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Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales down month-over-month

Canadian home sales started off the year at a torrid pace, fuelled by Vancouver and Toronto, but the Canadian Real Estate Association says sales in the country’s hottest markets are...

Japan gives kudos to king of Vancouver sushi kitchen, chef Hidekazu Tojo

When Hidekazu Tojo began preparing sushi at a modest Japanese restaurant in Vancouver 45 years ago, customers were squeamish about eating raw fish wrapped in seaweed. So the 21−year−old...
homeless, homelessness, Vancouver rental market

Former seniors care facility in Victoria to become housing for the homeless

The purchase comes as the province heads to B.C. Supreme Court in its second attempt to evict the 80 to 100 people who have been camping on the grounds of the Victoria courthouse since last year.
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Car owners dish on Evo Car Share

Eco-friendly, low cost convenience. Get to know Evo!
Love locks sculpture proposed for Queen Elizabeth Park

Vancouver Park Board approves Love in the Rain sculpture for Queen Elizabeth Park

The Vancouver Park Board approved the concept and location for the new public art sculpture last night. Bruce Voyce, a well-known and celebrated artist from Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood,...

Humpback whale greets kayaker off Kits beach

The video has more than 2,000 likes on Instagram. Local and national media outlets have written about it. Social media user @johnnyvanuck never thought a regular afternoon in the beach would put him...

Vancouver approves "access without fear" policy

Yesterday, City Council approved an "access without fear" policy. This is a big step forward to making our city a more inclusive, welcoming place to live. Access without fear confirms...
New Rental Housing approved for Punjabi Market

Mayor and Council Approve New Rental Housing in Punjabi Market

Vancouver, BC (April 6th, 2016) – A new mixed-use building in South Vancouver’s Punjabi Market neighbourhood has been given the green light to proceed. The rezoning decision, made at last night’...

How to make a movie with a little help from your friends

About two years ago, Ross Munro and his wife María were juggling their work-schedules, their shooting-schedule and their crew’s schedules in order to complete the final scenes of A Legacy of Whining...