December 2016

REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive helps 30,000 people stay warm

Posted on Dec 09, 2016



More than 30,000 Lower Mainland residents will receive blankets and warm clothing this winter thanks to donations collected during the 22nd annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive. Between November 14 and 21, over 100 real estate offices served as drop-off locations for donations. Realtor volunteers then collected, sorted and delivered the donations to...

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Canada 'moving forward' on asbestos ban, Justin Trudeau says

Posted on Dec 09, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a building trades union policy conference in Ottawa on Tuesday that the Liberals have 'made the commitment that we are moving forward on a ban' on asbestos in Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made the federal government's first commitment to move forward with a plan to ban asbestos.Trudeau made the comments Tuesday while speaking at Canada's...

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Condos Dominate New Housing Starts as Building Permit Values Recover

Posted on Dec 09, 2016





Housing starts in the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were trending at 27,495 units in November compared with 26,082 units in October, said the CMHC. The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.“Total housing starts trended higher in November due to a large number of apar...

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Sparkeland awaits!. A guide to the best Christmas home lights in the City.

Posted on Dec 07, 2016


In Abbotsford, at 3464 Sussex St., the Hood's house features 10 inflatable characters, 15 blow-molds, 19 hand-made wooden cutouts, 27 hand-made rope light figures and thousands of lights.

Burnaby/New WestBurnaby: 4187 William Street

Take a drive past this home and enjoy thousands of lights, Santa on the roof, wreaths, angels, decorated trees and much more.Burnaby: 

6357 Neville Street

Lots of twinkling lights for your enjoyment, plus a manger and toy shop, a Santa train and hot air balloon, Rudolph and gingerbread men.Burnaby: 

8222 Bur...

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