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National housing starts hold steady – with some surprises
Canadian housing starts hit a pace of 219,447 units in August, up from 217,993 a month earlier, but the data held some surprises.

Vancouver new condo inventory falls to zero
The inventory of new concrete condominiums and townhomes in Vancouver has plummeted to “zero” according to the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Pacific Region.

Federal tax change could hammer contractors
Many residential contractors exist as small independent businesses, making them vulnerable to higher taxation under new federal Finance Ministry proposals.



Credit Union bullish on B.C. home starts
The British Columbia economy is “firing on nearly all cylinders” and the positive traction is seen in robust housing starts, according to Central 1 Credit Union of B.C.

Tougher to evict Ontario tenants
Got bad tenants? It will be harder and more costly to evict them following recent changes in Ontario rental legislation that came into effect September 1.

GTA resales slump—and rate hike won’t help
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) resale home prices and sales continued to decline in August, and a recent hike in lending rates won’t help to correct the 20 per cent price decline since the March peak, analysts say.

Mortgage rate hike: banks quick on the trigger
Canada’s big banks, which had been slow to lower lending rates when the Bank of Canada cut its benchmark rate seven years ago, were quick to pull the trigger on raising interest rates following the second Bank of Canada hike in September.

London builders still going flat out
After posting record detached housing starts and sales in July—the highest in a decade—London, Ontario builders are seeing few signs of a slowdown into autumn.

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TOOL TALK: Dust Control — No Longer Just a Shop Vac

With growing awareness and legislation relating to silica dust and worker health, vacuum systems are changing radically.

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