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Duty Free Shops On Canada-U.S. Land Border Say They Don't Qualify For Commercial Rent Break
CBC Windsor,  ON
Duty Free Shops On Canada-U.S. Land Border Say They Don't Qualify For Commercial Rent Break

The federal government is encouraging commercial landlords to give their tenants a break on rent, but some tenants of the federal government say they're not being offered the same deal. 

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Can Post-secondary Students Break Their Lease As Classes Move Online?
CTV News Toronto,  ON
Can Post-secondary Students Break Their Lease As Classes Move Online?

As several colleges and universities in Ontario plan to move a large part of their fall semesters online, students who rent an apartment or house close to campus may be reconsidering the value of their investment.

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Tiny Home Village For Veterans Pitched For North Edmonton Neighbourhood
CBC Edmonton,  AB
Tiny Home Village For Veterans Pitched For North Edmonton Neighbourhood

A village of tiny homes may house 20 of Edmonton’s homeless veterans in a north-end neighbourhood if city council likes the proposal pitched by Calgary-based non-profit. 

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Fire In Porters Lake, N.S. Not Yet ‘under Control,’ No Homes Impacted
Global News Halifax,  NS
Fire In Porters Lake, N.S. Not Yet ‘under Control,’ No Homes Impacted

Assistant chief Nadya-Lyse Paré with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency said Saturday that a brush fire burning in the area of Porters Lake, N.S. was not yet “under control,” but that it remained at least a half-kilometre from any home and that crews were on standby in case any homes were threatened.

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Police Remove 'unco-operative And Threatening' Person From Burning Saskatoon Home
CBC Saskatoon,  SK
Police Remove 'unco-operative And Threatening' Person From Burning Saskatoon Home

An unco-operative person had to be forcefully removed from a burning home in Saskatoon on Saturday morning, the Saskatoon Fire Deparment said.

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Firefighters Knock Down Blaze In Northeast Calgary Home
CTV News Calgary,  AB
Firefighters Knock Down Blaze In Northeast Calgary Home

Calgary fire crews say no one was injured in a fire that broke out inside a home along Centre Street and add proper smoke alarms played a role in helping them.

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The N.S. Inventor Who Found A Way To Cut Down On Yardwork
CBC NS
The N.S. Inventor Who Found A Way To Cut Down On Yardwork

To spare himself the task of pushing a lawn mower, an industrial mechanic spent six months building a labour-free alternative.

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Innovative Measures Will Be Needed To Meet Housing Demands
The Star Canada
Innovative Measures Will Be Needed To Meet Housing Demands

Workers practise physical distancing on a job site. The building industry is working with municipalities to meet the region’s pressing housing needs.

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Crews Battle Blaze At Building Housing Coconut Lagoon Restaurant
CTV News Ottawa,  ON
Crews Battle Blaze At Building Housing Coconut Lagoon Restaurant

Ottawa Fire respond to blaze on St. Laurent at the building housing Coconut Lagoon restaursnt.

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Coronavirus: Markham, Ont., Landlord In Eviction Fight With Real Estate Agent
Global News Toronto,  ON
Coronavirus: Markham, Ont., Landlord In Eviction Fight With Real Estate Agent

"It's really disheartening that someone is taking pure advantage of a really terrible situation," Natalie Wild alleged.

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Overnight Fire Displaces Tenants Of Eskasoni Apartment Building
CBC NS
Overnight Fire Displaces Tenants Of Eskasoni Apartment Building

A fire in a 15-unit apartment building on the Eskasoni First Nation in Cape Breton has left more than two dozen people without a place to live.

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Toronto Renters In For A ‘bloodbath’ Of Evictions After Pandemic Ends, Advocate Warns
The Star Canada
Toronto Renters In For A ‘bloodbath’ Of Evictions After Pandemic Ends, Advocate Warns

Some 865,000 people across Canada have signed an online petition calling on the federal government to cancel residential rent and mortgage payments for the duration of the pandemic.

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Pressure Needs To Drop, C.B.S. Resident Says Of Recent Water Issues
CBC NL
Pressure Needs To Drop, C.B.S. Resident Says Of Recent Water Issues

A C.B.S. resident says he's one of many households dealing with water pressure issues as the town has tackled several water disruptions it's attributed to recent weather.