Raised in Alberta or Ontario? Join our accent project!

Posted on 24. Apr, 2014 by .

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It ranks somewhere near complaining about the weather as far as national pastimes go. Canadians love to compare notes on accents and local vernacular. Perhaps it’s because our linguistic differences are so subtle that we debate them so ferociously: It’s pronounced “milk,” not “melkâ€�! It’s a “cabin,â€� not a “cottageâ€�! But are some differences in […]

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Calls for more rules surrounding vacation home rental websites

Posted on 24. Apr, 2014 by .

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VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The BC Hotel Association is worried private homes and suites rented directly to vacation goers will give our province a bad reputation. It’s calling for sites like Airbnb and VRBO to be regulated the same way registered hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts are. The concern for James Chase with the Association […]

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Secondary market transactions diverge, says survey

Posted on 23. Apr, 2014 by .

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Article source: http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1482759/secondary-market-transactions-diverge-says-survey

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Fearmongering about alcohol gets ridiculous

Posted on 23. Apr, 2014 by .

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It would be irresponsible for Ontario to allow bacon in grocery stores. The American Institute for Cancer Research says, “Research on processed meat shows cancer risk starts to increase with any portion.â€� Fine, we don’t want to make it illegal, but surely we don’t want to make access to this stuff more convenient than it […]

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Home and Cottage Expo at Bayshore this weekend

Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by .

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OWEN SOUND -  Home and Cottage Expo 2014 is to take place this weekend at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. The show bills itself as the largest of its kind in midwestern Ontario, with more than 140 exhibitors to help visitors thinking about improving their home or cottage, inside and out, or […]

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$1 million a month to rent this massive vacation home

Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by .

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The Hamptons is one of the most expensive vacation destinations in the U.S., with prices for prime rentals during the summer rising every year. But, as Forbes reports, there are now a handful of homes that can command upwards of $1 million for the summer season, with one renting for $1 million per month in […]

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Coun. Maria Augimeri demands feds hand over Downsview Park to Toronto

Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by .

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Councillor Maria Augimeri railed against the federal government Monday for its handling of Downsview Park at a news conference where she launched an initiative to demand the handover of the park to Toronto. “Downsview Park does not deserve the misdirection, indecision and secret schemes which it has gotten from the federal government. It’s time to […]

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Homeowners scrambling to deal with floods, landslide

Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by .

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From floods to a devastating landslide, residents in Quebec and Ontario communities are scrambling after fast-moving waters damaged and destroyed homes. Meanwhile in New Brunswick and Manitoba, officials are on alert as bloated bodies of waters threaten nearby buildings. Quebec Residents in Lac-des-Seize-Iles, Que., a town northwest of Montreal, have begun a massive cleanup after […]

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Wet weather doesn’t spoil trip to Cancun vacation home

Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by .

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“It’s the shortest flight to the best sun,” my friend Yasmin said, when she invited me to stay with her in Mexico. Yasmin and her husband Amin have a timeshare at the Melia Paradisus complex in Cancun. It was an invitation too attractive to turn down. On a chilly January morning, with temperatures edging into […]

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Home News ETOBICOKE HISTORY CORNER: Home tells the story and…

Posted on 20. Apr, 2014 by .

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Etobicoke Guardian Over the years, we’ve seen the loss of many heritage buildings, and while each is a tragedy, many feel that the loss of the house in this photo is the most lamentable we’ve seen in Etobicoke. At the time of its 1955 demolition to build a supermarket parking lot, it was the second […]

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