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Can taxing absentee owners fix Vancouver's housing shortage?

COPE’s mayoral candidate for the November 15 Vancouver municipal election, Meena Wong, has floated the idea of taxing absentee home owners.

Wong, a 53-year-old community health worker and long-time activist who moved to Canada at age 19 from Hong Kong spoke to the… 1,871 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Streetlights like fireflies along West Broadway

It took the entire global system of interconnected computers known as the Internet to put this post about an average sunset in Vancouver, B.C., on your screen but that’s nothing. 23 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The bearable lightness of being fall in Vancouver

Friday is more than than three-quarters over so I think it’s safe to say that today has been nice from beginning to end.

For the last six hours or so it’s been nice in a sunny way. 124 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Hxdb Interview Pt.2

It’s been 2 years since Hxdb was here on Disco Droppings, and there’s no doubt the man continues to be a powerhouse. The site has lifted up a very wide range of styles and individuals over the years, and as I placed this dude’s words into the post, I remembered the deep connection I have with his mindset. 568 more words

Dumpster diver finds semi-precious stone

Yesterday a dumpster diver wanted me to appraise something he had dug out of someone’s garbage.

The glossy white thing was adorned with the words “Lepow Stone Power” and punctuated by three USB ports (one with a cable still attached) so it was obviously tech of some kind. 687 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Aquilini's Oak St. tear-down tenants face weird damage deposit hurdle

A tenant of the Santa Fe apartment building told me this morning that Aquilini’s building management people have been insisting on walk-through inspections of the soon-to-be-demolished suites before they will return any tenant’s damage deposit. 521 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Bicycle lanes aren't motorcycle parking spots!

It was as a spectator that I saw the motorcycle parked in the bicycle lane on the southwest corner of the intersection of 8th Avenue and Yukon Street a few days ago. 227 more words

Vancouver B.C.