Inspiration from Steveston Village

If the miserable weather of late has kept you indoors, you may not have seen the sign at the coming Onni development promoting rezoning of Imperial Landing from marine industrial to retail.  It directs you to this website - - which makes the case for less fishing industry building needs and for more community-oriented uses (eg grocery, pharmacy, even a coffee shop...

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The province will transition back to the Provincial Sales Tax (PST), which will replace the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), on April 1, 2013. Until then, the province has announced transitional rules for new homes which take effect April 1, 2012.


Note: This information is current to February 21, 2012 and has been verified with the Canada Revenue Agency, HST Branch. However, the information could...

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From The Globe and Mail February 17, 2012 edition.  Not really Steveston news, but a discussion on what could be the biggest change ever to downtown Vancouver’s layout and purpose. – Scott


“Just look at all this wasted space,” says Larry Beasley, as he drives underneath the Georgia Viaduct near Quebec Street on a sunny February afternoon.


“Think of what we could do here – more green...

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Subject to approval by the legislature, the B.C. government intends to implement a temporary BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus. Effective February 21, 2012, to March 31, 2013, the bonus is a one-time refundable personal income tax credit worth up to $10,000.

Requirements to Qualify for the Bonus




You will qualify as a first-time new home buyer...

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VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 6, 2012 – Greater Vancouver home sellers were more active
than buyers in January and overall home prices, according to the new MLS® Home Price Index
(MLS® HPI), continued to experience more stability and less fluctuation compared to the
beginning of 2011.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in
Greater Vancouver reached...

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