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Multi-million dollar mansion owner suing city over $128K Empty Homes Tax bill

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 10, 2019 10,646
The home was assessed at over $12 million this year.
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Vancouver and Toronto have North America's hottest office markets: report

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 10, 2019 872
Both cities are booming and "well-positioned for the digital economy."
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Burnaby eliminating paid meter parking on select streets near hospital

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 10, 2019 576
Making hospital visits more affordable and less stressful for those visiting loved ones in care.
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BC Ferries workers face verbal and physical abuse by disgruntled passengers, union says

Dd4ade7f70d6c9922c79f331cb2286c2?s=96&d=mm&r=g Lakshmi Sadhu Jul 10, 2019 1,180
BC Ferries say they're doing the utmost to ensure customer and worker safety.
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Opinion: Vancouver council's zero-sum game on rental housing is doing much harm

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 10, 2019 1,869
A rejected 21-unit townhouse proposal will become a 12,000-sq-ft mansion.
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Vancouver's luxury housing market 'expected to regain momentum' this year: report

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 10, 2019 3,153
New upward trends during the first half of 2019 are expected to accelerate.
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Richmond council rejects TransLink's new bus loop proposal for Steveston

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 09, 2019 3,416
The City of Richmond rejected a proposal to use city lands for a new bus loop.
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Home sales in BC would have been 10% higher without stress test: BCREA

Dd4ade7f70d6c9922c79f331cb2286c2?s=96&d=mm&r=g Lakshmi Sadhu Jul 09, 2019 1,512
The agency says BC lost out on about 7,500 sales.
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TransLink completes renovation of SkyTrain's 22nd Street Station bus loop

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 09, 2019 2,132
The station's bus loop will also see new electric-battery buses.
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Vancouver city council's current voting record on new market rental housing

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 09, 2019 2,113
And one city councillor has voted against every rental project.
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Surrey city council approves renaming street to commemorate Komagata Maru incident

4dd0e852301e879ba5ea9b17866c778b?s=96&d=mm&r=g Simran Singh Jul 09, 2019 551
But some councillors said the decision doesn't follow city policy.
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Canada's First-Time Home Buyer Incentive won’t get you anything in Vancouver

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 09, 2019 12,899
"There are simply no options priced low enough to qualify."
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Hong Kong government says controversial extradition bill is 'dead'

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 09, 2019 1,563
This was just one battle in a long war before the 2047 end of 'one country, two systems.'
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What mortgage pre-approval actually means and why you should care

969a6ef651ad94df4b08aed25feff42a?s=96&d=mm&r=g Daily Hive Branded Content Jul 09, 2019 5,143
Get that dream home 🏡
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'Monarchy-inspired' condo building proposed for Cambie Corridor

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 08, 2019 1,115
Located near King Edward Station.
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Volcanic rock-inspired condo project proposed for Cambie Corridor

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 08, 2019 1,585
The architectural detailing is inspired by Queen Elizabeth Park's volcanic history.
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Construction begins on The Butterfly tower in downtown Vancouver (RENDERINGS)

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 08, 2019 8,062
The project includes $90 million in community amenities, including social housing and a church restoration.
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City of Vancouver needs to focus more on growing the economy, says chief planner

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 08, 2019 1,915
Vancouver is in a position to benefit from the spillover of Seattle and San Francisco's tech businesses.
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Surrey to vote on renaming street to honour Komagata Maru passengers

4dd0e852301e879ba5ea9b17866c778b?s=96&d=mm&r=g Simran Singh Jul 08, 2019 691
If passed, "Komagata Maru Way" will be added as a commemorative street name to 75A Avenue.
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BC government to officially start accepting rideshare applications this September

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 08, 2019 7,238
If applications are processed swiftly, we could see vehicles on the road by Sept. 16.
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TransLink launches new bookable on-demand bus service, similar to rideshare

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 08, 2019 4,830
Residents in one community can now use an app to order their bus ride.
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A look inside: New super-green Passive House townhomes in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 05, 2019 9,397
One of Vancouver's first single-home to multi-unit housing conversions with Passive House technology.
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Most of Vancouver's frequent transit network is surrounded by low-density zoning

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 05, 2019 4,937
"Overly restrictive land use planning forces people to live further away from jobs and amenities."
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New student housing buildings being built at UBC Okanagan

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 05, 2019 829
Two new projects will add a total of 440 beds.
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City of Vancouver's new citywide planning process could cost $18 million

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 05, 2019 1,768
Up to 35 city staff will be assembled for the project.
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City of Vancouver adds $400k to funding for street cleaning jobs for the homeless

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 05, 2019 1,490
Last year, 55,000 work hours picked up 14,800 bags of garbage and 72,000 needles.
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Residents of 14-storey Vancouver condo frustrated after multiple elevator breakdowns

4dd0e852301e879ba5ea9b17866c778b?s=96&d=mm&r=g Simran Singh Jul 05, 2019 6,594
Porters were brought in to help people take stuff up and down the stairs.
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Royal Centre at Burrard and Georgia corner to see major expansion (RENDERINGS)

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 04, 2019 4,424
New RBC and offices, retail and restaurant space, and an additional SkyTrain Burrard Station entrance.
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Vancouver's enormous Molson Coors brewery up for lease

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 04, 2019 4,179
Molson Coors is moving to a new $200-million facility in Chilliwack this year.
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Blind and deaf-friendly crosswalk push buttons increasingly installed in Vancouver

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 04, 2019 813
This could become the new citywide standard for all signal-controlled crosswalks.

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