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Society

Airbnb changing rental policy for Canadians under 25 years of age

Starting this month, Airbnb will prevent Canadians under the age of 25 from being able to book entire homes on its service. However, Canadians under 25 that meet specific criteria will still be able to book entire homes. Criteria such »

Society

Shooting reignites controversy over short-term rentals

Two men were shot early on Oct. 20, 2019 at an Ottawa home that neighbours told CBC was an Airbnb rental. This was not confirmed by the company. But several neighbours told CBC reporters that the home was what they »

Economy, Society

Airbnb and effect on rental housing market

Looking to rent an apartment or home and finding options limited and costs rising quickly? A new study seems to confirm earlier studies that suggest Airbnb and other short-term rental services are the cause. The latest report from McGill University »

L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc

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The LINK Online, May 3, 4, 5, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude and Marc (video of show at bottom) Could this beluga be a trained spy? It’s a mystery. Norwegian fishermen discovered an unusually friendly lone beluga while out fishing. Beluga are relatively rare in the area, »

Society

Airbnb enriching corporations, driving up rents, say advocates

Some of Airbnb most active accounts belong to large corporations managing up to 200 properties in multiple cities, according to a study by the public broadcaster, CBC. This echoes a McGill University report issued in August 2017 that concluded short »

Immigration & Refugees, International

Airbnb facilitates free temporary housing for refugees

The hospitality company, Airbnb has launched a new internet platform to help refugees and others in need to connect with hosts willing to provide temporary housing for free. Starting today, chosen relief organizations and non-profits in Canada will be able »