Naoibh O'Connor

Thermal imaging pilot project heats up

Fifteen thousand detached homes in five different Vancouver neighbourhoods will be scanned with a thermal imaging camera mounted to the top of a car in coming weeks. Through a pilot project, the city...

Installation begins on Canada’s first moveable, modular housing complex

Finding a quality place for people to live is one of the biggest challenges in addressing homelessness, according to Coun. Kerry Jang. “Not just anyplace. We have our run-down SROs, but people...

Prospective homeowners adopt ‘cohousing lite’

Collaborative option allows members to act as their own developer

City of Vancouver buys Arbutus Corridor for $55 million

A years' long battle over the future of the Arbutus Corridor has been resolved in a $55-million deal between the City of Vancouver and Canadian Pacific railway. The landmark agreement was announced...

False Creek flats plan opens up new industrial land base

Businesses already located in the area hope the city will commit to limiting the amount of residential to preserve Vancouver's scarce industrial land 

Old Kitsilano stores close their doors to make way for new development

Ethel’s on 4th is ringing in its last sales at its West Fourth location this week 

Vancouver property assessments jump as high as 28% in 2015

Assessed values of both Vancouver east and west side single-family properties climbed dramatically over the past year, according to B.C. Assessment. 

Waterfront Tower’s controversial ‘origami’ design proposal is being reworked

The original plan for Cadillac Fairview’s Waterfront tower, which was widely criticized due to...

Time to regulate Vancouver pot businesses, says city hall (updated)

The city is proposing new regulations to manage Vancouver’s burgeoning medical marijuana businesses

Vancouver’s urban design panel gives thumbs down to ‘origami’ tower

Architect says he looks forward to addressing concerns raised by panel