"Today, Council took another step to finalize Vancouver’s Empty Homes Tax. As Mayor, I reiterate that there will be no exemptions for luxury homeowners to cap the Empty Homes Tax, or for exemptions on homes for sale because people claim that tenants will lessen the value of their property. If you’re holding a property as an investment, it will be taxed as an investment.
This morning the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board and Clean Energy Canada marked the summer solstice by launching Solar Now, a renewable energy demonstration project. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe and Merran Smith from Clean Energy Canada, unveiled a new solar panel installation at the Creekside Paddling Centre as part of the project.