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Ford government begins boosting housing numbers with LTC beds, basements

The Ford government has officially started counting long-term care beds and basement units toward its overall goal of building 1.5 million homes by 2031, significantly boosting its housing supply numbers. According to the province’s housing tracker, there were 109,011 “new homes created in Ontario” in 2023 — representing 99 per …

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As Canada’s foreign interference inquiry begins, what to expect this week – National

The long-awaited public inquiry into foreign interference in Canadian politics is set to begin Monday with hearings on how much information it can, in fact, make public. Justice Marie-Josée Hogue’s inquiry, facing tight timelines to report on a complex national security issue, is scheduled to hold five days of hearings …

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BC Ferries begins process of replacing aging fleet with new hybrid vessels

Descrease article font size Increase article font size BC Ferries has begun the process of replacing six retiring ships in its fleet. A BC Ferries official said the corporation has issued a “Request for Expressions of Interest” to shipbuilders to acquire seven new “hybrid” vessels. The new vessels would replace …

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Manitoba advises preventive measures as flu season begins amid health-care recovery – Winnipeg

Flu and cold season is well underway in Manitoba and as the province still grapples with a struggling health-care system, experts are urging people to try and reduce transmission. “Washing our hands, physically distancing as we’re able, staying home when we’re sick — those are all things that we can …

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Parts of southern Ontario under frost warnings as weather begins to bite

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Large parts of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area have been placed under a frost advisory as colder weather begins to set in. Environment Canada issued a frost advisory Sunday morning, saying temperatures could drop overnight into Monday morning. “Cover up plants, …

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First stage of demolition begins at Edmonton’s Exhibition Lands – Edmonton

After years of sitting untouched, work has finally started on the Exhibition Lands in central Edmonton. Slowly, each building will be knocked down, making way for the future of the former Northlands area — which some residents say has been a long time coming. The main stables at the horse …

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Ford government begins return of Ajax land listed for sale to Greenbelt

The Ford government says it has started the process to return a parcel of land to the Greenbelt after its owners listed it for sale. Former Greenbelt lands located around Kingston Road and Highway 401 were listed for sale earlier in August, with a plan to take bids in September. …

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AMO annual general meeting, conference begins in London, Ont.

Descrease article font size Increase article font size More than 1,500 members of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) are arriving in London, Ont., for its annual general meeting and conference. The conference is held between Aug. 20 to 23 at RBC Place London, and will see municipal leaders …

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Province begins to establish new Sask. Marshals Service, critics concerned about oversight

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 16, 2023 11:29 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Saskatchewan Party government has begun establishing a new provincial police service, but critics are concerned about its oversight. A recent order-in-council says the province’s deputy minister will act in …

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