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Hamilton to strengthen tenant protections by adopting bylaw preventing ‘demovictions’ – Hamilton

The Ontario city that introduced a first-of-its-kind renoviction bylaw in the province is about to expand the protection and prevent landlords from evicting tenants so they can demolish apartments and turn the properties into condominiums. Hamilton, Ont., is a step away from implementing a Rental Housing Protection By-law that will …

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Guelph mayor hopes bylaw will address safety concerns at tent encampments

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie is weighing in on a proposed bylaw aimed at the use of public spaces in the city. A motion was passed at last Tuesday’s planning meeting to have staff draft a public space use bylaw that will address …

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Hamilton set to impose ‘1st-of-its-kind’ bylaw preventing renovictions

Hamilton, Ont., is close to introducing a first-of-its-kind renoviction bylaw in the province that will force landlords to obtain licences to legitimize repairs they make to their properties. The new legislation, carried 13-0-2 in a committee vote Wednesday, forces property owners to apply for a special permit for their rental …

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Hamilton renoviction bylaw sent back to city staff for further revisions, cost analysis – Hamilton

A prospective Hamilton, Ont., bylaw to help renters fight off renoviction will be revisited in the new year as the city seeks legal advice and a list of budget items to create an inspection program. The Renovation Licence and Relocation Listing bylaw has been sent back for further study, with …

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Maximum heat by-law for rentals unlikely in Winnipeg – Winnipeg

With heat-related illness on the rise amid record-breaking temperatures across the country, some Canadian cities are adopting by-laws that require landlords to keep their buildings below a maximum temperature. In Manitoba, organizations say that kind of regulation would get the cold shoulder. “Conceptually, it’s extremely important, we all want to …

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Winnipeggers frustrated by spring garbage calling for better by-law enforcement – Winnipeg

The arrival of spring in Winnipeg has revealed a pileup of garbage in a number of Winnipeg communities that is frustrating locals. Volunteers came out in force to pick up litter across several North End neighbourhoods on Saturday. One resident said she hopes better city by-law enforcement will also keep …

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Proposed Calgary bylaw would require graphic images of fetuses be enveloped – Calgary

Calgarians are one step closer to not having to view graphic images of a fetus without their knowing. The city’s community development committee recommended a bylaw to put some protections around the graphic images. The proposed bylaw would require graphic images of or purporting to show a fetus be placed …

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Brandon bylaw officer charged with allegedly pocketing animal control fees – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A Brandon bylaw officer is facing multiple charges of fraud and breach of trust after allegedly pocketing surrender fees collected during his duties representing the city’s animal control office. Brandon police said Thursday that the 57-year-old man, who has been on unpaid …

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‘Perpetual noise’: Kelowna, B.C. resident frustrated with pickleball court – Okanagan

It’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the country and a growing pain for residents in a Kelowna, B.C. neighbourhood. Shane Jamieson bought her house in 2021, unaware of the pickleball court in her neighbour’s yard. But for over a year, she says she has been dealing with a constant …

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Town officials hope new bylaw will deter increasing bear activity in Canmore

Officials in Canmore say there has been increased bear activity around the Alberta town as the animals search for food before winter — and are hoping a new bylaw will help to discourage it. “The end of August, beginning of September is when the bears are hunting for berries,” said Caitlin …

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