Urban

14/08/23
Author: 
Christopher Cheung
More ‘nimble, proactive and direct’: Burnaby will join five existing municipal and regional housing corporations taking direct responsibility for delivering affordable homes. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

Aug. 14, 2023

Why Burnaby Decided to Develop Its Own Housing

BC’s third-largest city is aiming for rents at 50 per cent below market. Here’s how.

07/08/23
Author: 
Stefan Labbé
Level 4 and 5 (high to extreme) drought conditions impacted more than 80% of B.C.'s river basins as of Aug. 4, 2023.B.C. government

Aug. 5, 2023

Persistent dry and hot weather pushed Metro Vancouver to enact Level 2 watering restrictions Friday for the first time since 2015.

More than 80 per cent of B.C.’s river systems face high to extreme drought conditions.

02/08/23
Author: 
Georgia Kelly
Thorncliffe Park Tenants holding a rally on May 1, 2023. Credit: Thorncliffe Park Tenants

July 26, 2023

Tenants take back power from landlords through strike action

When Mohamad Khalil Aldroubi heard that his landlord would be increasing the rent by up to 5.5 per cent starting last May, he started knocking on his neighbours’ doors. 

Aldroubi’s family has lived at an apartment complex at 71 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Toronto, since 2015. He has five kids. Like him, other tenants at other apartment complexes at 71, 75, and 79 Thorncliffe Park were already struggling to manage previous rate hikes. 

16/07/23
Author: 
Dongsheng News, Orinoco Tribune
China confronts the challenges posed by rapid economic development, urbanization, and the migration of recent decades. Dongsheng.

Jul 14, 2023

23/06/23
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
European Space Agency/Flickr

June 22, 2023

A county government in Oregon is suing more than a dozen fossil fuel companies for the costs it incurred in a 2021 heat emergency that killed at least 69 of its residents, in a move that could help prepare the ground for similar legal action in Canada.

11/05/23
Author: 
Theresa McManus
Not enough shelter: The Elizabeth Fry Society estimates it turns away about 40% of the calls it gets for shelter from women. Shelter priority is given to women with children. photo SeventyFour/iStock/Getty Images Plus

May 10, 2023

A “staggering” number of women and children have become homeless since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shawn Bayes, executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society, said the society currently has 113 shelter beds for women and children in its facilities – and that’s not nearly enough to meet the need.

“I would say we turn away probably 40 per cent of the calls we get,” she said.

29/04/23
Author: 
Zak Vescera
Several major unions and the BC Federation of Labour have criticized the City of Vancouver’s approach. Photo by Jen St. Denis.

Apr.27, 2023

CUPE local that represents workers involved condemn the city’s approach.

22/04/23
Author: 
Geoff Meggs
The Sen̓áḵw development in Vancover ‘ticks every box of contemporary housing strategy,’ says Geoff Meggs. Image from Sen̓áḵw.

Apr. 21, 2023

An Indigenous Vancouver project shows a way forward.

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