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Fewer home sales and lower average house prices in Canada compared to last year

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, both sales and home prices in Canada declined in June compared to June 2023. However, sales increased slightly compared to May 2024. According to the latest figures from CREA, residential property sales as registered with the Canadian Multiple Listing Service (MLS) increased by 3.7 percent between May and June 2024. However, monthly sales …

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Quirky Toronto home dubbed ‘Leslieville Dollhouse’ hits the market – Toronto

A life-size dollhouse in the heart of Toronto’s Leslieville neighborhood that has delighted residents and tourists for decades is looking for a new owner. The home, located at 37 Bertmount Ave., near Queen Street E. and Jones Ave., goes on the market Thursday. It is decorated with hundreds of dolls, toys and other items, many of which have been donated …

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Disabled Tenants Live in Fear of Eviction. Now This Man With PTSD Sleeps in a Shed

Sidney Wood says he was evicted from his home last month after he couldn’t pay his rent. Wood, 41, couldn’t afford the $1,620-a-month Edmonton basement apartment he shared with his two teenage children. Not after he and his wife separated in March, and not on his CPP disability income, which he says is $1,403 a month. So Wood, who can …

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High house prices prompt two in five new immigrants to consider moving: poll – National

Reduce the font size of the article Enlarge the font of the article A new poll finds that high home prices are causing nearly 40 percent of the country’s new immigrants to consider moving to another province, or even to another province altogether. Respondents to the Angus Reid Institute poll most often said that if they were to leave the …

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He can’t afford to rent an apartment. So this man secretly sleeps in an office

A man in St. John’s rents office space, but he doesn’t have an office job. He is an electrician and drives from gig to gig all day long. The office is where he secretly sleeps at night because he can’t afford to rent an apartment anywhere in the city. He lived in his truck for two months during the frigid …

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See the elephants facing extinction and the wild cats on the decline

More than 45,000 species are now threatened with extinction, 1,000 more than last year, according to an international conservation organization. The organization blames pressures from climate change, invasive species and human activities such as illegal trade and infrastructure expansion. The International Union for Conservation of Nature released its latest Red List of Threatened Species on Thursday. The list, now in …

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