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Unique 2023 sets up Manitoba municipalities for 2024 success

Municipalities across the country faced significant challenges in 2023. Pandemic recovery, affordability, public safety, and of course housing were all on the agenda of councils ...

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Owners struggle to sell short-term rentals as B.C. sets new rules

Owners of short-term micro-units in B.C.’s largest cities are struggling to find buyers for their properties amid an increasingly sluggish market. Property owners in the ...

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FCM driven by impactful 2023, but busy times ahead

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice for local governments. Given the number of challenges facing Canadian municipalities, it isn't surprising FCM ...

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AMO looks at challenging 2023, ahead to promising 2024

Ontario municipalities faced many obstacles in 2023. The Greenbelt scandal dominated the headlines and led to changes that will directly impact local governments across the ...

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Municipalities switch to electric buses to cut emissions

Municipalities big and small across Canada have set themselves targets for reducing emissions and reaching net-zero. According to Statistics Canada, the transportation sector is the ...

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Critics say mayor’s changes to Vancouver’s parks board would erode democracy

On Dec. 13, Vancouver city councillors approved Mayor Ken Sim’s motion asking the B.C. government to amend the city’s charter. The mayor and his ABC ...

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Retiring Yellowknife city manager eager for new opportunities

Sheila Bassi-Kellett has been involved in local government – in one capacity or another – for the past 25 years. But while she has loved ...

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Canada’s housing battle is also an infrastructure challenge

Canada is growing. The population is rising at its fastest rate since the 1950s and is expected to surpass 41 million people next year. Housing ...

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Small towns are feeling the cost of Canada’s housing crisis

Much of the news around Canada’s affordable housing shortage tends to centre around big cities like Toronto and Vancouver. But increasingly, small communities across the ...

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Top 10 feature stories for 2023

There was a wide range of pressing topics to cover for local governments in 2023. Municipal World’s top 10 online feature stories for the year ...

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Canada’s office vacancy rates still rising despite back to office push

Municipalities and big businesses have been pushing more of their employees to return to the office. However, office vacancy rates have remained stubbornly high and ...

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