Oh hey, it must be a new week because there’s another article that asks how any local business is supposed to staff itself these days! What happens when people can’t afford to work in Vancouver? I guess we have to raise the minimum wage to $25…
If a young person in Vancouver accepts a $20 an hour job, it equates to less than $2,500 per month in net take-home pay. But the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver is $2,090, and rising.
Oh wait, there’s another one! How to keep young people from leaving Vancouver. While removing a bylaw that prohibits more than 5 people from living in a huge house is good, I think the issue is a tad more complex, Michael Geller.
Just in case you thought the BC Liberals were rushing headlong to relevance any time soon: Watch the BC Liberals Argue Name-Calling Should Be Permitted in the BC Legislature.
Would the Minister of Shitty Failures please stand down!
Not housing affordability, not the opioid crisis, not youth displacement, not childcare, not anything that does anything for the people. #1 – Eliminate threat to political party. https://t.co/EYCljUeWPn
— Steve Mann (@MuckyMann) November 8, 2017
…not homelessness: Homeless Chilliwack woman badly burned in fire was trying to keep warm with candles. ‘The situation is getting dire here in Chilliwack’. I was going to mock this, like ‘um duh’, but I didn’t realize the homeless population effectively tripled in three years in Chilliwack. That’s crazy.
…not the spectre of fascism: White nationalist flyer spotted in Burnaby. Fffffff…
City of Vancouver rejects proposed Chinatown condo at 105 Keefer Street. Again? Stay down, Luke! More from the department of visual metaphor:
Respect to the efforts of the Chinatown activists but I’m relieved 105 Keefer is dead so we can stop hearing about it. What’s the next single development we should all redirect our two minutes hate towards while ignoring the systemic/zoning problems that got #VanRE this screwed?
— Greg Eh (@gregeh) November 9, 2017
Star Wars of the day:
— drex (@drex) November 9, 2017