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City of Vancouver approves 2018 budget, with a last-minute property tax hike

Vancouver homeowners should be ready to pay more the next time the property tax bill comes in the mail.

The City of Vancouver has approved its 2018 capital and operating budget — and with it, an unexpected property tax hike. 258 more words


City of Vancouver proposing 3.9% property tax increase in 2018 budget

As the year winds down, Vancouver City Council is holding a special meeting on Wednesday to talk about next year’s budget.

According to a report, the city is proposing a 3.9 per cent property tax increase. 147 more words


Will new pot rules rein in rogue dispensaries? Vancouver city councillors split

Opinion is split at Vancouver City Hall on the effect B.C.’s planned pot regime will have on unlicensed dispensaries.

On Tuesday, the provincial government announced that recreational marijuana will be distributed wholesale through the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB), with retail sales to come through a mixture of private and public stores. 414 more words


Vancouver Councillor George Affleck won't be running again next year

He’s calling it quits after two terms.

Vancouver NPA councillor George Affleck says he won’t be running in the 2018 civic election, saying he needs to focus on his family and his business. 204 more words


Vancouver may turn one of Cambie Street Bridge's lanes over to cyclists

Vancouver cyclists may soon have another route into the downtown core.

A proposal is being brought to Vancouver city council to turn one lane of the Cambie Street Bridge into a bike path. 159 more words


Vancouver city council considers expanding bike share system

Vancouver’s ‘Mobi’ bike share system could be in store for a major expansion.

The city is set to hear a status update on the program this week, and vote on expanding it as far east as Commercial and Broadway. 109 more words


Motion calling for more rangers to deal with dirty needles clears Vancouver Park Board

The Vancouver Park Board is one step closer to hiring more rangers to address the growing number of drug paraphernalia found in parks and playgrounds. 437 more words