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April asking rent prices up 9.3% across Canada; as Ontario sees only decline: report

April asking rent prices up 9.3% across Canada; as Ontario sees only decline: report

The average asking rent for a home in Canada in April was up 9.3 per cent compared with a year ago, while a slight month-over-month increase was also recorded for the first time since January, a new report says. The report by Urbanation and Rentals.
Police launch assault investigation into incidents at UVic's protest encampment

Police launch assault investigation into incidents at UVic's protest encampment

SAANICH, B.C. — Police in Saanich, B.C., say an assault investigation is underway following two alleged incidents at a pro-Palestinian protest encampment on the grounds of the University of Victoria.
Another alleged intruder at Drake's mansion seriously injured after guard altercation

Another alleged intruder at Drake's mansion seriously injured after guard altercation

TORONTO — Police say an alleged trespasser at Drake's Toronto home was sent to hospital with serious injuries after getting into an altercation with security guards.
Toronto fire chief who played key role in COVID-19 response announces retirement

Toronto fire chief who played key role in COVID-19 response announces retirement

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, who was a key figure in the city's COVID-19 response, has announced his retirement. After 32 years in active service and eight years as chief, Pegg says he will officially step down on Oct. 4.
Compensation in property case should be guided by zoning as watershed area: top court

Compensation in property case should be guided by zoning as watershed area: top court

OTTAWA — The zoning of a St. John's, N.L., property as a watershed area should guide the process of compensating the owners for expropriation of the land, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
'Irate male' assaulted Newfoundland officer with block of cheese, police say

'Irate male' assaulted Newfoundland officer with block of cheese, police say

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A "very irate male" wielding a block of cheese assaulted a patrol officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on Thursday, the police force says. Const.
Enbridge says carbon storage project still alive in spite of Capital Power decision

Enbridge says carbon storage project still alive in spite of Capital Power decision

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc.'s proposal to build a major carbon storage hub in Alberta remains on the table, the company said Friday, in spite of Capital Power's recent decision to shelve its own $2.4-billion project associated with the plan.
Mayor says Ottawa will reverse course on Israel national day event after cancellation

Mayor says Ottawa will reverse course on Israel national day event after cancellation

Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe says he wants the city to reverse course after cancelling an event to mark Israel's national day.
Maple Leafs captain John Tavares added to Canada's world hockey championship roster

Maple Leafs captain John Tavares added to Canada's world hockey championship roster

PRAGUE, Czechia — Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares has been added to the Canadian roster at the world men's hockey championship, Hockey Canada announced Friday.
B.C. light-heavyweight boxer Buneet Bisla goes after Canadian title on Victoria card

B.C. light-heavyweight boxer Buneet Bisla goes after Canadian title on Victoria card

Since taking up taekwondo at the age of four, Buneet Bisla has won an armful of armful of amateur boxing and kickboxing titles. On Saturday, the 26-year-old from Surrey, B.C.