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Housing starts picked up in April, CMHC report

Business The pace of housing starts in Canada picked up in April as they rose more than 20% compared with March, fuelled by the start of work on new multi-unit projects such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses. Construction workers build new homes in a development in Ottawa on Monday, July …

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Montreal lifts state of emergency as water levels drop

Montreal The floodwaters are receding, but Pierrefonds-Roxboro mayor urges residents not to touch dikes or other flood-prevention measures, given the rain in the forecast. A house is seen surrounded by floodwater in the Île-Bizard borough of Montreal on May 1. The waters have since receded.(Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press) Montreal has opted …

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