Give adequate, quality supply of personal protective gear to nurses, B.C. union says

Give adequate, quality supply of personal protective gear to nurses, B.C. union says

VANCOUVER—Nurses already lacking an adequate supply of personal protective equipment have sometimes been given masks with straps that don’t tie or gowns that don’t fully cover them, the head of the B.C. Nurses’ Union says. Christine Sorensen said Monday the supply issue is affecting nurses in every health authority and has prompted 1,700 complaints to […]

B.C. steps up emergency response to COVID-19 with co-ordinated supply chain plan

B.C. steps up emergency response to COVID-19 with co-ordinated supply chain plan

VICTORIA – British Columbia invoked extraordinary emergency powers Thursday to protect consumers from profiteers and to maintain the steady supply of goods and services for those who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The powers will also unify provincial response efforts while taking an inventory of public spaces that could serve as possible COVID-19 pandemic […]

Community benefit charge is a bid to ease costs, boost housing supply

Community benefit charge is a bid to ease costs, boost housing supply

Reports about the provincial government’s recent updates to how development-related costs will be funded — the community benefit charge — offered a narrow, one-sided perspective. But prospective new home buyers and renters deserve to know all the facts and issues, given the current housing crisis in the GTA. Housing affordability issues across the region are […]

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

The Housing Supply Action Plan announced by the Government of Ontario last week represents the first major step — by any provincial government — to address availability and affordability in the market. The actions announced recognize that the “tax and restrict” approaches taken by previous, and other levels of, governments have simply fuelled the generational […]

Fish mislabeling occurs all along supply chain, study reveals

Fish mislabeling occurs all along supply chain, study reveals

Seafood lovers may be fishing for answers after a study by University of Guelph researchers suggests fish is being mislabeled at more than one point in Canada’s supply chain. Bob Hanner, an associate professor in the department of integrative biology at the U of G says researchers found mislabeling was compounding at each stage of the supply […]

TREB Responds To Provincial Housing Supply Plan Announcement

TORONTO, November 28, 2018 — The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) applauds the provincial government for taking action to ensure that our City, region and Province have an adequate supply and appropriate mix of housing. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark made the announcement this morning with TREB’s CEO in attendance. Nowhere are housing […]

Toronto Real Estate Board Releases Recommendations on Housing Affordability and Supply and the Views of Over 200 GTA Municipal Election Councillors and Mayoral Candidates on Key Housing Issues

Toronto Real Estate Board Releases Recommendations on Housing Affordability and Supply and the Views of Over 200 GTA Municipal Election Councillors and Mayoral Candidates on Key Housing Issues

Toronto Real Estate Board Releases Recommendations on Housing Affordability and Supply and the Views of Over 200 GTA Municipal Election Councillors and Mayoral Candidates on Key Housing Issues TORONTO, October 19, 2018 — With municipal elections only days away, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released recommendations on what newly elected councillors, […]

WHO wants trans fats gone from the global food supply

WHO wants trans fats gone from the global food supply

NEW YORK—The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness. In a statement […]