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Judy Graves vows to slap 50% Flipping Levy on Vancouver real estate speculators

By Amy Chen A former homeless advocate running for a council seat in Vancouver has pledged to slap a 50% Flipping Levy on real estate speculators on the city. The Flipping Levy is just one of the measures announced by

Investors dumping Metro Vancouver homes at a loss as bubble bursts

By Amy Chen Investors who bought homes in Metro Vancouver last year at the height of the bubble are dumping them at a loss to flee the market in a hurry as prices continues to tumble, recent sales listings show.

Christy Clark’s BC Liberals overpaid favoured donor $572 million to build bridge

By Amy Chen The former BC Liberal government under Christy Clark overpaid party donor Kiewit/Flatiron General Partnership more than half a billion dollars for the Port Mann Bridge project, documents reveal. While bridge was to be built under a fixed-price

Investors dumping Metro Vancouver homes at cost as prices plummet

By Amy Chen Investors who bought real estate in Metro Vancouver last year at the peak are dumping them at cost to bail from the market in a hurry as prices continues to tumble, recent property listings show. The dumping

Premier Notley celebrates Labour Day as Brian Jean shuns workers

By Jane Grant Alberta Premier Rachel Notley celebrated Labour Day at the annual Calgary and District Labour Council barbeque as Leader of the Opposition Brian Jean shunned workers. “Labour Day recognizes and honours everyone who works to develop our resources,

Vancouver home being flipped for 25% profit a month after being bought

By Amy Chen A Vancouver property developer is attempting to a flip a home for 25% profit a mere month after buying it. Georges Mavroidis of Vancity Development Group Corporation bought the 2167 sq. ft. single family home at 3107

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,