Joanne Lee-Young, The Vancouver Sun

Joanne Lee-Young

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Joanne:

Vancouver to ask province for share of PST collected by Airbnb

Airbnb isn't the only platform that offers short-term rental listings, but it accounts for 82 per cent of active listings in Vancouver. → Read More

Airbnb collects more than double the PST that B.C. expected

Airbnb said it sent the province $33.7 million in PST in the past year. B.C. had expected about $16 million. → Read More

City of Vancouver green lights overhaul of West End rental building Berkeley Towers

Reliance Properties is offering remaining tenants at Berkeley Tower a financial payout that between double and triple the cash amount stipulated by city guidelines → Read More

Community activists launch Stop Racism Alliance in response to recent incidents

The new alliance wants to raise awareness about racist behaviour that goes unseen, but also to work with police to establish policies for investigating charges of racism. → Read More

Most Canadians support immigration of STEM workers from Asia: report

Many Canadians want the government to develop public policies to promote the immigration of skilled and talented workers from Asia. → Read More

Court rules against claim that B.C.'s foreign buyers tax is discriminatory

The Supreme Court of B.C. has ruled against a claim that the B.C. government's 20 per cent property transfer tax for foreign buyers is discriminatory, unconstitutional and in violation of trade agreements. → Read More

A tiny piece of East Vancouver is for sale for a tidy price of $108,000

Would-be buyers are being told it’s too tiny to hold the smallest home that would be approved by the City of Vancouver. → Read More

Vancouver group to test NBA's commitment to free speech at pre-season game

Rogers Arena does have a standing policy prohibiting banners with commercial or political messages. → Read More

Observers watching closely for Hong Kong protests at Vancouver NBA game

Vancouver is a city that has already had tense confrontations over the conflicting views of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. → Read More

Anbang's purchase of B.C. seniors homes under renewed criticism

Investigations into alleged neglect and abuse at facilities on Vancouver Island are causing fresh scrutiny of the $1 billion-plus sale of the chain and its properties in 2016 → Read More

Hudson Pacific Properties looking to the future of Bentall Centre

After years of being in limbo under the ownership of China's Anbang Insurance Group, a transformation of Vancouver's Bentall Centre is being tied to a migration of major American tech companies → Read More

Repair Cafe teaches novice fixers to repair clothing, appliances in ultimate DIY class

It's really a community effort to teach and learn how to repair things, according to Repair Cafe's co-manager. 'It's not like a service where people take or drop off an item that needs looking at. It's not a dry-cleaner' → Read More

Lil'wat First Nation embarks on farming plan for 900-plus hectares in Pemberton Valley

The focus of a plan to make the most of a First Nations’ 900-plus hectares of prime agricultural land in the Pemberton Valley will begin with a community school farm. → Read More

Social media a goldmine for credit card and online payment fraud: investigator

Credit card and online payment hackers build a profile of habits, opinions and schedules using social media posts and then identify what vulnerabilities and emotions, such as fear or excitement, might spark an action that could yield compromising information, says one investigator. → Read More

UNESCO list recognizes the Chung Collection at the University of B.C.

The Chung Collection at the University of B.C. has been recognized by a UNESCO listing, putting the small museum of Canadian artifacts assembled by Vancouver surgeon Wallace Chung and his obstetrician-gynaecologist wife Madeline Chung alongside others of national historical importance. The naming of the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection at UBC to […] → Read More

Hong Kong offers withdrawal of extradition bill, but protests likely to continue

While government has withdrawn promised bill, demand for probe of police violence not met → Read More

Arrest of anti-government activists in Hong Kong spur concerns in Metro Vancouver

Although police have made hundreds of other protesters, these ones were seen as a high-profile escalation after a summer of street protests that have mostly been peaceful, but at times also violent and chaotic. → Read More

World watching how Beijing, and Vancouver, react to mass protests in Hong Kong

Vancouver has long been seen as a place to move, live and invest in times of political risk, but as Beijing flexes its muscle over mass protests in Hong Kong, there is a sharper sense of urgency in defining contingency plans, say immigration lawyers and wealth managers. → Read More

14-year-old heading home to Vancouver from Hong Kong forced to dodge violence

The first passengers to get caught in Hong Kong’s airport violent chaos and shut down landed at Vancouver International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Hong Kong protests create potential problems for Ottawa, says academic

For Canada, there is also the reality of so many human connections in Hong Kong, says University of B.C. professor of global affairs Paul Evans. → Read More