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B.C. needs 'net-zero' building revolution to combat climate change
Without tighter building policies, the B.C. government may struggle to meet its climate change goals.
Jul 23rd, 2015
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.
Jul 9th, 2015
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.
Jul 8th, 2015
Uproar over city's affordability crisis highlights lack of foreign ownership data
Mayor Greg Robertson recently asked B.C. Premier Christy Clark to introduce a speculation tax on people who flip homes and on luxury properties — a suggestion that Clark shot down.
The Canadian Press
Jun 19th, 2015
'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.
Jun 19th, 2015
OPINION: Very little about the housing situation is the result of a free market
When people invoke free-market principles to push back against policy changes what they really mean is the current environment is working for them, says Michael Wilson
Jun 16th, 2015
Protesters at Oppenheimer Park vow to stay and fight for low-income housing
The protesters want to negotiate with the City and remain at their camp, installed at Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside.
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Jul 22nd, 2014
Top ten coolest things to do in Vancouver this weekend
It is your weekly partytime plan - here is what the Bees have picked for you
Feb 7th, 2013
Gentrification killing off low-income rooms in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Report shows development driving up rents, reducing number of welfare-level rooming houses.
Dec 14th, 2011
#Attawapiskat housing crisis heats up, from Parliament Hill to Twitter
While B.C. indigenous leaders protest in Ottawa, applauding Attawapiskat chief, Vancouver 'twittivists' took the Native housing fight online.
David P. Ball
Dec 8th, 2011