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Cause Of Deadly Collingwood Apartment Fire Under Investigation
CTV News Barrie,  ON
Cause Of Deadly Collingwood Apartment Fire Under Investigation

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deadly fire at a Collingwood apartment building that claimed at least one life and left dozens of residents wondering what to do next.

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Landlords Limited To 1% Rent Increase In 2022
CBC PEI
Landlords Limited To 1% Rent Increase In 2022

The Prince Edward Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has set the maximum allowable annual rent increase at one per cent effective Jan. 1.

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No Injuries As Fire Destroys Home In Alnwick-Haldimand Township
Global News Peterborough,  ON
No Injuries As Fire Destroys Home In Alnwick-Haldimand Township

No injuries were reported after fire ripped through a home in Alnwick-Haldimand Township on Monday afternoon. Around 3 p.m., township firefighters responded to a structure fire on West Road, which is located north of Hwy. 401 between Cobourg and Grafton. Flames were seen in the rooftop of a home that was under renovations at the...

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Homeless Couples Say Poor Housing And Shelter Options Mean Tough Choices
CBC BC
Homeless Couples Say Poor Housing And Shelter Options Mean Tough Choices

Some homeless couples and their advocates say there are few shelter spaces in B.C. specifically for them and it's a barrier to getting them indoors. They say the answer is more permanent, secure housing so couples can live together long term.

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The Architectural Legacy Of The ‘Electric City’
The Spec Canada
The Architectural Legacy Of The ‘Electric City’

Hydro substation at Main Street West and Stroud is used to supply electricity to McMaster University and the surrounding area.

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Proposed Highrise In Downtown Kitchener Sparks Controversy
The Record Canada
Proposed Highrise In Downtown Kitchener Sparks Controversy

A 15-storey highrise is proposed for 22 Weber St. W. in Kitchener.

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Western University Student Denied Tenancy By Landlord Who Said Her Tattoos Were 'scary'
CBC SK
Western University Student Denied Tenancy By Landlord Who Said Her Tattoos Were 'scary'

A first-year Western University student who arrived in London, Ont., from Saskatchewan had a rental agreement cancelled last minute by a landlord who said she didn't like her tattoos, in an act one lawyer said could result in a small-claims court action.

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House Fire Caused By Unattended Cooking: WFPS
CTV News Winnipeg,  MB
House Fire Caused By Unattended Cooking: WFPS

A house fire believed to have been caused by unattended cooking has left a St. Vital area home with fire, smoke and water damage.

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Affordable Housing Is A Priority For Many Voters, So How Do The Party Platforms Measure Up?
CBC Kitchener,  ON
Affordable Housing Is A Priority For Many Voters, So How Do The Party Platforms Measure Up?

Find out what's behind the housing crisis and how the parties are planning to address it.

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New Fredericton Housing Project Closer To Reality
Global News NB
New Fredericton Housing Project Closer To Reality

A project that would see a community of 92 tiny homes constructed for unhoused Fredericton residents was approved by the city’s Planning Advisory Committee last week – and it’s already garnering a big buzz. Travis Fortnum reports.

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Province Appeals Ruling That Exempts New Property Tax On Musqueam-led Housing Project
Vancouver Sun Vancouver,  BC
Province Appeals Ruling That Exempts New Property Tax On Musqueam-led Housing Project

It’s believed to be the first time the province has intervened in a Property Assessment Appeal Board decision.

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More Than 100 People Gathered In Halifax To Support For People Without A Home
Global News Halifax,  NS
More Than 100 People Gathered In Halifax To Support For People Without A Home

More than one hundred people gathered in Grand Parade, in front of Halifax’s City Hall, on Saturday morning to show their support for those without a home and to make a call for action.

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Yes, In My Backyard: How A Stranger's Act Of Kindness Has Changed A Homeless Man's Life
CBC Canada
Yes, In My Backyard: How A Stranger's Act Of Kindness Has Changed A Homeless Man's Life

David McDonald and Kim Cormier met by chance, but their friendship has endured. Now McDonald is awaiting delivery of his new home — a place to call his own after years of rotten luck.