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Council approves zoning amendment for housing units, with consideration to issues raised by public – Manitoulin.ca

February 14, 2020 GORE BAY – Council for the Town of Gore Bay has given its approval to amend a zoning by-law toward the development of a proposed 30-unit apartment-type structure in the town with conditions, in consideration of the many concerns raised by residents of Hall Street, at a meeting held this past Monday. […]

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BC Government: Helping communities better understand local homelessness

Feb. 13, 2020 VICTORIA – To better understand local issues to help municipalities and local organizations best support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, government is conducting a second provincial homeless count. The Province is partnering with the Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC) and BC Housing to complete 16 community counts throughout the […]

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YT Government: New affordable housing underway through Housing Initiatives Fund

The third call for projects for the annual $3.6 million Housing Initiatives Fund recently supported 12 more shovel-ready projects across Yukon. Over the last three years, the fund has supported projects that will result in more than 350 new housing units in the territory. In Whitehorse, Ramza Developments Limited completed an 18-unit building in June […]

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Postcards: “Death Sentence” – Indigenous Groups Spotlight Canada’s Homelessness Crisis – Sight Mag

Nakuset was tired of waiting. So, when the Indigenous activist noticed a spike in deaths among Montreal’s homeless population, many of them from the Inuit communities in northern Quebec, she rang the alarm and alerted city authorities. Then she collected the money and resources she needed to build Resilience Montreal, a downtown day centre that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2020146 Views

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First Nation Housing Conference focusing on community-led solutions – Northern Ontario Business

The annual First Nation Housing Conference is taking place in Thunder Bay from Feb. 11 to 13 and will look at First Nation led initiatives to address housing issues like overcrowding. Addressing the many challenges and issues affecting housing in remote First Nation communities has to be led by the community members themselves, say delegates […]

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National Right to Housing Network launches today to advance the right to housing in Canada

Over 75 organizations and prominent experts and advocates launch the National Right to Housing Network with a mission to meaningfully implement and fully realize the right to housing for all. OTTAWA (February 6, 2020) – In 2019, Canada committed to the human right to housing by passing the National Housing Strategy Act, the result of […]

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Invest in cities, and we’ll deliver: mayors

February 6, 2020 Ottawa – With Parliament back in session, mayors from some of Canada’s biggest cities met to craft a shortlist of federal budget proposals—to turn election commitments into faster commutes, more affordable housing and other concrete outcomes for Canadians. “This first budget is a litmus test for this Parliament,” said Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, […]

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An Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy – Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s Indigenous Caucus has presented a proposal to the federal government to create a strategy that addresses the Indigenous housing crisis in urban, rural and northern communities. This strategy should be developed “For Indigenous, By Indigenous”. Although the National Housing Strategy (NHS) has made strides in addressing the housing needs […]

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The way forward for energy development? Cenovus commits to building hundreds of homes in communities closest to their oil sands operations – Todayville.com

Our Indigenous Housing program, the largest community investment initiative in Cenovus’s history, is aimed at addressing one of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada – the lack of adequate housing that is forcing many families to live in overcrowded and unsafe conditions. The program involves a plan to commit $10 million per […]

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Partnership with Westbank First Nation brings new affordable homes to community

Jan. 31, 2020 WESTBANK FIRST NATION – Indigenous families, individuals and Elders will soon have new affordable rental homes in their community as the Westbank First Nation (WFN) and the Province partner to build 17 homes on the Westbank reserve. “Our Council strives to ensure that all WFN Members are afforded housing opportunities that meet […]

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Support for at-risk homeless in Lethbridge

The governments of Alberta and Canada will provide new housing units and on-site social supports for people who are at risk of homelessness in Lethbridge. The permanent supportive housing project will help people with addiction, mental health and other social and physical challenges. The Alberta government and the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2020157 Views

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Cenovus Energy commits $50M to Indigenous housing in northern Alberta – CTV News

January 30, 2020 CALGARY — Cenovus Energy has announced it will commit $10 million per year for five years to build new homes inside First Nations and Metis communities closest to its oilsands operations in northern Alberta. The new homes will be constructed in the following six communities near the Christina Lake and Foster Creek […]

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Cenovus to help address Indigenous housing crisis in northern Alberta

