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Building in Baja, Mexico

The old leaky house in front of the new home with a door that locks, three rooms and a loft (instead of one room) and a solid floor and roof.

The old leaky house in front of the new home with a door that locks, three rooms and a loft (instead of one room) and a solid floor and roof.

DRHBA Executive Officer, Anita DeVries (in sunglasses) with family receiving a new house in Mexico.

DRHBA Executive Officer, Anita DeVries (in sunglasses) with family receiving a new house in Mexico.

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Transit Taxes Set to Rise

Durham Region is proposing a 20%-30% increase to their transit development charges beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

A single detached home will jump from the current rate of $401 to $515, and a low density multiple will be increased from $336 to $414. A two-bedroom apartment will change from $232 to $299, and a one-bedroom from $149 to $194.

Non-Residential developments will also be increased from $0.25/sq. ft to $0.31/sq. ft.

Gary Asselin, economic analyst for Durham Region’s finance department, said that the charges are in line with other regions of similar size.

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Doing Good For Durham

The DRHBA Helps Local Not-for-Profits

Each year the DRHBA holds a golf tournament to help raise funds for local not for profits.
This year the recipients were Grandview Children’s Centre in Oshawa and Wind Reach Farm in Ashburn.

The event was a great success with  the resulting contributions of $5000 to each Not for profit.

Pictured above: from left to right: DRHBA Tournament organizer Marianne Tracey, Steve Snider, DRHBA President and the recipient for Wind Reach Farm.

Pictured below: from left to right : Marianne Tracey, Stephen Snider and the recipients for Grandview Children’s Center in Oshawa.

Well Done DRHBA!

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DRHBA Helps Feed The Need In Durham!

DRHBA Helps Feed The Need In Durham

(Present in Photo: Board Members, Elfie Hayes, Jeff Goldman, Steve Deboer, President of DRHBA Stephen Snider, Emidio Dipalo and Jennifer Hurd)

 

Hello Everyone  at the DRHBA

I just wanted to send a quick note to Thank-You for the donations of food at last night’s dinner meeting. I dropped of the donation this morning and it was 280 lbs of food in total. This was an excellent contribution from the members in attendance last night.

Feed the Need Durham was surprised and happily received the donation. This is a time of year when they are lower on food reserves since they are still trying to catch up from Christmas.

Thanks again to everyone from Steve Deboer of Two Men and a Truck Moving.

 

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