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Woman's deadly cannabis allergy highlights complexity of condo living

A condominium corporation in Mississauga, Ont., is puzzling over how it can accommodate the conflicting medical needs of some residents as marijuana legalization looms.

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September 21, 2018

Shortage of landlord-tenant board adjudicators leads to Thunder Bay hearing cancellations

The board's adjudicators presided over more than 800 such hearings involving a rental unit with a Thunder Bay address in 2017.

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September 20, 2018

'Stuck at the back row': Western student wonders why renovated classroom doesn't have a ramp

A student who uses a walker must either get help down the stairs, or sit apart from his classmates.

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September 20, 2018

Shady sales tactics aren't just a problem for consumers — they're a problem for young workers, too

Junior employees are first and foremost eager to fit in. This makes them particularly vulnerable to pressure.

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September 11, 2018

Bureaucracy to blame for thousands of Canadians struggling with estate laws, seniors' advocate says

"The Ministry of Transportation said it had to be put in my name before we could donate it. So I can't even donate it. Can't sell it. Can't scrap it."

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September 10, 2018

Landlord illegally collected $5K in rent from college students while listing their rooms on Airbnb

Karen Andrews, staff lawyer at ACTO, said students are frequently taken advantage of because they're seen as a community that doesn't have legal resources and won't fight back.

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September 07, 2018

North Bay police chief hopes new approach helps curb rash of unfounded sexual violence cases

An investigation looking into unfounded sexual assault cases across Canada has led to change in the North Bay Police Service.

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September 05, 2018

What every renter needs to know about tenant's insurance

About 50 percent of renters in Canada don't have insurance, says the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

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September 05, 2018

Landlord revises legal form for displaced Parliament Street apartment residents

Residents of 650 Parliament are again able to access the fire-damaged building on Tuesday.

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August 29, 2018

Liberals to look at 'full ban' on handguns, assault weapons

Bill Blair, minister of border security and organized crime reduction, will lead the gun control review.

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August 28, 2018

Drugging suspected in majority of sex assaults, hospital study shows

Researchers found that 54 per cent of victims admitted to Ottawa Hospital in 2015 believed they'd been drugged.

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August 27, 2018

Mayor calls for help for more than 1000 residents displaced by highrise fire

Anyone who can temporarily house displaced residents should email gtaresponse@redcross.ca, Tory urges.

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August 23, 2018

Potential refugee sponsors have a month to use new fund

The fund was created by the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, Jewish Family Services Ottawa, an anonymous Canadian donor, and the Shapiro Foundation, an American charity.

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August 21, 2018

Harm reduction group to open unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Parkdale

The announcement follows the province's decision to freeze funding for sanctioned sites.

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August 20, 2018

Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave

The proposed benefit will allow employees in federally regulated workplaces time off to leave their abusive partners.

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August 20, 2018

Nova Scotia landlord-tenant hearings will soon be resolved over the phone

Nova Scotia will join British Columbia in conducting hearings of landlord-tenant disputes by phone.

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August 17, 2018

Emergency repairs or 'renoviction?' Tenants face off against Mississauga landlord

Residents worry they're getting pushed out, but the landlord says asbestos in the building needs to be removed.

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August 16, 2018

Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

The change will come into effect at the beginning of this school year, but faculty and staff will still have to sign the convenant.

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August 15, 2018

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold

Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines, and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites "have merit."

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August 14, 2018

Victims aren't handing rape kits over to police, researchers find

The researchers want to encourage ERs Canada-wide to step up efforts to help sexual assault survivors to secure justice in what is often a complex and stigmatizing legal system.

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August 13, 2018