NEWS

  • Ottawa announces $360-million more in funding to house asylum seekers
    Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marc Miller takes part in a news conference in Ottawa, on Jan. 29. BLAIR GABLE/REUTERS Ottawa is funnelling an extra $360-million to provinces and municipalities to house the rising number of asylum seekers, with $100-million of the funds earmarked for Quebec. Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced ...
  • Canadian homeowners face large increases to property taxes
    As Toronto homeowners brace for one of the largest property tax hikes in recent memory, many other cities are grappling with similar issues. Several major cities have approved or proposed major property tax hikes this year as municipalities struggle with inflation, high interest rates, crumbling infrastructure and soaring demand for ...
  • Why some experts say modular homes could ease the Canadian housing crisis
    Canada needs 3.5 million housing units by 2030 to restore housing affordability, according to CMHC Modular homes, such as this one bound for Oshawa, Ont., are constructed in a production facility off-site and stacked like Lego bricks onsite by a crane. (Chris Mulligan/CBC) For 27 years, contractor Craig Mitchell has built everything from ...
  • Here are Ontario’s top 10 most stolen vehicles of 2022
    2020 Honda CR-V tops the list both provincially and nationally, non-profit group says A screenshot of a 2021 Honda CR-V. The compact SUV was the number one vehicle stolen in Ontario, Quebec and Canada last year, according to Équité Association, an organization that supports property and casualty insurers. (Drivers Only/YouTube) With auto theft on ...
  • Jobs or housing? How Ontario’s 2 key priorities could collide
    Premier Doug Ford tours the General Motors CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., on Monday, December 5, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ford marked a Canadian milestone Monday, celebrating the launch of the country’s first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne A battle between two key Ford government ...