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What’s with All the Stone Animals in Fairview?

What’s with All the Stone Animals in Fairview?

It must be some sort of sign that there are multiple buildings featuring Union Jack flags and stone animals...but what does it mean?

Is Buying a Leasehold Property Worth It?

Is Buying a Leasehold Property Worth It?

They look like an incredible deal. But what's the catch?

Is It Hard to Get a Liquor Licence in Vancouver?

Is It Hard to Get a Liquor Licence in Vancouver?

Our woman on the street dives into the bylaws surrounding hawking booze.

Do Squatters Have Rights in Vancouver?

Do Squatters Have Rights in Vancouver?

Will this be how you finally own property in this city?

Where Did All These Hobbit Houses Come From?

Where Did All These Hobbit Houses Come From?

Because we're tired of driving by those curvy roofs without answers.

What’s the Point of Point Roberts?

What’s the Point of Point Roberts?

"Under the law of “No Takebacksies,” this 12.65-square-kilometre scrap of land has stayed attached to Tsawwassen, but part of the U.S., ever since."

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What’s Inside the Towers on the Burrard Street Bridge?

What’s Inside the Towers on the Burrard Street Bridge?

"They were not designed as affordable waterfront bachelor suites."

Are There Secret Tunnels Underneath UBC?

Are There Secret Tunnels Underneath UBC?

"These tunnels are more than just a legend: unlike my college internet boyfriend, they actually exist."

What Ever Happened to the McBarge?

What Ever Happened to the McBarge?

Our City Informer investigates (and advocates for a chance to once again eat McNuggets at sea).

Can You Actually Own a Beach of Your Own in Vancouver?

Can You Actually Own a Beach of Your Own in Vancouver?

"Think of all you could do with more sand in your life—like finally open that hourglass start-up."

What Makes the Vancouver Special So Special?

What Makes the Vancouver Special So Special?

"This rectangle with a half-assed roof must have spoken to people."

Where Do Those Crows Go Each Night?

Where Do Those Crows Go Each Night?

"Like many of us priced out of the real estate market, they're heading to the burbs."