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Month: August 2013

The New Grow-Op, Anyone interested?

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The impossible salad: Ontario farmer offers first local, year-round spinach   (Port Perry) – Jim Sheehan demonstrates each piece of customized seeding and harvesting equipment with the flourish other men might reserve for sports cars. He explains there are nuances that separate “farmers” from “growers.” “A grower will buy machines like this from Europe. A […]

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Toronto, Hamilton Lead Real Estate Recovery

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Canadian home resale price gains quickened last month from the slowest pace in almost four years led by gains in Toronto, Hamilton and Calgary.   Canadian home resale prices increased in July, boosted by strong gains in Hamilton and Toronto. According to the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index, which is a weighted index of […]

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Canada’s Housing Market still running hot

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  The surprising resilience of the country’s housing market is renewing concerns that it could be overshooting. Housing starts, sales and prices are once again defying expectations, one year after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty shocked the market with tighter mortgage insurance rules. The sector is showing such strength this summer that some economists are wondering […]

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Net worth in Hamilton growing faster…

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  Net worth in Hamilton growing faster than in most of Canada A new report says Hamilton families are getting richer faster than most of Canada. The report by Environics Analytics, to be released Friday, concludes Hamilton experienced the second-fastest growth in net worth among major cities last year. Net worth grew by 9.5 per […]

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Leash Free Dog Park

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  Birch Avenue Dog Park   Located behind the city’s public works offices at 330 Wentworth St. N. (entrance off Birch Ave.), the Birch Ave. Dog Park continues to be a draw for area residents who are looking for a leash-free dog park in ward 3. Thanks to the volunteers with the Keith Neighbourhood Hub […]

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