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Vancouver Canada News PNE Concerts 2013 List

JUNE 11, 2013
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One of the PNE’s annual highlights is the favourite Summer Night Concert acts on the WestJet Concert Stage at the PNE Amphitheatre. Once again the PNE has something for everyone, not sure if the acts are a big enough draw to help the fairs struggling attendance.

 

PNE Concerts 2013 Schedule and Lineup

Melissa Etheridge Live
August 17, 2013

THE JACKSONS: UNITY TOUR 2013
August 18, 2013

Dean Brody
August 20, 2013

Great Big Sea
August 21, 2013

Colin James
August 22, 2013

The Beach Boys
August 23, 2013

Sam Roberts Band
August 24, 2013

Corb Lund & the Hurtin’...

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Mystery buyer snags 14-room, two-floor penthouse condo

The penthouse at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim has sold for $25 million, making it one of the most expensive condos ever sold in Canada, CBC News has learned.

The 6,400-square-foot condo was listed for $28.8 million and was on the market for 650 days.

The two-storey property has 14 rooms, including four bathrooms and three bedrooms, a gym, open courtyard, library, as well as a rooftop terrace overlooking Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains.

Penthouse One will cost the new owners $68,000 a year in taxes and $4,200 a month in condo fees.

The condo has 14 rooms, including four bathrooms and three bedrooms. The condo has 14 rooms, including four bathrooms and three bedrooms. (MalcolmHasman.com)

The last time the penthouse sold was in April 2010...

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by Leslie Braunstein

May 22, 2013

 

• The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will add 30 million newly insured Americans to the healthcare system 
• Driven in part by the ACA and new technology, healthcare delivery is moving away from acute care facilities and into decentralized, community-based centers. 
• At the same time, hospitals are consolidating to achieve economies of scale. 
• Healthcare property investors need to stay on top of trends to remain profitable. 

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+ More on Health: Developers Incorporate Wellness Into Plans
As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, both the healthcare industry and the real estate owners and developers who provide space for the delivery of healthcare services remain...

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No bruins were killed last year due to garbage, but four were put down

By John Kurucz, Coquitlam Now April 19, 2013 10:20 AM


Drake Stephens, Coquitlam's urban wildlife coordinator, said four bears were killed last year in the city, one after a resident deliberately left food out for it.
 

Drake Stephens, Coquitlam's urban wildlife coordinator, said four bears were killed last year in the city, one after a resident deliberately left food out for it.

Photograph by: Lisa King , NOW

 

The fact that no bears were killed due to garbage accessibility in Coquitlam last year is being met with cautious optimism from the city's top urban wildlife staffer.

"It's a first in my time with the city, but I don't want to toot our horn yet," said Drake Stephens, Coquitlam's urban wildlife coordinator. "It could be environmental conditions, there may have been a lot of berries out for them, and it may...

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Despite his reputation, Harry Gugger doesn’t consider himself a ‘starchitect.’ Architect Harry Gugger is photographed in the lobby of the Old Stock Exchange in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, February 22, 2013. Rafal Gerszak for The Globe and Mail (Rafal Gerszak for the globe and mail)

Earlier this month, Switzerland’s star architect, Harry Gugger, was in Vancouver visiting the site of the new office tower he’s designing for Credit Suisse and SwissReal developers.

Mr. Gugger, a world-famous architect who designed the Tate Modern in London, told me he’s been here four times and he’s struck by the craftsmanship of many of our old buildings, including the one he’s modifying for Credit Suisse at 475 Howe Street. In 1929, it became Vancouver’s stock exchange for nearly 20 years, and so, it became known as the Old Stock Exchange.

 

By the time...

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Vancouver Canada News Evergreen Line set to be completed no later than July 29, 2016

MARCH 29, 2013
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TransLink’s Evergreen Line SkyTrain is set to be “substantially” completed by no later than July 29, 2016,according to a report released by Partnerships B.C. on Wendesday.

The report states EGRT Construction, the consortium led by SNC-Lavalin contracted to design, build, and finance the line, must complete the project by that date or face financial penalties for each day of delay. The line could still open before this date and the province has announced a summer 2016 arrival for the Evergreen Line.

After completion, TransLink will be required to begin revenue service within a month. The British Columbia Rail Transit Company will operate and maintain...

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By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun March 26, 2013 10:14 AM

Most in Metro Vancouver would choose big house, big lot in the suburbs over luxury apartment - survey
 

VANCOUVER - If I had a million dollars ... I’d buy you a house. (And a new survey suggests I would probably buy you that house with big yard in the suburbs.)

When asked what type of housing they’d buy if given $1 million, 34 per cent of renters and property owners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley surveyed would rather have a large house and property in a suburban setting, compared with just 12 per cent who would opt for a luxury apartment in the city, according to a Mustel Research Group poll.

The poll, conducted for REW.ca, a real estate search website owned by Glacier Media Inc., surveyed 561 adults between Feb. 28 and March 12.

Twenty per cent would buy...

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Increasingly in our neighbourhoods there are problem properties where persistent, unlawful and dangerous activities threaten neighbourhood safety and security.

These properties may be derelict, or the site of criminal and nuisance activities such as drug production and trafficking, prostitution, unlawful liquor sales, child abuse, unlawful weapons or explosives, and activities conducted by gangs and organized crime.

Now, new provincial legislation introduced on February 21, 2013 promises to target and shut down these properties which:

  • adversely affect the health, safety or security of one or more persons in the community or neighbourhood 
  • interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of one or more of the properties in the community...
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Port Coquitlam beat out Vancouver and almost every other municipality in the province on MoneySense magazine's annual rankings of Canada's Best Places to Live.
 

Port Coquitlam beat out Vancouver and almost every other municipality in the province on MoneySense magazine's annual rankings of Canada's Best Places to Live.

 

Port Coquitlam now has bragging rights over Vancouver - at least according to one survey.

The Tri-Cities city beat out Vancouver and almost every other municipality in the province on MoneySense magazine's annual rankings of Canada's Best Places to Live.

The hometown of Terry Fox finished 33rd overall on the list, 23 places higher than Coquitlam and 19 spots ahead of Vancouver.

In total, 200 cities were on the list.

Only North Vancouver finished higher than PoCo in B.C., ranking at 21.

PoCo Mayor Greg Moore said he was pleased with the recognition.

"Everybody that lives in...

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The Save-On-Foods store at Station Square mall—once jokingly known as Cave-On-Foods for the collapse of its rooftop parking lot on opening day— is now a pile of rubble.

 

 

The closure and demolition happened earlier than originally expected, but Save-On plans to return one day to the redeveloped site.

 

 

Anthem Properties, which is redeveloping the mall with Beedie Development, had previously said the supermarket would stay open during construction and eventually move into a new space in the first phase of the project being built at the northeast corner of the property.

 

 

Instead, Save-On's parent company, Overwaitea...

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