Joanne Lee-Young, The Vancouver Sun

Joanne Lee-Young

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Joanne:

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

Canada joins the U.S., U.K and Australia in raising travel advisories for Hong Kong

More than 20 countries have raised their travel advisories for Hong Kong, with the U.S., U.K. and Australia joining earlier this week. → Read More

Critics pan glass buildings as developer envisions world's tallest wooden tower in Vancouver

The International Energy Agency estimates that about 40 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions in the world is tied to buildings and the construction of buildings. → Read More

SFU student society protects Lennon Wall in support of Hong Kong protesters

The society that represents undergrads at SFU has opted for a mobile message board so it can be locked away when unsupervised → Read More

Heated Vancouver housing market moderating for first time in three years: CMHC

Real estate prices have stopped surging on excessive expectations they will keep rising in the future → Read More

Hong Kong protests tension spills over onto Simon Fraser University campus

‘That we have seen clashes among students in Hong Kong, in Australia and in New Zealand. We should anticipate similar kinds of conflicts to spill over to Canadian campuses’ → Read More

Metro Vancouver hires the City of Vancouver's chief engineer

Jerry Dobrovolny will end his role at the City of Vancouver in October and start as CAO of Metro Vancouver on November 2 → Read More

Presale condo project sales rates hit new lows in Metro Vancouver

One has to go back to 2012 to find a presales rate as paltry as June's 14 per cent → Read More

Hong Kong artist brings collection of protest leaflets and posters to Vancouver

A Vancouver bookshop-gallery is exhibiting a collection of material related to the recent protests. → Read More

Residents complain about smells from Maple Ridge grow-op on agricultural land

A he-said, she-said feud between the residents and the grow-op is forcing a look at how each side interprets the priority of rules outlined by various levels of government. → Read More

Making sense of Vancouver's luxury condo market

Despite both global and local trends that have dampened condo demand, there remains a seemingly alternate universe of luxury projects and high-end highrises that are coming to Vancouver. → Read More

Vancouver city council's rejection of a 21-unit rental project draws fire

Developers are pessimistic about Vancouver city council's rejection of a 21-unit rental town home project. → Read More

B.C. businesses say rising costs hurting outlook despite strong economy: survey

Growth in B.C. outstrips the national average, but businesses say there are cloud "right overhead" as they grapple with rising costs → Read More

City of Vancouver considers expanding where to protect existing rental stock

Balancing the needs of renters and developers is tricky, Mayor Kennedy Stewart has said. → Read More

Vancouver watches as Hong Kong government cracks down on massive protests

'It feels very hopeless': Expat feels connected to new wave of discontent in his hometown as Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader vows to table new mainland China-backed extradition bill → Read More

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion opponents not ready to give up

An approval of the pipeline would allow the federal government to start trying to sell the pipeline → Read More

Developer postpones pre-sales for high-rise towers in Burnaby and Coquitlam

There has been a dramatic slow-down in pre-sales centre traffic starting around last October. It's estimated to have dropped by about 70 per cent. → Read More

Moving 'Welfare Wednesday' could do more harm than good: study

Adjusting the timing and frequency of income-assistance cheques to temper the intensity of drug overdoses can have unintended consequences → Read More