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BEYOND LOCAL: Rent prices grew at record pace in 2022

BEYOND LOCAL: Rent prices grew at record pace in 2022

The report also said last year's surging real estate market saw the lowest vacancy rate for purpose-built rentals in decades
ONTARIO: Homeless, hopeless Orillia man seeks medically assisted death

ONTARIO: Homeless, hopeless Orillia man seeks medically assisted death

'I really think this would be the best decision for me. I've researched it. This is an informed decision,' said local man seeking MAID, not for terminal illness, but due to lack of hope
BEYOND LOCAL: An explainer on the rising number of cyberattacks

BEYOND LOCAL: An explainer on the rising number of cyberattacks

Hackers will target any organization that they believe they can leverage a ransom from, Finlay says, which is one of the reasons the attacks seem to be getting more aggressive
BEYOND LOCAL: Canadian man aims for Guinness world record for most marathons ran in a year

BEYOND LOCAL: Canadian man aims for Guinness world record for most marathons ran in a year

It’s a gamble, but one that’s worthwhile to Ben Pobjoy. The Mississauga, Ont., native has set out on a journey to break the Guinness world record for most marathons ran by a male in a year (239), held by American Larry Macon.
BEYOND LOCAL: Couples opt for micro-weddings amid inflation

BEYOND LOCAL: Couples opt for micro-weddings amid inflation

While many couples had smaller weddings in recent years because of pandemic restrictions, decades-high inflation is leading many to opt for a micro-wedding, which typically includes up to 50 guests
BEYOND LOCAL: Bell to drop 'Let's Talk' pledge in favour of $10M donation

BEYOND LOCAL: Bell to drop 'Let's Talk' pledge in favour of $10M donation

MONTREAL — Bell Canada says it is ending its annual practice of donating five cents to mental health programs each time someone uses the phrase "Bell Let's Talk" on a specific day in January.
ONTARIO: Construction firm facing criminal charges in Barrie crash

ONTARIO: Construction firm facing criminal charges in Barrie crash

Condrain Company (1983) Ltd. faces six counts of criminal negligence causing death following last summer's catastrophic crash
Police announce $100K reward for help locating Elnaz Hajtamiri

Police announce $100K reward for help locating Elnaz Hajtamiri

The 37-year-old was abducted from a home in Wasaga Beach one year ago today
BEYOND LOCAL: 2022 auto sales lowest since 2009

BEYOND LOCAL: 2022 auto sales lowest since 2009

For 2022 as a whole, Automotive Consultants Inc. says the 1.49 million vehicles sold marks a 9.1 per cent decline compared with 2021
BEYOND LOCAL: CEO pay smashed records in 2021

BEYOND LOCAL: CEO pay smashed records in 2021

The CEO pay trends of 2021 are likely to have continued into 2022 as they were driven by historically high profits and historically high inflation