Code minimum: Your home isn’t built for extreme weather

Ms. Harris said it’s “by the grace of the universe” that the tornado – with wind speeds up to 210 km per hour – didn’t kill anyone. However, the twister left dozens of homes uninhabitable; they weren’t built to withstand its force. Nor are the homes on the East Coast prepared for more frequent hurricanes … Read more

Shoppers run for cover as building partially collapses onto busy north London high street

27 January 2023, 13:06 | Updated: 27 January 2023, 13:08 The rubble collapsed on to Stoke Newington High Street. Picture: Twitter Shoppers had to run for cover after parts of a building came crashing down on to Stoke Newington High Street in north London. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene at 9.30am after parts … Read more

Chaos after ‘partial building collapse’ in Stoke Newington

R esidents narrowly avoided injury after a partial building collapse on a busy north London high street. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to Stoke Newington High Street at 9.30am on Friday after parts of a building flew off the roof. Builders frantically shouted at shoppers to get back as a “huge ball of orange dust” erupted. … Read more

Cradle Mountain’s Dove Lake now accesible by kayaks made from King Billy pine

Adventure tour operators Anthony O’Hern and Anna Paice never intended to become boat builders.  But soon after their company won a tender to provide boat tours on Dove Lake in Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Mr O’Hern started hand-making timber kayaks. “It wasn’t a planned thing. We were just following our noses and before we knew it, that’s what we were doing,” he … Read more

Toronto condo owners slapped with big special fees

234 Albion Rd., Toronto. In Ontario, condo boards are not required to hold a referendum or even a public meeting on special assessments.Zillow Condo owners at two Toronto buildings have been hit by demands for huge sums of money above their regular fees, something industry insiders say may become a wider problem even among newer … Read more

A big, new house of words on the Toronto waterfront

The new Toronto campus of international advertising company WPP overlooking Lake Ontario and Sugar Beach. Design by BDG Architecture + Design.Justin Maconochie and Phil Hutchinson Jane Austen’s house in Chawton; Victor Hugo’s apartment in Paris; Fyodor Dostoevsky’s six simple rooms in Saint Petersburg; Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West; or, closer to home, Stephen Leacock’s … Read more

‘It’s picking up, but it’s not what it used to be’: How food courts are emerging from the pandemic

The underground PATH at lunch hour in Toronto in October, 2020.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press As workers in Toronto’s Financial District scurry through the Brookfield Place food court on their lunch breaks, the darkened Starbucks at the space’s far end looms large. The coffee shop’s stainless steel coffee machines have sat lifeless and its shelves empty … Read more

First Nations, Manitoba and Ottawa team up on rental project for Cree Nation students

Ahmed Hussen, minister of housing and diversity and inclusion, holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 3, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press An apartment complex slated to open next year in Winnipeg is to provide First Nations students who have moved off reserve an affordable place to live while they pursue a … Read more

Here’s where to go ice skating 100 floors above New York City streets

Here’s where to go ice skating 100 floors above New York City streets Updated: 9:26 AM PST Jan 10, 2023 Hide Transcript Show Transcript PREVIOUS WEEK, 20,000 FEWER THAN ECONOMISTS EXPECTED. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT BOSTON SPORTS DYNASTIES, YOU THINK ABOUT THE CELTICS, THE PATRIOTS. ANOTHER LOCAL TEAM DEFINITELY QUALIFIES. BEN: THAT HAYDENETTES ARE A … Read more

Bushfires, floods, giant hail and cyclones: Severe weather prompting resilient home designs

Eddie Cowie and his family hid under the stairwell as the roof of their Rockhampton home was ripped off during Cyclone Marcia in 2015. Key points: Eddie Cowie is making resilient modifications to his Rockhampton house Skye and Michael Bottero are building a “disaster proof” home in Yeppoon Architects say they’ve had an increase in … Read more