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Vancouver homeseller boasts of making $92,500 from Airbnb last year

By ThinkPol Staff A Vancouver home where the seller boasted of making $92,500 from Airbnb last year has sold for the asking price. “Owner on main, top and bottom run as AIRBNB $92,500 in 2017. Can be purchased with AIRBNB

Vancouver Airbnb bylaw loophole threatens rental stock

By Lisa Tanh A loophole in the City of Vancouver’s new short-term rental bylaw could wipe out a big chunk of the city’s secondary suite stock, according to a complaint by a concerned citizen. Ethan, a born and raised Vancouverite,

Patrick Condon to enter Vancouver mayoral race if Adriane Carr doesn’t

By Lisa Tanh Patrick Condon will enter the Vancouver mayoral race if Adriane Carr rules out a run because he wants to stamp out speculation. “I’d like to see Adrianne Carr run, and if she does, I’ll support her,” Condon

New grassroots party joins Vancouver municipal race

By Jennifer Wilson On Tuesday, ProVancouver will officially launch its campaign for the 2018 election with mayoral candidate – financial planner David Chen – at the helm. The party is branding itself, in its first press release, as a community

Unable to afford rent, some Vancouver seniors choosing to take their own lives rather than become homeless, advocate says

By Lisa Tanh More seniors are being pushed into homelessness because they can’t afford the city’s high cost of living or find a safe shelter, says the head of a seniors’ non-profit organization. Anthony Kupferschmidt, executive director of the West

Massive commercial operators continue to run illegal Airbnb hotels in Vancouver despite City of Vancouver’s “crack down”

Suite Living, who claim to be one of the largest furnished rental companies in Vancouver, has been promoting multiple STRs in Vancouver and Richmond through their website and Airbnb. Currently, it remains illegal to run STRs for less than 30

Increasing property prices force Robson street businesses into bankruptcy

By Lisa Tanh Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says small business owners on Robson Street are struggling to pay their bills because of high-density upzoning and increased property prices. Last Thursday, Chandra Herbert spoke at the B.C. legislature on

City of Vancouver staff asked to talk to PR team before responding to citizens

By ThinkPol Staff City of Vancouver staff are asked to talk to the city hall’s army of well-paid spin doctors before responding to citizens on social media, according to information released through a Freedom of Information request. “A reminder: please