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Some Vancouver stratas aim to crack down on short-term rental sites like Airbnb

A quick look at the Airbnb app shows that there are dozens of properties in downtown Vancouver listed on the online rental hub.

Now some stratas councils are getting serious about the issue, posting signs in buildings that warn owners of potential fines for short-term rentals. 360 more words


Has Europe found a fix to B.C.'s housing crisis?

VANCOUVER – Imagine living in a former church, school building or fire station for $50 a week. Consider a 25 per cent tax on people who leave their homes vacant. 1,075 more words


Economist 12/9/15

  1. THE lift at 1009 Expo Blvd in Vancouver goes directly from the 12th floor to the 15th. The omission of the 13th caters to Western superstitions.
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Housing and transportation woes driving people out of Metro Vancouver

WATCH:  It’s well documented that housing prices across Metro Vancouver are on the rise, but that rise is causing some to leave. Angus Reid Institute Senior Vice President Shachi Kurl speaks with Global about a new poll showing how residents are feeling about rising prices. 378 more words


New Vancouver highrise to have separate 'poor doors' for social housing residents

WATCH: A common practice among condo developers is coming under fire. Separate entrances for those living in social housing units and those who pay market value. 387 more words


Living small: Less space, less stuff means more time, lighter load for four B.C. households

THERE’S MORE THAN one way to swim against the consumerist tide. The latest word from Statistics Canada is that Canadian household debt is at record highs, and rising faster than disposable income. 2,467 more words


Economist 6/16/14

  1. After years of overpromising and underfunding, Chicago has the worst pension gap of any big American city.On June 9th Mr Emanuel won a modest but encouraging victory when the governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn…
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