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Projected hikes in Metro Vancouver utility levies draw complaints

July 27, 2013

The average Metro Vancouver household can expect to pay close to $ 100 more in annual utility levies by 2018, according to financial projections from the regional district. A five-year financial framework recommended for endorsement by the Metro board projects an average regional household, assessed at $ 725,000, will see annual costs increase to $ [...]

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Vancouver’s green bin program sees increasing participation

June 29, 2013

The popularity of Vancouver’s recently launched “green bin” program means more than 2,300 tonnes of food scraps are destined for local gardens, not the dump, said the city’s director of waste. Albert Shamess said a survey of three neighbourhoods involved in the program — which included a change in garbage-collection scheduling — shows household participation [...]

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Couple faces human-trafficking charges over Filipino nanny’s ordeal

June 6, 2013

Nanny claims she was forced to work in a Vancouver household 16 hours a day for $ 500 a month globeandmail – British Columbia

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Home sales still taking a hit in B.C.

April 15, 2013
Home sales still taking a hit in B.C.

Homes sales in the province have taken a big dip compared to last year,  but the BC Real Estate Association says don’t expect that to lead to a drop in prices. Chief economist Cameron Muir says while sales increased slightly March over April, they dropped 22 percent comparing the first few months of this year [...]

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Port Moody property taxes on the rise

December 10, 2012
Port Moody property taxes on the rise

If you’re a Port Moody homeowner, get ready to see a big property tax hike next year. Mayor mike clay says the hike is likely going to be over six percent, but it is necessary to maintain existing services after population growth in recent years. “Do you peel the band aid off slowly, or do [...]

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