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Toronto  ON
It's Next To Impossible To Pay The Rent Working Full Time For Minimum Wage, New Report Calculates
It's Next To Impossible To Pay The Rent Working Full Time For Minimum Wage, New Report Calculates

The odds of a minimum wage worker being able to afford a one- or two-bedroom apartment in just about every city in Canada are next to nil, a new report from an Ottawa-based think-tank says.

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Vancouver  BC
Minimum-wage Earners In Metro Vancouver Cannot Afford Rent In Any Of The City’s 70 Neighbourhoods, Report Finds
Minimum-wage Earners In Metro Vancouver Cannot Afford Rent In Any Of The City’s 70 Neighbourhoods, Report Finds

Condo buildings look over Vancouver's False Creek, where you would have to make $38 an hour to afford a one-bedroom apartment and $60.93 an hour to afford a m,odest two-bedroom, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Vancouver  BC
Thieves Target 20 Saanich Homes Since March
Thieves Target 20 Saanich Homes Since March

Many of the victims in a string of recent home invasions were out of town when the crimes occurred - showing thieves are doing homework.

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Ottawa  ON
Rents In Most Cities Are Unaffordable For Lower-income Earners: Study
Rents In Most Cities Are Unaffordable For Lower-income Earners: Study

A minimum-wage worker could afford to rent in just a few neighbourhoods in Canada, suggests a new analysis of the country's rental market that also raises questions about a promised federal rent-supplement program.

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London  ON
Why Your New Home May Come With A Dirty, Used Furnace
Why Your New Home May Come With A Dirty, Used Furnace

One of the perks of moving into a newly built house is supposed to be the brand new appliances, but when it comes to furnaces, some homeowners are discovering that's not always what they're getting.

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PEI
Firefighters Douse Flare-up At Burned Out Apartment Building
Firefighters Douse Flare-up At Burned Out Apartment Building

Charlottetown firefighters were back at the scene of a major apartment building fire Thursday morning.

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PEI
UPEI Hiring Coordinator To Help Students Find Housing
UPEI Hiring Coordinator To Help Students Find Housing

UPEI is hiring an off-campus housing coordinator to help students find a place to live in the country's toughest housing market.

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Vancouver  BC
Douglas Todd: No Room For Low-income Renters In Metro Vancouver
Douglas Todd: No Room For Low-income Renters In Metro Vancouver

Opinion: A minimum-wage worker in Metro Vancouver would have to toil 112 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in the region.

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Winnipeg  MB
Police Seize Guns, Bear Spray And Drugs During Raid Of North End Home
Police Seize Guns, Bear Spray And Drugs During Raid Of North End Home

Winnipeg police officers seized numerous guns, nearly 70 grams of meth and thousands in cash during a search of a taxi and North End home on Tuesday.

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Kitchener  ON
Worker Airlifted To Hospital After Falling From Roof Of Kitchener Building
Worker Airlifted To Hospital After Falling From Roof Of Kitchener Building

A 27-year-old man was airlifted to hospital just before noon Tuesday following a workplace accident on Strasburg Road in Kitchener. The Ministry of Labour said the man fell from a roof.

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ON
A Northern Community Has The Happiest Retirees
A Northern Community Has The Happiest Retirees

A community in northern Ontario is home to the happiest retirees according to a new survey. Ian Campbell finds out more.

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Calgary  AB
Chestermere Residents To Receive Reduction In Utility Rates
Chestermere Residents To Receive Reduction In Utility Rates

Chestermere’s City Council approved an eight percent cut to utility rates on Tuesday and officials say the decision was made in response to resident requests to make the community more affordable and sustainable.

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Calgary  AB
Police Officer Injured After Responding To Disturbance At Southwest Apartment
Police Officer Injured After Responding To Disturbance At Southwest Apartment

A Calgary police officer sustained minor injuries after responding to a report of an altercation inside a Southwood area residence on Tuesday evening.

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Calgary  AB
Once Controversial, Affordable Housing Project In Old Hotel Set To Open With Community Support
Once Controversial, Affordable Housing Project In Old Hotel Set To Open With Community Support

Centre 4800 was met with fierce opposition when it was first announced, but now the local community association is "cautiously optimistic" and the Drop-In Centre is preparing to welcome clients to its new affordable housing project.

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PEI
P.E.I. Couple Overwhelmed By Demolition Costs After Fire Destroys Home
P.E.I. Couple Overwhelmed By Demolition Costs After Fire Destroys Home

A Charlottetown couple whose home was destroyed by fire say they're overwhelmed by the costs involved to clean up their property.