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Re/Max sees average national house price rising 2% next year

Re/Max sees average national house price rising 2% next year

Re/Max sees the average national house price rising by two per cent in 2017, led by big projected gains in real estate prices in the Hamilton, the Greater Toronto Area and Kitchener-Waterloo. In its 2017 housi…

Windsor wins latest legal battle with Ambassador Bridge company

Windsor wins latest legal battle with Ambassador Bridge company

In a ruling announced Thursday, the Supreme Court decided the City of Windsor's request to enforce m…

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  • Public sector workers paid 10.6% more than private sector average: Fraser Institute

    People who work in the public sector make almost 11 per cent more than their counterparts in the private sector, a new analysis of Statistics Canada data by the Fraser Institute think tank has found.  …

    People who work in the public sector make almost 11 per cent more than their counterparts in the private sector, a new analysis of Statistics Canada data by the Fraser Institute think tank has found. "After controlling for such factors as gender, age, marital status, education, tenure, size of firm, type of job, industry, …

  • Re/Max sees average national house price rising 2% next year
    Re/Max sees average national house price rising 2% next year

    Re/Max sees the average national house price rising by two per cent in 2017, led by big projected gains in real estate prices in the Hamilton, the Greater Toronto Area and Kitchener-Waterloo. In its 2017 …

    Re/Max sees average national house price rising 2% next year

    Re/Max sees the average national house price rising by two per cent in 2017, led by big projected gains in real estate prices in the Hamilton, the Greater Toronto Area and Kitchener-Waterloo. In its 2017 housing market outlook, which was released Thursday, Re/Max said it sees house price appreciation in Hamilton leading …

  • Windsor wins latest legal battle with Ambassador Bridge company
    Windsor wins latest legal battle with Ambassador Bridge company

    In a ruling announced Thursday, the Supreme Court decided the City of Windsor's request to enforce municipal bylaws for the upkeep of about 120 derelict homes owned by the Canadian Transit Company should …

    Windsor wins latest legal battle with Ambassador Bridge company

    In a ruling announced Thursday, the Supreme Court decided the City of Windsor's request to enforce municipal bylaws for the upkeep of about 120 derelict homes owned by the Canadian Transit Company should be heard in Ontario Superior Court. The Supreme Court concluded the legal fight over enforcement of the bylaws should …

  • Months into Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery, compassion fatigue could be settling in
    Months into Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery, compassion fatigue could be settling in

    The seven-month mark of Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery is a dark time for some of the city's frontline social and aid workers. The hours of sunlight in Canada's oilsands capital are few but there are …

    Months into Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery, compassion fatigue could be settling in

    The seven-month mark of Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery is a dark time for some of the city's frontline social and aid workers. The hours of sunlight in Canada's oilsands capital are few but there are thousands of residents downloading stories of stress and trauma on crisis support workers. It's enough to raise worries …

  • Portland to raise taxes on companies where CEO earns 100 times what workers do

    Portland, Ore., city council passed a law Wednesday that will charge businesses a higher tax rate if their chief executive officer gets paid more than 100 times what the average worker at the company does. …

    Portland, Ore., city council passed a law Wednesday that will charge businesses a higher tax rate if their chief executive officer gets paid more than 100 times what the average worker at the company does. Normally, businesses in the city pay a tax of 2.2 per cent of their net income to city hall.

  • Alberta's recession will end in 2017, Conference Board predicts

    Alberta is poised to emerge from one of the worst recessions in recent history and return to economic growth in 2017, says the Conference Board of Canada. "It appears that the worst may be over for Alberta, …

    Alberta's recession will end in 2017, Conference Board predicts

    Alberta is poised to emerge from one of the worst recessions in recent history and return to economic growth in 2017, says the Conference Board of Canada. "It appears that the worst may be over for Alberta, but the road to recovery won't be easy," said Marie-Christine Bernard, who wrote the board's latest provincial outlook, …

  • Quebec mother's class-action lawsuit against school fees to go ahead

    A judge in Chicoutimi has authorized a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the parents of 900,000 Quebec students. The lawsuit affects parents whose children are enrolled in 68 of the 72 school boards in …

    A judge in Chicoutimi has authorized a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the parents of 900,000 Quebec students. The lawsuit affects parents whose children are enrolled in 68 of the 72 school boards in the province, including all nine English boards. Daisye Marcil, a mother in Jonquière, launched the lawsuit.

  • Internet speeds triple in some communities as Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link comes online

    Five N.W.T. communities should have better internet speeds this month now that the southern section of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link is in operation. The N.W.T. government announced Tuesday that the …

    Internet speeds triple in some communities as Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link comes online

    Five N.W.T. communities should have better internet speeds this month now that the southern section of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link is in operation. The N.W.T. government announced Tuesday that the southern section of the link was now in operation and that it has signed an agreement with Northern Lights General Partnership …

  • New grocery delivery service in Charlottetown

    A Charlottetown company is set to start offering a new service: delivering groceries to your door. "Seniors would be very interested in using this, and people that have very, very busy schedules and just …

    New grocery delivery service in Charlottetown

    A Charlottetown company is set to start offering a new service: delivering groceries to your door. "Seniors would be very interested in using this, and people that have very, very busy schedules and just don't want to take the time to stand fighting people in the grocery store to buy their items," said company owner Don …

  • Military, DND face class-action lawsuit over alleged treatment of gays, lesbians

    A Halifax lawyer has launched a class-action lawsuit on behalf of homosexual members of the Canadian Forces and employees of the Department of National Defence who say they were targeted by the military …

