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We have a civic government whose policies seem to be motivated more by sentiment rather than substance, and that's why we have record homelessness and a housing crisis which the city has steadfastly denied for so long.
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It's fuelled by the remnants of typhoon Songda.
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Vancouver is quickly becoming one of the top tech hubs in North America. And while the City of Glass still plays second fiddle in terms of the size of its tech scene (we're looking at you, Ontario and Quebec), Vancouver boasts many unique advantages.
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And a housing crash won't fix it.
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Things are expected so slow — or even reverse — from here on out, an expert said.
You might say Vancouver housing has gone full hipster.
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Vancouver is home to the largest Chinatown in Canada and the third-largest in North America, following New York and San Francisco. Amazingly, Vancouver's Chinatown dates back to the 1800s, and it's a place that every visitor should see.
In less than 10 years, near-zero emissions homes and buildings will be the new normal in Vancouver. In addition to reducing emissions and energy use, the city's Zero Emissions Building Plan will lead to improvements in the quality of homes and buildings. This plan will be an important catalyst in the local, clean, low-carbon economy.
"It’s an incredibly powerful voting block."
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Home sales in Metro Vancouver in September plunged by 32.6 per cent compared to the same month last year.
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Vancouver is far more than a metropolis; it's a playground for kids and adults alike. The city's waterways, green spaces, massive urban parks, nearby mountains, and long list of must-visit attractions make it an ideal vacation destination for families with kids of all ages. These four kid-friendly attractions are ones you don't want to skip on your next visit to Vancouver.
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He died in Hong Kong, where he was born.
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Natsumi Kogawa was 30 years old.
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Leaders have a responsibility to resist their own cynicism and scratch beneath the surface to hear what people -- even those who are opposed -- are saying. What is the core concern driving the speaker? Is it affordability? Safety? Mayors should ask genuine questions of people, and actually listen to their responses
It will be five years before Canada's assisted suicide and euthanasia regime has to report back to the nation. These two stories offer reasons why that report will fail to reveal those depressed patients, far from death, who are steered to suicide by others and by their untreated mental illness.
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Since Black Lives Matter Toronto's sit-in during Pride 2016, many of you have shown woeful levels of misunderstanding of where our community as a whole sits with the police. I've heard several of you say that the police don't pose a threat to LGBT people, because we've made "progress." "The bathhouse raids were 35 years ago. Everything is fine now between LGBT people and the police!" is how the argument goes, as if conflict between police and LGBT people is a thing of the past. What you mean to say is that your battle for your rights (which did not include an agenda for LGBT people of colour) was already hard fought decades ago.
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As many as 21 in total have the potential to be shut down. If residents of the east side are forced to move into more expensive neighbourhoods just in order to find a school for their children, homeowners may be forced to turn into renters as they arrive outside the comfort zone of their financial capabilities.
A lot can happen in a few months.
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"The question is where are people getting the money to buy these million-dollar homes?"
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From foreign buyers gobbling up properties sight unseen to young families trying to raise kids in condo towers, the Canadian housing market is a hot topic of discussion these days. But what do houses really cost these days?
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Robertson wants a 70 per cent cut in natural gas use by 2020, and 90 per cent gone within 10 years. This will cost individual residents thousands of dollars -- and was approved by Robertson and his council without any thought to the affordability crisis in Vancouver.
B.C. has seen an explosion of fentanyl-related deaths over the past year.
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Police found the bodies on Saturday.
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Coun. George Affleck called the tax a "bureaucratic nightmare."
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Getting a first-time mortgage from a Canadian bank is like getting security clearance to work at NORAD. Income, credit history, source of down payment funds... are all key measurements to qualifying. These rules, of course, only apply to Canadians. Foreign buyers, some have speculated this week, may be receiving preferential treatment.
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"This empty homes tax is not a silver bullet solution."
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Sip some craft brews, stock up on fresh local veggies, dine on the streets, and dance until the sun rises. Fall is many Vancouverites' favourite time in the city, but many travellers are missing out on the action-packed and picturesque season. These five must-visit festivals are ones you don't want to miss in Gastown.
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The panel repeatedly heard there was a "general mistrust'' of UBC's approach.
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British Columbia's Ministry of Health hasn't commented on the suit.
Record-breaking sales seen earlier this year have been replaced by "more historically normal activity.''