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Government of Canada launches new fund to help reduce the impacts of climate change and better protect Canadians against natural disasters
Investing in mitigation and adaption infrastructure projects to strengthen communities against the effects of climate change is critical to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Canadians, promoting economic growth, and strengthening the middle class. Read more…


Winnipeg launches bike-sharing program aimed at tourists, downtown workers
Winnipeg is following the tracks of other major cities by launching a bike-sharing program downtown. Read more…

Halifax mayor hopes slice of federal funding on track for commuter rail
This week’s announcement of $1.53 billion in federal funds for Calgary’s Green Line Light Rail Transit project has Halifax Mayor Mike Savage feeling optimistic about the possibilities in his community. Read more…


Toronto behind only NYC in suitability for Amazon’s new HQ but lack of tax breaks may hurt bid: study
Toronto is behind only New York City when it comes to meeting Amazon’s criteria for hosting its second headquarters, but, when tax incentives are taken into consideration, the city may find itself pushed down the list of candidate cities. Read more…


Moncton mayor confident corporations, citizens will donate to new downtown centre
Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold is feeling optimistic about a fundraising campaign launched Wednesday to support the new downtown events centre and plaza slated to open in September. Read more…


Peace River is offering grants for murals to beautify the downtown
The Town of Peace River is offering a Public Art (Mural) grant up to $10,000 for building/business owners along priority downtown streets to add to the public art in the community. Read more…


Sorry city dwellers, Canadians are happier living in small towns: report 
Say researchers at McGill University in Montreal and the Vancouver School of Economics who took a look at the happiness level of Canadians across Canada. Read more…


UN: 68% of world population will live in urban areas by 2050
Sixty-eight percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050, the United Nations said Wednesday, up from 55 percent at present. Read more…