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Woodstock spends close to $670,000 following cyber attack
Since a September cyber attack, consultants and Woodstock staff have spent more than $667,000 to rebuild the city’s network and restore critical data. Read more…


Nanaimo’s housing crisis, one year after Discontent City closed
Since the December 2018 closure of the Discontent City camp, Nanaimo’s housing crisis has worsened with an estimated 600 people living on the street. Read more…


Pop-up store at Moncton city hall upsets some local business owners
Local artisans are accusing the city of unfair treatment after council allowed Lush cosmetics to set up a pop-up store on the front lawn of Moncton city hall. Read more…


Toronto holding public consultations while catching up with digital policy
With a growing concern over how the city and others are collecting and storing data, the City of Toronto is working to create a digital infrastructure plan. Read more…


Vancouver asks developer to pay $3.8 million for portion of alley
Vancouver’s director of real estate has concluded $3,795,000 is “fair market value” for a 213.7 square metre portion of laneway needed for a development. Read more…


City to enforce encroachment by-law on “hundreds” of properties
Over the next six to eight months, the City of Moose Jaw will deal with city property encroachment issues through education and enforcement. Read more…


Lethbridge council and administrative staff to forgo 2020 pay increase
Lethbridge council unanimously agreed salaries will remain at 2019 rates for 2020 and that administrative staff will also be held at existing rates for next year. Read more…


City of St. John’s, CUPE reach collective agreement
St. John’s new collective agreement with unionized workers includes no general increase, and no further severance accrual for employees. Read more…


Red Deer city council blazing a trail for more cannabis retail
Council is looking for an amendment that would expand the number of districts in Red Deer where retail cannabis stores can be a discretionary use. Read more…


New financial protections in place after Saskatoon fraud
Saskatoon’s city manager says new financial protections will make the municipality much more resilient after it was defrauded of over $1 million in August. Read more…