Municipalities make developers wait longer and pay more to build homes, says research for GTA home builders

Municipalities in the Toronto area are taking an average of 40 percent longer to approve housing applications than it was two years ago, and the cost of processing those permits has increased by more than 30 percent over the same period. The fees and costs of delays are among the highest in the country, being … Read more

Fatal ambulance delays in Victoria grow to 33 as report finds delays in most triple-0 calls

An independent investigation has found that at least 33 people have died after delays with Victoria’s triple-0 paging system. Most important points: The Inspector General for Emergency Management identified 33 deaths in 40 cases of critically ill and injured patients who experienced delays in answering calls. He found that ESTA was understaffed and too many … Read more

Transport chaos in Brisbane CBD as ’emergency road works’, accidents cause massive delays

Brisbane’s CBD was hit by transport chaos on Wednesday morning, with road works and several accidents causing delays of up to 45 minutes. Translink informed commuters that all CBD buses had been delayed due to congestion, with some passengers telling their buses would divert to nearby train stations due to a “massive backlog in the … Read more

‘Lineups Still Exist’: Is Ottawa’s Passport and Service Delay Task Force a ‘Political Stunt’?

The union representing passport officials says it has not been approached by the government’s task force looking into passport delays as questions swirl around the cabinet committee’s work so far. Amid massive queues at passport and Service Canada offices across the country, as well as major delays at airports, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on … Read more

‘Lineups Still Exist’: Is Ottawa’s Passport and Service Delay Task Force a ‘Political Stunt’?

The union representing passport officials says it has not been approached by the government’s task force looking into passport delays as questions swirl around the cabinet committee’s work so far. Amid massive queues at passport and Service Canada offices across the country, as well as major delays at airports, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on … Read more

‘Lineups Still Exist’: Is Ottawa’s Passport and Service Delay Task Force a ‘Political Stunt’?

The union representing passport officials says it has not been approached by the government’s task force looking into passport delays as questions swirl around the cabinet committee’s work so far. Amid massive queues at passport and Service Canada offices across the country, as well as major delays at airports, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on … Read more

Thousands of travelers forced to queue at outside terminals amid airport chaos | 9 News Australia – 9 News Australia

Thousands of travelers forced to queue at outside terminals amid airport chaos | 9 News Australia9 News Australia Travel chaos as technical problems paralyze the airportnews.com.au Staff shortages and school holidays cause chaos at Sydney AirportSydney Morning Herald Chaos at the airport disrupts holiday plans of hundreds of thousands of Australiansthe guard View full coverage … Read more

Toronto’s Pearson Airport has been so hectic lately that Canada’s transport minister has called it out

Whether it’s people complaining about ridiculously long wait times, a lack of wait times, or something else, it seems that no one has anything good to say about Toronto’s Pearson International Airport these days, as demand for travel has reached levels that the pandemic affected industry can no longer handle properly. Morning update. Toronto … Read more

St John Ambulance WA chief Michelle Fyfe resigns after delays and disaster exacerbated by COVID-19

St John Ambulance WA chief Michelle Fyfe has resigned after unprecedented pressure on the state’s ambulance service in recent months. Most important points: Ms Fyfe has resigned four months before the end of her contract It comes after a record number of ambulance disasters and service delays The organization says her departure will allow for … Read more

BREAKING: Inflation hits 9.1% high in 40 years – Sky News

BREAKING: Inflation hits a 40-year high of 9.1%Sky News UK inflation hits new 40-year high of 9.1% as food and energy price hikes continueCNBC UK inflation rises to new 40-year high with more expected earningsBloomberg UK inflation hits 40-year record, highest in G7Reuters UK inflation hits new 40-year high of 9.1%The Washington Post See full … Read more