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In West Vancouver “Properties Doubled in Eight, Nine Months”

According to local real estate agents for Royal LePage, property values have doubled in less than a year in some parts of Vancouver due to foreign real estate…

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BC Budget Does Little For Rural Communities, Stikine MLA Says

Criticism of the new B.C. budget was provided at the provincial legislature today by the MLA of Stikine, who said the many of the main points of the budget…

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Government Wants More Immigrants Without Language Proficiency, Immigration Minister

The requirements people must meet before they can become Canadian citizens, such as English or French proficiency, are to be reduced, according to the Canadian government, in order…

bc budget

BC To Collect Data On Real Estate Buyer Nationality

Announced in the B.C. Budget Speech Tuesday, data about real estate buyer nationality will again be collected in the province due to widespread concern about the effects of foreign…

vancouver

How Will The New Mortgage Rates Effect The Housing Market?

In an effort to deal with “house prices that have been elevated,” the Canadian federal government raised down payments on houses over $500,000. Analysts have questioned whether the new…

Home Prices Up 12% In Canada, But Down When BC And Ontario Factored Out

Home prices are up in Canada, hovering around the record 6-year high point, but this is almost entirely due to trends in two areas: Greater Vancouver primarily and…

Are Albertans Mailing Their House Keys Back To The Bank?

A phenomenon known as “jingle mail,” where home-owners faced with mortgages they cannot pay mail their keys back to the bank, may be taking place in Alberta’s slumping…

Richmond Canada

Richmond To Ensure English On Signs On City Property

Due to the pressure of Canadians who have complained about Richmond’s predominantly-Chinese signs, the city has signed a contract for some signs — those at bus stops —…

Running Night Festival

World’s First Running Night Festival In Two Canadian Cities

Joggers and festival-goers will convene again this year for the world’s first night running music festival. The event will take place in 35 locations around the world, including two Canadian…

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Vancouver Is Getting A 200-Foot High Glass-Floored Pool

A new development in Vancouver is getting a city first: a shared swimming pool with a glass bottom. Underneath the glass floor panes of the pool is a…

TD Bank

TD Bank Raises Fees

Canada’s TD Bank has raised fees in several areas this year, including significant charges for things that were free before. The cost to withdraw cash from non-TD Bank ATMS…

F-35

Chinese Vancouverite Aided Chinese Military In Theft Of F-35 Blueprints, Report Claims

The Globe and Mail has caused a court “book of record” to be released from the Vancouver court in which a trial against a Chinese Vancouverite accused of…

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