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Canadian housing starts trend sees large gain in November

OTTAWA, December 8, 2017 — The trend in housing starts was 226,270 units in November 2017, compared to 216,642 units in October 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted…

Tiny house project envisioned for downtown Whitehorse

The Blood Ties Four Directions Centre is moving ahead with plans for a five-unit tiny home development downtown. At Monday’s city council meeting, Patricia Bacon, Blood Ties’ executive director, addressed council on the zoning change the group is seeking. The change…

New design for Kitchener City Hall square to cost $5.7M

Council approved a scaled-down version of a rehabilitated Carl Zehr Square Monday, though it will be another year before it’s clear where the city will find the $5.7 million needed for the project. The latest plans will repair the crumbling pavers…

McGill outlines plan to reach Carbon neutrality by 2040

On Dec. 1, McGill University launched its Climate and Sustainability Action Plan. As the product of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy’s consultations with over 500 McGill community members, the Action Plan outlines two long-term goals for the university: Obtaining a Platinum Ranking from the Sustainability…

Ontario passes legislation to modernize construction laws

December 5, 2017 1:15 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Today, Ontario passed legislation to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the construction sector. The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 includes new prompt payment rules to ensure Ontario construction businesses and workers get…