Theft from vehicles up nearly 40% in Vancouver

"The effort it takes to remove all visible items in your car is minimal, when compared to the cost and hassle of replacing a broken car window." Vancouver police offering free security clubs for older vehicle owners. The spike in thefts follows a crackdown in downtown Vancouver in December that led to the …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver's empty homes tax to pull in $30M

Of the homes declared vacant by their owners, 56 per cent were in downtown Vancouver or the West End. "For those who did rent their homes, thank you very much for adding to the rental housing supply here in Vancouver," he said. A lack of accurate and timely statistics means it is difficult to say exactly …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

Road closures in effect for Vancouver Sun Run

More than 41,000 runners will converge on downtown Vancouver starting at 9:00 a.m. PT Sunday for the 34th annual Vancouver Sun Run. There will be various road closures with the race, extending from 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They are listed at the bottom of this article. REMINDER: Be race day ready …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

Empty homes tax due today

Earlier studies showed that downtown Vancouver had the highest number of empty or underutilized homes — 2,244 in total. The West End had the second highest total at 735. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's annual report from November 2017, the vacancy rate in …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

University dorms open for summer business

But with exams coming to an end in the next couple of weeks, the university and its campuses, particularly the main one at Point Grey, situated a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, can lose some of their vitality. Injecting more life into the school throughout the summer months was just one of the …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

REALTOR® honoured for work with at-risk youth

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) honoured REALTOR® John Patricelli with the 2017 REALTORS Care® Award for his dedication to helping at-risk youth.

The REALTORS Care® Award is presented annually to Realtors in Metro Vancouver who demonstrate a sustained commitment to charitable, fundraising, or volunteer activities that strengthen communities and support people most in need.

Source: REBGV

West Vancouver REALTOR® awarded profession’s highest honour

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) honoured REALTOR® and real estate broker Calvin Lindberg with the Professional Excellence Award on April 6. The award is REBGV’s highest honour. 

Lindberg is the Managing Broker at Angell Hasman Realty in West Vancouver.

Source: REBGV

BC tax hikes on gas, luxury cars, tobacco take effect today

Prices have reached record highs at gas stations in downtown Vancouver, like this one at Burrard and Davie. (David Horemans/CBC). McTeague warned that prices could surpass $1.60 a litre as the switch to summer gasoline next week adds another four cents a litre. "Brace for more shock to the pumps …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver baker Tessa Sam publishes first recipe book with Sweet Bake Shop

With the help of a web-savvy friend in the early days of Facebook, Sam took the leap, left her job, and began promoting her new business while baking out of her tiny townhouse in downtown Vancouver. "People would knock on my door and they'd come into my living room, past my dog, and pick up their …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

The quiet genius of Vancouver's Patkau Architects

But while the building works on a prosaic level, it is also subtly poetic. As you approach the Lonsdale Quay site on the SeaBus from downtown Vancouver, the building reveals its jagged profile and shimmering surfaces: a sort of abstracted version of the sheds that surround it. Here, on what had been a …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

Jay Suites to take over HBC's Manhattan office lease

Hudson's Bay is also seeking a buyer for its downtown Vancouver flagship store, which it owns in a joint venture with Canadian property trust Riocan REIT. The owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor brands on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings that missed estimates but said the …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

Professional hockey player ordered to pay for punching 'Good Samaritan'

According to the judgment, Delta police attended the scene and took a statement from Griffen. Olsen was released on an undertaking but no criminal charges were laid. Gove writes that Griffen ran into Olsen in downtown Vancouver last year: "Olsen approached him and said 'I'll do it again. Go ahead …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

Lululemon shares soar on expectations beat, forecast

Yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc's logo is pictured at its store in downtown Vancouver in this file photo. Ben Nelms/REUTERS. Canadian athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica on Tuesday posted a surprisingly strong fourth-quarter profit and forecast further growth in the first quarter, …
Source: Downtown Vancouver

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