City of Vancouver
The rezoning application to increase the height and bulk of the building to be erected on 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown has become a hot issue in the Chinese community. Not only are the Chinese media...
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Why are we not questioning the cost (both financially and socially) of our current Liberal government's policies? The cost aspect of a promise or platform is a justified question, but only if you hold every party to the same scrutiny.
Eighty-six per cent of people in B.C. support banning corporate and union donations, with 76 per cent agreeing that the B.C. Liberals are only interested in helping their political donors and big businesses. The majority of us know that people don't just give away hundreds of thousands of dollars without expecting anything in return.
"If the transaction is registered Aug. 2 or afterwards, the tax applies."
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B.C. finance minister said just over three per cent of sales between June 10 and June 29 involved foreign buyers.
The government is stepping in.
The idea is to coax buyers into the red-hot market.
The premier said B.C. will eventually need federal help to understand the data.
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Surging real estate values added $2.3 million to B.C. cabinet ministers’ personal wealth this year alone, as the government says coming measures to ease housing affordability won’t include any that lo...
The announcement comes a day after this year's property assessment was published.
The shelter is now open every night until the end of March.
Lip service to local autonomy.
It is a powerful dream. Despite my cynicism, I love Vancouver and its natives who rail against the "No Fun City" label with all their might. I have always fantasized that I would raise my children in a place where different cultures and personality types butt up against each other, where difference is a way of life and not cause for alarm.