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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
In the coming months, Metro Vancouver residents will be voting on a new transportation package proposed by The Mayor’s Council. A successful “yes” vote in this plebiscite will be a triumph; its failure a historic loss. One way or another, we will be...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Universities and colleges across Metro Vancouver are voting YES in the Metro Vancouver Transportation Referendum, for increased access and better transit for their students and workers.
Monday, March 9, 2015
BCLI recommends new approach to terminating a strata Vancouver, 20 February 2015—In its just-published Report on Terminating a Strata, BCLI is calling on British Columbia’s legislature to amend the Strata Property Act, reforming how that act deals with...
Monday, March 9, 2015
By Benjamin Dachis - C.D. Howe Institute   Traffic congestion slows down traffic – that is the visible cost of congestion. But it also causes people to forgo trips that they otherwise would take. This is the hidden cost of congestion.  ...
Thursday, March 5, 2015
There has been a recent landmark victory at the Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) on the method of splitting assessed values between residential and business tax classes for mixed-use projects under construction. The concept appears simple and in...
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency - Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Shortlist Partners to Develop City Lands The Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency seeks responses to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from interested partners with experience in...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The following is a message from BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay. Note that it applies only to Part 9 building projects. Dear Industry and Consumer Advisory Council Members: I am very pleased to share with you today’s important announcement from the...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Dear UDI members, We’d like to hear your thoughts on the Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit, which was launched in April 2014 as a project of the Provincial Health Services Authority and the Healthy Built Environment Alliance. The Toolkit is...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We are a registered non profit society consisting of about 10 North Shore families who have been working together since 2010 to secure semi-independent housing for our family members who are young adults with a developmental disability. The term “...
Monday, February 23, 2015
VANCOUVER -- Last week’s Insights West poll shows No-side support firming up and growing momentum. So, let’s say the No side prevails. Yay! Now what? Recall the mayors and abolish TransLink? Sack its board of directors? Ruthlessly downsize...
Friday, February 20, 2015
 This panel discussion, hosted by IBPSA - BC, will provide tips on what it takes to reach upcoming VBBL and LEED (including V4) energy targets. Representing a wealth of experience, our panelists will help uncover common communication barriers within...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
UDI partnered in a study about small market housing experiences in BC and other jurisdictions.  Read the full report  - see pages 7-8 for summary infographics. The partners for this research project are the Real Estate Institute of British...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Join the conversation to share your ideas and vision for Abbotsford’s future!   www.abbotsforward.ca   Presentation with guest speakers Brent Toderian and Jeffrey Tumlin: February 25 Developer Workshop: March 5  
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
        MEDIA ADVISORY   Event:                   Better Transit and Transportation Coalition announcement Date:      ...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
On February 22, WE Arts hosts a community consultation meeting to articulate a community vision for arts and culture in the West End. What would a great West End Art Plan look like with your participation and ideas? 1:00-4:00pm at the West End...
Monday, February 16, 2015
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Friday, February 13, 2015
But the increase in mortgage rates that contributed to a loss of affordability in that period appears to be temporary By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun February 12, 2015   Affordability is down across Metro Vancouver as prices rose and some...
Friday, February 13, 2015
Lack of townhomes means young people struggle to get into market, while downsizers struggle to leave larger homes By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun February 12, 2015 First-time homebuyers and downsizers love townhouses, but in Metro Vancouver’s...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
NEWS RELEASE Ministry of Natural Gas Development and Responsible for Housing   For Immediate Release 2015MNGD0006-000178 February 12, 2015   VICTORIA – The Province has introduced a new Building Act to establish more consistent building...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
   News Release  For Release: February 11, 2015  Transit and transportation plan critical to Surrey and region’s economy and health  Better Transit and Transportation Coalition supports Surrey mayor and council on plan to cut...