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Beedie & BPP team up on Wildwood, Hawksley

Posted on Oct 22, 2021 in News Article

A partnership between two developers will bring close to 100 new homes to the slopes of West Vancouver including one-bedroom apartments and single-family homes.

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East Vancouver property owner sues city over ownership of $17.7 m

Posted on Nov 21, 2019 in News Article

Aura Ventures Corp., which owns properties on East Hastings Street in Hastings-Sunrise, has filed a civil lawsuit in the Supreme Court of B.C. over ownership of a parking lot BC Assessment values at $17.7 million.

The City of Vancouver, which says it owns the parking lot, announced last June that it was handing it over for a future women-led housing...

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BC Liberals pressure NDP government to end the 'tax on air'

Posted on Oct 26, 2019 in News Article

The BC Liberals are pressuring the provincial government to take action that would result in small businesses seeing lower property tax bills on "unused airspace" above a building – something the opposition calls a "tax on air."

Several businesses, municipalities and organizations have raised the alarm over skyrocketing property tax bills. As land v...

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West Van approves 4.78% property tax hike

Posted on Oct 13, 2019 in News Article

West Vancouver’s 4.78 per cent tax hike will help save for a rainy day – but at least one councilor thinks they should be readying for a flood.

Council approved the utilities-included tax hike Monday over the objections of Couns. Marcus Wong and Sharon Thompson.

The budget’s approval followed an April 1 debate in which Wong suggested he felt: “a bit...

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Hotel tax approved for Hope area accommodations

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in News Article

Hope has just received the tourism boost it so desperately needs, in the form of a hotel tax.

Beginning Oct. 1, all hotels and AirBnB's in the Hope, Cascades and the Fraser Canyon region have been collecting a two per cent hotel tax from guests. The area hosts a total of 29 properties and 632 rooms. By this time next year, a conservative estimate of...

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B.C. business owner sues, says $269K for foreign buyer tax unfair

Posted on Oct 02, 2019 in News Article

The B.C. government is facing a legal challenge over the 20 per cent foreign home-buyers’ tax. Taiwanese citizen and Victoria resident Eric Chang is claiming he is being unfairly targeted because he is not a foreigner speculating in the province’s overheated housing market. Chang was confirmed as a member of the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program to s...

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