Joanne Lee-Young, The Vancouver Sun

Joanne Lee-Young

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Joanne:

Vancouver staff propose 5% property tax increase — but that could go up for more police

City of Vancouver staff are proposing a 5% property tax increase in 2023, but that could go up to 7% if city council approves police request → Read More

Cities across B.C. look to building more laneway and infill housing

The housing crisis extends far outside Metro and some cities are looking for innovations to promote in-fill housing → Read More

Gap between average monthly rental rates for co-op and market units is largest in Vancouver

Average market rental costs continue to go up in Metro Vancouver with interest rates rising and vacancy rates very tight. → Read More

Young adults living at home with their parents go under UBC researcher’s ‘microscope’

University of B.C. researcher Umay Kader is looking at different aspects of young adults living in the family home. → Read More

Vancouver looks to San Francisco for ideas to save Chinatown

A delegation of Vancouver Chinatown and police leaders recently visited San Francisco to learn from Chinatown successes there → Read More

Limited kids’ cold medications supply sparks concern as B.C. respiratory illness season kicks in

Fears are growing that respiratory illnesses in B.C. are starting earlier than usual and will mirror what has happened in Ontario, the U.S. → Read More

Limited kids’ cold medications supply sparks concern as B.C. respiratory illness season kicks in

Fears are growing that respiratory illnesses in B.C. are starting earlier than usual and will mirror what has happened in Ontario, the U.S. → Read More

B.C. tribunal dismisses couple's claim for $299,000 in damages due to noisy condo neighbours

A complaint stated there had been "loud banging, a grinding noise and a child running and stomping their feet all day, which was becoming unbearable." → Read More

The buying frenzy for Metro Vancouver industrial space is over

Rising interest rates have put a dent in sales of warehouses and industrial spaces around Vancouver, but interest in leasing remains high → Read More

Groups hope ABC park board commissioners will reconsider killing Stanley Park bike lane

ABC's campaign manager, Kareem Allam, said Sunday there was a specific and stated campaign promise to remove the temporary bike lane. → Read More

Groups hope ABC park board commissioners will reconsider killing Stanley Park bike lane

A group ride through Stanley Park in support for the current bike lane was postponed Sunday after organizers decided that carrying on through an atmospheric… → Read More

Why Ken Sim's ascent to mayor is of historical significance in Vancouver

When Vancouver held its first civic election in 1886, the city's charter barred Chinese and Indigenous citizens from voting. More than 100 years later Ken Sim will become the city's first mayor of Asian descent. → Read More

Richmond election 2022: Mayoral candidates duel over progress on housing

Richmond should be far more active in seeking help to build more rental housing, says a challenger to the longtime incumbent mayor. → Read More

Plan to purchase over 100 SROs remains on back burner, as hundreds of residents displaced by fires

Vancouver city council agreed to seek $1-billion in provincial and federal funding two years ago to buy over 100 single-room occupancy hotels so that some 2,500 rooms, in very old buildings, could be renovated or turned into self-contained units. → Read More

New database shows rental housing completions in B.C. varies by municipality

Website lets voters compare need against completed units in their municipality → Read More

B.C. Liberals victory in South Surrey byelection a vote of confidence in leader Kevin Falcon: political scientist

Elenore Sturko beat out New Democrat candidate Pauline Greaves in a byelection to keep the South Surrey riding for the B.C. Liberals. → Read More

Mobile unit brings health care to 'unseen' homeless people affected by overdose crisis

Homeless people who are more comfortable speaking a language other than English are often missed by government aid → Read More

Cannabis stores, restaurants and bars in B.C. slowly start to receive inventory

The BCGEU ended job action at liquor distributions warehouses as talks continue with the government over a new contract → Read More

Calls grow for Ottawa to support B.C. journalist on Hong Kong's 'wanted' list

Victor Ho, a former editor-in-chief of the Sing Tao Daily newspaper, is accused of subverting state power. → Read More

Ex-Vancouver newspaper editor of Sing Tao on Hong Kong’s most wanted list

Two MPs and a group of Canadians with ties in Asia are asking Ottawa to publicly oppose the Hong Kong government's action. → Read More