Downtown Vancouver may have the equivalent of nearly two-dozen 30-storey condominium towers sitting empty, serving as merely oversized “safety deposit boxes” for the wealthy, according to researchers. But blaming the city’s severe housing prices on absentee foreign investors could just be “this decade’s version of the Yellow Peril,” a UBC business professor has warned.
Vancouver event unites advocates, developers, architects, politicians and more.
Hundreds of poets are putting their verse together to keep a 10-hectare forest slated for development by Langley council intact, and they’re hanging their work from trees with ribbons.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and a majority of city council voted June 27 to allow the development of a 22-storey apartment tower in the West End, despite concerns the project will be unaffordable to many.
Members of Musqueam First Nation, battling to stop a condo development from being built on their ancient burial ground, are escalating the fight with blockades of public roads.
The left-leaning Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) unveiled its new executive director today.
City council to vote on development proposal June 11.
Top Tories fanned out across Canada today touting support for CETA, the “most ambitious trade deal in history.” The Left Coast Post asked Vancouver councillor Tim Stevenson what’s the deal.
Downtown Eastside organizers will rally at Vancouver’s City Hall again today against Sequel 138, condos proposed at the heart of Canada’s poorest urban neighbourhood, which are being voted on at 3 pm.
With NDP and Liberals criticizing Canada’s secretive CETA agreement, this launches a series on its impact on Canada’s water, democracy, jobs and health.