Monday, December 11, 2017

News

Canada is building fewer single-family homes and pricing young people out of their communities

It’s probably time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tell his young followers that the “Canadian dream” no longer comes with a lawn. Last week, Statistics Canada reported a big drop in the issuance of building permits for single-family...

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CREA: Canadian home sales fall further in July

Ottawa, ON, August 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined further in July 2017. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.1% from June to July....

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AMO proposes to raise HST by 1 % in Ontario for infrastructure funding

Ontarians should pay an extra percentage point on the HST, raising $2.5 billion a year to keep local roads, bridges, arenas and other infrastructure in better repair, says the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. The lobby group...

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A look at transparent wood and how it may become a revolutionary building material in the near future

For centuries, window frames and glass panes have remained inseparable. While it’s nearly impossible to envision a window without glass by its side, like most relationships, theirs hasn’t been without hiccups or challenges worth...

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Manitoba government to spend $20M on hospital unit renovations

Facing provincial cutbacks, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is planning to spend $19.9 million to renovate hospital units and add a few beds as part of a new restructuring plan. The announcement Monday follows the closing of three...

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10 organizations call for rapid transformation to low-carbon homes and buildings in Canada

VANCOUVER, TORONTO, and OTTAWA — Leading building and energy professionals are urging the federal government to prioritize swift action to make Canada’s homes and buildings ultra energy-efficient and low-carbon in discussions between federal,...

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Alberta’s lakefront properties see prices soar amid bidding wars

With demand outweighing supply, the cost to buy a lakefront recreational home in some parts of Alberta has risen more than 80 per cent in the past two years, according to Royal LePage’s Canadian Recreational Property Report. The 2017 report...

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A look at the 10 best Android apps for the construction industry

As blogged on AndroidAuthority.com, construction is a surprisingly broad topic. People may be looking for construction apps for a variety of reasons. They may be drivers looking to avoid it. They may be construction workers looking for apps to...

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Is this the future of traffic efficiency? Unique interchange, first of its kind in Canada, opens in south Calgary

The opening of an interchange might make a great many eyes glaze over, but there's something a bit different about Calgary's $78-million project for drivers. The diverging-diamond interchange, as the style is known, is now open to traffic at...

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Manitoba land developer unclear why protesters chose his property

The owner of the Parker Lands says he's mystified by the presence of protesters on his property, claims police are bolstering their efforts and says the City of Winnipeg is making him jump through an unusual number of hoops before he can build...

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Short-term rental properties on the rise in Saskatchewan

The short-term rental market is heating up in Saskatchewan as the home sharing trend grows, but some say regulations are necessary. Several websites offer short-term housing rentals. Airbnb’s online marketplace has emerged as the more popular...

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How engineers are preparing for rising sea-levels

Piloting his crab boat during a storm off Tangier Island, Va., Mayor James Eskridge sweeps his hand over the water and says, “I remember when all of this area was land.” Below the water are the homes, stores and graves of the Tangier Island...

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