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Building Evacuation Ordered, Hydro Cut After 5-alarm Fire At Toronto Apartment
Global News Toronto,  ON
Building Evacuation Ordered, Hydro Cut After 5-alarm Fire At Toronto Apartment

"The Electrical Safety Authority has determined that the power to the entire building must immediately be disconnected for safety reasons. The building must be evacuated."

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5-alarm Blaze At North-end Toronto Highrise Under Control, Fire Chief Says
Global News Toronto,  ON
5-alarm Blaze At North-end Toronto Highrise Under Control, Fire Chief Says

Emergency crews were called to an apartment building on Gosford Boulevard, west of Jane Street and south of Steeles Avenue West, just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Asbestos Abatement At Vancouver Home Puts Neighbours On Edge Over Health Risks
Global News BC
Asbestos Abatement At Vancouver Home Puts Neighbours On Edge Over Health Risks

A WorkSafeBC inspector visited the site in Point Grey and found several violations involving asbestos abatement.

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Fighters Battling ‘significant Heavy Fire’ At Toronto Apartment Building: Fire Chief
Global News Toronto,  ON
Fighters Battling ‘significant Heavy Fire’ At Toronto Apartment Building: Fire Chief

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said on Friday evening that firefighters continued to battle “significant heavy fire” after a five-alarm blaze broke out at a north-end apartment building.

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Vancouver Demo Raising Concerns About Asbestos
Global News BC
Vancouver Demo Raising Concerns About Asbestos

Renovations at a Vancouver home has raised safety concerns about the regulations governing the removal of asbestos. Jill Bennett has the story.

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Disabled Tenants Trapped In Apartment After Elevator Breakdown
CTV News Montreal,  QC
Disabled Tenants Trapped In Apartment After Elevator Breakdown

A broken elevator has trapped some disabled tenants inside their St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu apartment building.

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Social Development Announces New Out-of-the-cold Shelter In Fredericton
Global News NB
Social Development Announces New Out-of-the-cold Shelter In Fredericton

In the future, the Fredericton John Howard Society wants to develop the property into affordable housing units

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‘We Need To Find A Solution’: Bryony House Workers Call For Immediate Temporary Shelter
Global News Canada
‘We Need To Find A Solution’: Bryony House Workers Call For Immediate Temporary Shelter

The building that housed the shelter has been around since the 1880s and was damaged during Hurrican Dorian in September, forcing those at the shelter to flee the facility during the storm. It hasn't reopened since and the building is now for sale.

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Calgary’s Housing Market Continuing Slow Descent
CTV News Calgary,  AB
Calgary’s Housing Market Continuing Slow Descent

Housing prices in the city are continuing to drop as Calgary’s real estate market remains stagnant, according to the latest numbers from Stats Canada.

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National Home Sales Up Almost 13% In October Compared With Last Year
CBC Canada
National Home Sales Up Almost 13% In October Compared With Last Year

The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of home sales was up 12.9 per cent nationally in October compared with the same month last year.

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Numbers Of First-time Homebuyers Dropping As Home Prices Soar
The Star GTA,  ON
Numbers Of First-time Homebuyers Dropping As Home Prices Soar

Results from the consumer survey showed most first-time homebuyers live in Ontario, and are between the ages of 18 and 34.

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Former Electrohome Building In Kitchener Bought By Developer
CTV News Kitchener,  ON
Former Electrohome Building In Kitchener Bought By Developer

The former site of Electrohome has a new owner, who is hoping to turn the building into a mid-rise, mixed-use building in a midtown neighbourhood.

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Real Estate Stats: Vancouver's Composite Index Price Down To $994,900
CTV News Vancouver,  BC
Real Estate Stats: Vancouver's Composite Index Price Down To $994,900

The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of home sales was up 12.9 per cent nationally in October compared with the same month last year.