Canada Morning Brief: 8 things to know for August 31


Hello “Andrew from Narcity here!” ☕

On top : Listen up, cowboys and glue barons: the RCMP is currently auctioning off a dozen horses that didn’t meet the requirements of their Musical Ride demonstration; it’s kind of like when a potential actor in Hollywood washes up and ends up doing adult movies in the valley.

In case you missed it

1. Why experts think housing prices in Canada may soon fall

If you are looking to access home ownership, 2023 could be a pivotal year for you. Tristan Wheeler reports that TD Canada Trust estimates that home prices could fall by up to 25% in the first quarter of 2023. The once-hot markets of Ontario and British Columbia are potentially destined for the biggest correction in 46% price hike nationwide during the pandemic. Here’s what else you need to know.

  • A step ahead: If you’re looking to move quickly, Ashley Harris has information on where locals think the seven most affordable cities and towns are in British Columbia. Spoiler alert: East Vancouver not on the list.

2. A rising star dies weeks before his escape movie is slated for wide release

After receiving a high rating in the upcoming 2022 release “Triangle of Sadness,” a biting satire of wealth that won top prize at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, South African model-turned-actress Charlbi Dean seemed destined to mainstream stardom. Now, after a sudden and unexpected illness, Dean is dead at 32. Josh Elliott tells us what we know – and what we don’t know – so far.

3. An interview with the urban “explorer” who may have destroyed your ride

“ChaseTO” is a pseudonym for a Torontonian…I guess you’d call him a stuntman, but he insists on using the word explorer, as if Indiana Jones cares more about illegally scaling buildings than looting artifacts history at burial sites. . Known for his dangerous sequences like standing on top of a moving TTC subway train, ChaseTO apparently has a death wish – so why does he do it? Our Brooke Houghton caught up with a mystery character to try and pin down the WTF going on here.

  • My take: YouTube should require its content creators to register for organ donation as a condition of account activation.

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What else you need to know today

You don’t necessarily need warm weather to celebrate Eating Out Day, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. You can actually pull off a nice 2 for 1 today; August 31 is also National Trail Mix Day. My favorite trail mix? Start with GORP (“Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts”), add homemade granola with honey, then some M&M’s for a little pop of color.

Speaking of trail mix, there’s still time to pack your bags and head for the hills. For example, Sudbury, Ontario is home to a fantastic hike up Willisville Mountain that offers stunning views of ancient mountain ranges and Lake Huron. Megan Johnson has the details here.

Alright, that’s enough talk out there; How about a little something for the indoors among us? Patrick John Gilson showcases a huge five-bedroom, three-bathroom country house for sale in Ontario that he likens to living in a country song.

With the advent of a new month, streaming services are gearing up to welcome a deluge of new content to their platforms. Excerpt from the biopic Marilyn Monroe directed by Ana de Armas Blond at Cobra KaiMegan Johnson breaks down what’s coming to Netflix in September.

Arizona Cardinals passer Larry Fitzgerald turns 39 today. Retired defenseman Scott Niedermayer, Canada’s men’s hockey captain at the Vancouver Olympics, is 49. Harrison Ford lookalike Richard Gere celebrates his 73rd birthday. Brown Eyed Girl crooner Sir Van Morrison is 77. The late method teacher Sanford Meisner was born on this day in 1905.

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