February 2018 Archives

Accident compensation: Injuries for which victims can sue

No one ever thinks about getting hurt, whether in a vehicle crash or falling on someone's property. But life happens and so do personal injuries. There are injuries for which victims can pursue accident compensation in Canada. Those injured due to the negligence of other parties have every right to be compensated financially, especially if the injuries cause a loss of income. These injuries aren't just relegated to physical ones, but can also include emotional trauma or diseases as well.

Mississauga real estate prices take a tumble

The average price for a home in Mississauga has fallen more than $167,000 in less than a year. That's good news for purchasers in the real estate game in this burgeoning Ontario city, but may not be so good looking at the overall picture. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) said $631,372 was the average price for all types of real estate in the first month of this year. That is almost a 10 per cent decrease from the same point in 2017.

Brain injury changes the lives of Ontario couple

When a drunk dirt bike driver crashed into a man driving an ATV in 2014, the ATV driver's and the life of his fiance would be forever changed. The woman was actually working as a nurse in the same Ontario hospital the man was brought in and she was the first to see him. He was nearly unrecognizable as his face and head were so swollen. It turns out, he had suffered a traumatic brain injury.

2018 real estate outlook around Canada

After a turbulent few years, the housing market throughout the country looks as though it's stabilizing. With that, experts suggest, will come both opportunities and some things that will need to be braved. The world of real estate in Canada is becoming less about a single market across the country and more about localized dealings. In other words, there is no definitive real estate market in the nation, rather various deals with various attributes in different areas of the country.

Tougher laws on the horizon for Ontario distracted drivers

Soon drivers will have to be even more mindful of what they do behind the wheel of a vehicle. Distracted drivers in Ontario will have to curtail their bad habits behind the wheel if they don't want to be saddled with a maximum fine of up to $2,000 -- up from $1,000 for a first conviction. So, texting and driving will hopefully be even less attractive to many drivers who still make a habit of it.

Condo sales lead the pack in Canada real estate transactions

Last year was dubbed the year of the condo in high-end markets. While real estate transactions in general were a little less strong in 2017,  condominium sales continued to thrive in Ontario and in the rest of Canada. In fact, condo sales in Toronto area in 2017 were up 82 per cent from 2016, with a 59 per cent increase overall in the region.

Drunk driver arrested with alcohol level 4 times over legal limit

A 39-year-old male was arrested after a citizen made a call describing what sounded like someone driving while intoxicated. The alleged drunk driver had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit in Ontario, according to York Regional Police who charged the man with impaired driving. Apparently, the accused driver was captured on video shot from a police helicopter.

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