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How to Fly the World’s Best Business Class for Less Than Coach

On such airlines as Emirates and Singapore, you have to book into lavish first-class cabins to get enclosed suites, made-to-order meals, and …

British Airways

The 14 Best Beaches in the World—and How Much It Costs to Visit Them

MONEY found 7 in the U.S. and 7 overseas.<p>No matter how you define a beach or how high your waterfront standards may be, MONEY has found a perfect …

Tallest building demolition in Vancouver history to begin this month

The demolition of Vancouver's 42-storey Empire Landmark Hotel is set to begin this month, but onlookers eager for a major implosion are likely to be …

Penthouse With Lake Views Leads Record Luxury Condo Sales in Canada

A C$20 million ($16 million) penthouse with views of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario helped luxury condominiums shatter sales records in Canada …

Regulator tracks rise in mortgage fraud complaints in B.C. as house prices jump

<i>Part two of two</i><p>A review of B.C. regulatory filings points to a growing number of mortgage fraud cases involving fake incomes, phoney offshore …

Home Capital draws $1B from line of credit to keep afloat

Embattled alternative mortgage lender Home Capital Group has drawn $1 billion from its new $2-billion line of credit, the company said Monday, using …

Lines of Credit

Port Coquitlam latest city to fight housing unaffordability with coach homes

Another Metro Vancouver municipality is turning to small homes to tackle the big problem of housing unaffordability.<p>On Tuesday, Port Coquitlam became …

Housing

More than 200 condo buyers may lose homes after development fails

About 200 people who bought condo units in an Etobicoke high-rise project may lose their homes after the development was placed into court-ordered …

Canadian Real Estate

West Georgia Chevron gas station sold for staggering $72 million

An acquisition for a gas station in downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood could go down as one of the largest real estate transactions in …

Real Estate

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"He (Glen) was determined, tough, competitive every game, even every practice. No one wanted to practise against him." — Lui Passaglia, Jackson's …

Infill housing an untapped solution for B.C.’s supply shortage: report

One of the solutions that many local politicians talk about when it comes to increasing the supply of housing without building towers everywhere is infill – unobtrusive additions through laneway houses, suites in existing homes, granny flats over garages, and duplexes and triplexes.<p>But a new …

B.C. government will match federal funding for Metro Vancouver transit expansion

The provincial government has committed to matching $2.2 billion in federal funding for major transit expansion projects proposed for Metro Vancouver.<p>…

Meet the Chef: Felix Zhou

I loved his food at The Parker and Big Trouble in Chinatown where his kitchen was a shoebox. He’s cooked in a two-Michelin star restaurant in London …

Updated: NDP would expand B.C.’s foreign buyer tax

Part 1 of a two-part series<p>(Update, March 29: The story has been updated to clarify details about both the retroactive exemption and taxation of …

House buyer beware: Landmark B.C. court ruling will shake real-estate industry

A B.C. Supreme Court ruling will send shock waves through the arm of the Canadian real-estate market that is powered by foreign capital, say …

Additional property transfer tax exemptions will help grow economy, create jobs

Workers coming to B.C. through the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can now be exempt from the additional property transfer tax on foreign …

BC Hydro proposes new powerlines in Metro Vancouver to meet demand

BC Hydro is seeking public input on its plan to build an additional power line between Coquitlam and Vancouver to keep up with the growing demand for …

Western Canada

Ontario reconsidering foreign buyers' tax to cool housing market

TORONTO -- A foreign buyers' tax is on the table in Ontario, with the finance minister saying Thursday it's one possible option he's looking at to …

Southgate plan eyes up to 20 towers for Edmonds

Upwards of 20 towers are being proposed in the concept plan for the new Southgate neighbourhood in South Burnaby.<p>The towers would range in height …

Gap between Liberals, NDP shrinks slightly in B.C., poll suggests

A majority of British Columbians support increases to disability assistance, welfare rates and minimum wage, according to recent poll numbers.<p>The …

Uber Vancouver: B.C. government announces support for ride-hailing services

VICTORIA — The B.C. Liberals turned ride-hailing into an election issue Tuesday, promising that if they win at the polls then British Columbians will …

PEI's Coastal Drives

Arguably the most picturesque region of the Island, the <b>Points East Coastal Drive</b> reads as a ‘best of’ list of Prince Edward Island points of …

Canadian National Parks We Would Love to Visit This Year

Photo by Barrett & MacKay via Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism<p>Now is an excellent time to visit Canada! 2017 marks this diverse country’s 150th …

A guide to the best things to do in Vancouver Canada

We love Canada – and we particularly love <b>Vancouver</b> so I thought I would put together a post about what we felt were the best things to do in …

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Rider’s Guide to New/Updated Street Motorcycles for 2017

Talk about an embarrassment of riches! More than 100 street motorcycles are all-new or significantly updated for the 2017 model year. This bumper …

Anthony Gismondi: Wines of the week and events, Dec. 24

Save the date: The 13th Wine Summit Lake Louise will be held at the Post Hotel & Spa from June 1 to 4, 2017.<p>Having been to all 13, I can state the …

Vancouver real estate prices face double-digit drop in 2017: LePage

The forecast for a double-digit price drop in Vancouver’s housing market makes for a nice or nasty surprise for 2017, depending on where you are on …

More than Half of British Columbians Likely to Move in the Next 5 Years

B.C. is going to be a province on the move in the next five years. More than four in 10 B.C. homeowners and seven in 10 renters are planning to buy …