Shift in tax burden should be a wakeup call for homeowners

Source: Vancouver Sun Section: Editorial Page Vancouver city council took a tiny step in the right direction last week when it began the long overdue process of rebalancing the tax burden borne by businesses and residents. The shift of roughly $10 million of tax liability from business owners to homeowners means a commercial enterprise will …

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Vancouver needs to keep jobs close at hand

Byline: Don Cayo Vancouver Sun You can quibble about the details — and it is clear that some people are digging in to endlessly do so — but the nub of Mayor Sam Sullivan’s EcoDensity vision is a no-brainer. This is an era where concerns such as the impact of urban traffic (and gridlock) on …

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Bulletin from Mayor Sullivan

I would like to update you with the great news that Vancouver will be benefiting from the Province’s new $80 million investment in supportive housing. The majority of that financial commitment goes towards the purchase of 10 Single-Room Occupancy hotels in our city, and it is the largest single acquisition of this critical housing stock …

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80 million dollars from province for rooms to help the homeless

Byline: Jim Goddard and Shane Bigham News1130 VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Premier Gordon Campbell and Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan have announced a plan to help reduce homelessness in the city. The provincial government is making an $80 million investment in helping solve the problem. Almost 1,000 more units of supportive housing will be created, with 910 …

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B.C. government buys up hotels, buildings for homeless

STEVE MERTL Canadian Press VANCOUVER — The B.C. government has quietly bought up more than a dozen fleabag hotels and other properties as part of a plan to curb rising homelessness in Canada’s most expensive real estate market. Community activists have led a rising clamour that owners of so-called single-room-occupancy hotels want to cash in …

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