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  • Canada reopens its border for vaccinated US visitors

    DERBY LINE, Vermont (AP) — Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit on Monday while the United States is maintaining similar restrictions for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID-19 travel bans.
  • Dior unveils 2021 Cruise in Lecce, Italy's Baroque capital

    MILAN - Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri lured the French fashion house to her childhood haunt of Lecce, in southern Italy, to preview the 2021 cruise collection with a live destination show Wednesday that has become a fashion world rarity in the coronavirus era.
  • Espalier: how to train plants for the tracery of branches

    Espalier is a way of training and pruning plants so their branches lie in an orderly and ornamental two-dimensional form. The beauty comes from the tracery of the branches. Espalier is a way to create a living border in a garden, or decorate a fence or wall.
  • Pergolas: Ancient garden structures are getting updated

    Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they're getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward backyard sanctuaries and entertaining.
  • Improve severe alcohol withdrawal treatment by training doctors: B.C. study

    VANCOUVER - There's an urgent need to improve the treatment of severe alcohol withdrawal because too many patients are being admitted to hospital when they could be managed through outpatient services or by family doctors, says the lead author of a new study.
  • Online socks seller Bombas mixes commerce and charity

    NEW YORK - David Heath co-founded online socks company Bombas not because of an overwhelming desire to make a comfortable sock, but after realizing that they were the No. 1 clothing item requested by the homeless.
  • A star rises from poverty, is killed defying Pakistan norms

    SHAH SADDERUDD, Pakistan - Like most of the men in this village of mud homes and wooden carts pulled by water buffalo, Muhammed Azeem cannot read or write. Like the other fathers, he raised a family of six boys and three girls on whatever he could coax out of a soil baked by the searing Punjab sun.
  • Eyes up: Raising the ceiling can dramatically change a room

    Architects tend to look skyward: The ancient Greeks built coffered ceilings in their temples. Romans introduced the barrel vault. Medieval builders constructed Gothic arches and Renaissance domes to inspire the masses.
  • Italian furniture makers strengthen brands through archives

    MILAN - Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh innovations by the "starchitects" who have infused design with glamour.
  • Some experts worry about new vaccination poll despite good support for vaccines

    A new national poll that mines attitudes toward vaccinations suggests support for these disease prevention tools remains relatively high in Canada.

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