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PODCAST: Caroline Adderson and Vancouver Vanishes

Demolition of old homes destroys Vancouver's history, author argues

Caroline Adderson is known to many as a fiction writer. But in Vancouver, she's also known as the creator of the Facebook page Vancouver Vanishes, which chronicles the rapid destruction of old homes in the city through demolition. That three-year effort recently became a book of the same name from Anvil Press. Adderson notes Vancouver is losing three homes a day to demolition and redevelopment. She believes the loss of these homes, which range from heritage homes to houses once considered ideal for first-time buyers, is destroying the many stories of this city's history. But she believes protests by regular citizens can change city policy to save more homes from the bulldozer. She visited our studio two weeks ago.

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