Calgary, Alberta (January 30, 2020) – Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX: CVE) (NYSE: CVE) today launched a major initiative aimed at addressing one of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada – the lack of adequate housing that is forcing many families to live in overcrowded and unsafe conditions. Cenovus is committing $10 million […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 202098 Views

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City of Ottawa declares ‘historic’ affordable housing and homelessness emergency – APTN News

January 29, 2020 City councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday to pass a motion declaring a homelessness and affordable housing emergency in the nation’s capital. The motion also demands “a special emphasis on Indigenous homelessness,” given the overrepresentation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis among the homeless population in Ottawa. Coun. Catherine McKenney previously tabled the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2020134 Views

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CHRA Releases 2020 Pre-Budget Submission

January 28, 2020 In advance of the 2020 federal Budget, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) today issued its submission to the federal government outlining its key budgetary recommendations. CHRA has called for 3 policies to be included in Budget 2020: Develop and implement an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy, introduce new […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202091 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 Cancer incidence in Canada, 2017 Thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every year. One way to monitor how cancer affects Canadians is to measure cancer incidence in Canada—that is, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed over a certain time period, usually one year. This measurement helps Canadians understand the risk […]

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Eliza Building in Dawson expands territory’s affordable housing

Published 28/01/2020 Dawson City’s new Eliza Building is expanding affordable housing options in the territory. The Chief Isaac Group of Companies recently completed a 14-unit structure in Dawson City, named the Eliza Building. This project was built with support from the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada through the Canada Mortgage and Housing […]

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My kids can grow up in this house’: Habitat completes 1st home on Lennox Island – CBC

Sark home is Habitat for Humanity’s first build in Lennox Island First Nation Jan 27, 2020 After several years of bouncing around between different homes, Kelly Sark finally has the keys to her very own house — a three-bedroom home for her, and her two children. The house was built by Habitat for Humanity P.E.I., […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202090 Views

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the Assembly of First Nations 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the Assembly of First Nations 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario Greetings, The Assembly of First Nations is hosting the 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow on March 10-12, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The forum will host plenary […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2020321 Views

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Cree interest in private home ownership very high, but issues with readiness remain: report – CBC

The Cree Nation Government will table a housing strategy next week Jan 24, 2020 Programs to increase financial literacy and education encouraging high-income earners to move out of social housing are just some of the ideas put forth in a housing report prepared for the Cree Nation Government. The report was commissioned to evaluate the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202093 Views

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BC Government: Consultations start on future of housing supply, affordability

Jan. 22, 2020 VICTORIA – Consultations are underway to identify measures that could build on government investments and initiatives already underway to help more people find affordable housing in British Columbia. In September 2019, the governments of Canada and B.C. created the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability. The panel has […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2020123 Views

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Indigenous agencies say they can’t be an ‘afterthought’ when dealing with homelessness in Ottawa – APTN News

January 22, 2020 Governments need to include more Indigenous voices if they’re going to address the overrepresentation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis among the homeless population in the nation’s capital, according to those working on the front lines of the affordable housing shortage. “There needs to be an investment, more of an investment for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2020170 Views

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Province secures affordable rental housing in Prince George

Jan. 21, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – The Province is partnering with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George to purchase a six-unit apartment complex, preserving rental housing and providing affordable options for Indigenous peoples in the community. “By helping to purchase this building, we are protecting these affordable homes for people in Prince George,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202070 Views

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Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative brings together Indigenous innovators and mentors to further develop Indigenous-led housing ideas

From: Indigenous Services Canada January 20, 2020 — Parksville, Traditional Snuneymuxw First Nation Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated 24 Indigenous innovators on moving forward in developing their ideas under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative. The 24 innovators come from all regions of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202070 Views

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Tenants of N.S. Indigenous housing group decry deplorable building conditions – CBC

‘I haven’t felt safe since I moved in. This is the worst place I could be,’ says tenant Chantal Chassé Jan 14, 2020 The tenants of a non-profit housing association meant to benefit Indigenous people living in urban areas in Nova Scotia are speaking out about what they say are unsafe living conditions and a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202096 Views

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‘It’s hard sometimes’: Housing North of 60 and the problems of overcrowding – APTN News

