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Edmonton Safety Code Inspections Go Virtual
CBC Edmonton,  AB
Edmonton Safety Code Inspections Go Virtual

When the pandemic began, the City of Edmonton found a way to make sure building could continue. Enter the RVI.

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Average Home In Victoria Surpasses $1M Mark
CTV News Vancouver,  BC
Average Home In Victoria Surpasses $1M Mark

The average price of a detached home in Greater Victoria surpassed $1 million in June. Experts say its unclear if the cost spike will last.

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Dog Alerts Owner To Neighbour’s Home In Flames
CBC Toronto,  ON
Dog Alerts Owner To Neighbour’s Home In Flames

A Thornhill family is safe after a devastating fire ripped through their home this morning — and it’s all thanks to a neighbour’s dog. Linda Ward has the incredible story.

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‘Fully Engulfed In Flames.’ First-responders Rescue Residents In Overnight Thornhill House Fire
The Star GTA,  ON
‘Fully Engulfed In Flames.’ First-responders Rescue Residents In Overnight Thornhill House Fire

Four people and their dog were rescued from a home “fully engulfed in flames” in Thornhill early Thursday morning.

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CPS Hate Crimes Unit Investigating Vandalism To Skyview Ranch Home
CTV News Calgary,  AB
CPS Hate Crimes Unit Investigating Vandalism To Skyview Ranch Home

The door of an attached garage at a northeast home was vandalized with the words 'KKK for life' on June 19.

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After Moving Day, More Than 370 Quebec Families Still Don't Have A Lease, Says FRAPRU
CBC Montreal,  QC
After Moving Day, More Than 370 Quebec Families Still Don't Have A Lease, Says FRAPRU

A social housing group is calling on the province to pay for 10,000 new social and community housing units over the next year as it says hundreds of families had to leave their homes this month.

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Housing Group Says 373 Quebec Households Are Without Housing The Day After July 1
CTV News Montreal,  QC
Housing Group Says 373 Quebec Households Are Without Housing The Day After July 1

A total of 373 tenant households across Quebec are still unable to find housing as of July 2 - the highest number since 2003 – a housing rights group is reporting.

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373 Quebec Families Without Leases After Province-wide Moving Day, Housing Group Says
Global News Canada
373 Quebec Families Without Leases After Province-wide Moving Day, Housing Group Says

Quebec's traditional moving day is over and hundreds of families still have yet to sign a new lease, according to FRAPRU.

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Nearly 40 Homes Evacuated In Municipality Of Riverdale Amid Fears Rivers Dam Will Fail
CBC MB
Nearly 40 Homes Evacuated In Municipality Of Riverdale Amid Fears Rivers Dam Will Fail

Hours after 38 homes along the Little Saskatchewan River were evacuated, people downstream of the Rivers Dam are watching anxiously to see if the decades-old structure will withstand the water that's been building up behind it over the last three days.

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Homeward Trust Gets Initial Nod To Use 4 Sites For Homeless Housing
CBC Edmonton,  AB
Homeward Trust Gets Initial Nod To Use 4 Sites For Homeless Housing

New permanent supportive housing complexes could be going up in four Edmonton neighbourhoods after city council this week agreed to transfer land to Homeward Trust.

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Aunty Lucy’s Shuts Down After Popular Parkdale Burger Joint Gets Into Rent Dispute
The Star GTA,  ON
Aunty Lucy’s Shuts Down After Popular Parkdale Burger Joint Gets Into Rent Dispute

Owners Chieff Bosompra, left, and chef Adrian Forte stand in front of Aunty Lucy's, a new burger joint in Parkdale before it closed Canada Day.

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Amid A Housing Crisis, Should Montrealers Be Allowed To Convert Duplexes Into Single-family Homes?
CBC Montreal,  QC
Amid A Housing Crisis, Should Montrealers Be Allowed To Convert Duplexes Into Single-family Homes?

Some families say they need to renovate to stay in the city, but others say allowing renovations will put vulnerable tenants at risk of eviction.

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Lambton Shores Homeowners Hoping For Solution To Gypsy Moth Infestation
CBC London,  ON
Lambton Shores Homeowners Hoping For Solution To Gypsy Moth Infestation

Gypsy moths are becoming a growing concerns for more communities across southwestern Ontario. In Port Franks, west of Pinery Provincial Park, a resident says the caterpillars have made hunkering down at home during the pandemic a much more confined experience.