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Squamish home values increase by 29% to 35%

Squamish home values increase by 29% to 35%

BC Assessment figures for the latest year show the town in the upper echelon of percentage increases.
Could taxing all homes over $1M fix Canada's housing crisis?

Could taxing all homes over $1M fix Canada's housing crisis?

CMHC-backed report has floated a surtax on all homes over $1 million. Targeting the top 9% of homeowners in Canada, the tax would only apply when a home is sold.
Woman who allegedly lied about being a Vancouver nurse makes court appearance

Woman who allegedly lied about being a Vancouver nurse makes court appearance

Brigitte Denise Cleroux faces charges in Ottawa and Vancouver on allegations she assumed aliases of others to work and provide medical care.
Major Canadian drug store chain expects rapid tests to hit Metro Vancouver shelves in 2 to 3 weeks

Major Canadian drug store chain expects rapid tests to hit Metro Vancouver shelves in 2 to 3 weeks

You'll be able to buy the tests from your local pharmacy.
Man allegedly tied to sex trade arrested in Vancouver courthouse

Man allegedly tied to sex trade arrested in Vancouver courthouse

A hearing on sex trafficking-related charges in Vancouver Provincial Court was adjourned on Jan. 5 so the accused could be arrested outside court on a Canada-wide warrant for similar charges from Toronto.
New low-cost Canadian airline acquires first A320-200 aircraft, plans to launch

New low-cost Canadian airline acquires first A320-200 aircraft, plans to launch

A new airline is vying for a position in the Canadian aviation industry
I think I got Omicron — it got weird but at least I'm not in hospital

I think I got Omicron — it got weird but at least I'm not in hospital

As the Omicron strain burns through the population, COVID-19 continues to lead to some strange and hard to explain symptoms
Here's how many people refused to comply with Canada's face mask rules on planes in 2021

Here's how many people refused to comply with Canada's face mask rules on planes in 2021

And also how many people tried to present PCR tests that were positive for COVID-19. 😧
Insurance isn't enough: Governments need to do better on natural disaster resilience

Insurance isn't enough: Governments need to do better on natural disaster resilience

Although insurance is important in natural disaster recovery, government and property owners also play an important role in protecting Canadians against the impact of catastrophic weather events.
First Nation leaders say B.C. implementation of UNDRIP is too slow

First Nation leaders say B.C. implementation of UNDRIP is too slow

Leaders call on province to apply 'same level of political will' seen on wildfire and flooding front to tackle issue of legislative development.