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July 19, 2019

Doug Ford is quietly planning over $100 million in cuts to housing and rent support programs

As blogged on ProgressPress.ca, the Ontario government’s 2019-2020 expenditure estimates for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing show more cuts are coming to housing supports, rent support and homeless assistance efforts....

July 19, 2019

Calgary Tower elevators failed just weeks before cable snapped, trapping guests

As reported in the Calgary Herald, Jasmine Wittal and her grandparents had just paid their bill after dinner at Sky 360, the Calgary Tower’s revolving restaurant, and were heading toward the exit when...

July 19, 2019

Estimated cost of new Guelph library $14M higher than originally reported by staff

As reported in the Guelph Mercury Tribune, the city is postponing a discussion around the Baker District redevelopment that was to take place at Monday’s council meeting after learning the projected costs...

July 19, 2019

City of Berkeley votes to rename manholes gender-neutral ‘maintenanceholes’

As blogged on Curbed.com, the Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to amend its municipal code to excise gender-specific terms in favor of gender neutral ones, meaning that, among other things, a “manhole”...

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