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Jun 0

Craft beer another calling card for Vancouver’s growth

Right now we’re in the middle of Vancouver’s 11th Annual Craft Beer Week, and you can add it to the list of amazing things this city is now known for worldwide. Yes, that’s right, Vancouver’s craft beer scene is gaining international attention. How awesome? Well think of Cuban cigars and champagne from France, now it’s […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Vancouver becoming international sports destination

If you’ve noticed some more foot traffic of the sporting variety downtown lately, you’re not alone. Turns out the ambitious plan to turn the City of Vancouver into a top-tier sporting event destination is paying off already. For so long the city has been known as a hockey town, but now we’ve become a full-on […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

False Creek flats in unveiled

Last night at a City of Vancouver public meeting the design plans for the False Creek Flats were unveiled. The master plan community which combines commercial and the new St. Paul’s Hospital is expected to increase jobs in the area for the next 30 years in the 450-acre industrial neighbourhood. The False Creek Flats, which […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

B.C. Real Estate Searches by Americans Surge After Election

While many have talked about the downside of a Trump presidency south of the border, others are doing what they do best and looking at the upside. Of course the president’s transgressions are tough to overlook, however there is one place in which a light is shining particularly bright right now: our local real estate […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

Hitting the sustainable transportation target five years early

The City of Vancouver unveiled an ambitious plan about a decade ago. The idea was to make the city completely powered by clean energy by 2050, not just electricity, but heating and transportation as well. As part of this, the city was looking to get to 50 percent when it came to sustainable modes of […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Continuing to grow as a city and community

As Vancouver continues to grow into an international city, it’s important to make sure we continue to implement sustainable measures to keep up with pace. That’s why we’re excited to see the City of Vancouver’s new partnership with the Affordable Housing Agency, the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation and Vancouver Coastal Health. The announcement is to create […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

Vancouver to become first Canadian city to have living wages

Lost in the shuffle of today’s endless news cycle was a little bit of good news, and something all Vancouverites should be quite proud of. A few weeks ago Vancouver declared it will become Canada’s first certified city as a living wage employer. This means council has approved pursuing a Living Wage certification for all […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

Downtown Vancouver alley upgrades in the works

Sometimes a little aesthetical change can go a long way. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has announced an experiment to liven up the city’s alleys. They’ve started with an alley that runs behind West Hastings Street between Seymour and Granville. Basketball hoops, furniture and unique, artistic lighting will be installed shortly on the alleyway, repainting […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Looking into the future of energy

Chatting with BC Premier Christy Clark, our newly minted but most definitely proactive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threw out another excellent idea this week. He said he’s open to the idea of supporting a new electricity grid that would help ship surplus power out of our province and into Alberta, which would help it reduce […]

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May 0
May 0

Lights, camera, Vancouver!

It was recently announced that the TV show Supergirl will be moving production from LA to Vancouver because of cheaper, well, everything. Film and television in BC receives production services tax credits of 33 percent. Although there are plans to scale them back in October, it’s still pretty clear Vancouver is still living up to […]

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