensions continue to rise between North Korea and South Korea. On Monday, propaganda messages blared across North Korean speakers on the eastern part of the border in response to South Korea’s recent start of similar broadcasts. Friction began last week after South Korea accused North Korea for land mine explosions that maimed two South Korean soldiers, who were on routine patrol at the southern part of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas, and then initiated propaganda broadcasts for the first time in 11 years as a result. The broadcasts sent by South Korea, which continued throughout the weekend and Monday, emphasized that the mine blast was committed by North Korea along with the superiority of Seoul-style democracy, weather and world news. North Korea’s broadcasts included slander against South Korea and praise for North Korea’s government.