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Rooming houses now legal across Toronto

Rooming houses now legal across Toronto

Toronto has taken a significant step towards addressing its housing crisis by legalizing rooming houses across the city. This new policy, effective today, aims to create a more regulated and safer environment for tenants while increasing affordable housing options. Daniel Ancle, Executive Director of the Cecil Centre, a crucial resource for the city’s homeless population, weighs in on the implications …

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Carbon tax hike: Nanos reacts to Trudeau statement

Carbon tax hike: Nanos reacts to Trudeau statement

Canadians are grappling with a rising cost of living, and the upcoming carbon tax increase on April 1st is adding fuel to the fire. Trudeau Defends Carbon Tax Hike Amid Cost of Living Concerns Trudeau Defends Policy In a recent interview, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the carbon tax hike, stating, “My job is not to be popular, my job …

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Voting for CAA’s worst roads is now open

Voting for CAA’s worst roads is now open

The Canadian Automobile Association’s (CAA) annual Worst Roads campaign is back, and voting is now open. Each year, CAA invites drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders to identify roads in need of the most improvement. Teresa Di Felice, Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations at CAA, joined a live interview to discuss the initiative. High Voter Engagement and …

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Canada’s Population Reaches 41 Million

Canada’s Population Reaches 41 Million

Canada, March 31, 2024 – According to new data from Statistics Canada, Canada’s population reached 41 million people on Wednesday, March 29, 2024. This is a new milestone for the country, just 9 months after reaching 40 million. Canada’s population growth rate was 3.2% in 2023, the fastest in over six decades. The majority of this growth was driven by …

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TikTok, Snapchat respond to Ontario school boards’ social media lawsuit

TikTok, Snapchat respond to Ontario school boards’ social media lawsuit

The social media industry, valued at over $150 billion, carries significant weight in shaping what users see and experience on these platforms. With so much at stake, Ontario school boards are seeking a share of this wealth to address the negative impacts of social media on young users. Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s apology and claims that social media has positive aspects …

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One dead following daytime stabbing in Toronto

One dead following daytime stabbing in Toronto

Welcome back. You may have heard the phrase “call before you dig,” and it’s crucial to keep that in mind if you’re doing any work on your property. Accidentally damaging a gas pipe, power line, or communications cable can be expensive to repair and poses a safety hazard. Pat Forign is here with a consumer alert. Pat, thanks. Michelle and …

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Lakes in 2 of BC’s well-known national parks closed in drastic move to protect fish

Lakes in 2 of BC’s well-known national parks closed in drastic move to protect fish

As Kootenay National Park begins to thaw, slowly revealing signs of what should be a busy recreational season, the threat of whirling disease has sent a chill up the spines of aquatic biologists at Parks Canada. The parasite has been known to cause up to 90% declines in some fish populations, putting a freeze on all water access in Kootenay …

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How protected are Canadian bridges from collisions?

How protected are Canadian bridges from collisions?

Vancouver’s Lion’s Gate Bridge sees thousands of large vessels pass beneath it every year, posing some risk. The biggest risk is similar to an errant vessel seen in Baltimore today. We must consider mechanisms and measures to prevent such incidents. The collapse in Baltimore raises questions about the safety of Canada’s bridges. While BC’s government is confident in its bridges, …

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Search suspended for missing workers in Baltimore bridge collapse

Search suspended for missing workers in Baltimore bridge collapse

The search grew more desperate and urgent with every passing minute. Crews scoured a remarkable wreckage site of twisted metal and debris. After hours on the water with no signs of life, authorities confirmed the worst-case scenario. “At this point, we do not believe that we’re going to find any of these individuals still alive.” The terrifying incident was caught …

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Trudeau challenges premiers to suggest alternatives to carbon tax hike

Trudeau challenges premiers to suggest alternatives to carbon tax hike

Alright, welcome back. We’ve just got our hands on a letter from the Prime Minister addressed to some of the country’s premiers. In it, Justin Trudeau says when we last engaged with provinces and territories on carbon pricing in 2022, all of your governments either did not propose alternative systems or, with the exception of New Brunswick, proposed systems that …

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