Housing

One of the first net-zero homes in B.C. has earned much press, awards.

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.
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.
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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.
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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.
'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.
Agricultural Land Reserve next to high-priced housing

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

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.

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Gentrification killing off low-income rooms in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Report shows development driving up rents, reducing number of welfare-level rooming houses.

#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.