June 29, 2016
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Can Government Intervention Cool The Housing Market?

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Housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are extremely hot, and average prices are skyrocketing. Every new data release, real estate report, and housing related comment is scrutinized, debated and analyzed in painstaking detail. A red flag is raised, an alarm bell is sounded, a stern warning is issued or extreme caution is urged by both domestic and international housing analysts and economists almost daily. How does this end?

Sikh Man Uses Turban To Save Swimmer In B.C.

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Canadians' Top Vacation Destination? Canada.

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Hike B.C. Realtors' Fines By 2,400 Per Cent: Council

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Chinese Bank Looks To Seize Vancouver-Area Luxury Homes

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Hundreds Of B.C. Parrots Need Forever Homes

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Dutch Court Approves Extradition For Amanda Todd Suspect

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Airbnb Could Soon Go Full Pac-Man On Canadian Hotel Revenues

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The Heartbreaking Inspiration For B.C. Singer's New Single

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Accused B.C. Killer Charged With Indignity To Half-Sister's Body

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Critics Challenge Assisted-Dying Law Just Days After It Passed

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Surrey Shows Its Pride At 1st-Ever Parade

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Feds Commit $150 Million For Affordable Housing In B.C.

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B.C. BASE Jumper Dead After Parachute Opened Too Late: RCMP

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Accusations Against Galloway Include Bullying, Sexual Harassment

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B.C. Mom Stood Up For Her Son After He Was Left Out, And It Worked

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17 Majestic Camping Sites In British Columbia

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Kid Who Borrowed His Mom's Porsche Just Got Into A Lot More Trouble

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We All Need A Nap After Watching These 13 Golden Retrievers Swim

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Vancouver Island Should Be 11th Province: Former MP

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Canada's New Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier Finally Gets A Launch Date

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Feds Launch Housing Working Group With B.C., Ontario

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Author Steven Galloway Bounced From UBC After Breach Of Trust

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Vancouver Pushes Full Steam Ahead To Tax Empty Homes

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Budtenders Wanted: Canada's Coolest Weed Jobs

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A City Just Recorded Canada's Worst Home Affordability EVER

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21 Romantic Honeymoon Ideas In Canada

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B.C. Mom's Urgent Message After Baby Hospitalized With Whooping Cough

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Trudeau's Not 'Scary,' NDP MPs Say

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Canadian Construction Boom Even Hotter Than House Prices

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Vancouver Home Prices Were Hotter Back When Billy Joel Was No. 1

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Blame Canadians, Not Foreign Money, For 'Housing Bubble': Report

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Liberals Reach Agreement With Provinces On CPP Reform

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Vast Majority Of Canadians Support CPP Expansion: Poll

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Canada's Banks Would Lose Billions In A Housing Crash: Moody's

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Hungry Black Bear Tears Apart Car In B.C. To Reach Food

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Rental Rates Are Falling In Canada. Here Are The Cheapest, Priciest Places

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Canada's Wild Child Real Estate Cities Will Settle Down: TD

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Fixing Vancouver's Housing Crisis Could Hurt Elsewhere: PM

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Dawson Creek Flooding Forces Evacuations

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MP Fights Back Tears In Tribute To Slain British Politician

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Trudeau Hands B.C. $470 Million For Transit Projects

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Bank Chiefs Put Their Mansions On Sale After Housing-Market Warnings

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Emergency C-Section On B.C. Highway Saves Baby Deer

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Wicked Storm Drenches West Vancouver

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RCMP Investigate 3 Sex Assault Claims Against SFU Student

Why BMO Is Telling Job-Seekers To ‘Move To The City'

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