affordability

How B.C.'s small businesses could be champions for $15 minimum wage

If the Province wants small businesses on-side for $15 minimum wage, it should take seriously the crisis of affordability facing small businesses caused by real estate speculation

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 the country’s hottest markets are...
Trish and Martin Kostian in their crowded Vancouver studio.

Money squeezing creative class out of Vancouver

After five years of house-hunting, a Vancouver couple shares the ups and downs they went through before deciding to opt out of the city and move to Nanaimo.
living wage, advocacy, poverty, social change, Vancouver

City of Vancouver to become a 'living wage employer'

The living wage of $20.68 an hour won't apply to everyone, say advocates, but it's a 'symbolic' victory for all.
Vancouver's housing numbers describe a bubble real estate market

How to tell we're in a housing bubble

Michael Wilson says standard investment analysis clearly shows we're in a housing bubble.
'Give Us Data' is the name of the rally planned for June 25

'Show us the numbers on foreign real estate investment,' says rally organizer

Failure to track the impact of the flow of foreign capital marks this country as an international outlier, says #donthave1million trendsetter Eveline Xia.