    A Halifax lawyer has launched a class-action lawsuit on behalf of homosexual members of the Canadian Forces and employees of the Department of National Defence who say they were targeted by the military because of their sexual orientation while serving in Atlantic Canada. Because they knew that if ... their sexual orientation …

  • Hatchimals: this year's Christmas blockbuster toy — and a Canadian innovation

    Toronto-based Spin Master is the maker of this year's impossible-to-find Christmas toy, "Hatchimals," a furry little robot that hatches from an egg and responds to its owner's cues. "We have an advance …

    Hatchimals: this year's Christmas blockbuster toy — and a Canadian innovation

    Toronto-based Spin Master is the maker of this year's impossible-to-find Christmas toy, "Hatchimals," a furry little robot that hatches from an egg and responds to its owner's cues. "We have an advance concept team, and they had the idea that wouldn't it be amazing if you could actually do an unboxing like you see on YouTube, …

  • Provinces urged to help solve unfixed safety recalls

    Provincial governments across Canada are missing an opportunity to improve auto safety by not checking for unfixed or open safety recalls when owners register their vehicles, experts say. CBC News checked …

    Provinces urged to help solve unfixed safety recalls

    Provincial governments across Canada are missing an opportunity to improve auto safety by not checking for unfixed or open safety recalls when owners register their vehicles, experts say. CBC News checked 200 cars for sale across Canada and found nearly one in six had open safety recalls. Five million cars in Canada were …

  • Data centre noise causing headaches for neighbours in Labrador City

    Great North Data says its data centre is in a testing phase, the noise is only temporary and it's doing everything possible to address concerns. "It's just very inconvenient that they put it right in …

    Data centre noise causing headaches for neighbours in Labrador City

    Great North Data says its data centre is in a testing phase, the noise is only temporary and it's doing everything possible to address concerns. "It's just very inconvenient that they put it right in the middle of the town," said resident Ryan Barron, who bought his house, just behind one end of the data centre, last  …

  • Churchill port and rail operator sues government for losses

    The company that runs the port of Churchill and the rail line to it is suing the provincial government for more than $1.7 million, saying former premier Greg Selinger guaranteed Manitoba would cover its …

    Churchill port and rail operator sues government for losses

    The company that runs the port of Churchill and the rail line to it is suing the provincial government for more than $1.7 million, saying former premier Greg Selinger guaranteed Manitoba would cover its losses for the 2015 season. Hudson Bay Port Company's suit says it's owed $1,732,655 in operating losses, plus damages, …

  • Premier Notley wants to talk pipelines with Christy Clark in Ottawa

    Premier Rachel Notley says she "absolutely" plans to meet with her B.C. counterpart Christy Clark about the Kinder Morgan pipeline when they both attend the First Ministers meeting in Ottawa Friday. Although …

    Premier Notley wants to talk pipelines with Christy Clark in Ottawa

    Premier Rachel Notley says she "absolutely" plans to meet with her B.C. counterpart Christy Clark about the Kinder Morgan pipeline when they both attend the First Ministers meeting in Ottawa Friday. Although Notley was in Vancouver for a media blitz on Monday and Tuesday, she and Clark did not meet, due to Clark's schedule. …

  • 3 Labrador West women sue suspended MD and local health authority

    Three women are suing a doctor whose licence has been suspended for six months and the Labrador Regional Health Authority that employed him for breach of duty, negligence and failing to perform duty of …

    3 Labrador West women sue suspended MD and local health authority

    Three women are suing a doctor whose licence has been suspended for six months and the Labrador Regional Health Authority that employed him for breach of duty, negligence and failing to perform duty of care. Now three of the four complainants have filed individual statements of claim in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland …

  • Manitoba musicians targeted in apparent cheque-cashing scam

    Multiple Winnipeg musicians have been targeted by an apparent cheque-cashing scam promising thousands of dollars for a gig. The musicians got emails or Facebook messages requesting a performance, but …

    Manitoba musicians targeted in apparent cheque-cashing scam

    Multiple Winnipeg musicians have been targeted by an apparent cheque-cashing scam promising thousands of dollars for a gig. The musicians got emails or Facebook messages requesting a performance, but were later told they'd get a cheque for more than their fee and would have to pass on the extra cash to an event planner. …

  • Servus launches new lower interest payday loan alternative

    A new, lower-interest alternative to payday loans was introduced by Servus Credit Union Thursday at an event where Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean announced the next phase of the payday loan …

    Servus launches new lower interest payday loan alternative

    A new, lower-interest alternative to payday loans was introduced by Servus Credit Union Thursday at an event where Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean announced the next phase of the payday loan law is now in effect. As of Thursday, Servus is offering the Fast Forward Small Loan which has an annual interest rate …

  • WestJet pilots union drive takes flight again

    The Air Line Pilots Association has formalized its drive to unionize pilots at WestJet. After months of laying the groundwork, the U.S.-based international union said in a letter to pilots that it is …

    The Air Line Pilots Association has formalized its drive to unionize pilots at WestJet. After months of laying the groundwork, the U.S.-based international union said in a letter to pilots that it is collecting membership cards, and warns about a pushback from the Calgary-based airline. - A secret ballot is held.

  • Moose Knuckles, Competition Bureau reach deal over made-in-Canada concerns

    High-end winter jacket maker Moose Knuckles and the Competition Bureau have reached a deal over concerns about made-in-Canada claims in the company's advertising and labelling of some of its parkas. The …

    High-end winter jacket maker Moose Knuckles and the Competition Bureau have reached a deal over concerns about made-in-Canada claims in the company's advertising and labelling of some of its parkas. The deal, which was reached through mediation, will see Montreal-based Moose Knuckles donate $750,000 over five years to …