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Foreign buyers 1.3 per cent of Metro Vancouver real estate sales since tax
The rate of foreign investment in Metro Vancouver housing has fallen to 1.3 per cent since the introduction of a new tax targeting international buyers, according to new data from the British...
Oct 28th, 2016
Metro Vancouver: competing visions fight for the city’s soul
Metro Vancouver is at a crossroads in its history as competing visions fight for the city’s soul. One vision grows out from the city itself while the other seeks to impose itself from the outside....
Sep 20th, 2016
Why cyclists are stoked about Evo's expansion to North Van and Burnaby
Good news — Evo Car Share has expanded its boundaries to include North Vancouver, Metrotown, Capilano University, SFU and BCIT.
Jun 28th, 2016
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits near Victoria, felt across Metro Vancouver
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story reported the earthquake as 5.1 magnitude, according to initial information from the federal Earthquakes Canada agency. The number has been changed to 4.9...
Dec 30th, 2015
Metro Vancouver’s multicultural voters start to lean Liberal
According to a new Insights West poll, Justin Trudeau holds the most support from East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian Vancouverites.
Oct 7th, 2015
Mario Canseco: Seven lessons from the defeated transit plebiscite
The perception of a bloated, ineffective and inefficient TransLink was more powerful than any grandiose vision of the future.
Jul 2nd, 2015
Citizens battle Surrey coal exports in court
Kevin Washbrook argues that coal expansion poses huge health and climate risks for Canada without real benefit for locals.
Mar 8th, 2015
Older diesel engines must be registered now to avoid Metro Vancouver prohibition
“Diesel engine exhaust is a known carcinogen that is responsible for two-thirds of the lifetime cancer risk from air pollution in our region,” says Moore.
Dec 17th, 2014
Food waste to be separated from garbage in 2015
New rules effective January 1 to encourage organics recycling.
Dec 15th, 2014
Metro Van continues to make its controversial case for incineration
Weaved in with stories about Europe's challenges with recycling at a forum hosted by Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, waste management experts from the Netherlands and the UK made subtle recommendations...
Jul 22nd, 2014