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Vancouver is just one city in a global real estate slowdown

Vancouver is just one city in a global real estate slowdown

Way out here on the Best Coast, it’s easy to think of ourselves living in something of a separated-off bubble – and that when it comes to real estate, the bubble looks to be deflating.
Climate change could chill Liberals’ chances in next federal election

Climate change could chill Liberals’ chances in next federal election

Last month, Research Co. asked Canadians about their views on environmental issues, economic development and government performance. The results point to a voting public that has already taken sides, and one that may not be swayed by policy proposals.
Patti Bacchus needs to take a break and she needs to get some help

Patti Bacchus needs to take a break and she needs to get some help

Patti Bacchus gets written up in "Vancouver's Stupidest Politics Column"
Extending SkyTrain to UBC would encourage economic growth and prosperity throughout the region

Extending SkyTrain to UBC would encourage economic growth and prosperity throughout the region

Extending the Millennium Line SkyTrain to UBC will contribute to a growing transit network that meets the needs of the entire region, reducing congestion, moving people more quickly and safely between their homes and places of work, and minimizing our impact on the environment.
B.C. proportional representation proposal seemed almost tailor-made for failure

B.C. proportional representation proposal seemed almost tailor-made for failure

The decisive referendum victory to preserve the first-past-the-post electoral system in British Columbia is, quite naturally, a repudiation of those who sought proportional representation.
Glue huffing lounges are the next big money making opportunity in Vancouver

Glue huffing lounges are the next big money making opportunity in Vancouver

Sniffly Bob’s Huffing Emporium is not a real business, nor do we promote the idea of abusing inhalants. This is a satirical column. Last week it was decided by the B.C.
BCLC is warning parents not to give kids lottery tickets because some people are dumb

BCLC is warning parents not to give kids lottery tickets because some people are dumb

BCLC actually had to send out a news release reminding parents and adults that “lottery products such as Scratch & Wins are a form of gambling, and not suitable gifts for children and minors."
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.
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