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Property owners fight new short-term rental rules in Victoria court

Property owners fight new short-term rental rules in Victoria court

The West Coast Association for Property Rights wants to see previous rights to operate legal short-term rentals reinstated.
Updated: Provincial regulator orders WLNG workers onto Squamish floatel

Updated: Provincial regulator orders WLNG workers onto Squamish floatel

WLNG has been waiting on a temporary use permit from the District of Squamish; company says it is preparing to move the floatel to Squamish, as ordered.
Want to make housing affordable? Real estate needs to become a mediocre investment

Want to make housing affordable? Real estate needs to become a mediocre investment

What we should be aiming for is policy that would maintain home prices at some reasonable multiple of household income
Metro Vancouver compensation up 19 per cent; CAO compensation passes $700K

Metro Vancouver compensation up 19 per cent; CAO compensation passes $700K

Metro Vancouver’s commissioner and CAO Jerry Dobrovolny had a total remuneration of $711,668 in 2023.
How you, your home and your pets can stay cool in this summer’s heat waves

How you, your home and your pets can stay cool in this summer’s heat waves

As heat waves become increasingly common across Canada, so too does the threat of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Home sales in May down from year ago: Canadian Real Estate Association

Home sales in May down from year ago: Canadian Real Estate Association

OTTAWA — Canada's real estate market softened further in May as sales and prices of existing homes declined and listings rose.
CMHC says annual pace of housing starts in May up 10% from April

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts in May up 10% from April

OTTAWA — The annual pace of housing starts in May climbed 10 per cent compared with April, helped by gains in Montreal and Toronto, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said.
Builder fined $200K for safety violations at Burnaby Metrotown highrise project

Builder fined $200K for safety violations at Burnaby Metrotown highrise project

WorkSafeBC has slapped Axiom Builders Inc. with a $198,891.01 penalty for safety violations at a condo tower project on Telford Avenue in Metrotown.
Taseko says tentative deal reached with striking workers at Gibraltar mine

Taseko says tentative deal reached with striking workers at Gibraltar mine

VANCOUVER — Taseko Mines Ltd. says it has reached a tentative agreement with striking employees at its Gibraltar Mine in central British Columbia. The deal is subject to ratification by the workers, who are represented by Unifor.
B.C.'s drought: What exactly are droughts and what causes them?

B.C.'s drought: What exactly are droughts and what causes them?

It's more than just a dry spell that causes a drought — here are some of the factors scientists study in determining when a place is in a state of drought.