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March 21, 2024

Registration for Tourist Accommodation Extended

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Nova Scotia Government


Nova Scotia's Housing Needs Assessment Report

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September 5, 2023

Owners of short-term rentals in Halifax's residential areas face new restrictions

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March 21, 2023

Montreal blaze:  man who ran illegal Airbnb business identified

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February 22, 2023

Halifax approves new short-term rental regulations starting in September

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December 15, 2022

Urban planning prof says benefits of regulating Airbnbs are already clear

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CBC News

November 16, 2022

Think house prices are too high? The rental market is even worse - with no relief in sight

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NS Government

November 16, 2022

News Release - New Rules for Short-Term Rentals

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Radio Canada

October 18, 2022

Entretien avec Sharon Batt de Neighbours Speak Up a 6:52 sur la chronologie

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Global News

October 13 2022

NS homes used as short-term rentals not available to those in need, advocacy group says

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The Globe and Mail

September 2, 2022

More Calgary property investors are turning to short-term rentals even as demand increases for long-term tenancies

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CBC News

July 25, 2022

They fought a rent increase and won, then received an eviction notice

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July 11, 2022

Paul Delean:  Beware if you plan to rent out space to tourists

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CBC News

June 15, 2022

Fredericton seniors told to vacate apartments for Airbnb-style conversions

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CBC News

April 29, 2022

Growing regulation of Airbnb makes hosts legally vulnerable like never before, say experts

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CBC News

April 10, 2022

Ontario lakeside towns push to regulate short-term rentals to preserve their way of life

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CBC News

January 11, 2022

Housing advocates happy with Charlottetown council vote on STR regulation

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November, 2021

Short-term Rentals Survey

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The Monitor

October 19, 2021

Providing Housing for All in Nova Scotia:  It is about more than housing supply

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City News

October 2  2020

Halifax neighbours group applauds move to regulate short-term rentals

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CBC News

September 30, 2020

Halifax moves step closer to regulating Airbnbs

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Neighbors Not Nightmares


Phoenix, Arizona Community group advocating for regulation of STRs

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CBC News

August 9, 2020

Nova Scotia's short-term rental registry off to slow start

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CBC News

July 18, 2020

Vancouver strata wins 5-year battle against Airbnb operator

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The Star

June 25, 2020

In Airbnb-style Accommodation Case court dismisses landlord's bid to appeal Short-term rental rules

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Global News

April 24th, 2020

Coronavirus:  Airbnb bookings in China up 200% in April

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March 26th, 2020

After Years of Hoarding Housing Supply, Toronto Airbnb Hosts are Panicking

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May 23rd, 2019

Meet Murray Cox, The Man Trying To Take Down Airbnb

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Nova Scotia

January, 2020

Results of NS Tourist Accommodation Survey

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City News

February 1st, 2020

Residents calling for stricter Airbnb rules

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January, 2020

Secondary and Backyard Suites Proposal

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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?

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The Globe and Mail

November 19, 2019

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

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The Examiner

November 15, 2019

AirBnBs increase housing costs for everyone, says urban planning prof

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CBC News

updated NOVEMBER 12TH, 2019

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

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

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October 24th, 2019

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

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The Star

September 20th, 2019

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

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City News

August 25th, 2019

Halifax group says Airbnb needs stricter regulations for 'superhosts'

CBC News

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 News

April 30th, 2019

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

CBC News

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

CBC News

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


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

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January 12, 2024

"It seems very shady": Some short-term rentals will be exempt from Charlottetown's new rules

CTV News - Vancouver

October 16, 2023

BC is bringing in new rules for short-term rentals.  Here’s what’s changing.

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August 14, 2023

Canadians are being crushed by a housing crisis.  Are short-term rentals to blame?

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The Coast

February 23, 2023

Short-term rental regulations are coming to Halifax this fall. Here's what you need to know.

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Global News

February 22, 2023

Halifax council votes in favour of regulating short-term rentals

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December 14, 2022

Halifax gets first look at proposed regulations for Airbnbs

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November 16, 2022

Nova Scotia government requiring short-term rentals to register

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October 23, 2022

More regulation needed for short-term rentals, Atlantic mayors told at congress

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The Coast

October 17, 2022

Nova Scotia has a fixed-term lease problem

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Impact of Short-term Rentals

October 12  2022

Data collected on number of Short-term Rentals in Nova Scotia municipalities

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The Breach

August 30, 2022

Airbnb has eluded regulation for years - now some housing advocates are demanding a ban

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July 22, 2022

Nowhere to live; Rents in Canada surge as home prices fall

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July 5, 2022

Help Save The Cities You Love. Stop Using Airbnb

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CBC News

May 5, 2022

Why Quebec's law designed to crack down on illegal Airbnbs isn't working

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CBC News

April 11, 2022

All short-term rentals in Nova Scotia will soon have to be registered

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City News

January 30, 2022

Halifax sees thousands respond to short-term rental regulation survey

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CBC News

January 21, 2022

Halifax gets record number of responses to surveys on Airbnb regulation

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CBC News

November 4, 2021

Municipal affairs minister says Airbnbs amount to commercial enterprises

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CBC News

October 5, 2021

Charlottetown city staff recommend end to commercial short-term rentals

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October 26 2020

Tourism Nova Scotia, Airbnb team to promote safe tourism

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September 23, 2020

New Airbnb portal allows local governments to closely monitor listings

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August 11, 2020

Airbnb plans to confidentially file for IPO this month

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August, 2020

Secondary & Backyard Suites Virtual Hearing

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The Washington Post

July 16, 2020

Airbnb can survive the pandemic. But can Airbnb hosts?

