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Mike Howell

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Homelessness in Canada up 20% since federal strategy launched in 2018

Homelessness in Canada up 20% since federal strategy launched in 2018

Parliamentary Budget Officer report: "The program is not on track to meet its targets with respect to reducing homelessness."
Vancouver's AG: city not effectively managing child care, cultural, social non-profit leases

Vancouver's AG: city not effectively managing child care, cultural, social non-profit leases

Mike Macdonell: "Council and the public should receive better information concerning the value of non-profit leases."
Vancouver council allows 'mass timber' buildings up to 18 storeys

Vancouver council allows 'mass timber' buildings up to 18 storeys

City’s chief building official: “When there is a fire in a mass timber building, we see charring that takes place, and the charring actually helps protect the remainder of the structure.”
ABC Vancouver votes to keep Ken Sim on Vancouver police board

ABC Vancouver votes to keep Ken Sim on Vancouver police board

Selection of mayor came despite challenge from Green Party's Pete Fry.
Are Mayor Ken Sim’s days numbered as chair of Vancouver police board?

Are Mayor Ken Sim’s days numbered as chair of Vancouver police board?

Sim’s office: “The mayor believes that the position of chair may be better served by another individual who can fully dedicate their focus to this important role.”
Vancouver airport saw 31% increase in passengers in 2023

Vancouver airport saw 31% increase in passengers in 2023

CEO Tamara Vrooman says Uber, Lyft shows increase in service to and from YVR.
Vancouver senior offers $350 'finder's fee' for rental accommodation

Vancouver senior offers $350 'finder's fee' for rental accommodation

Derek Stephen, 66, has to vacate his basement suite by Aug. 1.
Vancouver falling short of B.C.-mandated housing targets

Vancouver falling short of B.C.-mandated housing targets

Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon: "Although the council has different opinions, they seem united on wanting to make sure that housing gets built."
More than 500 rental apartments proposed for former MEC site on Broadway

More than 500 rental apartments proposed for former MEC site on Broadway

Vancouver council will decide on the project May 30 at public hearing.
Vancouver mayor wants property taxes capped at 5.5% in 2025

Vancouver mayor wants property taxes capped at 5.5% in 2025

OneCity Coun. Christine Boyle: "I don't feel comfortable voting on that number without knowing how we get there."
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