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B.C. homeowner groups can fine defiant short-term rental hosts $1,000 a day

B.C. homeowner groups can fine defiant short-term rental hosts $1,000 a dayHomeowners groups in British Columbia will soon be able to fine owners or residents up to $1,000 a day for defying the corporation's bylaws on short-term rentals. The B.C. government says the regulations for the so-called strata corporations will be changed as of Nov. 30 to help the associations address short-term rentals, such as those arranged through Airbnb and other vacation websites. Housing Minister Selina Robinson says in a news release that it's common to hear stories of long-term renters losing their homes when units are pulled out of the market to be used as short-term rentals.


Then there were 2: More wild boars on the run in Yukon shot dead

Then there were 2: More wild boars on the run in Yukon shot deadThe small herd of wild boars running loose west of Whitehorse is now even smaller, according to the Yukon government. Territorial officials said Wednesday that four more of the animals have been tracked down by their owner, and shot dead. According to Jesse Devost, a spokesperson for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, the farmer is still working to round up the last fugitives.


City of Burnaby issues eviction notice to protesters at Kinder Morgan terminal

City of Burnaby issues eviction notice to protesters at Kinder Morgan terminalThe City of Burnaby is evicting protesters from a make-shift camp set up outside one of Kinder Morgan's terminals, citing fire safety and public health concerns. City manager Lambert Chu says the city is worried about how the footprint of the site, dubbed Camp Cloud, has grown to include a two-level wood structure, additional tents and even shower facilities. "We've been trying to work with the camp occupants and seek compliance with no success and that's why we had to take the step of issuing the eviction notice," Chu said.


'We are all guilty of it' Campaign to cut food waste launches in Toronto

'We are all guilty of it' Campaign to cut food waste launches in TorontoToronto has joined Vancouver and Montreal in the launch of a new education campaign aimed at reducing the 2.2 million tonnes of edible food that Canadians throw out every year. Called "Love Food Hate Waste Canada," the campaign has tips to help Toronto households dramatically cut down on the average of 120 kilograms of edible food they toss each year.  It cost each of us as Canadians $1,100 a year,just on wasted food," said Greg Moore, the founder of the National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), the organization that launched the campaign.


P.E.I. WWII veteran marks 102nd birthday

P.E.I. WWII veteran marks 102nd birthdayIn fact, his birthday cake had a picture of the Annandale Lighthouse where he once worked. This year's celebrations were scaled back somewhat from last year's. That's when he took his first-ever trip across the Confederation Bridge — in a limo, no less.


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