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Cree Interest In Private Home Ownership Very High, But Readiness Low: Report
CBC Canada
Cree Interest In Private Home Ownership Very High, But Readiness Low: Report

Programs to increase financial literacy and education encouraging high-income earners to move out of social housing are just some of the ideas put forth in a housing report prepared for the Cree Nation Government.

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Major Employers Can Be Part Of Solving Toronto’s Housing Crisis, Report Says
The Star GTA,  ON
Major Employers Can Be Part Of Solving Toronto’s Housing Crisis, Report Says

The city’s median income is $71,631, but the housing shortage is so severe, even those with significantly higher incomes are challenged to find appropriate, affordable housing, the report says.

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New Home Of MBA Program Puts UNB Students Closer To Saint John Business Community
Global News NB
New Home Of MBA Program Puts UNB Students Closer To Saint John Business Community

"In this case, we feel like we’re truly in a business school. We feel like these people are taking us seriously.”

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Historic Edmonton Home First In 2020 To Receive Heritage Designation
Global News Canada
Historic Edmonton Home First In 2020 To Receive Heritage Designation

The Kenneth Henderson residence in Strathcona was recently designated a municipal historic resource.

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B.C.'s Real Estate Industry Gathers To Set Tone For 2020, Slams Government Policies
Vancouver Sun Vancouver,  BC
B.C.'s Real Estate Industry Gathers To Set Tone For 2020, Slams Government Policies

Developers set the tone for 2020 targeting everything from the slew of various government taxes against speculation and vacancy to long waits for project approvals and completion timelines to those who are against increasing housing density.

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Squamish Lands Nexii
Vancouver Sun Vancouver,  BC
Squamish Lands Nexii

The company working to roll out a pre-fab building system that promises to reduce the emissions intensity of construction and were drawn to Squamish by its green reputation.

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Controversial Affordable Housing In Keheewin Approved By Edmonton City Council
Global News Edmonton,  AB
Controversial Affordable Housing In Keheewin Approved By Edmonton City Council

A proposal to build affordable housing units next to an elementary school in the south Edmonton community of Keheewin was passed by city council on Wednesday afternoon. Chris Chacon has the details.

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How A Kitchen Island Became The Star Of A Toronto Home Reno
The Star Canada
How A Kitchen Island Became The Star Of A Toronto Home Reno

NOW: The 15-foot, quartzite-topped kitchen island is a standout amidst pale surrounding cabinetry, a herringbone-patterned floor and unique strip lighting overhead.

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Moncton, Dieppe Break Building Permit Records As Construction Booms
CBC NB
Moncton, Dieppe Break Building Permit Records As Construction Booms

The skyline tells the tale: new buildings are popping up across the Moncton region thanks to a construction boom that's seen record-setting building permit values amid an increasingly competitive residential housing market.

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Edmonton Tenants Went Without Heat During Recent Cold Weather
CBC Edmonton,  AB
Edmonton Tenants Went Without Heat During Recent Cold Weather

Edmonton residents and business owners are frustrated by a lack of heat in their building during last week's deep freeze.

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City Of Regina Report Says Building Permits Take As Much As 8 Times Longer Than In Saskatoon
CBC SK
City Of Regina Report Says Building Permits Take As Much As 8 Times Longer Than In Saskatoon

A new report by Regina administration looks at how the city can improve its building permit process, which can take as much as eight times longer than Saskatoon's on average.

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Proposed Changes To Whitehorse Building Incentives Would Benefit Non-profits, Say Planners
CBC Canada
Proposed Changes To Whitehorse Building Incentives Would Benefit Non-profits, Say Planners

Whitehorse city planners say proposed changes to the city's housing incentive program would help make building in the city affordable for non-profits.

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New Westminster Offers $4M Worth Of Free Land For Affordable Housing
CBC BC
New Westminster Offers $4M Worth Of Free Land For Affordable Housing

The City of New Westminster is requesting proposals for an affordable housing project on Fenton Street, which comes with $4 million worth of free land for the successful applicant.