Joanne Lee-Young, The Vancouver Sun

Joanne Lee-Young

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Joanne:

Pier fire involved negligence, not maliciousness: New Westminster mayor

New Westminster mayor Jonathan Cote cautioned against drawing conclusions a day after police said an arson suspect had been arrested → Read More

Realtors point out rise in condo listings even as sales and prices increase

The housing market is recovering from the pandemic , but it's not a straightforward, bounceback story and there are nuances to see in other latest numbers such as rising condo sales listings. → Read More

Robson Street landlord applies for rent relief, but bulk of federal funds go untapped

Businesses in a Robson Street building that had been frustrated their landlord wouldn't apply for the federal rent relief program were surprised by a sudden change of heart. → Read More

Study will track employees' return to work as COVID restrictions ease

A group of academic and industry partners is planning to track 1,500 employees at several local biotechnology companies and university research labs as they physically return to their desks and offices. The goal will be to identify what measures have the most impact in keeping workplaces safe from virus transmissions during pandemics such as Covid-19. → Read More

Sale of Shaughnessy mansion sparks renewed interest in hard hit luxury sector

Sale of Shaughnessy home sparks renewed interest in hard hit luxury sector → Read More

Mortgage delinquencies rising in Vancouver residential market

Fresh stat is worth noting for what it may indicate about how quickly, or not, homes in Vancouver are selling. → Read More

Rare albino crow recovering with help from B.C. wildlife technicians

A young, rare albino crow is recovering under the care of wildlife technicians. → Read More

GDP numbers for May and June increase, but still significantly down for second quarter

The Fairmont Waterfront hotel in downtown Vancouver prepares to open its doors for the first time since the pandemic shutdown as GDP numbers for May and June increase, but are still significantly down for the second quarter. → Read More

Four members of Vancouver's Non-Partisan Association resign from board

Four members of the Non-Partisan Association have resigned from its board, saying the party has been "silent" on important issues and is "irrelevant." → Read More

Surrey faces challenges as it builds a downtown core

Walkable, safe, attractive, contemporary — ingredients for a successful Surrey downtown → Read More

Filipinos in Canada report high levels of job losses from pandemic

Advocates say more and better data is needed to address the problem → Read More

Oakridge-area developer wants to consolidate social housing in 14-acre city project

Developer of prime piece of real estate wants to rezone land so its 300 social housing units sit separately in buildings on one parcel. → Read More

Activists in Vancouver relieved as Canada ends Hong Kong extradition agreement

"It's a relief to know there's not a chance of extradition." — Jane Li, a member of VHKPoActs, a Vancouver-based, student-led organization that advocates for social and political issues in Vancouver and Hong Kong → Read More

Vancouver groups watch anxiously as China proposes new laws to control Hong Kong

Groups in Vancouver are connecting with each other to make plans and draft statements as Beijing prepares to impose new harsher legislation on Hong Kong → Read More

Vancouver radiologists and UBC students build database of COVID-19-affected lung images

The goal is to quickly build a database of lung images so that information can be gleaned for better treating patients right now and, later, to teach an artificial intelligence tool how to predict … → Read More

Vancouver radiologists and UBC students build database of Covid-19-affected lung images

Two Vancouver radiologists are working with researchers and students at the University of B.C. to sort thousands of CT scans and chest x-ray images from Covid-19 patients that show, in common, opaque patches on lungs that look like ground-up glass. → Read More

Cambie Corridor report shows zero progress on some rental housing targets

The Cambie Corridor plan calls for 190 below-market rental units to be finished by 2026, but a report shows none are completed, under construction or even in the development permit stage. → Read More

Annual financial update reveals City of Vancouver's highest-paid employees

The city's payroll costs have been of interest since they have grown more quickly than the rate of inflation or population growth over the last 10 years. → Read More

B.C. businesses and shoppers juggle preparing for and panicking over COVID-19

People need to plan and be proactive, but not panic over COVID-19, according to Steven Taylor, author of The Psychology of Pandemics → Read More

Stratas find way to renew building insurance as insurers make recommendations

Stratas in B.C. used to allocate between 10 and 25% of their annual budgets for insurance costs. Now, that range is expected to widen. → Read More