Housing starts down in 2008, to fall further in '09

Updated: Thu Feb. 19 2009 20:31:45

CTV.ca News Staff

New home construction in Canada tumbled 7.5 per cent in 2008 and is forecast to fall another 24 per cent this year, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says.

LOGIX Project Wins National Housing Award

November 2008

An innovative 24-unit social housing project constructed with LOGIX
was recently recognized by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing
Association (CMHC) for “Best Practices in Affordable Housing” in 2008.

The Ucluelet First Nation spans nine reserves on the west coast of
British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, where the moist and damp climate
wrecks havoc on conventionally built homes. 

Mining Act Deadlines Questioned

A deadline to consult nine First Nation communities within 30 days on a new mining act is unacceptable, say the chiefs of Matawa First Nations.
The chiefs claim the Oct. 15 deadline set by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is unrealistic.
Webequie First Nation Chief Scott Jacob called Wednesday for education and information at the community level about changes to the 100-year-old act.


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