Barriers to building add significant costs to housing

Barriers to building add significant costs to housing

The housing markets in the Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver Areas (GTA and GVA, respectively) are much different than the majority of Canadian cities. In the GTA and GVA, bidding wars are common, particularly on single-family homes, because supply is limited. Prices are soaring, putting a decent-sized new home out …

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Teen dead after fatal stabbing at Mississauga party

Teen dead after fatal stabbing at Mississauga party

MISSISSAUGA–Peel Regional Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a teen at a house party Saturday morning. The 19-year-old was stabbed just after 1 a.m. on Tradewind Dr., near Hwy. 401 and Winston Churchill Blvd. “Our uniformed officers attended a stabbing and found a male with obvious signs of trauma. …

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ASK AMY: Mother seeks cure for daughter’s affluenza

ASK AMY: Mother seeks cure for daughter’s affluenza

Dear Amy: My adopted adult daughter is an only child who, because of her wealthy grandfather, was given too much: private tennis lessons, piano and flute lessons, private school, music camp, car, college, a gift of a grand piano, etc. Her father and I were teachers who believed in hard …

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Power lines touching trees caused 4 California fires: Agency

Power lines touching trees caused 4 California fires: Agency

LOS ANGELES — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power lines that came into contact with trees caused four Northern California wildfires that burned across more than 14 square miles last fall and incinerated 134 buildings, state fire officials said Friday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection indicated three …

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