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Excerpt: Canada is the fifth most popular nation for high-end property investors from the world’s most populous nation. The only countries ahead of Canada are China’s relatively nearby neighbours of Thailand, Australia and Japan, as well as the U.S. The Hurun Report, which also tracks the real estate desires of affluent Chinese, says that Metro...
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Excerpt: We point out that whatever were the steps leading up to this point, our elected officials are in no way “fettered” or obligated to support this or any application when it reaches the Public Hearing. They are, in principle and in law, absolutely free to vote oppose, support, or abstain, based on what they...
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PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6 pm This Public Hearing is to be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, “Local Government Meetings and Bylaw Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3 “ Members of the public may attend at City Hall to hear and watch the meeting proceedings, but...
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Excerpt: One of Vancouver’s most beloved swim spots, Sunset Beach, is closed for swimming and other water sports due to high E. coli content. Vancouver Coastal Health samples the water daily at beaches across Metro Vancouver, and put out an alert on Saturday, saying the West End beach is closed for swimming until further notice....
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Excerpt: Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24 hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. Although counts do not give...
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Excerpt:  The staff at City Hall are pushing a huge amount of business through the Council pipeline, some items controversial and with long-lasting implications for the City. By the start of the summer hiatus, a total of ten public hearing dates (including reconvened/carried over) will have been completed in just June and July. There have...
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Excerpt:  Social housing used to mean housing for low-income people. In Vancouver, social housing means another thing. In 2014, the ruling Vision Vancouver party of then-mayor Gregor Robertson changed the definition of social housing. Social housing in Vancouver now means entire residential developments where a majority of the housing units are going to be rented...
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Excerpt:  Is anyone home? Perhaps more precisely, the question should be “Does anyone live there”? Just a few lights are on, so what about the other units? ……………   Some people wonder about this building, blocking views, unconventional design, and seismic safety. The site was repeatedly up-zoned in permitted height (started at 225 feet, then...
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Excerpt:  While Vancouver city council has spent the last 40 years prioritizing density in the city’s core area, it’s up to the separately elected school board and provincial government to manage the school system and approve funding for new buildings.  “It’s certainly frustrating,” said Coun. Lisa Dominato.  She’s lobbied for approval of an elementary school in...
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Excerpt:  While the city already had a higher buildings policy, it was amended and strengthened around 2010. The planning department identified about six sites where particularly tall buildings could be constructed, one of which is at the north end of Granville Bridge where Vancouver House is now situated, while another site is opposite to Vancouver...
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