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Historic home of notorious B.C. cult listed for $2.8M

The former homestead of one of Canada’s most notorious cults is up for sale. The historic island property is largely unchanged since the 1920s, when it served as the reputed 'Ark of Refuge' for spiritual leader Brother XII and his Aquarian Foundation.

A large barn that was originally constructed as a dormitory for followers of Brother XII on the De Courcy Island farm. (Mark Lester/Colliers)

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More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain

France joined the United States on Thursday in supporting an easing of patent and other protections on COVID-19 vaccines that could help poorer countries get more doses and speed the end of the pandemic. While the backing from two countries with major drug makers is important, many obstacles remain.

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