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The Star
Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses
Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

Chinese investors use computer terminals to monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street.

Global News
Woman hospitalized in south London apartment fire dies of injuries: police
Woman hospitalized in south London apartment fire dies of injuries: police

Fire officials responded to a blaze at 140 Langarth St. W., a low-rise apartment building west of Wharncliffe Road South, around 8:30 a.m. on March 13.

Global News
Disability housing under construction but requires funding for staff
Disability housing under construction but requires funding for staff

A developer has begun creating a four-unit co-housing apartment for people with physical disabilities that they want to see used as a pilot project but before it can become a reality provincial funding to staff it is needed. Jeremy Keefe reports.

CBC
80-year-old man charged after woman, 79, found dead in apartment
80-year-old man charged after woman, 79, found dead in apartment

An 80-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder after a 79-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment on March 18. 

CBC
'It's a total loss': Weekend fire destroys Regina home
'It's a total loss': Weekend fire destroys Regina home

A house fire over the weekend has ripped through a home in Regina.

The Star
Halifax judge throws out drug, gun evidence over rights violation by police
Halifax judge throws out drug, gun evidence over rights violation by police

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge says police also violated the woman’s constitutional right to counsel by not providing her with the opportunity to contact her lawyer for 15-and-a-half hours after her arrest.

The Star
Olympian Jill Saulnier, hockey fans team up for Barho family
Olympian Jill Saulnier, hockey fans team up for Barho family

Olympic hockey player Jill Saulnier said she wanted to use her platform as an athlete to support the Barho family after a tragic house fire killed their seven children last month.

The Star
Designer Lauren Liess’s Top 5 things to clean out of the house before spring cleaning
Designer Lauren Liess’s Top 5 things to clean out of the house before spring cleaning

Bed pillows should be given a good look every other year, especially in ahome with kids and pets.

Better Dwelling
Canadian Real Estate Prices Go Negative For The First Time Since 2009
Canadian Real Estate Prices Go Negative For The First Time Since 2009

Canadian real estate markets are heading into the busy season with negative price growth. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show an annual decline for the price of a benchmark home in February. The decline for the benchmark is the first since 2009, and the first for the index outside of recession.

Canadian Real Estate Prices Drop F....

Vancouver Sun
First-time Home Buyers Big Winners In Budget, But Will Incentives Work In B.C.?
First-time Home Buyers Big Winners In Budget, But Will Incentives Work In B.C.?

The federal budget offers incentives aimed at making housing more affordable for first-time buyers, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll work in the overheated B.C. housing market.

“We’ll want to look at the details, we’ll want to take a look at whether it will assist people in communities where unaffordability really is a crisis an....

CBC News
Buying A Home? CMHC Could Soon Kick In 10% Of The Cost - For A Price Social Sharing
Buying A Home? CMHC Could Soon Kick In 10% Of The Cost - For A Price Social Sharing

The 2019 federal budget includes a tantalizing pitch for prospective first-time home buyers — one that could see Canada's housing agency contribute up to 10 per cent of the purchase price of a home and bring down the mortgage load for borrowers.

The budget offers the program, known as the First Time Home Buyer Incentive, as a way to help with ....

The Remi Network
Introducing Canada's First Mixed-use Apartment Tower To Target Net-zero Energy
Introducing Canada's First Mixed-use Apartment Tower To Target Net-zero Energy

With aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets spurring the world’s building sector to embrace new technologies and high efficiency systems, “net-zero” and “zero carbon” designs are driving green real estate development around the world. But given the fiscal, regulatory and tenant-related challenges already facing the apartment sector h....

CBC News
Chatham-Kent Looks To Private Sector To Help With Public Housing
Chatham-Kent Looks To Private Sector To Help With Public Housing

Chatham-Kent is looking to the private sector for more housing to help with its wait list for social housing.

The list is at an all time high, with 867 waiting for housing. The municipality is looking to increase its housing stock by going into the private market. Individuals pay rent geared-to-income and the municipality pays the rest to the la....

Global News
‘The Smell Of Death’: B.C. Man Calls On Landlords To Be More Upfront About Rental Properties
‘The Smell Of Death’: B.C. Man Calls On Landlords To Be More Upfront About Rental Properties

When David Miller recently looked at a rental unit in a rooming house in Vernon, he didn’t question why there were numerous air fresheners in the unit.

“I was happy to get a place. I had to get a place and I took it,” Miller told Global News.

But when Miller moved in, the smell, which he described as pungent, could not be ignored, even ....

The Record
Landlord Sent Couple To Collections ‘in Error’
Landlord Sent Couple To Collections ‘in Error’

KITCHENER — One of Canada's largest residential landlords and the country's biggest collections agency are accused of using excessive pressure to force former tenants into paying bills they insist they don't owe.

CAPREIT, a Toronto-based residential investment trust, operates more than 30,000 rental units across the country including three ren....

CBC News
Locals Heated Over For-profit Homeless Shelter Proposal In St. John's
Locals Heated Over For-profit Homeless Shelter Proposal In St. John's

Leonard Phair is transparent in his motivations — he wants to help a vulnerable population, but if his proposal wasn't a moneymaker, he wouldn't bother.

He took a gamble in January, purchasing an old Salvation Army office building on Adams Avenue in St. John's, with hopes of opening a for-profit emergency shelter. It would house upwards of 30 ....

CBC News
Hay River Highrise Residents Displaced Until Wednesday, Possibly Longer, Says Fire Marshal
Hay River Highrise Residents Displaced Until Wednesday, Possibly Longer, Says Fire Marshal

After a fire on Friday, residents of the Hay River highrise will not be allowed back into their homes before Wednesday, and it may be even longer than that, according to the assistant fire marshal.

Apartment residents gathered at the town's rec centre for a briefing with a panel of emergency and town of Hay River officials at noon Saturday.

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CBC News
Eager For A Rental, A Torontonian Is Selling Himself As The 'Best Tenant Ever'
Eager For A Rental, A Torontonian Is Selling Himself As The 'Best Tenant Ever'

Ari Zilnik spent weeks fruitlessly searching for a place to rent in Toronto before trying something new: an online campaign to convince prospective landlords that he's the "best tenant ever."

The experience, Zilnik says, shows just how hard it is to find a good rental in this city.

"Instead of me going out and seeking a bunch of landlords and....