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Lowe’s Canada has unveiled plans to open a giant distribution center in the greater Calgary area. The facility, which will be 1.23 million square feet in size, is expected to open in the fall of 2021 and represent a total joint investment of more than $120 million.
Ontario will protect businesses qualifying for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program from eviction until the end of August.
Sales of existing Canadian homes rebounded by a record 56.9 percent in May 2020, according to data from the Canadian Real Estate Association.