Pot-smoking tenant may be hard to evict

Several readers have asked whether you can evict a tenant who is smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes, or if you can refuse to rent to someone who tells you that they have a license to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes. A few B.C. court cases in B.C. shed some light on the issue. The short… Read More

Heap’s legacy: Family home now houses refugees

On Saturday, the Star published a story about former MP Dan Heap and the obstacles his family faced trying to get him suitable care. Since it appeared, we have been overwhelmed with anecdotes about how Heap touched readers’ lives. Each day this week, we’re featuring one. Today: realtor David Walsh. When it came time for… Read More

Roncy mourns homeless blogger

Residents of Toronto’s west-end Roncesvalles neighbourhood mourned the passing of a local “icon” and “institution” Wednesday with the death of Tony Clemens, who gained a following of readers over the last five years through the popular blog, Homeless Man Speaks. “He was able to remain genuinely cheerful … despite the worst of circumstances, and he infused… Read More