FINLAYSON: The extraordinary run-up in real estate prices like the one experienced in the Lower Mainland raises the odds of a painful market correction
FINLAYSON: Success on growing more locally-based companies and attracting firms from elsewhere would produce sizable economic dividends for the province
LAFLEUR, FILIPOWICZ: To take pressure off the cost of living in Vancouver, the city should build more housing units on its limited geographic footprint
ROBINSON: Big cities were going to be nirvana for artists, designers and technology freaks. But high costs are leading them to happy lives in rural settings instead
MCEWAN: Graham’s negative comments on Islam, immigration and homosexuality have ruffled more than a few feathers
LAFLEUR, FILIPOWICZ: If housing costs remain high, and rental vacancy rates stay razor-thin, the region may soon be out of reach to locals and newcomers alike
ROBINSON: If Vancouverites can’t even handle a bit of snow, how will they ever deal with an earthquake?
LAFLEUR, FILIPOWICZ: When new homes don’t keep up with demand, buyers or renters bid for a dwindling pool of listings, pushing prices up and people out