Bigger, bolder, higher: Vancouver’s push for density has builders rejigging their plans

Rendering of the original Raphael building.Cape Group When Vancouver developer Zack Ross heard that the Broadway Plan had been approved, he immediately ordered all work stopped at the site of a 95-unit apartment building on East 2nd Avenue, in the False Creek Flats area. Instead of a five-storey building, Mr. Ross now had the potential … Read more

Opinion: Ottawa’s unrealistic emissions plan could drive away investment

An oil & gas pump jack in Alberta on May 6, 2020.Todd Korol/Reuters Kendall Dilling is President of the Pathways Alliance. Canada’s oil sands industry recognizes we are one of our country’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters, and that we have a major role to play in helping meet the national climate-change commitment of net-zero emissions by … Read more

Vancouver offers to extend leases to residents of 13 buildings in False Creek South

MiJoung Kim and her husband Rob Renger spending time in their False Creek South neighborhood in Vancouver on August 12, 2022.Jimmy Jeong/The Globe and Mail After years of uncertainty, the owners of 13 strata leasehold buildings in Vancouver’s False Creek South neighborhood have been offered extensions on their leases with the city. The local government … Read more

Canada’s dentists say new national system should not sharply reduce fees for visits

The Liberal government promised in its spring budget to fund a program that would ultimately see dental coverage guaranteed for children under 18, seniors and people with disabilities.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail The Canadian dental industry is urging the federal government to make sure its dental-care expansion doesn’t affect coverage under workplace plans or sharply … Read more

Globe editorial: By asking farmers to cut emissions, is Ottawa biting the hand that feeds us?

In late 2020, as part of its plan to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Trudeau government floated a target for the agriculture sector: cut emissions from fertilizers by 30 per cent. Some farmers feared it would mean that they’d be forced to use 30 per cent less fertilizer – which could mean farming 30 … Read more

Public input sought in update of Guelph, Ont’s parks and recreation master plan – Guelph

The City of Guelph is updating its parks and recreation master plan and is seeking public input. Story continues below advertisement Residents have until Aug. 28 to provide input on the plan that will guide parks and recreation growth over the next 10 years. “We are really looking for the community’s ideas on how to … Read more

New plan cements vision for Vancouver

Single family homes in Vancouver on Sept. 30, 2020.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/Reuters BC’s largest city now has a complete city plan that aims to shape the city in a new way for the next 30 years by allowing for more housing types in all neighbourhoods, making it greener and more climate resilient, and making space for 200,000 … Read more

Generation density: Past planners speak out on urban development

Senior Architect, Urban Designer and Development Planner Ralph Segal in Vancouver.Courtesy Ralph Segal When senior architect, urban designer and development planner Ralph Segal was working on densifying a Vancouver neighbourhood, such as the West End or North False Creek, he’d put on his most comfortable shoes and walk every day, searching for pockets that could … Read more

A new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana. But what will it cost? | Health care/Hospitals

When thousands of health care providers and scientists gathered earlier this month at a diabetes conference in New Orleans, one particular session stood out. Researchers described a new drug that could help someone lose more than 20% of their body weight, amounting to an average loss of 52 pounds over a year and a half. … Read more

Alberta, energy sector press Ottawa to clarify how climate targets will be reached

A Suncor plant is shown in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta, on June 13, 2017.JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Industry groups and Alberta want Ottawa to move quickly to clarify and implement policies intended to get Canada on track to meet its 2030 climate goals if the oil and gas sector is to have any … Read more