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B.C. Waives Crown Land Rent For Outdoor Adventure Companies
CBC BC
B.C. Waives Crown Land Rent For Outdoor Adventure Companies

Jeff Pensiero, owner of backcountry resort Baldface Lodge on Kootenays' Selkirk Mountains, says the provincial aid is just a Band-Aid, not significant enough for him to put his business back into operation.

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Wood Buffalo Council Opts For Berms, Not Buyouts For Most Flood-affected Neighbourhoods
CBC Edmonton,  AB
Wood Buffalo Council Opts For Berms, Not Buyouts For Most Flood-affected Neighbourhoods

Wood Buffalo council examined different options including buyouts, land swaps, building berms and implementing development limitations in flood zones. 

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New Main Street Project Shelter Will Offer 'more Dignified Services' To Clients
CBC MB
New Main Street Project Shelter Will Offer 'more Dignified Services' To Clients

Within the next week, Main Street Project expects to begin offering up to 120 people a place to sleep, shower and eat at its new shelter facility. The old Mitchell Fabrics Building has been converted to 36,000 square feet of shelter space, 17 times as large as Main Street Project’s old space on Martha Street. 

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Notorious Drug House In Red Deer Shut Down For 90 Days By Alberta Sheriffs
CBC Edmonton,  AB
Notorious Drug House In Red Deer Shut Down For 90 Days By Alberta Sheriffs

The home in Red Deer has been boarded up after RCMP responded to more than 50 calls at the property over an 18-month period.

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Quebec Mayors Say Tentative Agreement On Social Housing A ‘victory’
Global News Montreal,  QC
Quebec Mayors Say Tentative Agreement On Social Housing A ‘victory’

While the details of the agreement have yet to be revealed, the province could receive up to $1.4 billion to invest in social and affordable housing.

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Tobique First Nation Opens New Building To Centralize Emergency Services
CBC NB
Tobique First Nation Opens New Building To Centralize Emergency Services

Tobique First Nation held a grand opening ceremony for the Trevor Francis Memorial Emergency Services Centre on Thursday. 

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Valérie Plante Welcomes Social Housing Deal, But Pandemic Has Heightened The Demand
CBC Montreal,  QC
Valérie Plante Welcomes Social Housing Deal, But Pandemic Has Heightened The Demand

With the city facing ever more glaring needs as it prepares for winter during the pandemic, Montreal's mayor welcomed a deal between Quebec and Ottawa to finance social housing. But new projects are years away from fruition.

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New $1.4-billion Deal-in-principle On Affordable Housing Hailed By Quebec Mayors
CTV News Montreal,  QC
New $1.4-billion Deal-in-principle On Affordable Housing Hailed By Quebec Mayors

The mayors of Montreal, Quebec City and Gatineau are hailing a new federal-provincial deal-in-principle on affordable housing. Under the new deal, $1.4 billion will go to fund affordable housing in cities throughout the province of Quebec.

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CMHC To Get A New Name As Part Of Rebranding Effort
Global News Canada
CMHC To Get A New Name As Part Of Rebranding Effort

Canada's federal housing agency, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., needs a name change, its outgoing president says.

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From A $688,000 Condo In The Entertainment District To A $849,900 Detached Home In Pickering, These Properties For Sale Can Be Seen In Online Open Houses
The Star Canada
From A $688,000 Condo In The Entertainment District To A $849,900 Detached Home In Pickering, These Properties For Sale Can Be Seen In Online Open Houses

1 Rainsford Rd., #207

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Be Aware Of The Holdover Clause In Your Home Sale Listing Agreement: Ask Joe
The Star Canada
Be Aware Of The Holdover Clause In Your Home Sale Listing Agreement: Ask Joe

A holdover period could be 30 days or 300 days — it depends on what you and your brokerage agreed to, writes Joe Richer.

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Years Of Leaks And Mould, And Finally A Promise That Repairs Will Be Done Right
CBC NS
Years Of Leaks And Mould, And Finally A Promise That Repairs Will Be Done Right

Long-awaited renovations for 36 housing units in Nova Scotia run by Tawaak Housing Association are underway, and the organization says there are significant new measures being taken to reassure tenants the work is done well. 

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'It's Been A Lot Of Heartache,' Says Mom Who Can't Find An Affordable Home For Family
CTV News Atlantic
'It's Been A Lot Of Heartache,' Says Mom Who Can't Find An Affordable Home For Family

Affordable housing is becoming more scarce these days. That's left one Nova Scotia mother bouncing from hotel to hotel with her kids for almost two months now -- without a home.