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‘The Smell Of Death’: B.C. Man Calls On Landlords To Be More Upfront About Rental Properties
‘The Smell Of Death’: B.C. Man Calls On Landlords To Be More Upfront About Rental Properties

When David Miller recently looked at a rental unit in a rooming house in Vernon, he didn’t question why there were numerous air fresheners in the unit.

“I was happy to get a place. I had to get a place and I took it,” Miller told Global News.

But when Miller moved in, the smell, which he described as pungent, could not be ignored, even ....

The Record
Landlord Sent Couple To Collections ‘in Error’
Landlord Sent Couple To Collections ‘in Error’

KITCHENER — One of Canada's largest residential landlords and the country's biggest collections agency are accused of using excessive pressure to force former tenants into paying bills they insist they don't owe.

CAPREIT, a Toronto-based residential investment trust, operates more than 30,000 rental units across the country including three ren....

CBC News
Locals Heated Over For-profit Homeless Shelter Proposal In St. John's
Locals Heated Over For-profit Homeless Shelter Proposal In St. John's

Leonard Phair is transparent in his motivations — he wants to help a vulnerable population, but if his proposal wasn't a moneymaker, he wouldn't bother.

He took a gamble in January, purchasing an old Salvation Army office building on Adams Avenue in St. John's, with hopes of opening a for-profit emergency shelter. It would house upwards of 30 ....

CBC News
Hay River Highrise Residents Displaced Until Wednesday, Possibly Longer, Says Fire Marshal
Hay River Highrise Residents Displaced Until Wednesday, Possibly Longer, Says Fire Marshal

After a fire on Friday, residents of the Hay River highrise will not be allowed back into their homes before Wednesday, and it may be even longer than that, according to the assistant fire marshal.

Apartment residents gathered at the town's rec centre for a briefing with a panel of emergency and town of Hay River officials at noon Saturday.

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CBC News
Eager For A Rental, A Torontonian Is Selling Himself As The 'Best Tenant Ever'
Eager For A Rental, A Torontonian Is Selling Himself As The 'Best Tenant Ever'

Ari Zilnik spent weeks fruitlessly searching for a place to rent in Toronto before trying something new: an online campaign to convince prospective landlords that he's the "best tenant ever."

The experience, Zilnik says, shows just how hard it is to find a good rental in this city.

"Instead of me going out and seeking a bunch of landlords and....

The Whig
Finding An Apartment In Kingston Is "like The Lottery," Tenant Says
Finding An Apartment In Kingston Is "like The Lottery," Tenant Says

KINGSTON – Finding an affordable place to live during the housing crisis in Kingston is “like the lottery,” said a man who up until Monday was facing the prospect of being homeless.

After weeks of searching, Mathew Wicksey, 27, on Monday afternoon finally found a new apartment to move into when his current lease expires at the end of April....

CBC News
Holland College Purchases Property For Student Housing
Holland College Purchases Property For Student Housing

Holland College has purchased a building near the campus to help meet the growing demand for student housing, especially from international students.

Holland College president Sandy MacDonald says the college already has two larger student residences that are expensive to build, so buying smaller properties like the one at 291 Euston St. is a go....

Edmonton Journal
Edmonton's First Tiny Home Village Would Serve Homeless Military Veterans
Edmonton's First Tiny Home Village Would Serve Homeless Military Veterans

Edmonton’s first village of tiny homes could be ready with a year to give military veterans experiencing homeless a place to rebuild their lives.

The Homes for Heroes Foundation secured a lease for a small wedge of vacant public land in Edmonton’s Evansdale neighbourhood this week. The proposed village would have roughly 20 tiny homes, as we....

CBC News
Andrew Wilkinson Doesn’t Understand That Renting Isn’t Just A Stage For Vancouverites
Andrew Wilkinson Doesn’t Understand That Renting Isn’t Just A Stage For Vancouverites

I am quite sure when provincial Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson described for his legislature colleagues what it means to be a renter, he did not set out to insult more than half of Vancouverites who rent. He described renting as a “fun” and “kind of a wacky time of life,” a stage that people go through, “a rite of passage.” I’m sure ....

CBC News
Cheap And Easy Ways To Protect Your Home From Spring Flooding
Cheap And Easy Ways To Protect Your Home From Spring Flooding

With temperatures on the rise, spring melt flooding may become a factor for homeowners in the Grand River watershed, and there are simple and inexpensive ways to prevent the water from getting into your home or basement.

Risk of flooding higher this week with warm temperatures, rain on the way: GRCA
"Take care of what you've got," recommended ....