Dan Fumano, The Vancouver Sun

Dan Fumano

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Dan:

Vancouver councillor broke conflict rules and should resign, report says

Vancouver Coun. Michael Wiebe, a restaurant owner, says he believed he was not in a conflict of interest by voting on patio program → Read More

B.C. Health Minister addresses allegations of racism in the provincial health care system

Staff in an emergency department or emergency departments allegedly played a game to guess the blood alcohol level of Indigenous patients. → Read More

Dan Fumano: Bringing up a new baby (or two!) in a pandemic

Opinion: This isn't a story of hardship, but as thousands of British Columbians are experiencing, raising a newborn — or, in our case, two — during a global pandemic poses its own challenges, as well as joys. → Read More

Public engagement process finding 'high anxiety' among Vancouverites

“The plan is not meant to be a feel-good document,” said Vancouver’s chief planner Gil Kelley. “It’s really meant to confront tough realities.” → Read More

Dan Fumano: City auditors cry foul over Nat Bailey Stadium repairs, financial reporting

Vancouver's internal audit division recommended the city hold off on an expansion at Nat Bailey Stadium until outstanding issues its lease with the ball club were resolved. → Read More

'Squeeze is on': Rental housing hit by rising insurance costs

"I guess the lesson for me is that the government is not really interested in maintaining existing rental stock," said one small-scale landlord. "Better to sell to a developer and get out of the business." → Read More

'Blindsided': B.C. condo residents fearful, as extent of insurance crisis remains unclear

The manager of one well-maintained Kelowna complex says homeowners are facing increases of more than 400 per cent for both insurance premiums and water-damage deductibles. → Read More

Dan Fumano: Vancouver trials 'inboard bedrooms' as livability debate rages

Vancouver city hall is hearing "strong opinions on both sides" of the debate around allowing windowless interior bedrooms in some new apartments. → Read More

Dan Fumano: Confusion, unresolved issues surround NPA 2018 campaign finances

“I don’t think it was cheating. It might be incompetence, it might be confusion. But I don’t think there was any wrongdoing.” — Eli Konorti, a former NPA board director → Read More

New vision for century-old Ross House in Vancouver means homes for marginalized people

Trans and queer people are overrepresented in city’s homeless population. Vancouver has bought a building to offer these vulnerable people safe housing. → Read More

Duplexes in single-family neighbourhoods 'a success' after first year, city says

"Duplexes are providing twice as many dwelling units as one-family dwellings. The introduction of duplex in RS zones has been a success." — Staff report → Read More

B.C. Budget 2020: Record housing funding, but still no renter's rebate

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James believes home prices still need to come down further, she said, adding: "I don’t think there’s anyone who would say we’ve reached affordable housing in British Columbia." → Read More

Dan Fumano: 12 years after developer charged with fraud, a closed-door court hearing

"The public is clamouring for more action on complex commercial crime and money laundering. Well, good luck." — Ron Usher, general counsel for the Society of Notaries Public of B.C. on the ongoing fraud case against Tarsem Gill → Read More

'Strata market in crisis': Some B.C. condo buildings unable to buy insurance

Condo Association director knows of 11 B.C. stratas currently unable to secure building insurance. In a normal year, he said, there wouldn't be any stratas in that situation. → Read More

City ends up stuck with bill for 67,000 litres of False Creek boats' sewage

‘We can’t go to the boats and fine them? We can’t make them pay?’ → Read More

Dan Fumano: 'Rat-running' and 'the price of anarchy': Vancouver copes with GPS-enabled cars

"I've had conversations with traffic engineers in other cities all across North America, and we're all experiencing the same issue. Apps are routing people down streets that aren't necessarily the appropriate street for them to be driving on." → Read More

Dan Fumano: 'Empty storefront tax'? Vancouver councillors, staff look at retail vacancies

Storefront vacancy rates are increasing in Vancouver neighbourhoods, while fewer commercial properties are owned by individuals, and more are owned by developers. → Read More

B.C. stratas on edge after reports of soaring insurance premiums

'This is going to be a long time in fixing. There's going to be a lost more angst over it before there's good news.' → Read More

Vancouver eyes four-year project to restore almost 7,400 military graves

The Fields of Honour at Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery are "an important part of the city ... but not many people know about it" → Read More

Dan Fumano: How an old East Van bus loop could have become 285 rental homes

The Kootenay Loop housing project is dead for now, but a spokesman said TransLink "may revisit this prospect at some point in the future." → Read More