GTA home prices continue to rise despite a dramatic drop in sales volumes, Amazon finalizes its Whole Foods buyout offer at $13.7 billion US, and WorkSafeBC’s latest campaign focuses on contractors’ risks when exposed to asbestos. These are the stories we’re following this week:
- Consumers can expect to see lower food prices at Whole Foods as Amazon closes its buyout offer at $13.7 billion US this week. Via Huffington Post Canada (link defunct).
- WorkSafeBC’s latest campaign warns contractors about the dangers of asbestos for workers and businesses. Via Journal of Commerce
- Manitoba has finalized and signed a health care funding agreement with the federal government; $10.7 million will be going towards mental health and home care services. Via CBC News
- Softwood lumber shipments to the US have fallen 1 % since duties were added to Canadian imports this year. Via Financial Post
- Despite a dramatic drop in the volume of home sales, home prices in the GTA continued to soar in July, and the industry association expects a record year. Via Toronto Star
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