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View corridors remain protected

January 27th, 2010

Majority city council approved to continue the protection of view corridors. Guess Shangri-la will remain the tallest building for the city for another while.

Vancouver council agrees to protect view corridors.

Getting Around the City during 2010 Games

January 27th, 2010

There seems to be a lot of confusions (including me) about how to get around town during the 2010 Olympics. After some studying of the City Traffic Map, I would say the best way is to ditch your car, take transit whenever possible, and walk if necessary. With some patient, you'll enjoy the game and see the city in a brand new way.

Enjoy!

http://olympichostcity.vancouver.ca/pdf/Olympic%20rou ...

B.C. real estate market carried higher by wave of sales

January 15th, 2010

Dec 2009 BC real estate market was 132% better then Dec 2008. Market should continue to grow in 2010:

B.C. real estate market carried higher by wave of sales.

Coal Harbour Community Centre Closure

January 15th, 2010

Coal Harbour Community Centre will be closed during 2010 Olympics starting January 4 to March 28, 2010. West End Community Centre, however, is operating normally during this time. 

 

Christmas Trees Recycling

January 9th, 2010

Holiday season has sadly come to an end. Where do these dried up trees go? How about keeping the good feeling going - make a cash donation to the Lions Club while have your tree chipped for compost:

Christmas Tree Chipping Event 2009-2010

Old Christmas lights can also be recycled.

Happy 2010! 

Is China's Real Estate Market overheated?

January 9th, 2010

Real Estate market seems to be non-stoppable in China. So much so that there is concerns of social unrest. Talks of Chinese government taking steps to cool the market down. See what China based "Economic Observer" has to say about what seems to be an overheated real estate market in China:

Liberating the "House Slaves"?

 

Possible 2010 Real Estate Trend?

January 9th, 2010

Interesting article published in Vancouver Sun this week. Guess the burst of "the bubble" is over...

Vancouver home prices expected to jump 7.2 per cent in 2010.pdf

Robson Street hosts weekend activities

January 9th, 2010

Free snowboard demonstrations, ski & snowboard fashion shows, live music starting Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday at Robson Square.

Winter Festival @ Robson Square.

Slow Start, strong finish for housing market in 2009

January 5th, 2010

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Slow start, strong finish for housing market in 2009

VANCOUVER, B.C. – January 5, 2010 - After beginning the year at near record low sales levels, buyers' confidence in the Greater Vancouver housing market quickly returned, allowing for significant and sustained increases in the number of residential property sales of much of 2009.

The Real Est ...

Vancouver Cocktail Scene

January 4th, 2010

Some of the best cocktail bars are just steps away from Coal Harbour - at Gastown.

Instead of same old Cosmo, check out these mixologists new takes on a grand old tradition:

Vancouver's innovative bars are vying for a place on the world cocktail podium.

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