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Education Minister Mike Bernier ordering a "forensic" audit of the VSB

B.C. government’s “forensic audit” of the VSB turned up nothing “forensic” and it wasn’t an “audit”. So what was it?

When the VSB refused to approve a 2016/17 operating budget with deep cuts to services for kids, B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier ordered a "forensic audit" of the VSB.

Vancouver's health authority applies for two more supervised-injection sites

Vancouver’s health authority has applied for two new supervised−injection sites to combat the drug overdose crisis. Vancouver Coastal Health says the proposed sites would be embedded into...

Chinese real estate billionaire says customers troubled by Vancouver tax

A Chinese real estate billionaire looking to invest in Canada says his customers are troubled by British Columbia's tax on foreigners purchasing homes in Vancouver. Frank Wu, the chairman of Central...

Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university

It’s the story of Vancouver: Broke and barely making it versus fixed, rich, and laughing all the way to the bank: 99% versus 1%.

Vancouver proposes licensed short-term Airbnb stays to increase rental supply

Vancouver's mayor wants to ban Airbnb rentals for those who aren't living in the homes they are listing, while requiring everyone else to hold a business licence. Mayor Gregor Robertson has revealed...
Prince William and Kate at Sheway in Vancouver

PHOTOS: Will and Kate's action-packed day in Vancouver

Thousands of adoring fans flocked to designated hot spots in Vancouver this weekend, hoping to catch a glimpse of, or perhaps even a handshake from Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of...

Qi whizzery; Shaolin kungfu masters @ QE

Zen and the art of soft diplomacy

Vancouver poised to take next steps on empty homes tax

Vancouver is on track to implement a tax on empty and underutilized homes before the end of the year, Council will hear next week. The proposed tax targets Vancouver’s known 10,800 empty homes,...
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National revenue minister asks CRA to investigate B.C. real estate speculators

The Globe and Mail reported over the weekend that some foreign investors allegedly profit in buying homes in B.C. while evading taxes.

Hundreds enjoy tai chi on Vancouver's sunny waterfront

More than 300 practitioners of Taoist Tai Chi® arts gathered on Vancouver's busy waterfront on Saturday to show hundreds of residents and tourists how they stay healthy and flexible. On a...