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Most Vancouver houses sold below assessment in May

By ThinkPol Staff The number of Vancouver detached houses selling below assessed value in May outnumbered those selling for more, with some going as low as 32% below, making it the fourth month in row that a majority of Vancouver

Guns stopping Canadian parent from moving to LA

By Drew Penner Vancouver resident Lorie Campbell and her husband have been back and forth from California over the past 14 years with work commitments. The Canadian and her husband are green-cards holders, but there’s a giant issue that keeps

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

Vancouver police not keen to crack down on Airbnb pop-up brothels

By Drew Penner For those of us raised on school films that took us through skid row, and fictional mayor Dominic Da Vinci’s introduction of a red-light district on CBC, we realize Vancouver’s a city with unique problems requiring innovative

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

Twitter account targets flippers speculating on Vancouver’s housing market

By ThinkPol Staff A social media account is targeting flippers speculating on Vancouver’s housing market by reporting them to Canada’s tax agency. Corrupt Gregor[1]https://twitter.com/CorruptGregor has so far reported to the Canada Revenue Agency the owners of five properties, which are

Ottawa vague on helping City of Vancouver curb housing speculation

By Lisa Tanh The Government of Canada is releasing few details about federal measures to help City of Vancouver monitor and curb speculation in the housing market. On Nov. 29, Vancouver City Council approved their planning, urban design and sustainability

Condon: Govt should supply housing for up to 40 percent of Vancouver wage earners

By Patrick Condon, Professor of Urban Design, UBC I am now of the mind that since the real estate market has been effectively globalized, and since the global market for real estate is also distorted by black money seeking a

Woman suing Twelve West over rape and cover up speaks up as nightclub denies incident

Editor’s note: The sexual assault survivor in this story has withdrawn their consent to make their identity public. ThinkPol respects their decision to do so, and as such, has decided to remove this story from publication.

Neighbour finds ‘Vancouver special’ turned into commercial Airbnb hotel

By Lisa Tanh An East Vancouver resident has discovered a ‘Vancouver special’ in her neighbourhood that has been turned into a commercial Airbnb hotel. Ulrike Rodrigues, who lives in the Mount Pleasant area, said a nearby Vancouver special “went through