–Britt Santowski, BA, MA, Publisher, SPN Mention of “affordable housing” came up several times at the October 23 regular Council meeting. The Knox Vision Society, who will be building a 42 rental-unit apartment block at the corner of Wadams Way … Continue reading →
The provincial government has introduced legislation to close a major loophole in fixed-term leases and improve the rights of renters throughout British Columbia. The new legislation will mean landlords can no longer use the loophole to bypass annual rent control, … Continue reading →
This family is in crisis due to the lack of affordable housing in Victoria. This is a one-income family of three, where Tyler Lumley works full time as a carpenter. Tammy Stephens spends her time trying to find housing. In … Continue reading →
Two derelict homes on Ayre Road (6717 & 6723 Ayre Road) will be demolished and turned into ten condos. One of the houses has already been torn down, and the second one is also scheduled for demolition. At the June … Continue reading →
–BC Gov News on SPN Individuals, seniors and families in need of affordable rental housing in the Greater Victoria region will soon have access to more than 500 new units of affordable housing. Following the September 2016 announcement of a … Continue reading →
At the mayor’s recent open house, a member of the public made the point that mobile homes (aka trailer homes, modular homes, pre-manufactured homes) are a modern form of affordable housing. Another unit arrived in Sooke this morning.
What do you think? How can Sooke accommodate the current housing shortage and the need for affordability?
The Transition Sooke Ecohome Tour will be held on October 8 and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets for this self-guided tour will be on sale on the day of the tour at The Stick in the Mud. … Continue reading →
–Bob Stamp, photos by Britt Santowski (c) SPN British Columbia’s first senior cohousing community—and just the second in Canada—celebrated its official opening Thursday, July 28 2016, in Sooke.. Harbourside Senior Cohousing features 31 individual units plus a common house in … Continue reading →
Housing has been recognized as an issue by Sooke Council. The following is applicable to only Vancouver. From their backgrounder: “The additional tax presently only applies in the Metro Vancouver, but government can prescribe in regulation other areas where the additional … Continue reading →
–John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca Christy Clark and her government have dismissed, mocked and outright ignored the housing crisis facing this province. Last year, Housing Minister Rich Coleman called the Lower Mainland’s housing prices “actually pretty reasonable” just days … Continue reading →