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City of Vancouver resumes accepting @VISTRO11’s complaints following outcry

By Will Young When a Twitter user began reporting Aribnb listings to the City of Vancouver with their addresses, the social media staff behind @CityOfVancouver initially accepted the complaints. But then the City staff suddenly decided to demand personal information

Prominent Vancouverites may be breaking the law running illegal Airbnb operations

A doctor, an engineer and a professor are among the prominent Vancouverites who appear to be breaking the law by running short term rentals on Airbnb. While short term rentals are illegal under Vancouver’s by-laws, lax enforcement has seen them grow

Vancouver nightclub sued over rape, destroying evidence

By Will Young A Kamloops, BC woman who says she was drugged and brutally raped at Vancouver’s Twelve West nightclub sued the business Thursday for negligence and destroying evidence of the incident. (ThinkPol does not identify victims of sexual assault

Canada lagging behind other countries when it comes to science and technology

At a recent presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) the case was presented that Canada’s competitiveness in terms of research and development in science and technology has declined markedly over the past 15 years.

Vancouver to hold public hearing on legalizing short term rentals

The City of Vancouver will hold a public hearing next Tuesday on a new bylaw that would legalize and regulate AirBNB and other short term rental operations, which are currently illegal in the city.

Coquitlam woman sues McDonald’s over hot tea spill

By Will Young A Coquitlam, BC-woman has filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s claiming an employee spilled “scalding” hot tea on her causing her severe injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Tamerin Elliott is seeking general damages, special damages and costs from

Vancouver’s economy to cool over next two years

By Will Young Vancouver’s real GDP growth is forecast to ease from 4.1 per cent in 2016 to 3.2 per cent in 2017, with an even more modest 2.5 per cent advance expected for 2018, according to a report by

Toronto condos being presold in Hong Kong for $50K discount

By Amy Chen An upcoming Toronto condominium development is being presold in Hong Kong for a $50,000 discount, social media advertising by the promoter shows. Hong Win International Group Ltd is promoting ZEN King West, development by CentreCourt Developments currently

Magnetic brain stimulation company CEO’s West Vancouver home with eight mortgages facing foreclosure actions

By Amy Chen The CEO of a company that developed a device that promises to cure depression using magnetic brain stimulation is facing foreclosure actions on his West Vancouver home, which carries eight mortgages. Jetmov filed a petition against Heather

Publicly listed cannabis company CEO accused of fraud sues for defamation

By Amy Chen A CEO of a Vancouver-based publicly listed medical marijuana grower has filed a defamation suit against a government official who accused him of fraud, court records show. Dennis Petke, President and CEO of Alliance Growers Corp (CSE: