Grande West Closes Final Tranche of $843,000 for Total Oversubscribed Raise of $8,659,118

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 20, 2020 / Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV:BUS)(OTCQX:GWTNF)(FRA:6LG) – November 20, 2020: (“Grande West” or the “Company”), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce that, further to its news releases dated November 4, 2020 and November 18, 2020, it has closed the second and final tranche of its non-brokered private placement. The second tranche consisted of 843,000 Units raising gross proceeds of $843.000. In the aggregate, the Company raised in total $8,659,118.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one-half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant (a “Warrant”) entitles the holder to acquire an additional common share of the Company at a price of $1.50 per share for a period of two years from the date of closing of the Placement.

In circumstances where,

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Symphony nursing home chain has 5 homes in Chicago among Illinois’ 25 hardest hit by COVID

Five Chicago nursing homes run by Symphony Care Network are among the top 25 in Illinois for coronavirus cases and deaths, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of state data.

The Lincolnwood-based chain — which operates 29 nursing homes in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan — has had 147 coronavirus deaths and 1,016 coronavirus cases involving residents and workers, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

“Symphony was tragically unprepared to deal with any kind of communicable disease and even more tragically unprepared to deal with this deadly communicable disease called COVID-19,” says Steven Levin, an attorney who has sued Symphony and other nursing home operators over coronavirus deaths.

But Dr. Alexander Stemer, who leads Symphony’s COVID-19 task force, says dealing with the threat of the coronavirus has been a huge challenge.

“This is a disease that fights back,” says Stemer, who is an infectious diseases expert.

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Daniel Snyder blocking $900M sale by minority Washington owners?

Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder has refused to sell the team for decades, despite fans’ wishes. Now, the infamous NFL team owner is reportedly blocking the club’s minority stakeholders from selling their shares of the team.

a group of people posing for the camera: Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder (L) talks with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (R) on the field during warm ups prior to their game at FedExField.

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Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder (L) talks with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (R) on the field during warm ups prior to their game at FedExField.

Frederick Smith, Robert Rothman and Dwight Schar strongly encouraged Snyder to change the club’s name. Snyder eventually relented, and the team name could remain in 2021. During the summer, the minority owners also pressured him to sell the team. Now, Snyder seems to be getting his revenge.

According to The New York Times’ Ken Belson and Katherine Rosman, Snyder is blocking a monster sale that would see 40% of the Washington Football Team sold for $900 million this year.

Washington’s owner

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Nearly 75 Percent of Americans Say They Plan to Stay Home This Thanksgiving Amid Surge of COVID Cases: Poll

Nearly three in four Americans say they plan to stay home this Thanksgiving amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, according to a new poll.

a person sitting in a room: Medical staff members sort lines and pipes connected to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,140,000 cases, including over 20,600 deaths.

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Medical staff members sort lines and pipes connected to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,140,000 cases, including over 20,600 deaths.

The poll, which was conducted by Monmouth University, found 74 percent of Americans saying they plan to stay home on Thanksgiving. Among the remaining percentages, the poll found 10 percent saying they plan to travel overnight, 13 percent saying they plan to drive to another place and back in the same day and 3 percent said they didn’t know.

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Pablo Escobar’s Ex Miami Beach Site Sells To Jarrett Posner

Jarrett Posner, Pablo Escobar with 5860 North Bay Road (The Waterfront Team)

Jarrett Posner and Pablo Escobar with 5860 North Bay Road (Getty, The Waterfront Team)

The waterfront Miami Beach lot once home to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the 1980s now has a new owner.

Chicken Kitchen founder Christian de Berdouare and his wife, former local news anchor Jennifer Valoppi, sold the 30,000-square-foot property at 5860 North Bay Road to developer Jarrett Posner, founder and chairman of New York City-based BMC Investments, for $10.95 million.

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Albert Justo

Mirce Curkoski

Mirce Curkoski

Mirce Curkoski and Albert Justo of One Sotheby’s International Realty represented the sellers, while Brett Harris of Douglas Elliman brought the buyer.

The buyer plans to build a new mansion on the property to live in, Harris said. Todd Michael Glaser is the owner’s representative and Domo Architecture + Design is designing the house.

