It was disappointing not to say depressing to listen to Port Moody Council last Thursday. Not realizing perhaps that John Peller, a member of one of the City’s most historic families was in the room, a majority of Councillors repeatedly suggested that the genuine interest for an Evergreen station in West Port Moody was a [...]
One definition of lunacy is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result. By this definition, current planning for the Evergreen Line is starting to look more and more deranged, and the poor taxpayer could be looking at a repeat of the costly planning mistakes made with some of the earlier SkyTrain designs.
…at least according to commentary in a publication regularly inserted in a local newspaper, which is widely circulated throughout Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities: http://www.newlocalhome.com/editions/nlhr100722
The assertion, “…Homebuying is Easy,” seems to be based on the supply of homes listed on MLS. [...]
A hero is someone who courageously puts himself on the line to help others. Heroes are often ordinary people who take extraordinary actions in times of crisis. Real Canadian Hero is a biography of Corporal John Chipman Kerr V.C. and the tribute of a son, E. Rodney Kerr.
This is not a book review but rather [...]
The CBC have reported that the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) is ignoring consumers’ complaints and allowing builders to continue with “business as usual”.
Builder relicensed despite unfinished homes
This is a reminder that there is little if any protection for homeowners in BC. For more than 25 years before the HPO was even in existence the builders [...]
Sixty-nine per cent of B.C. homeowners believe that ‘mortgage rates will be higher in one year’s time’, and ninety-nine per cent agree that ‘homebuyers need to think ahead and be sure that if rates rise they will still be able to pay their mortgage,’ according to the 17th Annual RBC Homeownership Survey, conducted by Ipsos [...]
At the Port Moody City Council meeting last week David Spence, an avid promoter of community arts, gave a presentation to the leaders of the “City of the Arts”.
Coastal Sound Music Academy choirs from the Tri-Cities were well represented during the weeks of the Olympic and Paralympic GAMES.
The Children’s Choir sang at a number of [...]
Re/max has recently been practicing pure “puffery”, conducting a national radio and TV advertising campaign that claims they are, “Canada’s Favourite Agents”.
While new agents are taught that you can’t make such claims unless the source or basis on which the claim is based accompanies the ad, most tenured agents know better.
Since any claims in advertising [...]
Since there was no remaining meaningful consumer protection activities or responsibilities being conducted at the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), it is no surprise to learn that the HPO is quietly closing its doors.
HOMEOWNER PROTECTION ACT RESPONSIBILITIES TRANSFERRED
The announcement last summer that the HPO interest-free loan program (designed to keep Leaky Condo owners in their homes) [...]
“End of an Era” is a national commemorative ceremony honouring all of Canada’s First World War service men and women. Arras, Amiens, Passchendaele, the Somme, Vimy and Ypres, where thousands of Canadians fought and died more than 90 years ago, was an era that transformed our identity as a country.
Minister of Veterans Affairs, The Honourable [...]
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