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Sprinkler in an urban vegetable garden

URBAN GARDENING: Five tips for nurturing thirsty veggies in a heat wave

Gardening gives us a front-row seat to changes in climate and weather. With this summer’s high temperatures, we need to keep our plants irrigated and also avoid wasting water. Here's how.
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How can we fix the looming water crisis?

Water scarcity is already a huge problem in the world. According to a 2014 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, approximately one in nine people around the world lack access to safe,...
Lynn Canyon suspension bridge

Five cheap ways to enjoy summer family fun in Vancouver

A bargain 'staycation' is a chance to see it all as a tourist in the Greater Vancouver area.
The city has banned pot cookies and other edibles from stores.

City's top doctor defends ban on pot cookies and more from stores

Vancouver city council voted Wednesday to ban edible pot products from stores, sparking criticism that the move violates a recent Supreme Court decision.
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.
Starting our winter vegetable seeds.

URBAN GARDENING: Planning your winter garden

By growing food year-round — not just in the spring and summer — we can significantly increase our food resiliency. The catch is that we need to start our winter gardens at the height of summer.
Fenella Sung and Ivy Li

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'.
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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.
Urban gardener Rebecca Cuttler and her bumper crop of vegetables

URBAN GARDENING: What to do with a bumper crop

Rebecca Cuttler commutes to her food-giving plot and shares the wealth of local gardening info in her new weekly column, Abundant City.
What makes Rona Ambrose mad - cannabis

Ambrose ire all smoke, no fire

Minister of Health disagrees with the Supreme Court of Canada over marijuana ruling.