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Rob Shaw: Eby's rationale for sale of ICBC head office stretches credulity

Rob Shaw: Eby's rationale for sale of ICBC head office stretches credulity

Is turning the aging ICBC headquarters into affordable housing a bad deal for British Columbians?
Rob Shaw: Eby's house-flipping tax likely to fizzle

Rob Shaw: Eby's house-flipping tax likely to fizzle

B.C.'s new housing flipping tax might not add up to much more than an election gimmick
Les Leyne: Flipping tax long time coming, late arriving

Les Leyne: Flipping tax long time coming, late arriving

The flipping fire truck will be arriving in January 2025, but the blaze looks to be under control
Les Leyne: NDP retreats on Land Act, blames 'dog whistle politics'

Les Leyne: NDP retreats on Land Act, blames 'dog whistle politics'

Despite constant government reassurances, concern and suspicion have been building around B.C. for weeks.
B.C. rental crisis deepens as Vancouver rents soar, vacancies plummet

B.C. rental crisis deepens as Vancouver rents soar, vacancies plummet

Population boom and strong job market fuel demand, leaving tenants struggling as supply fails to keep pace
Are natural resources back in the B.C. government’s good books?

Are natural resources back in the B.C. government’s good books?

Strategist Katie Shaw examines Premier David Eby's communications shift on resources
Fraser Institute: B.C.’s attempt to reduce cash-for-density deals may fall short

Fraser Institute: B.C.’s attempt to reduce cash-for-density deals may fall short

Addressing the issue of community amenity contributions is commendable, but it might not reduce relatively astronomical fees paid to build housing units
Rob Shaw: Timeline for B.C.’s new housing initiatives poses challenge for province

Rob Shaw: Timeline for B.C.’s new housing initiatives poses challenge for province

Next year’s provincial election may shift or accelerate government’s major new housing laws
Comment: Eby sitting on forensic audit of BC Housing

Comment: Eby sitting on forensic audit of BC Housing

As Blueridgeindependent delves into massive and questionable spending on social housing in B.C., premier is holding back a damning report
Opinion: Housing is a struggle and governments about to make it worse

Opinion: Housing is a struggle and governments about to make it worse

Four new rules – including one now in effect in B.C. – will be costly, complicated and do nothing to alleviate the low supply or high price of housing in Canada