Public hearings begin on Vancouver’s divisive Broadway Plan

A public hearing into a sweeping development plan that could reshape Vancouver’s skyline got underway Wednesday, with more than 200 people signed up to comment on the proposed Broadway Plan. The plan is meant to guide development along the city’s Broadway corridor over the next 30 years and take advantage of the completion of the … Read more

Broadway plan will make way for the density Vancouver needs to accommodate growth

Vancouver City Council is deciding the fate of a 30-year plan that would reshape the corridor along the planned Broadway subway, introducing taller towers and higher density.DARRYL DYCK / The Globe and Mail Vancouver is a city of towers: That has been its image in international planning circles for years now. But this is, at … Read more

Serious 3-car crash closes section of Vancouver’s Granville Street – BC

A serious three-car crash closed a section of Granville Street in Vancouver Monday morning. The crash happened during the morning rush but Vancouver police have not released how the incident happened. Granville Street is closed between 41st and 49th Avenue and police said it will remain closed for several hours. Trending Stories Police have not … Read more

Amtrak train postponed from Seattle to Vancouver, BC

Amtrak will postpone restoring its Cascades passenger-train service between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, until possibly December due to a lack of personnel. The service gap occurred despite the Biden administration’s much-hyped US $ 66 billion allotted in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to catch up on maintenance and spread Amtrak’s national railway service to … Read more

Discovery of Indigenous woman’s body in unoccupied Vancouver mansion highlights city inequality

A Downtown Eastside mural of Chelsea Poorman painted by graffiti artist James Hardy was updated recently after the Indigenous woman was found in the backyard of an unoccupied Vancouver mansion.JENNIFER GAUTHIER / The Globe and Mail Investigators believe Chelsea Poorman’s body lay hidden on the back deck of an empty Vancouver mansion for 592 days. … Read more

Police investigating ‘serious incident’ at Vancouver’s Crab Park

Vancouver police flooded Crab Park on the city’s industrial waterfront Saturday, as they investigated what a spokesperson called a “serious incident.” Police said no further information was immediately available. A large section of the eastern part of the park was cordoned off with police tape, and a white tarp barrier was erected in an area … Read more

Broadway plan opponents rally against ‘concrete canyon’ at Vancouver city hall

More than 100 people rallied at Vancouver City Hall on Saturday in opposition to the proposed Broadway plan, which would allow significant new density along the Broadway corridor. The sweeping proposal, now headed to council, is meant to guide the next 30 years of development in an area set to be transformed by the completion … Read more

Vancouver to hike empty homes tax to 5% in 2023

Owners of vacant residential properties in Vancouver will face a stiffer penalty next year. Vancouver city council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve increasing the city’s Empty Homes Tax from three per cent to five per cent for the 2023 reference year. The tax hike was proposed by Mayor Kennedy Stewart, who also spearheaded increasing the … Read more

City of Vancouver asks province to consider empty stores tax

Global News Hour at 6 BC Vacant stores in Vancouver could soon be hit with another tax, similar to the one on empty homes. City council has moved to ask the provincial government to explore an empty stores tax in an effort to target speculation. But as Kristen Robinson reports, experts say it’s not going … Read more