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West Vancouver house prices stumble as Beijing hails currency crackdown a success

By Amy Chen West Vancouver house prices fell in August as China’s government declared its crackdown on illegal foreign currency outflow a success. Metro Vancouver’s most expensive community’s benchmark price dropped by 4.8% overall to $1,346,400 compared to August 2016[1]REBGV

Vancouver: A soulless city of heartless lords and hapless serfs

By Joyce Yip The name Anoop Majithia drives fear into the hearts of renters who live in his real estate fiefdom in Vancouver. Soon after taking possession of the apartment block at 1168 Pendrell St in 2014, Majithia’s company Plan

Looking for below minimum wage domestic servant? There’s a govt funded app for that

Amy Chen A platform funded by both the federal government and Province of British Columbia is helping busy families find nannies, babysitters, house cleaners and other domestic helpers who are willing to work for less than minimum wage. Founded by

BC Green Leader accused of selling out to corporations and promoting exploitation economy over plans to legalize Uber

By Amy Chen By pushing to legalize ride sharing in British Columbia, Green party Leader Andrew Weaver is selling out to large unethical corporations like Uber, which exploit workers by flouting industry regulations and paying drivers less than minimum wage,

Beleaguered Scheer belatedly tweets on Charlottesville, keeps mum on Facebook

By Amy Chen Succumbing to intense criticism from Canadians, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer took to Twitter on Sunday to condemn the attack in Charlottesville, where a suspected white supremacists rammed a car into a crowd holding a counterprotest against

Scheer silent as Canadian leaders condemn Charlottesville attack

By Amy Chen Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has so far failed to condemn the attack in Charlottesville, where a suspected white supremacists rammed a car into a crowd holding a counterprotest against a neonazi rally killing one person and

Canadians see Conservatives as uncaring, elitist, old fashioned, and favouritist

By Amy Chen “Old fashioned”, “oil oriented”, “tough on crime”, “favour some over others”, “doesn’t care about you”, “spends on the wrong things”, “elitist”, and “does not trust people” are eight of the 10 top terms Canadian voters associated with

Seller boasts of “NEVER LIVED-IN” 10-year-old condo in North Vancouver

By Joyce Yip For a mere $1.15 million, you, too, could be the owner of a 10-year-old North Vancouver condo with a unique selling point: it has never been lived in. The three bedroom three bathroom unit at Lonsdale Pier

Indigenous advocate files charges against Imperial Metals over biggest mining spill in Canada

By Amy Chen Indigenous advocate Bev Sellars filed private charges against Mount Polley Mining Corporation (Imperial Metals) at the Provincial Court of British Columbia this afternoon in Vancouver, as victims mark the third anniversary of the Mt Polley Mine disaster

Canada passes law granting immunity for drug possession to those who call 911 to report an overdose

By Amy Chen The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, which grants immunity for drug possession to those who call 911 to report an overdose, became law without much fanfare last week after the legislation received royal assent[1]http://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?billId=8108134&Language=E&Mode=1. “Canadians need to