HS2 may never reach central London and could be scrapped entirely amid spiralling costs

27 January 2023, 06:01 | Updated: 27 January 2023, 06:05 A budget of £55.7 billion for the whole of HS2 was set in 2015. Picture: PA/Getty The government has refused to confirm whether HS2 will reach central London amid reports the high-speed rail project could be scaled back or scrapped entirely. Spiralling costs amid rising … 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

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

Bovine pneumonia test supports on-farm interpretation approach Labmate Online

Social enterprise Global Access Diagnostics (GADx) has joined a collaboration that will take forward the development of RaDiCal, a one-step molecular lateral flow test to enable rapid diagnosis of pneumonia, particularly in calves. One of the most significant diseases affecting calves, pneumonia costs the UK cattle industry an estimated £50 million a year(1) Including representatives … Read more

A New Year’s toast to Toronto

With all the issues Toronto faced in 2022, it is worth noting some of the good things that are happening in the city. At the top of the list, the city is finally building some transit, including the Eglinton Crosstown light-rail.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail Toronto ends 2022 in a sour mood. The city is … Read more

Nokia to build 26-acre facility in Ottawa with residential units and $72-million in government funding

The Nokia building in Ottawa on Oct. 16.Blair Gable/The Globe and Mail Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia Corp. NOK-N has reached a deal with the federal, provincial and municipal governments to tear down its Canadian facility in Ottawa and build a new, 26-acre research and development centre with residential towers and commercial spaces in its stead. … Read more

Opinion: A new art gallery in Vancouver would be a boon for culture – and the economy

Conceptual artist Wendy Williams Watt moves a Big Love Ball outside the Vancouver Art Gallery to celebrate International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2017.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail Vancouver needs a new art gallery. It’s time. The concept has been on the table for about two decades – and now there is a big chunk … Read more

Thousands of Vancouver housing units in limbo in tug-of-war between developers, city planners

A construction crane sits at the site of an office tower under construction as downtown condos and the north shore mountains are seen in the distance, in Vancouver, on Jan. 9, 2021.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press When the previous Vancouver city council heard there were thousands of potential new homes held up in planning-department limbo because … Read more

Globe editorial: Ottawa’s LRT careened off the tracks – in predictably Canadian ways. Let’s not repeat them

The Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Commission’s final report, released at the end of November, had harsh words for the handling of the project – “deliberate malfeasance” among them.Spencer Colby/The Canadian Press In 2010, when Jim Watson was campaigning to become mayor of Ottawa, he pledged that a new $2.1-billion light rail transit line would … Read more