NEIGHBOURS SPEAK UP

We are a group of concerned neighbours
in Halifax's North End speaking up about the impact short-term rentals
are having
in our
community.

Our goal is to effect change, shape fair legislation and restore the integrity of our neighbourhoods. 
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Narrative Research Site

January, 2020

Results of NS Tourist Accommodation Survey

City News

February 1st, 2020

Residents calling for stricter Airbnb rules

Halifax Examiner

December 3rd, 2019

The Ivany Report set a target of a $4B tourism industry in NS by 2024.  We're nowhere near that. Now what?

The Globe and Mail

November 19, 2019

Ontario tribunal upholds Toronto's new rules to limit Airbnb, other short term rentals

Halifax Examiner

November 15, 2019

AirBnBs increase housing costs for everyone, says urban planning prof

CBC

updated NOVEMBER 12TH, 2019

Short-term rentals in Halifax making it harder for locals to find housing, report finds

HRM Website

NOVEMBER 30TH DEADLINE

Halifax Regional Municipality has released a Survey on Short-Term Rentals - share your thoughts!

The Chronicle Herald

October 24th, 2019

Charlottetown council wants to push adoption of short-term rental bylaw to March 2020

The Star

September 20th, 2019

Mike Savage: How Halifax/s dizzying growth can hurt some of our most vulnerable citizens

Halifax Today

August 25th, 2019

Halifax group says Airbnb needs stricter regulations for 'superhosts'

CBC

July 10th, 2019

Airbnb industry needs regulation, community council agrees​

CBC Radio

May 19th, 2019

MARITIME CONNECTION - How do you feel about short term rentals like Airbnb setting up in your neighbourhood?

CBC

April 30th, 2019

Who's behind the smiling faces of some Airbnb hosts? Multimillion-dollar corporations

CBC

April 10th, 2019

Airbnb 'ghost hotels' keep 1,000+ homes from rental market, report suggests

The Coast

March 14th, 2019

Short-term rental rules to change in favour of Airbnb listers

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CBC

December 18th, 2018

Airbnb now a $58M industry in Nova Scotia, estimates say

The Coast

November 8th, 2018

Bilby Street’s unaffordable future - ...developments pricing residents out of their own neighbourhood.

Inside Airbnb

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How is Airbnb really being used in and affecting the neighbourhoods of your city?

CBC Radio - The Current

February 6th, 2020

25 Minutes into program.  Interview with Airbnb and Bill Stewart by Matt Galloway

Montreal Gazette

January 28th, 2020

Montreal Airbnb hosts ordered to pay more than $50,000 to condo syndicate

Halifax Chronicle Herald

January 28th, 2020

Halifax council moving to help expand housing rental availability

CBC

November 28th, 2019

'Not playing by the same rules': Edmonton hoteliers want more regulation on short-term rentals

CTV News Atlantic

November 14, 2019

Short-term rentals making Halifax a Tougher Place to Live

CBC Mainstreet

NOVEMBER 13TH, 2019

CBC Radio Podcast Interview with Preston Mulligan

The Globe and Mail

November 10th, 2019

Airbnb's tax payments do not compensate for short-term rentals harmful impact...

The Star

September 13th, 2019

Five take-aways from eight days of hearings on Airbnb-style rentals

The Coast

August 8th, 2019

Airbnb listings seeing increased revenue, more "Superhosts"

Global News

July 9th, 2019

Halifax group issues warning to councillors about short-term rentals

The Chronicle Herald

May 9th, 2019

Airbnb rules, rental regulations a going concern from rural Nova Scotia to peninsular Halifax

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CBC TV

April 30th, 2019

CBC's Andrew Nichols speaks with Urban planning professor, David Wachsmuth

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The Chronicle Herald

March 27th, 2019

Voice of the People - Airbnb downsides ignored

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CBC

March 7th, 2019

Province changing rules around Airbnb and other short-term accommodation rentals

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The Coast

November 29th, 2018

Hotel and property managers don’t trust Airbnb 

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The Chronicle Herald

September 24th, 2018

RESERVATIONS: Airbnb regulations a patchwork that’s missing some patches

CBC

February 1st, 2020

3 dead, 2 injured after shooting at Airbnb in Toronto, police not looking for suspects

SaltWire

January 28th, 2020

New provincial rules for short-termrentals being rolled out are flawed says NDP

CBC

January 10th, 2020

Cape Breton tourism operator concerned about short-term rental rules

CBC

November 24th, 2019

Why Halifax's vacancy rate is making it even harder to find affordable housing

Global News

November 14, 2019

Short-term rentals impacting Halifax's rental market

The Chronicle Herald

NOVEMBER 12TH, 2019

Airbnbs cut into long-term rentals in HRM, report shows

Province of NS Website

NOVEMBER 20TH DEADLINE

Province of Nova Scotia has released a Survey on Short-Term Rentals - give your opinion!

The New York Times

November 9th, 2019

Public Housing in NYC being rented out on Airbnb while thousands are on waitlist

CBC

September 23rd, 2019

Soaring rents and house prices in Canadian cities make housing a key election issue

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CBC

September 10th, 2019

Bonavista cuts off services for Airbnb operators with unpaid business tax bills

The Star

July 26th,  2019

Nova Scotia's Airbnb regulations won't aim to relieve pressure on housing supply

The Star

July 9th, 2019

Citizens group urges Halifax councillors to regulate short-term rentals and stop the ‘depletion of housing stock’

CBC

May 8th, 2019

'It's intentionally that way': nearly 1 in 5 dwellings in Whistler, B.C., listed on Airbnb

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CBC

April 30th, 2019

North-end Halifax residents call for local Airbnb regulations

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The Coast

March 21st, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- 

Living with Airbnb

The Chronicle Herald

February 9th, 2019

COUNTERPOINT:
Bring short-term rental craze under control

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The Coast

November 15th, 2018

New data suggests Airbnb’s impact on Halifax’s rental climate 

Canadian Dimension

December 12th, 2017

Airbnb: short-term rentals, short-term thinking

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