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June 10, 2020

Airbnb Ordered to Repay Apartment Owner Over Sublets

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CBC News

April 20th, 2020

Finally, good news for renters as prices are expected to lead property decline

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March 25th, 2020

Airbnb hosts are scrambling to find long-term renters and flocking to other platforms

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The Coast

February 27th, 2020

Airbnb regulation in Nova Scotia leaves any strict rules up to municipalities

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CBC Radio

February 6th, 2020

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

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Montreal Gazette

January 28th, 2020

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

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January 28th, 2020

Halifax council moving to help expand housing rental availability

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CBC News

November 28th, 2019

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

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CTV News

November 14, 2019

Short-term rentals making Halifax a Tougher Place to Live

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October 30, 2019

Halifax Rental Crunch

CBC Radio


CBC Radio Podcast Interview with Preston Mulligan

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The Globe and Mail

November 10th, 2019

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

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October 17th, 2019

Taxing Airbnb

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The Star

September 13th, 2019

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

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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


May 9th, 2019

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


April 30th, 2019

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


March 27th, 2019

Voice of the People - Airbnb downsides ignored

CBC News

March 7th, 2019

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

The Coast

November 29th, 2018

Hotel and property managers don’t trust Airbnb 


September 24th, 2018

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

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The Free Press

December 4, 2023

Short-term rentals have "significantly impacted" housing affordability: Desjardins

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NS Government

October 5, 2023

Stronger Rules for Short-Term Rentals Can Relieve Housing Crisis

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CBC News

May 3, 2023

Yarmouth takes next step to regulate short-term rentals

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February 22, 2023

Residents speak out, short-term rental regulations approved in Halifax Regional Municipality

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The Coast

December 20, 2022

Halifax's short-term rental dilemma

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December 14, 2022

Halifax aims to safeguard housing with restrictions on short-term rentals

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CBC News

November 16, 2022

N.S. government proclaims new rules for short-term rentals

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October 21, 2022

Darleen Grant Fiander:  HRM housing task force abets development at any cost

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The Todd Veinotte Show

October 12, 2022

Hear Interview with Bill Stewart of Neighbours Speak Up at 20:34 on timeline

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CBC News

October 12  2022

More than 3,700 homes lost to short-term rentals across the province, Halifax group finds

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July 25, 2022

Housing crunch forcing PEI mom to camp to save cash

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The Independent

July 22, 2022

Come Home Where?  A look at Airbnb impacts on housing in St. John's

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Global News

July 3, 2022

Family priced out of rental market on NS south shore forced to live in tents

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Toronto Stare

April 29, 2022

TLTI group pushes back against short-term rentals

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CBC News

April 11, 2022

Hampton tenants pushed out of homes for Airbnb after landlord thwarted by rent cap

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CBC News

February 16, 2022

Charlottetown council approves rules for short-term rentals

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December, 2021, 1:00-3:00

Claiming the Right to Housing in Atlantic Canada through the National Housing Strategy Act

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Province of Nova Scotia

October 20, 2021

Province Takes Action to Increase Housing, Protect Tenants

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October 30, 2020

THE WRAP:  Bubble busting, beaches and Airbnb

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October 2020

Rediscover Nova Scotia

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September 17, 2020

East Coast governments tackle challenge of regulating short-term rentals

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Dutch News

August 11, 2020

Amsterdam to ban Airbnb in city centre, bring in permits for holiday rentals

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The Herald

July 25, 2020

Scottish Government to fast-track laws to crack down on Airbnb-style short-term lets

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The New York Post

June 12, 2020

Airbnb agrees to release information on short-term rentals in NYC

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The Logic

April 27th, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Airbnb, Vrbo listings abound in Ontario

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April 3, 2020

Can Airbnb Survive Coronavirus?

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The Globe and Mail

March 4th, 2020

Alberta court rules Airbnb rentals are like hotels, makes it easier for condo boards to ban them

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Halifax Today

January 28th, 2020

Council Delays Process of Making Backyard Suites Legal

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CBC News

February 1st, 2020

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

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January 28th, 2020

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

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CBC News

January 10th, 2020

Cape Breton tourism operator concerned about short-term rental rules

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CBC News

November 24th, 2019

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

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Global News

November 14, 2019

Short-term rentals impacting Halifax's rental market

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

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Nova Scotia


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

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The New York Times

November 9th, 2019

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

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CBC News

September 23rd, 2019

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

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CBC News

September 10th, 2019

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

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The Star

July 26th,  2019

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

Toronto Star

July 9th, 2019

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

CBC News

May 8th, 2019

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

CBC News

April 30th, 2019

North-end Halifax residents call for local Airbnb regulations

The Coast

March 21st, 2019


Living with Airbnb


February 9th, 2019

Bring short-term rental craze under control

The Coast

November 15th, 2018

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

Inside Airbnb

December 12th, 2017

Airbnb: short-term rentals, short-term thinking

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