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The province’s ‘strong mayor’ bill goes way beyond housing

Affordability is possibly the hottest political topic in Ontario at the moment. It was a top issue in this past spring’s provincial election, and is certain to be a key issue in local campaigns leading up to the Oct. 24 municipal elections. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the Progressive Conservative government’s …

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Renters in Black Diamond, Alta. struggling to make ends meet, report says

About two years ago, developer Peter Sutherland put up a small mixed-use building in the core of Black Diamond, Alta. On the ground floor is a bike shop, a real estate office and a market; above are three apartments.  To Sutherland’s surprise, the apartments were snapped up before the building in …

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As hospital backlogs grow, paramedics struggle to deliver timely care

Paramedics Colin Waterhouse and Josh Picknell are in their ambulance in Ottawa on a Friday afternoon when the call comes in: A Code 4, which means they need to get there fast.  With lights flashing and sirens blaring, they race to the call’s address and assess the patient; he needs …

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Ukraine calls on Canada to cancel gas turbine sanctions waiver as German chancellor set to visit

As German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is set to arrive in Canada on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing renewed calls from Ukraine to cancel a permit allowing turbines repaired in Montreal to be sent back to a Russian energy giant. Scholz, who took over from Angela Merkel in December …

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Inflation’s hit to consumer spending power means retailers may refocus on the low end

When the Hudson’s Bay Co. announced last week that it was jolting Zellers back from the dead, many former shoppers were moved to share fond memories of the discount chain. From old-fashioned Coke bottles to retro kitchen products, retailers know that nostalgia can sell. To the extent that some Canadians find themselves yearning …

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RCMP commissioner, former top N.S. Mountie set to testify at public inquiry

The two RCMP officers who held the top jobs in Nova Scotia, and the entire force, during the mass shooting in 2020 are set to testify at the public inquiry into the massacre this week. Across Monday and part of Tuesday, the Mass Casualty Commission leading the inquiry is expected …

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Tip-flation has some restaurants asking for up to 30% in tips

The amount Canadians are being asked to tip when paying with credit or debit cards is going up, according to industry watchers, and it could be encouraging Canadians to be more generous with gratuities. A survey conducted by Restaurants Canada in April 2022 found that when dining out at a table service …

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City warns against taking bushes, plants from parks and green spaces

The City of Calgary is reminding residents there are hefty fines for those who take plants and shrubs home with them from city parks and green spaces  — and that includes berry bushes too. Faye Wythe said berry bushes are disappearing from a local walking spot near her home in Aspen Woods in southwest …

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Cyclists call for safer detour after collapse of East Vancouver parkade closed section of major bike path

Vancouver-based Carter Fox usually cycles to work in Burnaby, taking the Central Valley Greenway — a major 24-kilometre bike corridor that connects Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. But for the past month, Fox has avoided the greenway after the City of Vancouver closed off a section adjacent to the site where a rooftop parking deck collapsed …

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ਰੂਸ ਨੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਹਿਸ਼ਤੀ ਹਮਲੇ ਦੀ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਘੜ ਰਹੇ ਇਸਲਾਮਿਕ ਸਟੇਟ ਦੇ ਫਿਦਾਈਨ ਨੂੰ ਫੜਿਆ

ਮਾਸਕੋ, 22 ਅਗਸਤ ਰੂਸ ਦੀ ਸੰਘੀ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਸਰਵਿਸ (ਐੱਫਐੱਸਬੀ) ਨੇ ਦਾਅਵਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਹਿਸ਼ਤੀ ਹਮਲੇ ਦੀ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਘੜ ਰਹੇ ਇਕ ਫਿਦਾਈਨ ਨੂੰ ਕਾਬੂ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ। ਰੂਸ ਦੀ ਖ਼ਬਰ ਏਜੰਸੀ ਸਪੂਤਨਿਕ ਦੀ ਰਿਪੋਰਟ ਮੁਤਾਬਕ ਇਹ ਫਿਦਾਈਨ ਇਸਲਾਮਿਕ ਸਟੇਟ ਦਹਿਸ਼ਤੀ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀ ਦਾ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਹੈ ਤੇ …

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