Tag Archives: Chinatown

Canadian Property Taxes

Total Property Taxes Paid  Based on MLS Detached Benchmarks Updated chart June 13, 2018 City of Vancouver has the highest property taxes in Canada and the Province of BC is proposing to substantially add to this burden. Update: Prof. Andrey Pavlov explains the facts Property … Continue reading

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BC Property Tax Surcharge

B.C. undermines municipal tax base and affordability By Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun, Saturday March 9, 2018 Life is made less affordable for owners and renters by provincial encroachment into the municipal tax base. __________ The province recently introduced their budget, the first, full-year budget … Continue reading

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Parks, community centres & schools

Are amenity spaces destined to become housing development sites? By Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun, Saturday September 9, 2017 Parks and schools open green space are irreplaceable and become even more important as the city densifies. __________ Vancouver is designed to have neighbourhoods with parks, … Continue reading

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NDP government

BC Election priority: ending big money in politics By Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun, Monday, July 10, 2017 B.C. citizens voted in May’s provincial election to end big money in politics at the provincial and municipal levels. This was the primary election platform that … Continue reading

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Chinatown: 105 Keefer St. Public Hearing

Historic Chinatown becoming Yaletown North? By Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun, Saturday May 20, 2017 A rendering from the City of Vancouver report for the public hearing to rezone 105 Keefer Street. Handout / PNG __________ The controversial Chinatown condo tower rezoning at 105 … Continue reading

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