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An Ontario company lost its licence to build homes. It’s allegedly doing so anyways

A Toronto new home builder which lost its licence to construct homes is the subject of a new investigation by Ontario regulators, after allegations the company has been building homes without permission. Albion Building Consultant Inc., also known as Albion Builders, or simply Albion, had its licence to build and …

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Ontario plans legal changes to tolls, licence renewals

As the Progressive Conservatives prepare for the house to return, the Minister of Transportation has unveiled more details of the government’s new, campaign-style legislation. At an announcement on Thursday morning, Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria said he would propose a law to ban tolls on provincial highways and freeze the cost of …

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Saskatchewan struggles to put skilled newcomers to work, RBC report shows

An RBC report from last week says that Saskatchewan is failing to put skilled immigrants to work in their field of expertise. The process of getting a licence or out-of-province credentials recognized is long and complicated and discourages a lot of workers to choose Saskatchewan. Read more: Employers seeking ‘very …

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Popularity of custom licence plates on the rise in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan residents have a lot of ways to express their personalities on the prairies, with custom license plates gaining popularity as another option. According to SGI, there are currently 51,773 registered custom licence plates in the province, accounting for roughly five per cent of all registered plates in Saskatchewan. Read …

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B.C. arcade gains extra life after winning long battle for liquor licence

At a video game arcade, a big win might mean logging a high score on the Donkey Kong or Galaga machine with your initials. But Maryanne and Brad Eyers are celebrating a different type of victory: after years of trying, they finally have the right to sell alcoholic drinks at …

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Ontario man left ‘powerless’ after ‘ISIS’ licence plates made him a target

An Ontario man who fled Afghanistan amid the threat of a militant takeover says his life was endangered multiple times because of a licence plate resembling the word ISIS that he never asked for and that the province refused to change until he was nearly killed.  Nouman, 26, came to Canada as a refugee …

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Council proposes background checks, business licence requirements for day-home operators

Tears filled the Calgary city council chamber on Thursday afternoon as a council committee held a public hearing into safety standards at unlicensed day homes. The city is proposing requirements for operators of unlicensed day homes to increase safety and accountability at these businesses. Following the new rules, operators would …

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Toronto plastic surgeon accused of malpractice and disappearing with patients’ money has licence suspended

Amanda O’Brien went into Dr. Mahmood Kara’s office in 2019 for what was supposed to be a relatively simple procedure: a breast lift that would leave her existing implants, which he had put in 10 years earlier, intact. Instead, O’Brien ended up having to undergo five surgeries in the span of …

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