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Take a Video Tour of Vancouver’s ‘Missing Middle’ Housing Projects

Creative thinking, relaxed zoning inspire buildings that add density to neighbourhoods — without adding towers.

By Christopher Cheung, Today

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Margolese Prize Winner Wants Homelessness No More

Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam talks housing, treaty, and LGBTQ2S+ rights in lead-up to Vancouver event.

By Katie Hyslop, 24 Mar 2017

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Time to End the Capital Gains Giveaway to Canadian Homeowners?

This week’s federal budget is a chance to bring tax fairness to Canadian renters.

By Christopher Pollon, 21 Mar 2017

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To End Homelessness, Prevent It from Happening in the First Place

Early diagnosis, access to multiple supports keep people off the street.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Mar 2017

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Map: How ‘Infill’ Housing Is Blossoming in the Lower Mainland

See how cities are turning ‘single family’ lots into several homes.

By Katie Hyslop, 9 Mar 2017

Recent Solutions: News Articles that Investigate Social Problems, Problem-Solving Journalism

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Four Ways to Help Women Achieve Economic Equality, Right Now

The cost of doing nothing? Billions a year.

By Kate McInturff, 8 Mar 2017


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Should Developers Pay to ‘Ride’ the Benefits of Transit?

Where transit goes, land values rise. Should cities and the public get a share?

By Christopher Cheung, 7 Mar 2017


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In ‘The Politics of Fear,’ Médecins Sans Frontières Reflects on Ebola Response

Critical post-mortem holds many lessons for future outbreaks.

By Crawford Kilian, 6 Mar 2017


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A Different Kind of Retirement Home for Captive Whales

The Whale Sanctuary Project wants to build an ocean home for post-aquarium life.

By Amorina Kingdon, 4 Mar 2017


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Canada Needs New Reporting to End Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains

Manufacturers aren’t forced to be transparent about their practices. We say that should change.

By Kevin Thomas, 4 Mar 2017


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Brazil’s Deadly Prison Riots a Warning for Canada

Investments in rehabilitation and equal treatment best ways to avoid desperation-fuelled violence.

By Ruth Elwood Martin and Carlos Magno Neves, 2 Mar 2017


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Alberta’s Solar Advantage: New Rebates Give Homeowners a Boost

NDP government unveils two year, $36-million program to help bring down costs.

By James Wilt, 2 Mar 2017


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Guaranteed Basic Income on Verge of Take-off in Canada

It holds appeal across the political spectrum. Plus, Elon Musk is sold.

By Susan Delacourt, 2 Mar 2017


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‘Modular’ One-Person Homes Fill a Need in Vancouver

City, Ottawa, Vancity Credit Union — and one man’s estate — make for innovative transition housing.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Feb 2017


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Should Old Rental Buildings Be Saved — or Sacrificed?

A building boom decades ago is still housing half of Canada’s tenants. But time is running out on a generation of apartment buildings.

By Christopher Cheung, 14 Feb 2017


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We’re Losing What ‘SRO’ Hotels Can Do Right

For some, much-maligned ‘single-room occupancy’ means independent shelter within their budget. And it’s vanishing.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Feb 2017


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The Architecture of Reconciliation

First Nations architect Ouri Scott has ideas on how building design can further reconciliation.

By Katie Hyslop, 11 Feb 2017


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‘Service Co-op’ Helps Calgary Seniors Stay in the ‘Hood

Whether it’s keeping up with maintenance or downsizing, ‘Aging in Place’ co-op aims to keep seniors at home.

By Katie Hyslop, 2 Feb 2017


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Five Ways to Stop BC’s Overdose Drug Deaths Now

Stopping the drug war and improving housing access is key. Part of a series.

By Jackie Wong, 28 Jan 2017


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The Overdose Crisis: We Know How to Save Lives, Doctors Say

From an Albertan reserve to Vancouver’s inner city, caregivers share solutions for turning the tide. Part of a series.

By Jackie Wong, 27 Jan 2017


Call in Special Prosecutor for Political Donations Probe, Says Watchdog

Appointment needed to ‘help prevent political interference,’ says Democracy Watch.

By Andrew MacLeod

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