How to solve Vancouver’s Rental Problems? This Group is Asking for an Abundance of Options

This and 4 other not-to-miss stories from the Vancouver Courier!


Discussing the state of rental housing in the city has become a regular pastime for many Vancouverites, but one group has decided to take that discussion to the people who have the power to do something about it. Read the full story HERE.

Don’t miss on these four other stories from the Vancouver Courier:

1. “Temporary” closure of Bute Street at Robson creates car-free pedestrian plaza

A new “temporary” public plaza on Bute Street at Robson is being modelled after a similar space in the West End.

2. You might envy people who own two places, but does that mean they should be taxed for time they’re not at home?

We celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. But it was also the deadline by which some condominium and house owners had to rent their properties to avoid paying Vancouver’s new Empty Home Tax.

3. Here’s why you should head under the Cambie Bridge at dusk

It’s dusk and the salmon are swimming towards their spawning grounds. The crowd of people standing under the Cambie Bridge — necks craned, mouths agape — is swimming with them.

4. Ready to go to the polls again? Vison councillor Geoff Meggs’ departure for Victoria sets October byelection in motion

A byelection to replace Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs will likely be held in October and cost more than $1 million, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson, who also suggested voters could be going to the polls at the same time to elect school trustees.

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