January 13, 2020 Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal will be in the Northwest Territories this week for his first visit since being sworn in. Leaders in the north are expected to push housing issues when they sit down with the minister. Housing is one of the biggest issues in the north – and a problem […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202089 Views

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NunatuKavut launches two new significant programs: medical transportation and home repair

The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is proud to announce the launch of two pilot programs that directly contribute to the overall health and well-being of NunatuKavut Inuit and communities. The Medical Transportation Program is a $1.75 million program that provides financial support to help alleviate some of the travel costs in accessing specialized insured medical […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2020117 Views

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New housing maintenance line opens in Cambridge Bay – Nunatsiaq News

10 January 2020 Housing association now has a dedicated line for evening and weekend calls Tenants in Cambridge Bay should see quicker responses to maintenance calls, now that their housing association has a new direct line to its after-hours on-call worker. As of Jan. 7, the on-call technician with the Cambridge Bay Housing Association will […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2020136 Views

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N.W.T. Housing Corp. increases spending in 2018-19, but mostly on market housing – CBC

N.W.T. Housing Corporation built eight new market houses this fiscal year Jan 07, 2020 The N.W.T. Housing Corporation spent $4.2 million more in 2018-2019 than in the previous fiscal year, but more than half of that went to programs for private homeowners, its annual report shows. Expenditures on maintenance for public housing, meanwhile, dropped by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2020132 Views

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Update – Housing Crisis in Cat Lake Nears End – Net Newsledger

December 19, 2019 CAT LAKE FIRST NATION – The new homes delivered last February to Cat Lake First Nation should be available to residents of the northern Ontario community by February 2020. Speaking with Band Councillor Derek Spence things are progressing well with help from NAN and the Windigo Tribal Council that saw the homes […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019162 Views

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SAVE THE DATE – 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow

SAVE THE DATE – 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow Greetings, The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow on March 10-12, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The forum will host plenary sessions and interactive workshops on the long-term […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019534 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario Sign Canada’s First Housing Benefit

December 19, 2019 Toronto, ON — Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in 2017 the Federal Government launched the National Housing Strategy (NHS) and in 2018 the Province of Ontario signed the bilateral agreement on housing. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019139 Views

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Province dishing out $40 million for Indigenous off-reserve housing – Sudbury.com

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark unveils new program at Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre Friday The provincial government unveiled its new $40 million program to expand off-reserve housing to urban centres across the province during an announcement at the Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre Friday. The Rural and Urban Indigenous Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019135 Views

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Ontario Reaches New Agreement to Provide More Indigenous Housing Off-Reserve

December 13, 2019 Sault Ste. Marie — Ontario is investing in a new program to expand off-reserve housing to urban centres. This will give Indigenous people living in both large and small communities across the province better access to affordable housing and supports.The new Rural and Urban Indigenous Housing program will invest $8 million annually […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2019195 Views

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New rental homes open for people in Mission

Dec. 12, 2019 MISSION – Close to 70 new affordable homes are now available for low- to middle-income families and individuals as a new rental apartment building has opened in Mission. “The old government chose to ignore the housing crisis, leaving people in Mission and across the province without the safe and affordable homes they […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2019145 Views

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OAHS: Statement on National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy

December 11, 2019 This statement is the result of a strategic meeting between leaders from Indigenous communities across Canada, urban Indigenous housing and homelessness service providers, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha (the Rapporteur). … As the newly formed federal government opens parliament, on International Human Rights […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2019134 Views

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AHMA Meets with the Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing to discuss an Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy in Canada

Squamish Nation Territory/West Vancouver (December 11, 2019) – CEO of AHMA Margaret Pfoh will be joining a formal discussion on the dire need for an Urban Indigenous housing strategy in Canada hosted by Leilani Farha, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing. The meeting is being coordinated by the Ontario Federation of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019239 Views

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Housing disparity remains stark – Winnipeg Free Press

Data shows differences between Indigenous and non-Indigneous living situations improving, but slowly Read More: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/indigenous-housing-inequality-slowly-improving-566060161.html

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019191 Views

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We deserve to benefit from this land’: Squamish Nation votes for $3B housing project on its land – CBC

One of Canada’s largest real estate projects run by First Nation ‘an exciting opportunity to assert identity’ Dec 11, 2019 The Squamish Nation voted last night to proceed with the $3-billion Sen̓áḵw housing development project on Kitsilano reserve land in Vancouver, making it one of the biggest housing projects led by a First Nation in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019158 Views

