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  1. Q&A with Vancouver-born, Booker Prize-nominated author Madeleine ThienRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Canada.com

    Madeleine Thien, shown in an handout photo, is one of two Canadians who are among 13 novelists nominated for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Vancouver-born author Madeleine Thien is among 13 writers - and one of two Canadians - nominated for the Booker Prize, it was announced Wednesday.

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  2. Burnaby youth work on knight moves at monthly chess tournamentsRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Burnaby Now

    B.C. girls under-12 champion Sherry Tian ponders her next move at a recent youth chess tournament at Burnaby Public Library's Tommy Douglas branch. Photograph By Cornelia Naylor Kids in grades 3 to 12 gather at the Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library for monthly chess tournaments.

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  3. One-third of biking injuries in Toronto involve streetcar tracks, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Bike Portland

    In the city with North America's largest streetcar system, on-street rails almost rival automobiles as a factor in collisions that injure people on bikes. That's one major finding in the first academic study in North America dedicated specifically to the danger of streetcar tracks to people biking.

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  4. Record numbers of overdose deaths prompt new provincial actions on drug addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

    Four years into a sharp increase in drug-overdose deaths in B.C., the premier has announced additional measures and a dedicated task force aimed at bringing the epidemic back under control. "This is an urgent health emergency," Christy Clark said at a press conference in Vancouver this morning .

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  5. Vancouver council asked to modify community plan in order to support...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

    Unless city council amends a proposed community plan, advocates say that the proposed project at Commercial Drive and Venables Street isn't going to be financially feasible. The project involves three towers of 12, 10, and eight storeys.

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  6. Email from Vancouver realtor to clients suggest ways around foreign buyer taxRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    A letter from a Vancouver realtor to his clients suggests ways to get around the new 15 per cent foreign buyer tax implemented by the provincial government. It is just part of a howling chorus of real estate professionals upset with the province's latest legislation.

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  7. Thief uproots Lonsdale treesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | North Shore News

    Mahon Avenue resident Milan Vertone holds the fractured remains of her Japanese maple tree after a thief uprooted $400 worth of trees from her front yard. Despite the brazen nature of the early-morning theft, police were not alerted for approximately eight hours.

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  8. Refugee case moves forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Burnaby Now

    Mohammed Alsaleh and Deana Brynildsen watch refugee family members reunite on TV at Brynildsen's home in New Westminster. The Anglican Diocese of New Westminster recently submitted an application to sponsor Alsaleh's family to come to Canada, and a Burnaby church is planning to help with settlement services.

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  9. Burnaby Heights: Small town feeling meets big city developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | CKNW News Talk 980

    ... charm. Isabel Kolic is the executive director of the Heights Merchants' Association and can't help but agree.Burnaby Heights lies below the Burrard Inlet on Hastings Street, between Boundary Road and Willingdon Avenue. It's a modest community where ...

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  10. Students' flash mob aims to save Vancouver high school slated for closureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Georgia Straight

    People enjoying a lunch outdoors at Library Square today were surprised to find themselves in the middle of a flash mob. The participants-students from Vancouver's Gladstone secondary-convened to protest the potential closure of the school.

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  11. Foreign buyers scoop 18% of Richmond homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 24 Hours

    The province's tax on foreign homebuyers would have netted more than $132 million over a five-week period this summer - based on figures that show even greater foreign participation in the housing market than initially suggested. The Ministry of Finance released updated statistics Tuesday indicating more than $885 million was spent by foreign nationals between June 10-July 14 in Metro Vancouver, accounting for 9.7% of all property transactions and 10% of the total value of properties sold.

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  12. Don't blame Chinese buyers - B.C.'s tax was long overdueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Globe and Mail

    Burnaby condos are seen in the distance behind houses in east Vancouver in this file photo. Burnaby condos are seen in the distance behind houses in east Vancouver in this file photo.

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  13. Thieves uproot Lonsdale treesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | North Shore News

    Mahon Avenue resident Milan Vertone holds the fractured remains of her Japanese maple tree after a thief uprooted $400 worth of trees from her front yard. Despite the brazen nature of the early-morning theft, police were not alerted for approximately eight hours.

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  14. New stats show 1 in 10 home sales in Vancouver region went to foreign buyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Globe and Mail

    ... only June 10-29, that showed a rate of five per cent. The proportion of foreign buyers was higher in the suburbs of Burnaby and Richmond, with 18 per cent of homes in both of those cities sold to foreigners. The rate for the entire province was ...

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  15. Spend B.C. Day at Burnaby Village Museum_0Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Burnaby Now

    Got plans for Aug. 1? Don't go anywhere just yet. The Burnaby Village Museum has a full day of family fun planned for B.C. Day this coming Monday.

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  16. Foreign buying in Metro Vancouver now pegged at 10 per centRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Penninsula News Review

    Foreigners bought 9.7 per cent of homes recently sold in Metro Vancouver, according to the latest real estate transaction data released by the B.C. government. That's significantly higher than the earlier tally of 5.1 per cent issued by the province a few weeks ago on the earliest data.

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  17. Foreigners bought 10.9% of Vancouver real estate between June and JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | GlobalNews

    ... were by foreigners. The regions where foreign investment made the biggest impact were Richmond at 18 per cent and Burnaby at 17.7 per cent. In Metro Vancouver, where 49.7 per cent of the real estate transactions took place, 10 per cent were from ...

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  18. B.C. government receives criticism and praise in response to new tax...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Georgia Straight

    ... market with a commitment to invest in creating new low and middle income housing in Vancouver and throughout B.C." Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan emphasized that money collected through the new tax should be spent on affordable housing, something the ...

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  19. Slim stock for Metro Vancouver renters paying $1,500 per monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... rents for $1,500 per month. a A 1,300-square-foot two bed, one-bath suite is available on Dufferin Avenue in Burnaby for $1,450 per month but no pets are allowed. a A large furnished bedroom with an attached bathroom is available on 136A Street in ...

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  20. Burnaby politicians search for ways to improve rental housing availabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Globe and Mail

    Burnaby condos are seen in the distance behind houses in east Vancouver in this file photo. Burnaby condos are seen in the distance behind houses in east Vancouver in this file photo.

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