Harris called it a “special property for a special family,” and one of the best remaining lots

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DeWine pledges to reduce number of foster kids who never get adopted

Catherine Candisky
| The Columbus Dispatch

A group reviewing ways to improve Ohio’s children services system on Friday released 37 recommendations to help more foster children find permanent homes and make other reforms to the child welfare system.

The Children Services Transformation Advisory Council, created a year ago by Gov. Mike DeWine, called for: training and support for high-risk parents to help keep families intact; the creation of a state ombudsman to investigate complaints about the foster-care system; additional help for kinship caretakers; and expanding local programs to place foster children in permanent homes.

The council also had several recommendations for improving how the court system deals with child welfare cases, including a review of the court-appointed special advocate and guardian ad litem programs and reinforcement of the established 12-month requirement for reunification and placement.

DeWine said Ohio simply has to do better for these children.

“In less than a

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Millennials and Gen Z are fleeing to the suburbs amid the pandemic

  • Millennials and Gen Z are flocking to the suburbs as the coronavirus pandemic continues unabated in the US. 
  • According to new research from investment management firm Cowen and Company, 48% of millennials reported living in the suburbs compared with 44% in 2019 — 49% of Gen Z reported living in the suburbs, up from 41% in 2019. 
  • Home-ownership is rising among both Gen Z and millennials as well, with 30% of 18- to 24-year-olds saying they own their homes, up from 19% last year.
  • While the move toward suburbia has been an emerging trend since 2017, the pandemic appears to have spurred interest in leaving cities. 
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Millennials are fleeing cities and buying up homes in the suburbs amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to new research from investment management firm Cowen and Company, there’s been a noticeable migration among people ages 25 to 34

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Home Depot and Lowe’s earnings boosted by pandemic-induced ‘nesting’

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many Americans not only switched to working remotely and cooking more meals, they began checking off tasks on the to-do list, from painting walls to replacing old appliances.

Home Depot and Lowe’s reported that appetite for home improvement continued in the third quarter, as consumers invested in one of the aspects of life that’s brought comfort: their homes. Both companies expect this trend to outlast the pandemic.

The uptick in DIY projects and home renovations translated to a jump in sales online and in stores. Home Depot’s same-store sales in the U.S., which includes sales online and at stores open at least 12 months, soared 24.6% in the quarter. Lowe’s same-store sales, including online sales and those at stores open at least 13 months, jumped by about 30%.

Like other retailers, the companies have seen a shift toward online spending — with many customers picking

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Facebook’s Birmingham office building listed for sale

Facebook Inc.’s Birmingham office building is on the market for sale.

The building at 735 Forest between Woodward Avenue and Adams Road in the city’s Triangle District is being listed by Cushman & Wakefield Inc. for an undisclosed price.

The marketing materials say the 32,400-square-foot building constructed in 2008 is 100 percent leased, with Facebook taking one-third of the rentable area.

The type of Facebook employees working out of the building is not known.

It has two floors of office and retail space plus a third floor of 10 luxury apartments and is also home to the Forest Grill restaurant. Other tenants include Templeton Building Co. and Forest Avenue Design Management.

CoStar Group Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based real estate information service, estimates the office rent at $28 to $34 per square foot, plus electric.

The building’s net operating income is $746,086 per year, according to the marketing materials.

Royal Oak-based

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While Commercial Real Estate Falters, The Single-Family Market Is Booming Amid Pandemic, Report Says

Urban Land Institute and PwC’s latest real estate trends forecast is here. ULI and PwC’s 2021 Emerging Trends in Real Estate offers deep dives and insights into all sectors of the U.S. and Canadian real estate markets. It’s not surprising retail, office, multi-family and commercial markets have felt the far-reaching negative impact of the pandemic.

Conversely, the residential sector is on fire around the country. Brokers and agents all agree, they have not seen a better year. “In my 16 years in the real estate business this is the busiest I’ve ever been,” notes Carl Hawthorne, associate broker at Atlanta Communities in Atlanta Georgia. “There are four to five offers for a home as soon as it’s on the market.”

From the super sunbelt cities of Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston to Phoenix, San

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