Friday, January 18, 2019

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How the shutdown is jeopardizing housing for rural Americans

    Scott and La Tysha Mitchell couldn’t find a house they could afford to buy, so they decided to build one with their bare hands in rural Utah, using a loan from the Department of Agriculture. They’ve been toiling outside...

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City of Winnipeg on the hook for $4.85M in convention centre upgrades

    Winnipeg city hall is being asked to put up $4.85 million to complete upgrades to the original portion of the RBC Convention Centre. Council is also being asked to dip deeper into the downtown marketing reserve fund to pay off...

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Calgary building owner takes a different look at vacant office space

    Analysts say the problem with high office vacancy rates isn’t going away anytime soon, but one company is attempting to turn things around by converting some of their vacant buildings into residential units. Strategic Group,...

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MgO Systems welcomes new senior team members and announces new appointments

    CALGARY, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - MgO Systems Ltd., a North American leader in prefabricated construction technologies and magnesium oxide based structurally insulated panels ("SIP"s), is pleased to announce two critical senior...

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Architects chosen to transform Calgary’s planetarium into modern-art gallery

    As reported in the Calgary Herald, a Toronto architecture firm that oversaw the design of Saskatoon’s Remai Modern, Toronto’s Gardiner Museum and the Ottawa Art Gallery has been selected to lead the transformation of the...

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Councillors concerned after data reveals crane count climbing in Toronto

    Some Toronto city councillors hope to reduce the number of high-rise buildings being developed in Toronto after new data revealed the city is considered one of North America’s crane capitals. According to a city economic...

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Mixed high-density development needed around future REM stations in the West Island

    The West Island is well known for its single-family home neighbourhoods, but with the impending arrival of four Réseau express métropolitain (REM) stations along Highway 40, the time is nigh to compromise and accept some...

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Lowe’s Canada is recruiting to fill more than 6,350 positions in stores this spring

    BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - In preparation for home improvement's busiest season, Lowe's Canada, whose network of stores operated under various banners extends from coast to coast, is looking to fill more...

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B.C. government opens exemption process for homeowner speculation tax

    All homeowners in B.C.’s largest urban centres will need to apply for exemptions from the province’s new speculation tax or receive a bill, whether they are speculators or not, the government announced Tuesday. The...

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