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September 18, 2018 10:22 PM Torontonians want more housing, but many don’t want development too close to home, polls shows

But the “quite high degree of opposition” to the kind of construction the city needs is disheartening, he said. That resistance comes despite a finding that shows four out of 10 respondents — 26 per cent — strongly believe municipal zoning bylaws should be reviewed to allow for more mid-density housing types such as town homes. The poll is the second 7

September 18, 2018 10:00 AM Toronto residents oppose Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause: Poll

Most Toronto residents strongly oppose Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause to try to slash the size of city council by nearly half, a new Mainstreet Research poll shows. With just over a month before the Oct. 22 municipal election, the Progressive Conservatives are pushing to pass Bill 31, the Efficient Local Government Act, that would 9

September 15, 2018 5:20 PM All but one of 10 workers injured in Saskatchewan crash out of hospital

KERROBERT, SASK. — A spokesman for the company that employs 10 workers who were hurt in a crash between a semitruck and a bus in Saskatchewan says all but one have been released from hospital. Paul Stuckless, corporate safety manager for O.J. Pipelines, says the workers were travelling to Kindersley, Sask., from a work site when their bus was struck 8

September 13, 2018 3:50 PM Caribou calf and wolf pup ice-age remains unveiled in Yukon

DAWSON CITY, YUKON—A snapshot of life for an ancient predator and its prey is being put on display as the mummified ice-age remains of a caribou calf and a wolf pup are unveiled in Yukon. The territorial government says in a release that the specimens have been unearthed southeast of Dawson City. Paleontologists say the calf and pup are remarkably well preserved 10

September 11, 2018 7:11 PM Luminato Festival chooses its new artistic director from within the organization and the city

Campbell joined Luminato as company manager in 2011, became its first director of artistic development in 2013 and its deputy artistic director last year. The festival says she is an award-winning producer, director, stage manager and curator. She has worked with Nightswimming, Mammalian Diving Reflex, VideoCabaret and other independent companies; produced 8

September 11, 2018 5:25 PM Real estate companies threatened by TREB after posting GTA sales data

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) continues to stall on the online publication of sold information, according to some Toronto brokers who have received cease and desist letters telling them to pull sold prices from the listings on their password-protected sites. Zoocasa CEO Lauren Haw accused the board of anti-competitive behaviour, but said, because 5

September 10, 2018 10:40 PM New cracks near sinkhole concern Nova Scotia town

“Security fencing is expected to be completed later today and security will remain on site for a period of time,” the town said in the release. “Absolutely no trespassing is allowed and trespassers will be prosecuted under the Protection of Property Act.” Oxford, a sleepy town of about 1,000 people that calls itself the wild blueberry capital of Canada 7

September 10, 2018 2:40 PM Toronto hit with heavy rain, power outages

Toronto is facing heavy rainfall Monday as the remnants of a tropical depression makes its way to the GTA. Thousands of customers in Etobicoke lost power due to the weather, Toronto Hydro said. Approximately 1,072 were affected in the area of Burnhamthorpe south to Dundas, Kipling east to Islington, while another 1,460 people were hit in the Park Lawn and Royal 10

September 6, 2018 4:12 PM N.B. Greens release homecare plan aimed at improving services and salaries

FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s Green party has released a homecare plan that focuses on more individualized care and increased salaries for homecare workers. Leader David Coon says a one-size-fits-all, profit-driven model leads to lower in-home care standards and unacceptable wages. Coon says if his party forms government, it would increase training requirements 13

September 6, 2018 9:00 AM Home prices rise against tighter supply in August

August appears to have cemented the Toronto region’s real estate recovery, with average resale home prices up 4.7 per cent year over year to $765,270, including single-family homes and highrise apartments. That is about $34,000 higher than the average a year ago. The number of detached-house sales increased 19.2 per cent in the 905 areas outside of Toronto 12