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Vancouverites hot and cold over ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

Vancouverites hot and cold over ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

Critics of the song, which was written in 1944, say it does not reflect the current climate in the wake of the #MeToo movement, while others say it’s a classic Christmas tune depicting an innocent conversation between a man and woman.
Opinion: What Vancouver’s impressive Empty Homes Tax revenue tells us

Opinion: What Vancouver’s impressive Empty Homes Tax revenue tells us

This week, the City of Vancouver issued a report on the projected revenues for year one of its Empty Homes Tax. And make no mistake, this tax is being closely scrutinized by leaders of high-priced cities around the globe to see if it is successful and replicable.
Unpopular Opinion: It's time for B.C. to provide a safe supply of narcotics to addicted individuals

Unpopular Opinion: It's time for B.C. to provide a safe supply of narcotics to addicted individuals

Currently the cost of opioid addiction treatment tops $90 million per year. Something must be done, and something must be done immediately. The Government of British Columbia must commit to providing a safe supply of opioids to drug addicted individuals.
Burnaby got out the chainsaws at Central Park and the neighbours are furious

Burnaby got out the chainsaws at Central Park and the neighbours are furious

The City of Burnaby got plenty of use out of its supply of chainsaws Friday as workers cut down eight giant trees at Central Park.
B.C.'s new ride share rules are bad news for craft beer, tourism industries

B.C.'s new ride share rules are bad news for craft beer, tourism industries

Currently, B.C. is the only major jurisdiction in North America that doesn’t allow ride-sharing. It’s also really bad news for the craft beer and tourism industries in this province, which contribute tens of billions of dollars to our economy.
Burnaby was named one of the 'coziest' cities in Canada. Are you kidding me?

Burnaby was named one of the 'coziest' cities in Canada. Are you kidding me?

The City of Burnaby was named to an interesting list recently. It was listed as #17 on a list of the 55 “coziest” cities in Canada. How the heck did that happen?
Five bad things for renters (and three good) under mooted vacancy control

Five bad things for renters (and three good) under mooted vacancy control

“Let’s have a rental vacancy control system, where annual rent increase caps are tied to the unit instead of a tenant!” comes the call from housing advocates and commenters.
Ridership bragging ignores SkyTrain's 'dystopian nightmare'

Ridership bragging ignores SkyTrain's 'dystopian nightmare'

It is outrageous that TransLink, Transit Police and Kennedy Stewart, the new mayor of Vancouver, have been taking to social media in stunning public relations campaigns crowing about the growing dystopian nightmare that is Metro Vancouver's transit system.
Here’s the poop on that 'Mad Crapper' who flung his own feces at the car that struck him

Here’s the poop on that 'Mad Crapper' who flung his own feces at the car that struck him

This isn’t really about sharing the roads with cyclists. It’s about sharing the roads with dysfunction — which is where even a moment of sober reflection strips this story of its dark humour.
OPINION: Transport Canada needs to make more examples of idiots flying drones

OPINION: Transport Canada needs to make more examples of idiots flying drones

We received a submission of some photos today that were a reminder of how far the government still has to go in educating people about where they can and can't fly drones in Canada.
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