Rethinking Housing Affordability


 By Auli Parviainen Published: Feb. 25, 2012.   Recently, BC’s Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced a $10,000 First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus, a temporary refundable taxRead More

Community Provides Input on Upper Mamquam Blind Channel

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By Gagandeep GhumanPublished: Feb. 25, 2012 One of the most important, and perhaps one of the most contentious issues, facing Squamish was passionately debated byRead More

One Possibility: 3.36 Per Cent Tax Hike

By Gagandeep GhumanPublished: Feb. 25. 2012. There is a possibility of a 3. 36 per cent property tax hike if the district ends up usingRead More

$5 Trail Event Fee: A Poorly Worded Bylaw, and as Poorly Enforced

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By Gagandeep GhumanPublished: Feb. 25, 2012 It was a ‘toothless tiger,’ a ‘poorly worded bylaw,’ a ‘badly enforced policy’. The recently scrapped $5 trail useRead More

It All Boils Down to Leverage


By Gagandeep GhumanPublished: Feb. 25, 2012 Is $2.95 million of tax payers’ money justified for an overpass that would connect a few hundred residents fromRead More

Doug Day Gets an Earful From His Neighbours


By Gagandeep GhumanPublished: Feb. 23, 2012. Developer Doug Day had envisioned it as a friendly get together of neighbours, but the meeting at the ExecutiveRead More