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Cost Savings Programs from the Real Estate Board of Gr...

1. BC Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Program Qualifying first-time buyers may be exempt from paying the PTT of one per cent on the first $200,000 and two per cent on the remainder of the purchase price of a resale home priced up to $500,000. There is a proportional exemption for homes priced between $500,000 and $525,000. At $525,000 and above exemption ...

Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver to open this mon...

Whole Foods Market will open their North Vancouver store on April 26. The store will be the 14th in Canada for the Austin, Texas-based premium grocery chain. The 40,000-square-foot space is located in The Omni Group’s CentreView multi-use development at 13th and Lonsdale; the deal was announced back in 2014. Ahead of the opening later this month, Whole Foods has announced they have awarded an $80,000 loan ...

This is what will replace the Earls restaurant near th...

A redevelopment of the Earls Tin Palace restaurant near the northern end of the Lions Gate Bridge is envisioned to become a new ‘gateway’ landmark into the North Shore. The 53,300 sq. ft. restaurant site at 303 Marine Drive in West Vancouver, right on the border with the District of North Vancouver, could become a 278 ft. tall, 26-storey residential tower if a rezoning and development ...

Green Necklace in the heart of North Vancouver

Connecting residence to parks throughout the city while encouraging people to walk or cycle is almost complete! The final segment of the Green Necklace is slated to connect East 23rd Street with Grand Boulevard. This walk is the route of the proposed “Green Necklace,” an ambitious project that follows the City of North Vancouver’s original 1907 town plan, which laid out the bold idea ...

Two tolling options being examined for Lower Mainland ...

An independent commission set up to examine whether a driving toll could help reduce traffic gridlock has narrowed down the options that might be workable in the Lower Mainland. Tolling drivers who travel past certain congestion points or charging them based on the distance driven are two of the options the 14-member Mobility Pricing Independent Commission selected for more detailed study in a report released ...

5 Places to View Christmas Lights in Vancouver

VanDusen Festival of Lights Arguably the most famous display of Vancouver Christmas lights, the incredibly dense and elaborate Festival of Lights transforms the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland. It's not hyperbolic to say that the Festival of Lights goes all out, with festive decor everywhere you turn, from a dancing lights show to candy cane trees, gingerbread walks, and Santa's workshop, ...

5 Holiday Events on the North Shore

There is so much to see and do on Vancouver’s North Shore during the holiday season.  Here are just a few events on and around the North Shore to get you into the holiday spirit! Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park When: November 24, 2017 to January 28, 2018 Holiday activities from 4-9pm; Park is open from 11am – 9pm daily (except Christmas Day) ...

North Vancouver MLA envisions SkyTrain extension to No...

The BC Liberals’ MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour wants SkyTrain extended to the North Shore and has even a drafted her own vision of what the route could take. “Traffic and transportation are the number one issues in my riding, but you can argue the entire North Shore,” Jane Thornthwaite told Daily Hive. “The only long-term solution is to get people out of their cars, ...

Mayor Calls for “Locals First” Condo Presale Polic...

In an attempt to prevent Vancouver condo developments being marketed overseas before local buyers can buy the units, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is proposing a “locals first” policy, according to a statement from his office released October 6. The Mayor plans to introduce the motion at the next council meeting October 17, with the aim to put a policy in place by the end of the ...

BC Day Long Weekend Events

With the BC Day Long Weekend fast approaching, here are the top things to do in and around the North Shore! CATES PARK SUMMER CONCERTS What: The Cates Park Concerts are free outdoor concerts, held each summer at picturesque Cates Park in North Vancouver. This concert series showcases local bands, featuring talented young artists performing on the outdoor stage on Saturdays afternoons in July ...

Capilano University to open 250-bed student residence ...

Capilano University is following the footsteps of larger post-secondary institutions by opening its first student residence later this year, although it will be located off-campus at a nearby location. Last month, the school announced it had signed a renewable five-year lease for a former 6.5-acre international boarding school campus, built in the late-1980s, at 2420 Dollarton Highway owned by North Shore developer Darwin Properties. ...

How to Maintain the Value of Your Biggest Asset

Owning real estate is a privilege, and in doing so, you are committing not only to serving your own personal interest, but potentially that of your family for years to come. A success story is increasingly possible, and for many of us real estate is our single most important asset when it comes to retaining value. When managed well, the rights in land associated ...