Cominar REIT sells 97 noncore properties to Slate Acquisitions for 114 billion

QUEBEC — Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust has signed a deal to sell 97 non-core properties to Slate Acquisitions Inc. for $1.14 billion.The real estate trust (TSX:CUF.UN) says the properties are located in the Toronto area, the Atlantic provinces and Western Canada.Cominar announced a plan earlier this year to reduce its debt and focus on its core markets in Quebec and the Ottawa region.Cominar selling properties across Canada to focus on base in Quebec, OttawaFollowing the deal, Cominar will not own any properties in Western Canada, the Toronto area or the Atlantic provinces.The trust says it plans to use the net proceeds from the sale to reduce debt.Cominar owns a real estate portfolio including office properties, retail properties and industrial and mixed-use properties. read more

Appeal over boy who boarded bus in distressed state wearing pyjamas

“I need to be absolutely clear that the boy is not in any trouble whatsoever and that our priority is to establish the circumstances surrounding this report, to identify and locate the boy and to ensure that he is safe and well.”Police are conducting house-to-house inquiries and are treating their investigation as a search for a missing person.The boy is white, with dark hair and was last seen wearing a grey dressing gown, black pyjama bottoms, black slippers and white socks.Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 926 of August 10. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Inspector Paul Hennessy, who is leading Nottinghamshire Police’s response to the report, said: “This is a particularly unusual case which gives us real cause for concern for the boy’s safety, due to the time of night, the unusual circumstances, his distressed state and the fact he is not believed to have access to suitable clothing, money or a mobile phone to contact his friends and family. Officers have now released the following CCTV images of the boy they are looking to trace:— Notts Police (@nottspolice) August 11, 2019 A boy, aged 11 or 12, boarded a bus in slippers and a dressing gown on Saturday night in a “distressed state”, with police launching an urgent appeal to trace the youngster.Nottinghamshire Police were called at around 10.15pm after the boy boarded a bus heading towards Derby.Officers said he told the bus driver he had been staying with friends in the Stapleford area of Nottinghamshire and was heading towards Chaddesden in Derby, but was seen to get off the bus near the Old Rock pub and began to walk back towards Nottingham.CCTV images of the boy, wearing a black Puma hoodie under the dressing gown, were released by police in the early hours of Sunday.Police said it was believed he did not have access to money and it is thought that the battery in the mobile phone he was carrying had run out. read more