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Winnipeg’s Indigenous population less segregated but still in poor housing: Statistics Canada – CBC

Winnipeg had the largest Indigenous population in Canada in 2016 census Dec 10, 2019 As Winnipeg’s Indigenous population continues to grow, the city is also becoming less segregated, says a new report from Statistics Canada. Income and housing conditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people living in the city also have improved in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019141 Views

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Beaver First Nation celebrates the opening of their new water treatment plant and housing

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 10, 2019 — Beaver First Nation, AB — Treaty 8 Territory — Indigenous Services Canada Today, Chief Trevor Mercredi and Beaver First Nation officially opened a new water treatment facility and six new housing units. The water project, in which the Government of Canada invested $14.2 million, included construction of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019158 Views

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Rest-A-Bit Shelter Sees Increased use With Cold Weather – PortageOnline.com

10 December 2019 With Portage seeing some of the coldest temperatures of the season last week, the Rest-a-bit shelter has been filling up. Miriam Turyamwijuka is the Board chair. She talks about how things are going. “We have more people now because of the colder weather. On Friday, for example, we were completely full. We’re […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019174 Views

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Study: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous people in Canadian cities

Released: 2019-12-10 The most recent census counted 1.67 million Indigenous people in Canada in 2016, or 4.9% of the total population. About half (44%) of the Indigenous population—representing 731,480 First Nations people, Métis and Inuit—lived in one of 49 urban areas large enough to be divided into neighbourhoods (or census tracts). A new study, “Results from the 2016 Census: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous […]

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Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program – Apply Now!

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program component aims to assist low to moderate income off-reserve Indigenous renter households to purchase affordable homes by providing down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a forgivable loan. Funding is provided as a down payment and closing cost assistance loan for eligible purchasers. Assistance is forgiven in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019190 Views

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CHRA Board of Directors Approves New 4 Year Strategic Plan

December 5, 2019 On November 13, the CHRA Board of Directors approved a new 4-year Strategic Plan (PDF) to guide the organization between 2020 and 2024. The Plan was developed with the input of members, the CHRA Board of Directors, and staff. It contains five Key Result Areas – Advocacy, Policy and Research, Member Services, Strategic Partnerships, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019125 Views

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Removed homeless shelters leave organizers ‘heartbroken’, but city says proper protocol wasn’t followed – CTV News

December 5, 2019 WINNIPEG — A community initiative to keep the homeless warm through the winter months was quashed by the City due to zoning regulations and potential fire hazards. Last week Alina Beda, the vice-president of The Urban Knights and Ladies – a community patrol group that helped build two warming huts on a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019199 Views

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Dene Nation says it’s going after direct funding for housing – Cabin Radio

December 5, 2019 The Dene Nation this week entered the Northwest Territories housing crisis, using a motion at an Assembly of First Nations gathering to signify its intent to take direct action. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya said in a statement his organization had “a new blueprint to obtain funding” from the federal government and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019108 Views

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Province to Invest $750,000 to Address Homelessness, Poverty-Reduction Initiatives through End Homelessness Winnipeg

December 5, 2019 The Manitoba government is committing $750,000 over three years to support the ongoing work of End Homelessness Winnipeg, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “End Homelessness Winnipeg has become one of the city’s most important leaders for co-ordinating homelessness funds and initiatives in Winnipeg,” said Stefanson.  “This funding will allow them to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019119 Views

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Nearly a quarter of Edmonton library patrons struggle with housing: study – Folio

Equitable access to public libraries helps socially vulnerable people maintain personal connections, says U of A researcher. A public library should be equitable to all members of society, regardless of how they choose to use it, according to a new University of Alberta study that suggests libraries have a role to play in connecting with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019142 Views

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Aboriginal Housing purchases Gore Bay’s Woods Lane Apartments – Manitoulin Expositor

December 4, 2019 ESPANOLA – The Sudbury Manitoulin District Services Board (DSB) gave the green light to the sale of the Woods Lane Apartments building in Gore Bay, along with an adjacent vacant lot, to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services for one dollar apiece, during its November 28 board meeting in Espanola. “Basically, this organization has […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019132 Views

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