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Alberta Developer Admits to Cougar Resort Scam

A developer of what was supposed to be a $700 million luxury golf resort just outside Jasper National Park in Alberta admitted Thursday (Oct. 4) to defrauding a number of people who invested in condominiums tied to the project, according to the Edmonton Journal. Marie...

Nev. City Considers Moving Lodging Tax up to 11%

Travelers spending the night in Fernley, Nev., might soon be paying more, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. Fernley City Council on Wednesday (Oct. 3) approved studying the impact of increasing the city’s transient lodging tax from 9% to 11%. Five motels and four...

City Will Spend $634K On Park's Electrical System

Owen Sound, Ontario, will spend nearly $634,000 – about three times more than budgeted – to replace the “failing and inadequate” electrical and water systems in the Harrison Park Campground, according to the Owen Sound Sun Times. City council voted 6-2 Monday (Oct....

Jordan Park Introducing 'Mars-Like' Domed Tents

Let’s face it, no one’s going to Mars anytime soon, despite Elon Musk’s best efforts, according to Curbed Ski. That hasn’t stopped people from imaging what hanging out on martian soil might be like, though. The Sun City Camp in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert is designed to...

Fed: Additional Rate Hikes May be on The Horizon

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank has a ways to go yet before it gets interest rates to where they are neither restrictive nor accommodative. CNBC reported that in a question and answer session Wednesday (Oct. 3) with Judy Woodruff of PBS,...