Home Office decision to scrap all international landing cards will ‘weaken our borders’, says union

International visitors to the UK will no longer be required to fill in a landing card as of Monday 20 May, a move that will “weaken our borders”, claims a key union. Plans were already in place to scrap landing cards for visitors arriving from seven countries as of June 2019, but the Home Office has now decided …

Asian Games: Japanese basketball players sent home over allegedly ‘paying for prostitutes’

Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home on Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they “spent the night in a hotel with women”.  The players reportedly left the athletes’ village after 10pm for dinner in Jakarta on Thursday and “paid for the services of prostitutes” later that …

5 families can’t bring adopted children from Japan home to B.C. due to red tape – BC

Ryan Hoag and wife have prepared a room in their Coquitlam home for their adopted daughter, but she has yet to see it. “Being alone on my first Father’s Day was certainly not something that any new father would want,” Hoag said. Hoag and his wife Wiyani were approved to adopt a baby girl from …

Home sales hit 5-year low in May, prices down 6.4 per cent since a year ago – National

The volume of homes sold in Canada continued to slide, hitting a five-year low in May, data released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) on Friday shows. Activity was virtually unchanged compared with April, with sales edging down 0.1 per cent, month over month. Actual, non-seasonally adjusted home sales dropped 16.7 per cent in …

Why aren’t home prices falling? Home sellers won’t have it – National

It’s been more than five months since the roll-out of new mortgage rules that forced even homebuyers with a larger downpayment to undergo a financial stress test. A lot has happened since then. Home sales have recorded double-digit drops in Toronto and other overheated markets. And the pace at which Canadians have been accumulating debt …