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Average rents in St. Catharines up one per cent in June year-over-year: Report

The average one-bedroom rent in St. Catharines was up 2.9 per cent month-over-month to $1,728 in June 2024, according to the latest Rentals.ca market update.

However, one-bedroom rents are up just 0.9 per cent year-over-year from June 2023.

Meanwhile, a two-bedroom unit in St. Catharines costs an average of $1,964, which is up 1.6 per cent from the previous month and down 1.4 per cent from last year.

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City of Niagara Falls prepares second application for federal housing funding

In 2023, the federal Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) was introduced through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

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Now two-time Stanley Cup Champion former Niagara IceDog continues to hone his craft

If you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan he’s certainly one that got away.

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Ford makes the right call on government advertising

Every so often, a government gets it right.  The recent announcement of the Ontario Government that 25 per cent…

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Democracy in the Digital Age: Canada Prepares for AI-Driven Election Strategies

As the 2024 US Presidential election looms with artificial intelligence (AI) playing a pivotal role in swaying voters in key battleground states…

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Ford faces a “time for choosing” on alcohol sales

Decades ago, an aspiring politician once coined the term “it’s a time for choosing.”

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It’s all the rage

In the wake of the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump and very disruptive recent elections in the UK and France…

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Niagara real estate market experienced slowdown in June compared to 2023: Report

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The Niagara Association of Realtors (NAR) released its June market update on the local housing market, noting that fewer homes were sold last month than during the same month in 2023.

Last month, 541 homes were sold in Niagara Region. That compares to 609 homes in June of 2023.

In June 1,460 new listings were added to the market, compared to 1,403 in June 2023. The average sale time was 36 days, up from 30 a year prior.

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Rotary Club of Fonthill once again supporting Rotary Youth Exchange program in 2024-25 school year

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It may be the dog-days of summer, but preparations for the 2024-25 school year are already well underway.

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Niagara River Lions clinch playoff berth with win over Montreal

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Javon Blair led the way with 21 points as Niagara improved to (11-5), (7-0) at home, and won their fourth straight game overall.

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Canada is too little, too late on defence spending as NATO summit concludes

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A little over a year ago, the Washington Post dropped a bombshell report based on leaked Pentagon documents.

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Another win for Saskatchewan

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In the latest chapter of the ongoing war between the federal Liberals and the Saskatchewan government, the province prevailed.

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Trudeau schooled on commitment at NATO meetings

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The 2024 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit this week was a serious and frank affair reflecting the world’s mounting geopolitical…

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Fiftieth Anniversary of Watergate – Part 1 – Prologue

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Next month will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, the only president to have done so.

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