Local Interest

Enbridge - Stand Up and Say NO BC

Posted on Jul 02, 2014 in Local Interest

I am not politically minded, nor do I ever hope to be, but on some things I will take a stand. The proposed Enbridge pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen for BC. On June 17, 2014 the Harper government gave the approval for the pipeline construction, although it still has a long ways to go before it actually happens. It must be easy for anyone w...

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Wealthy Investor Program Will Return to Canada

Posted on May 05, 2014 in Local Interest

On February 11, 2014 the Canadian Government announced the termination of the Immigrant Investor Programs (IIP) as part of the 2014 Economic Action Plan (EAP 2014). To qualify for the Immigrant Investor Program the applicants would be required to show that they have business experience, have a net worth of at least C$1,600,000 that was gained legal...

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Park Royal Shopping Mall

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 in Local Interest

For those of us that live on the North Shore it has often seemed that to get the best shopping experience we had to head over the bridge.  But in the last several years, with the redevelopment of Park Royal Mall, the shopping opportunities here in West Vancouver have become unique and satisfying, without ever having to cross the water. 

I remember th...

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Changes to Mortgage Rules

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 in Local Interest

Thank you to the Gibbard Group who sent out these changes to the Mortgage rules starting today.

Effective November 1st - New Mortgage Rules:  Summary:

You've probably heard of the new mortgage rules handed down to Federally regulated financial institution through OFSI's (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada). This email is a...

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BC Universities Rank High

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 in Local Interest

Four of B.C.'s major universities have placed in the Top Two in their categories, according Maclean's magazine 22nd annual university rankings released Thursday.The schools are divided into three categories based on the amount of research they undertake and whether they offer graduate programs.

In the medical/doctoral category, the University of B.C...

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You Can't Burst a Bubble That Wasn't There"

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Local Interest

This article is an interesting read. While sales are down, overall in North and West Van detached prices are still up, which indicates that we may see some corrections in price, which we are noticing to some extent in sold prices but likely won't see the huge drop a lot of Buyer's are hoping for. 

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