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Times Colonist - February 11, 2018
As members of the Board of Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, and in the wake of the recent tragedies in which children were murdered in our community, it is imperative that we write and speak publicly about the need to do more to protect women and children from domestic violence.
 
BCLocalNews.com - February 9, 2018
ML Burke writes that developers and city planners need to do more to protect vulnerable citizens.
 
Aldergrove Star - February 9, 2018
National Housing Strategy plans to be discussed at Feb. 21 event.
 
InfoTel News - February 8, 2018
There may be a significant jump in the number of homeless people in Kamloops from years past.
 
The Tyee - February 8, 2018
Rate to jump $1.30 June 1 to $12.65.
 
New West Record - February 8, 2018
The Seniors Services Society is raising funds to support hungry, hurting and homeless seniors through its annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk on Saturday, Feb. 24.
 
The Province - February 7, 2018
This Family Day, Feb. 12, those of us in the youth-from-care community ask for our family to listen.
 
The Province - February 7, 2018
The British Columbia government says it will soon profit from the short-term rental market after reaching an agreement with Airbnb on the collection of taxes.
 
Kelowna Capital News - February 7, 2018
Social services organization to team up with Westbank United Church to assist those in need.
 
Kamloops This Week - February 6, 2018
The City of Kamloops is looking for 150 volunteers to help with a national effort to count homeless residents.
 
commons.bcit - February 6, 2018
Hogan’s Alley was Vancouver’s first black neighbourhood.
 
The Province - February 5, 2018
Newly minted B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson acknowledged Monday that affordability is “probably” the unifying issue in British Columbia.
 
e-know.net - February 5, 2018
Community Connections Society SE BC is encouraging Cranbrook residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK).
 
 
Analysis
 
Western Investor - February 9, 2018
Western Canada's top commercial real estate stories, featuring coverage new seniors' housing projects and taxation on Airbnb rentals.
 
CBCnews British Columbia - February 8, 2018
As the sharing economy grows, the government needs to find a way to regulate it.
 
NewsCaf - February 8, 2018
Finance Minister Carole James touted the deal with Airbnb as the first of its kind in Canada, saying it acknowledges short-term rentals are part of B.C. s economy.
 
Mortgage Broker News - February 7, 2018
Investment properties in Vancouver, which feed the supply of rental housing in a city that has a vacancy rate of below 1%, are being afflicted by B-20.
 
The Province - February 7, 2018
Few outside the architectural community talk about the beauty of Vancouver’s architecture.
 
Vancouver Sun - February 7, 2018
It’s what CMHC is calling the “most thorough examination of house price patterns” ever done of the housing market in the country’s five largest cities, including Vancouver.
 
News 1130 Radio - February 7, 2018
BC’s New Democrats will be tabling their throne speech next week by building on promises to tackle affordability, an ongoing issue that’s plagued this province.
 
The Province - February 7, 2018
British Columbia’s New Democrats will be tabling their throne speech next week by building on promises to tackle affordability.
 
The Province - February 7, 2018
A 48 per cent hike in Vancouver housing prices from 2010 to 2016 is being partly driven up by homebuyers bidding a higher price for a property because they believe foreigners are investing in the market, according to the CMHC.
 
BNN - Business News Network - February 7, 2018
Canada’s federal housing agency says new mortgage rules intended to cool hot markets are “working better than hoped.”
 
CBCnews British Columbia - February 6, 2018
But lawyer says imposing an outright ban is not the best idea.
 
The Georgia Straight - February 5, 2018
My request for factual information from the City of Vancouver regarding the January 25 forced displacement of people living in vehicles along the elbow of Evans Avenue and Glen Drive has so far resulted in two responses.
 
Vancouver Sun - February 5, 2018
Stricter mortgage rules are sending borrowers towards more risky lenders that are out of the regulator's purview.
 
 
New Housing
 
Vancouver Sun - February 10, 2018
The units in the modular apartment building set to open in Marpole this month are small, just 250 sq. feet, but each will offer a homeless person their own small kitchen and bathroom with a shower stall.
 
Richmond News - February 10, 2018
In partnership with the province, the City of Richmond will build 40 homes with around-the-clock care in an effort to address the needs of community members struggling to find a stable home.
 
BC Housing - February 9, 2018
The Province is partnering with the City of Richmond to build 40 new homes with 24/7 support services to address the immediate needs of people in the community struggling to find a stable place to live.
 
The Georgia Straight - February 8, 2018
A proposed plan for Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek has promised 1,800 social housing units.
 
BC Housing - February 7, 2018
The Province is partnering with the City of Langford and the District of Sooke in building 115 new, affordable rental homes to help address the housing needs of families and seniors in Greater Victoria’s Western Communities.
 
Sooke News Mirror - February 7, 2018
New homes will help people in Langford and Sooke.
 
The Georgia Straight - February 6, 2018
The developer of Little Mountain has proposed to construct another building at the former Vancouver social housing site.
 
UrbanYVR - February 6, 2018
Vancouver’s newest housing co-op opened Monday in the Olympic Village, bringing an additional 135 units to market.
 
CBCnews British Columbia - February 5, 2018
Earlier plans for revitalization shelved because of high cost of asbestos, seismic improvements.
 
Western Investor - February 5, 2018
Collingwood's Odd Fellows Manor will be replaced as part of a new six-storey, mixed-use development.
 
 
Lived Experience
 
Radio Canada International (en) - February 8, 2018
Not quite homeless, but close.
 
CHEK News - February 7, 2018
A new supportive modular housing project is slated to change the face of a south-end Nanaimo neighbourhood and Anita Wagner has a front row seat from her Cranberry Street home.
 
Global News - February 6, 2018
In Metro Vancouver housing is always a story. But what about when it’s your story?
 
Yahoo! News Canada - February 5, 2018
When Todd Russell and his ex-girlfriend broke up three months ago, they thought that — like most couples in their situation — they'd go their separate ways.
 
CBCnews British Columbia - February 5, 2018
Businesses on a quiet street in East Vancouver want the city to deal with what they call a dramatic increase in the number of campers and RVs permanently parked there.
 
 

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