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Canada’s Bottcher falls to Russia’s Glukhov at world men’s curling championship

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CALGARY — Canada’s Brendan Bottcher dropped an 8-7 decision to Russia’s Sergey Glukhov on Wednesday afternoon at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship.

Bottcher made a runback double takeout to score three in the 10th end to force an extra end.

Glukhov used hammer to make a game-winning draw for the victory.

Canada will play defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden in the evening.

Canada fell to 7-3 in round-robin play while Russia improved to 8-2.

The top six teams in the 14-team competition will make the playoffs.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2021.

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Calgary home sales soar 147% in March amid low interest rates, savings: CREB

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CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says March home sales hit a level not seen in a decade as low lending rates and more savings continued to impact the market.

The board says sales for the month amounted to 2,903, a 147 per cent increase from the 1,174 sales in the same month the year before.

CREB says that made the month’s sales the highest the market has seen since 2007.

The benchmark price in March rose to $441,900, an almost seven per cent jump from last year’s $414,800.

The board says new listings for the month totalled 4,437, up about 83 per cent from 2,418 last March.

Inventory, however, slid to 5,416 homes from 5,863 in the year prior.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 1, 2021.

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