Advocates call for extension of eviction ban in Mississauga, Brampton, and Ontario as stay-at-home order lifts

Housing and tenant advocates are calling on Ontario to reinstate a ban on residential evictions that lifted Wednesday as the province’s stay-at-home order expired.  They argued that losing housing during the pandemic would put lives at risk, and suggested evictions be suspended as long as provincial COVID-19 restrictions remained.  “Keeping everyone housed is one of the most […]

N.S. needs funding boost for low cost housing in ‘perfect storm’ of shortages: report

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia needs to swiftly invest $25 million to help up to 900 households find reasonably priced accommodation, according to a report released recently. The 61-page document prepared by the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission came in the wake of a public outcry last fall over a series of widely publicized evictions of low-income tenants […]

Clock ticking for women’s shelter in search of new home

A women’s emergency shelter in Ottawa has just over three weeks to find a new home because the lease on its current location is getting cut short. Cornerstone Housing for Women is currently operating out of a residence at the University of Ottawa but needs to be out of there by the end of June, […]

Homelessness and addiction most important issue facing Campbell River, citizen survey says

Homelessness and addiction is the most important issue facing Campbell River, according to a citizens satisfaction survey conducted by the city. But despite that, 98 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the quality of life in Campbell River. The results of this spring’s citizen satisfaction survey indicate that the majority of residents continue to […]

‘It’s a relief:’ Some Calgary homeless put aside fears to get COVID-19 shots

CALGARY – Donald Campbell shook and wiped away tears after he received his first COVID-19 vaccination at a walk-in clinic for Calgary’s homeless. The 49-year-old said he has battled alcohol and drug addiction and spent years living on the streets. He also has a chronic fear of needles. “I was scared to get the needle, […]