Vancouver, B.C.’s hot housing market getting more expensive for foreign buyers

Vancouver, B.C., one of the hottest housing markets in North America, is getting a little tougher for wealthy Chinese buyers. British Columbia Finance Minister Carole James announced measures targeting foreign buyers and speculators in the first budget since her government was elected on a pledge to make housing more affordable for residents of Canada’s Pacific Coast province. Starting [...]

21 February 2018

Condo developer demands 15% more money from buyers after New Westminster project hits delays

A group of prospective homeowners in New Westminster, B.C., are crying foul after being told they need to pay tens of thousands dollars more for their presale condominiums or risk losing their future homes — despite signing a contract nearly two years ago. Earlier this month, Jago Development notified buyers of the Westbourne Residences project at 5th Avenue and 13th Street t [...]

21 February 2018

What Vancouver, B.C., can teach us about housing

The Seattle area’s increases in home prices led the nation for the 13th straight month in November, the longest-ever such streak for real estate around Puget Sound. That meteoric rise has made it ever harder for the region’s booming population to buy a home. But if we think it’s difficult in Seattle, look 140 miles north to Vancouver, British Columbia, where experts say house prices [...]

21 December 2017

5 numbers to note in Vancouver supplemental budget

The city of Vancouver approved its second 2017 supplemental budget Monday evening. These supplemental budgets occur annually to reflect any changes to revenues or expenditures after the biennial budget is approved. The 2017 supplemental budget included an expenditure adjustment of $38.9 million and an additional 2.75 full-time employees. Of the $38.9 million adjustment, $22.6 million is at [...]

13 December 2017

He Promised Riches and Entry to Canada. Now He’s the Subject of a Fraud Case in Vancouver.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — In the tightly knit world of Vancouver’s wealthy Chinese immigrants, Paul Se Hui Oei stood out for his ties to some of Canada’s most powerful politicians and his mastery of cultivating guanxi, or personal relationships, that attracted legions of Chinese clients eager for his assistance in gaining a legal foothold in Canada.But behind closed doors, th [...]

17 November 2017

Okanagan Lake-area residents riled over plans to sell lakefront properties

A proposed sale of three town-owned waterfront properties in Lake Country has riled up residents who fear diminished public access to Okanagan Lake. The town plans to sell the lots, which stretch 210 metres along the shore, for a total of $1.3 million, and put the money toward other municipal purposes. “Fifty years from now, people will scratch their heads over this extremely short-s [...]

06 November 2017

Castlegar brothers recognized for raising money to thank B.C. Children's Hospital

Ryder Squires arrived prematurely, but seemed a healthy and happy bouncing baby boy when he was born five years ago. That lasted less than an hour.   Ryder went into respiratory distress, his body unable to convert oxygen in sufficient quantities. The treatment he needed — nitric oxide, which relaxes tightened blood vessels so oxygen and blood can flow without interference — w [...]

06 November 2017

Douglas Todd: Is China bursting Vancouver’s housing bubble?

The author of Millionaire Migrants was one the first to provide evidence that the foreign real-estate dreams of China’s wealthy have arguably had more impact than anything on Metro Vancouver’s housing unaffordability.UBC geographer David Ley, along with SFU’s Wu Qiyan, told me early this year the city’s real-estate bubble would be punctured when leaders of the People’s Republic [...]

07 October 2017

Editorial: Get tougher on money laundering through casinos

We would like to think that casinos simply provide entertainment as portrayed in the ads showing people dancing, dining, going to shows and playing roulette, offering a great night out. But, as Postmedia reporter Sam Cooper has revealed in his investigative series over the past week, there is a dark side to the fun and games.Through freedom of information requests, document searches and inter [...]

07 October 2017

Five Updated Tips for Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks are defined as stocks with a value less than $5 per share--often though, the value is less than $1 per share. They aren’t traded on the major stock exchanges, such as the NYSE and NASDAQ. You can find penny stocks traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap Market, the OTC-BB (Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board) and the AMEX. The tempting thing about trading penny stocks before a spike is that [...]

04 October 2017

Blinking UFO Flies Over Pictou, Nova Scotia

A witness has reported sighting two blinking alien lights over Pictou, Nova Scotia on 10 July, 2017. This report has been obtained from a testimony included in the database of Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) published on 14 July, 2017. The witness begins the report by saying that he saw the lights along with two other people and talks about the time and date of the sighting. "Me and two ot [...]

26 August 2017

UFO: Brilliant, White Object Hovers Over Halifax, NS

Last week, on 26 July, an unusual sighting was witnessed in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. According to an anonymous report published on Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) website, “a small, marble-looking object” was seen hovering above the Canadian city. “I woke up at noon. The sky was blue and sunny, with large white clouds around. I went out to my front door to have a cigarette [...]

26 August 2017

High speed red-blue flashing UFO seen in Airdrie, Alberta

A high speed red-blue flashing UFO was seen flying over Airdrie, Alberta on 16 July, 2017 at midnight. This report has been obtained from a testimony included in the database of Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) published on 17 July, 2017. The witness begins the report by telling us what he doing at the time of the sighting. "At midnight looking north a friend and I were enjoying a campfire." He [...]

26 August 2017

Manipulative Alien Agendas Dominate Global Economy and Politics, suggests Michael Salla

Throughout history, UFO sightings and reports of alien encounters are much more common than we can think. It is possible to see visual evidence of them in paintings, religious texts, sculptures and megalithic structures. But, what type of activities have these extraterrestrial beings performed in our planet? According to an article published by famous UFO researcher and writer Dr Micha [...]

26 August 2017