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Thunder Bay  ON
'They Were On Their Own': Homeless Shelter In Kenora, Ont., Closes
'They Were On Their Own': Homeless Shelter In Kenora, Ont., Closes

The only homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., has closed temporarily, leaving about 30 people without a place to stay, a housing advocate in the community said.

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Coady Institute Offers New Course In Conflict, Peace And Development
Coady Institute Offers New Course In Conflict, Peace And Development

The Coady International Institute at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., is offering a new online course to teach women leaders about dealing with conflict, peace building and community development. Seventeen women, mostly from Africa, took a pilot of the course last year.

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Benefit Concert Planned For Community Affected By House Explosion In London, Ont.
Benefit Concert Planned For Community Affected By House Explosion In London, Ont.

Firefighters work on the scene of a house explosion caused by a car slamming into a house in London, Ont.

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GTA  ON
A 25-foot Man Holding Up A Condo Courts Controversy In Toronto
A 25-foot Man Holding Up A Condo Courts Controversy In Toronto

A 25-foot-tall, bronze and stainless steel sculpture by German artist Stephan Balkenhol depicts a towering man in a white button-up shirt holding up a tall condo building while standing on a foundation of multicoloured blocks. The piece of art, commissioned through the city's public art program, unveiled in front a condo development (Imperial Plaza....

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GTA  ON
City Dwellers Could Be Tempted To Treat Their House As A Retirement Plan. But What Happens If They Don’t Want To Move When They’re Old?
City Dwellers Could Be Tempted To Treat Their House As A Retirement Plan. But What Happens If They Don’t Want To Move When They’re Old?

Claire Pfeiffer knows her house has tripled in value since she bought it more than a decade ago but without any savings and only recently becoming part of a pension plan, she is among the GTA home owners wondering how she'll be able to retire.

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Barrie  ON
Residents Return Home After Lightning Strikes Gas Line In Southwestern Ont.
Residents Return Home After Lightning Strikes Gas Line In Southwestern Ont.

Police say dozens of residents are back in their homes after a major gas leak in Tillsonburg, Ont., forced them out early Sunday.

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Winnipeg  MB
No One Injured In North End Fire
No One Injured In North End Fire

No one was injured in a fire at a home in the North End Saturday evening.

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Sudbury  ON
'We're Low On Inventory,' Sudbury's Housing Market Cooled By Last Winter
'We're Low On Inventory,' Sudbury's Housing Market Cooled By Last Winter

The housing market is Sudbury has changed over the years, but recently winter is partially to blame. The winter the city recently experienced was harsh, extremely cold and had a record amount of snow. Less people put their houses on the market during the season.

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Windsor  ON
'Lifeline' Home-delivery Book Program Expands To Wallaceburg
'Lifeline' Home-delivery Book Program Expands To Wallaceburg

More people who can't visit the library will have access to books as the Wallaceburg branch of the Chatham-Kent Library launches home service. 

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Calgary  AB
Homelessness Initiatives In Cities Around Alberta Hit By Funding Cuts
Homelessness Initiatives In Cities Around Alberta Hit By Funding Cuts

Jaime Rogers, who leads the homeless and housing development department of the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, said the group is making up its $181,000 funding gap by delaying the launch of new projects, including a lived experience group and a landlord relations position.

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NL
Paradise Home Damaged During Infrastructure Development, Owner Left To Foot The Bill
Paradise Home Damaged During Infrastructure Development, Owner Left To Foot The Bill

Construction to infrastructure in Paradise has left one resident with some of the bill after contractors caused damage to his family's home while completing work approved by the town.

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Edmonton  AB
A Small Alberta City Is Home To The Busiest Drug Consumption Site In North America. We Spent 12 Hours Inside
A Small Alberta City Is Home To The Busiest Drug Consumption Site In North America. We Spent 12 Hours Inside

Lethbridge’s supervised consumption site opened in March 2018 and staff say it averages 663 visits per day — surpassing similar facilities in Toronto and Vancouver and making it the busiest drug consumption site in North America.

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Sprawling Family Home In Port Perry Backs Onto Conservation Land: Home Of The Week
Sprawling Family Home In Port Perry Backs Onto Conservation Land: Home Of The Week

The backyard has multiple multi-level decks — one with a seven-person hot tub — an in-ground pool, large stone patio, a cabana and a garden shed/workshop.

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Property Owner Stuck With $25,000 In Court Costs Over Cottage’s Pre-existing Issues
Property Owner Stuck With $25,000 In Court Costs Over Cottage’s Pre-existing Issues

An appeal court recently overturned a decision that a homeowner, whose renovator found serious construction problems with his cottage, deserved a paid claim from his title insurance.

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A Million-dollar Etobicoke Home Reno, Designed From The Outside In
A Million-dollar Etobicoke Home Reno, Designed From The Outside In

NOW: “We wanted something that would work continuously together and put a huge focus on the backyard,” says Tory Crowder — with husband Shawn Thomas with their three kids — about their million-dollar home reno.