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Social housing providers look at food security

September 21, 2012

A study included in the agenda of the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation highlights the increasingly multi-faceted mandate of nonmarket housing groups. The Georgia Straight – News And Views

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B.C. contributes $500,000 to Raise-a-Reader literacy campaign

September 20, 2012
B.C. contributes $500,000 to Raise-a-Reader literacy campaign

The province is investing half a million dollars on The Vancouver Sun’s Raise-a-Reader literacy campaign, which can be seen in action on Metro Vancouver streets Thursday. Global TV BC News

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Metro Vancouver mayors tell B.C. government to help fund transit

September 20, 2012

Metro Vancouver mayors are calling on TransLink to push back at the B.C. government, saying the province must find new ways to pay for its “favourite” projects rather than forcing local taxpayers to foot the bill. On Wednesday, TransLink outlined its 2013 draft base plan, which calls for a temporary two-year property tax increase to [...]

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iPhone 5 craze heats up in Metro Vancouver

September 19, 2012
iPhone 5 craze heats up in Metro Vancouver

A week after the new version of the iPhone has been announced, Apple lovers are getting excited for the iPhone 5 store release this Friday, September 21. But, some tardy customers in Metro Vancouver who have not filled a pre-order yet may find themselves waiting much longer. Global TV BC News

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Are you alone in a crowd?

September 19, 2012

People gathered at the Orpheum Theatre Tuesday night for the kick-off of a week-long summit to look at isolation in Metro Vancouver. It’s an effort by Simon Fraser University, the City of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Foundation after the foundation came out with research earlier this year indicating isolation and disconnection are problems in Vancouver. Scott McLean [...]

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