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Airbnb let fraudster scam guests for months, refused to refund victims

By Lisa Tanh Airbnb allowed a fraudulent host to run a scam short term accommodation operation for months in Vancouver despite multiple guest complaints while refusing to refund the victims, an investigation by ThinkPol has found. Since January, a host

Vancouver Public Library got real estate advisory firm to edit press release, records show

Vancouver Public Library got a real estate firm to edit a press release promoting a controversial event featuring a pro-development advocate, records obtained via freedom of information requests show. Brendan Dawe of real estate advisory company Urbanics edited the original

60% of US foods Contain technical food additives, new study finds

60% of foods purchased by Americans contain technical food additives, which include colouring or flavouring agents, preservatives, and sweeteners. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by Elsevier[1]“Food Additives in

Leaks exposed OneCity volunteer plot to frame critics as criminals. Now comes the victim blaming.

By Rohana Rezel The news broke last week that Daniel Oleksiuk’s close associates were plotting to ruin the lives of their “political enemies” – including myself – by framing us heinous criminals. In response, Abundant Housing Vancouver (AHV) cofounder Oleksiuk

OneCity volunteers plotted to fabricate rumours to destroy opponents, chat logs show

By Rohana Rezel I have obtained chat logs that show OneCity volunteers plotting to destroy their opponents by fabricating damaging rumours – including rumours about pedophilia. Their targets involve affordable housing advocates, academics, journalists, and lawyers among others. And what

Vancouver YIMBY verbally assault female volunteer of party that turned down real estate industry donations

Vancouver’s Yes In My Backyard movement – which is pushing for real estate developers to be given a blank slate to build for-profit housing all over the city – is once again coming under fire after a vocal member verbally

Birds nest halts pipeline expansion

By Chen Zhou A controversial mega federal project has once again been halted by tiny bird nests and facing the accusation of covering up conservation incompetence. Since the Trudeau government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) which will

Fractional investing: How the dream of homeownership for a dollar became a nightmare for tenants

By Chen Zhou Startups that promise to help Canadians priced out of the real estate market realize their dreams of homeownership for just a loonie are becoming a nightmare for renters. In May 2022, a volunteer-run organization RenovictionsTO tweeted the

Vancouver’s flipper MP Taleeb Noormohamed owns shares in Airbnb

Vancouver’s real-estate-speculator-turned-MP Taleeb Noormohamed owns shares in Airbnb – the short term accommodation platform blamed for taking long-term rentals out of Vancouver’s tight rental market while bringing crime and violence to residential neighbourhoods. Vancouver-Granville Member of Parliament Taleeb Noormohamed, who

Shut down the temporary foreign worker program – labour academics, advocates say

By Chen Zhou The Canadian government once again expanded the controversial Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) citing “labour shortages” last month, making it easier to hire migrant workers even in areas facing higher unemployment. But labour advocates and academics insist