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Super-realistic The Lion King, real acting from Awkwafina and Eisenberg’s Self-Defense target
Also why our housing crisis is not unique, why English democracy protesters were attacked 200 years ago and moral decline in Argentina just before a coup
Jul 19th, 2019
Candid scenes with Leonard Cohen and his muse, housing problems much like ours in Frisco and what we learned about life from the starfish
Also: loud comedy from an Uber car, grim living in an English family and Jews eluding the Nazis in wartime Berlin
Jul 11th, 2019
The Avengers who survived, two films about women young and old and a look ahead to DOXA
Avengers Endgame is poised to be quite possibly the biggest film of the year. So massive has been the anticipation and the pre-opening ticket sales. How is it? I caught it last night, so read on....
Apr 26th, 2019
Temporary modular housing approved for Kaslo Street
The Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, Gil Kelley, announced today the approval of a development permit to build 52 new temporary modular housing units at 4480 (formerly 4410) Kaslo...
Mar 13th, 2018
Thirty nine units of temporary modular housing approved for Powell Street
The City of Vancouver's Director of Planning has approved the development permit for the construction of temporary modular housing at 525 Powell Street (formerly 501 Powell St.). The...
Mar 6th, 2018
Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor and Oscar’s short-film hopefuls
Also a weekend of socially conscious documentaries ranging from the arms trade, the harm that high tech gadgets do to Vancouver’s housing crisis
Feb 16th, 2018
Former seniors care facility in Victoria to become housing for the 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.
The Canadian Press
Jun 15th, 2016
As Vancouver grapples with housing crisis, how Europe has tackled vacant homes
Imagine living in a former church, school building or fire station for $50 a week. Consider a 25 per cent tax on people who leave their homes vacant.
The Canadian Press
Dec 14th, 2015
HOUSING CRISIS: One typical family's search for a place to call home
Two parents in the arts field, three kids and their dog all add up to one serious dilemma when it comes to finding a home to rent in Vancouver.
Jun 25th, 2015
Track foreign buying of real estate, says Chinese Canadian group
The Friends of Hong Kong call on government to stop dismissing complaints about off-shore buying as 'anecdotal'.
Jun 19th, 2015