I recently sold my condo in Vancouver and moved to Courtenay BC. I although I had stayed in Courtenay for a few weeks last year, I did not realize how noisey and busy it had become compared to paradise. (Hornby Island) Ironically, Vancouver became considerably quieter with Covid-19. Traffic was down by about 80%. Everything… Read More Turning down the heat.
One of the first priorities of the newly re-elected federal Liberal government is a $6 billion personal income tax cut. The Liberals and Conservatives campaigned on similar promises, but the Liberals claimed their cut was more progressive. No matter how you slice it, cutting taxes reduces the amount of money available to provide services, and… Read More Federal tax cut hurts services, helps wealthy | Canadian Union of Public Employees
From an SFU planning grad via Link to my thesis: Short-term consequences: Investigating the nature, extent and rental housing implications of Airbnb listings in Vancouver
When I decided to stay on Hornby for the winter I had no idea what challenges were ahead of me. I was having lunch with another blogger a few weeks ago telling her my Hornby story. She said “ you should write a book, you have such an interesting story and you tell it so… Read More Pioneer Annie
A Growing American Crisis: Who Will Care for the Baby Boomers? — Read on amp.timeinc.net/time/5529152/elderly-caregiving-baby-boomers-unpaid-caregivers-crisis
This is my first Christmas on Hornby Island after past Christmases at Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Phoenix Ottawa and Vancouver. This will be a very different Christmas. This morning the power went out for the third time since I came in June. By now I have acquired both candles and the skills to start a… Read More Merry Christmas from Hornby Island
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Take Our Poll Background In the fall of 2017 the property management company for my condo passed a bylaw to ban rentals of less than one year. The property management company seemed to think there has been complaints about disruption of residents’ peace and quiet due to short term rentals. The ban…
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This confirms my comments from previous posts regarding Vancouver. <a href=”https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/08/01/vancouver-best-canadian-cities-to-live-rankings/”>https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/08/01/vancouver-best-canadian-cities-to-live-rankings/</a>
As a result of Covid19, some of the inflation here is not up to date. One of the biggest challenges to living on the island is that most things are only open a couple of days a week and/or part of the day and there is no universal closing days or times. This can result… Read More Services around Hornby Island 2020
VaMoving out of Vancouver had never crossed my mind when I came to Hornby Island for a few days to attend the BluesFest in May 2018. In fact it was the farthest thing from my mind. But I caught the magic of Hornby Island. Last night at a movie at the community center, a gentleman… Read More Vancouver to Hornby -The Kindness of Friends
Background In the fall of 2017 the property management company for my condo passed a bylaw to ban rentals of less than one year. The property management company seemed to think there has been complaints about disruption of residents’ peace and quiet due to short term rentals. The ban includes rentals, home exchanges and rentals to home… Read More Condos that have passed by-laws against short term rentals… What can you do if you want to rent your condo out on a short term basis?
via The Village Book Club visit…….. I was so envious of the kindness of people in her village.