The Canadian Press Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6836 en Federal government invests $150 million for affordable housing in B.C. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/federal-government-invests-150-million-affordable-housing-bc The federal government has announced it will invest $150 million in affordable housing in British Columbia, as real estate prices in the province continue to skyrocket.&nbsp;The money will be spread...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/federal-government-invests-150-million-affordable-housing-bc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Affordable housing in BC Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:21:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22810 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Critics of Canada's assisted dying laws to launch new court challenge http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/critics-canadas-assisted-dying-laws-launch-new-court-challenge A 25-year-old British Columbia woman with a degenerative muscle disease is challenging Canada's physician-assisted dying law just days after it came into force. Julia Lamb of Chilliwack has spinal...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/critics-canadas-assisted-dying-laws-launch-new-court-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Assisted dying Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:28:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22808 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. makes second bid to evict homeless people camping at Victoria courthouse http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-makes-second-bid-evict-homeless-people-camping-victoria-courthouse The British Columbia government says fire, crime and sanitary conditions at a homeless camp outside the courthouse in Victoria have degenerated since March when the province originally applied for a...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-makes-second-bid-evict-homeless-people-camping-victoria-courthouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Victoria's homeless camp Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:59:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22807 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com UBC says acclaimed writer Steven Galloway removed over breach of trust http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ubc-says-acclaimed-writer-steven-galloway-removed-over-breach-trust A woman who complained to the University of British Columbia about the chair of its writing program says she's glad the acclaimed writer is no longer employed by the school.&nbsp;The university...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ubc-says-acclaimed-writer-steven-galloway-removed-over-breach-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News breach of trust Steven Galloway UBC Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:46:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22803 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Death of sea stars in Howe Sound reveals ecological domino effect http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/death-sea-stars-howe-sound-reveals-ecological-domino-effect The mass death of sea stars in British Columbia's Howe Sound has created a trickle-down effect that a researcher says should be a warning about the depletion of any species in the ocean.&nbsp;Sea...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/death-sea-stars-howe-sound-reveals-ecological-domino-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News How Sound Sea stars Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:25:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22800 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Emergency declared in Dawson Creek after unprecedented rain creates flood damage http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/emergency-declared-dawson-creek-after-unprecedented-rain-creates-flood-damage A&nbsp;local state of emergency has been declared in Dawson Creek, in northeastern B.C.,&nbsp;as&nbsp;receding flood waters reveal the extent of damage from two days of record−setting rain. Mayor...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/emergency-declared-dawson-creek-after-unprecedented-rain-creates-flood-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Dawson Creek flooding storm Weather Sat, 18 Jun 2016 04:34:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22795 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Trudeau warns housing solution in Vancouver could hurt markets elsewhere http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/trudeau-warns-housing-solution-vancouver-could-hurt-markets-elsewhere A direct admission from the PM: overseas money is playing a role in fuelling superheated markets such as Vancouver, where the average price of a single-family detached home is $1.5 million.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/trudeau-warns-housing-solution-vancouver-could-hurt-markets-elsewhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Affordable Housing Burnaby Justin Trudeau Liberal Party Translink Vancouver Vancouver housing market Vancouver Real Estate Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:05:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22794 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Heavy rains cause floods in northeastern B.C., damaging rail lines, bridges http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/heavy-rains-cause-floods-northeastern-bc-damaging-rail-lines-bridges Flooding has forced some residents out of their homes while leaving thousands of others in the dark as heavy rain washed out major roads and bridges, and damaged powerlines in northeastern British...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/heavy-rains-cause-floods-northeastern-bc-damaging-rail-lines-bridges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News British Columbia flooding Rain storm Weather Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:08:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22787 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales down month-over-month http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadian-real-estate-association-says-home-sales-down-month-over-month Canadian home sales started off the year at a torrid pace, fuelled by Vancouver and Toronto, but the Canadian Real Estate Association says sales in&nbsp;the country’s&nbsp;hottest markets are...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadian-real-estate-association-says-home-sales-down-month-over-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News affordability Canada Housing Real Estate real estate bubble Toronto Vancouver Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:08:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22786 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Former seniors care facility in Victoria to become housing for the homeless http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/former-seniors-care-facility-victoria-become-housing-homeless The purchase comes as the province heads to B.C. Supreme Court in its second attempt to evict the 80 to 100 people who have been camping on the grounds of the Victoria courthouse since last year.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/former-seniors-care-facility-victoria-become-housing-homeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News B.C. Government homelessness housing crisis Real Estate rental market Vancouver victoria Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:47:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 22784 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com