Housing in Atlantic Canada has always been a challenge for some, but generally we are accustomed to our corner of the world having a more reasonable cost of living. Not anymore! The issue of housing affordability and availability exploded in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has borne much of the attention and blame, but in many ways, it is just the last straw to fall on a pile that has been building for years. New research from Turner Drake & Partners Ltd. illuminates seven trends behind the housing situation in Nova Scotia.