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Vancouver housing crisis prompts dramatic rethink

When Vancouver planners developed a 10-year strategy to improve housing options in the city back in 2012, the situation was already dire.<p>So, in the strategy councillors approved, they set ambitious targets for creating different forms of low-cost housing, including a target of 5,000 subsidized …

Student housing 'crisis' prompts call for B.C. government to change rules

A B.C. student group is calling on the provincial government to relax its rules on debt so post-secondary institutions can build more on-campus …

Wealthy Chinese immigrants come for better housing, not money: study

Chinese business-class immigrants aren't coming to Canada to have better careers or earn more money. In fact, they expect to do worse economically.<p>Instead, their primary motivation is to find better homes for their families, even if that means making less money or not working at all, says a new …

Canada

Death to the single family home for a more livable Vancouver says UBC professor

The coveted single family home is becoming less attainable for the average home buyer in Vancouver, but a UBC sociology professor says such homes are …

12 Tiny-Ass Apartment Design Ideas to Steal

Just when I think I’ve seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or …

Interior Design

New Vancouver journalism centre seeks out under-reported global issues

A Vancouver centre focused on covering under-reported global news stories is being launched this weekend.<p>The Global Reporting Centre is a non-profit …

Journalism

Scotiabank curbs mortgages in Vancouver, Toronto as prices soar: ‘We’re a little concerned’

Hot housing markets in Vancouver and Toronto prompted Bank of Nova Scotia to ease off on mortgage lending in those cities, Chief Executive Officer …

Vancouver Real Estate: The Timeline Of The "Bubble" [INFOGRAPHIC]

Step aside San Francisco you have some competition – Vancouver Real Estate Mania via Visual Capitalist<p>On January 29th, 2016, Vancouver went crazy.<p>The …

Hose down Toronto and Vancouver housing markets, OECD urges

This may well be a “year of reckoning” for the frail countries of the OPEC cartel, as Royal Bank of Canada puts it.<p>Indeed, it will be a troubled group that meets in Vienna tomorrow.<p>Like Canada and others, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been shocked by the resource …

Oil

Ottawa under pressure to cool housing markets in Toronto, Vancouver

Fresh warnings are being issued about the Vancouver and Toronto real estate markets as a growing chorus urges further action from Ottawa amid a continual rise in housing prices.<p>Bank of Nova Scotia's chief executive officer raised concerns about the two urban markets, calling them "frothy" and …

Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Go on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition Shows Off Stealth Beauty

Starts at $60,195<p>The Cayman is the latest model in the Porsche lineup to receive the Black Edition treatment. Starting in January, buyers can purchase the 2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition that features a glossy black exterior and a long list of standard equipment.<p>The special-edition car receives …

2016 BMW M2 First Look Review

A modern-day BMW 2002 Turbo?<p>BMW has just revealed the smallest (and likely the most affordable) entrant in its M performance line of vehicles. The new 2016 BMW M2 coupe leads the current BMW M235i as the top performance model in the 2 Series lineup. The M2, which was developed on the grueling …

2016 BMW M2 Coupe Can Lap the ‘Ring in 7:58

New launch video shows compact M2 Coupe having fun on track.<p>Less than a day after BMW revealed details on its all-new 2016 BMW M2 Coupe, the automaker has released a new launch video showing the compact coupe having fun on the track. The video reveals the BMW M2 Coupe lapped the famed Nürburgring …

Monocle

‘The idea is not to launch a hefty load of new products but to explore form.’<p>Issue 111 ∙ March 2018South Korea special. Exclusive: President Moon on …

New Westminster bedroom bylaw forces developers to build family homes

The City of New Westminster, B.C. will now require developers to meet a minimum percentage of two and three bedroom units in new buildings, after …

New Westminster

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

10 competitions to keep your photography inspired

<i>Winner of the Take a View, Landscape Photographer of the Year, Mark Littlejohn</i><p>Entering photography competitions is a great way to maintain a level of …

Squeezed, and loving it: 5 kids, 2 adults in a 1,000-square-foot condo

Adrian Crook has discovered life is better once you abandon the accepted wisdom that you need a house and backyard to raise happy kids.<p>A divorced dad, Mr. Crook lives in a 1,023-sq.-ft. high-rise rental condo with his five children and partner Sarah Zaharia. He has three boys and two girls, ages 8, …

China's nail houses: the homeowners who refuse to make way – in pictures

A <i>dingzihu</i> – or 'nail house' – is a home where the owner refuses to accept compensation from a property developer for its demolition. Here are some of the most striking

Daily Hive

The provincial government and Providence Healthcare announced plans this morning to build a new $1.2 billion hospital at the False Creek Flats and …

Vancouver

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

How To Buy Happiness: The Purchases Most Likely To Bring You Joy

While true happiness may be something that can only be found in the heart, there are plenty of arguments that say money <i>can</i> actually buy you some …

Bertrand Russell on the Vital Role of Boredom and “Fruitful Monotony” in the Conquest of Happiness

“A generation that cannot endure boredom will be a generation of little men… of men in whom every vital impulse slowly withers, as though they were cut flowers in a vase.”<p>Between the time Kierkegaard contemplated boredom and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips made his bewitching case for why the capacity …

What’s the Fastest Lens Theoretically Possible? And What Would it Look Like?

We’ve told you about some pretty fast lenses in the past — from the legendary Zeiss 50mm f/0.7 lenses made for NASA and used by Stanley Kubrick to …

Jiro dreams of an end to overfishing

The chef Jiro Ono has delivered a grim warning. (Yes, <i>that</i> Jiro—the eponymous sushi guru in the hit 2011 documentary <i>Jiro Dreams of Sushi.</i>) “I told my young men three years ago sushi materials will totally change in five years,” he said, quoted in the New York Daily News. “And now, such a trend is …

Japan

Former Governor-General Clarkson says Canada has redefined citizenship

<i>Adrienne Clarkson is a former governor-general and is co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. She came to Canada in 1942 as a young child with her family, who left Hong Kong as refugees. Ms. Clarkson is delivering this year's Massey Lectures, broadcast on CBC Radio and published by</i> …

Canada

NEVS Granted Bankruptcy Protection, Loses Saab Name

The Saab Story is Not Over<p>China’s National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which rescued the Saab brand from bankruptcy in 2012, has now itself been granted bankruptcy protection while it raises money to pay off debt.<p>The auto company stopped production back in May because it was short on money, …

Saab