This pandemic has helped condo managers to identify relevant skill gaps in relation to being prepared for the unexpected.
A new slate of conservation and demand management (CDM) programs allocates $456 million for commercial, institutional and industrial consumers over the four-year period from 2021-24.
Canada Border Services Agency is currently investigating evidence that up to nine countries are dumping products that undercut domestic prices and are deleterious to Canadian manufacturers.
Up until May 31, 2021, condominium corporations can hold virtual meetings and use electronic voting, without a bylaw.
For now, residential and small business customers enrolled for either time-of-use (TOU) rates or tiered pricing under the provincial regulated price plan will be charged the off-peak TOU rate of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour for all electricity consumption.
Resident British Columbians own about 30 per cent of the properties subject to the speculation and vacancy tax, but account for just 6.6 per cent of collected revenue.
Portfolio managers and supervising managers remain in the wilderness of the home office, strategizing, planning, and serving clients from the comfort of their home.
The role a condo corporation plays in the life of a resident struggling with mental illness can often be a delicate matter.
In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
Requisitions and the self-help remedy can be extremely complex, not to mention the litigation that may ensue.
In February, before the WHO declared a global pandemic, talk among the condo board at Palace Pier was of various news reports piling in.
The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
Condominiums need to be careful when they decide to chargeback costs to an owner and must ensure they have the legal right to do so before they start lien proceedings.
This expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction into new issues should be noted by condominium corporation boards and managers alike.
A recent Ontario court decision is very good news for Ontario condo developers who must cancel their projects prior to construction.
While building codes and standards help regulate efficiency in new buildings, existing buildings have been operating with little oversight and, in fact, no insight at all into how energy and water was being used in our cities.
The six-month extension comes with an improved rate since the discount on pre-tax electricity consumption and transmission/distribution costs will increase to 33.2 per cent on November 1.