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Join CCI’s Twitter chat on condo disputes this Tuesday

The Toronto chapter of Canadian Condominium Institute is hosting the first of hopefully many “Twitter Chats” this coming Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm. The topic of this inaugural session is condo dispute resolution, a topic near and dear to many

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HSBC drops North Vancouver condo’s account

A North Vancouver strata council is joining a growing number of small-business clients across North America that are being dropped by HSBC as the international bank dismisses small-business customers in favour of bigger accounts.     Read more…….

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Condo Smarts: Strata, manager must define roles

Dear Tony: Our newly elected strata council is having a tough time with our strata manager. Since we were elected in January, he continues to make decisions without our knowledge, including sending out bylaw violation notices and ordering work at

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Developer destroys trees without permit

Charles Oliver had taken to looking out the window. Like many people in his Lawrence Park neighbourhood, he was wary of a new condominium complex being built at 41 Chatsworth Rd., backing onto the Chatsworth ravine. But despite his reservations

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Condo Smarts: Plumbing problems tough to sort out

Dear Tony: We live in a 73-unit townhouse complex in Burnaby that is 23 years old, and have started having problems with plumbing leaks in the strata lots.     Read more…….

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Condo complex bans smoking in all units, on grounds (ON)

Local residents are breathing easier thanks to major steps taken by two housing organizations to create smoke-free environments. Auburn Village Gardens, a 52-unit condominium complex in Peterborough, voted to make its building and grounds 100 per cent smoke-free.    Read

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Man says condo grow op is making his boy sick (ON)

Legal is the catch word. But Dennis Hildebrand is sick of hearing it. He says he and his son are also falling ill due to a legal marijuana grow operation in his Peterborough condominium building.   Read more………

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Condo owner ordered to sell, move by court order

Does a condo board have the right to remove an objectionable owner from his unit?    Read more……..

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$15.3M repair estimate leaves owners of Ottawa high-rise condo in shock

Owners of the 275-unit building found out just before Christmas that a major overhaul of the highrise — which includes replacing the entire brick and cladding facade, from top to bottom, due to water penetration in many of the apartments

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Stagg v Condo Plan 882-2999 $75,000 full indemnity costs

An Alberta judge has imposed – for a chain of misconduct by a rogue BoD majority after an internal governance dispute – an estimated $75,000 in unusual full indemnification / Plaintiffs’ solicitor-client costs in denunciation/deterrence.     Read more……..

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Supreme effort by firefighters (BC) (How to write a thank you letter)

On the evening of Nov. 6 at about 11 p.m., a fire broke out in a duplex structure in the village at Hemlock Valley. Volunteer firefighters living in the village responded and additional manpower and equipment was dispatched from neighbouring

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Co-owners in condos will be faced with more accommodation requests

It started as a simple dispute over swimming pool attire, but co-owners at the high-end Nuns’ Island condo building were worried.  A devout Muslim woman who lived in the building wanted to swim, fully dressed, in the condo’s pool. Her

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Surrey (BC) woman loses appeal against court order to sell condo over outrageous conduct

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that orders a Surrey woman to sell her condo due to her and her son’s outrageous behaviour toward their neighbours. In a ruling released Tuesday, Justice Ian Donald dismissed the appeal

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