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Vancouver's Ritz-Carleton Project Cancelled

February 25th, 2009



It's official.  After a work stoppage at the Ritz-Carleton's site at West Georgia and Bute St. in October of last year, rumors have been circulating that the project would be a victim of the worldwide economic slowdown, and today the news was made official.  As it stands now the intriguing 60-story, Arthur Erickson-designed, twisting tower will not be going ahead.  Read the full story f ...

Healthy Banks In Canada According to Newsweek

February 25th, 2009

The Canadian Banking Industry remains in good stead despite worldwide chaos in the banking sector.  You may find the following article published in Newsweek February 16th, 2009 issue of interest:



Beauty and Innovation

February 20th, 2009

While the astounding beauty of the Coal Harbour waterfront neighbourhood is evident and explains why it has proven the neighbourhood of choice for so many citizens of the world, Joy and I have wondered whether a larger homegrown contingent of Coal Harbour dwellers will ultimately inhabit these waterfront condos on a more permanent basis.  As we watch the emerging trends developing in this "ne ...

Valentine's Day: Ian Parker and VSO

February 7th, 2009

Our beloved friend, Ian Parker, will be performing for the hometown crowd at The Orpheum Theatre on Valentine's Day, playingTchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet.  Ticket prices from $20-$56...


Bravo!  Genius!  Bravo!

2009 Budget's Renovation Credit

February 5th, 2009

Guidelines for utilizing the $1350. "renovation tax credit" in the 2009 Federal Budget:


Renovation Tax Credit 2009 Federal Budget

How Soon Is Now @ VAG

February 5th, 2009


The VAG's nex show, opening Febuary 7th, promises to be an extravaganza of British Columbian talent:

Current Purchasing Opportunities Unrivalled since early 1980s

February 3rd, 2009

From The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver:


News Release        
Home listings withdraw as sales volume slows
VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 3, 2009 – The first month of 2009 saw a continued reduction in the number of homes listed for sale in Greater Vancouver, while sales volumes in January were the lowest for that month since the early 1980s.
The Real Estate Boa ...

Ground Hog Day

February 3rd, 2009

Happy Ground Hog Day!  The continuation of winter, or the cessation of winter, these are highly symbolic issues in 2009!