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New home construction in Richmond Hill, Ont., is seen in this file photo. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)
New home construction in Richmond Hill, Ont., is seen in this file photo. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

New house prices rose 0.1 per cent in May: Statscan Add to ...

Statistics Canada says its price index for new housing rose 0.1 per cent in May following a 0.2-per-cent increase in April, continuing a string of similar increases over the last 12 months.

The agency says Calgary was the top contributor to the national advance in May, as prices for new homes rose 0.9 per cent.

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Prices increased 0.6 per cent in both St. Catharines–Niagara and the combined region of Sudbury and Thunder Bay, Ont.

It was the largest monthly price movement in Sudbury and Thunder Bay since May 2012, when prices rose 1.6 per cent.

Prices for new homes decreased 0.3 per cent in Ottawa–Gatineau in May and dropped 0.2 per cent in both Vancouver and Edmonton.

Prices were unchanged in five of the 21 metropolitan areas surveyed.

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