By Tess Kalinowski Real Estate Reporter Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau Thu., May 2, 2019 The Ontario government is turning back the clock on how development disputes are decided in the province; it’s reverting to the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) rules under the newer Local Planning Appeal Tribunal’s (LPAT) name. It is a move being applauded by developers but cast as a devastating reversal by some civic officials, who say it undermines local communities’ concerns and municipal planning authority. The LPAT changes are part of a sweeping piece of legislation tabled in the legislature by Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark, who said it would bring more housing to market sooner, create a more diverse mix of homes and boost supply to make shelter more affordable. The omnibus More Homes, More Choice Act would affect 13 Ontario laws from the Environmental Protection and Endangered Species acts to the … [Read more...] about Ford government restores OMB rules for development disputes
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When Cely, a 52-year old laundry-washer, started coughing a lot, she thought it was just a passing sickness. Maybe it was caused by stress or the environment, she thought. It took months before she finally consulted a doctor, who prescribed her a week-long round of antibiotics. She felt some improvement and decided that she no longer needed any follow-ups. More challenges in health and wellness: You haven’t had measles your whole life. Should you be worried? The worst thing the new and stronger influenza strain can do to you How my nervous breakdown put an end to a cycle of abuse The myth of the tortured artist But the cough persisted. Eventually, she went to another doctor, who ordered an X-ray. The doctor told her that she has weak lungs, and prescribed her with medications. But she only took them for only a few days because it made her urine turn red. It would take more months before she would see yet another doctor—and this time, it was in the emergency room. For the … [Read more...] about How do we put an end to TB?
By Kevin Maimann Star Edmonton Brennan Doherty Star Calgary Tues., April 30, 2019 EDMONTON—Premier Jason Kenney named 22 cabinet ministers Tuesday, which is almost twice the number the NDP named at its inauguration in 2015 and five more than the NDP had at the end of its tenure. New ministries include one dedicated to eliminating “red tape” for businesses, one dedicated to natural gas, and one to mental health and addictions. Kenney also took one portfolio for himself. The new crop of United Conservative Party ministers includes some fresh political faces working in high-profile portfolios, such as health and energy, and some who have served with previous Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties. Name: Jason Kenney Ministry: Intergovernmental affairs Article Continued Below Riding: Calgary-Lougheed Philosophy: “Alberta is an idea,” Kenney said Tuesday. “The idea that strong families, communities … [Read more...] about Meet Alberta’s new United Conservative ministers
Access As Ion Orchard turns 10 this year, Yeo Mui Hong, chief executive of Orchard Turn Developments, which manages the luxury mall, tells Hong Xinyi why the best is yet to come for this retail icon. 01 May 2019 06:30AM (Updated: 01 May 2019 06:30AM) Bookmark By the time you read this, Ion Orchard would have kicked off its 10th-anniversary celebrations with a literal splash – a custom-made aquarium at the mall’s outdoor space housing a lithe “mermaid”. That is just one of the many Instagrammable moments that shoppers can look forward to during the mall’s anniversary festivities this year, promises Yeo Mui Hong, chief executive of Orchard Turn Developments, which manages the luxury mall.WHAT IS EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL? Creating a mermaid moment is the latest instance of how Ion Orchard has stayed ahead of the curve. To counter the growing dominance of online shopping, brick-and-mortar merchants have turned to experiential … [Read more...] about What the future of retail looks like for Ion Orchard, according to its CEO
By Louis Keene Jennifer Medina and Elizabeth Dias, The New York Times Mon., April 29, 2019 POWAY, CALIF.—The rabbi had just finished comforting a congregant as she prepared to say the traditional prayer for the dead in honour of her mother when a loud crack rang out in his synagogue. It was about halfway through the Sabbath service on Saturday when a gunman turned what was supposed to be a time of solace into a day of horror. The rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein, turned quickly to see the body of the woman, Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, slumped on the floor. He began to rush toward her when he caught sight of several small children watching as the gunman unleashed the attack on Chabad of Poway. “My instinct was to go to her, but I turned toward a doorway and these little kids were there, so scared,” he said. By then, Goldstein had been shot in both hands. “I just grabbed them with my bloody fingers. They were screaming and I was shouting.” As Goldstein … [Read more...] about Synagogue shooting keeps religious leaders on edge: ‘No one should be gunned down in worship’