Tag: vancouver

Chinese owners of Vancouver’s Bentall towers looking to sell: reports

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/bentall-towers-chinese-owners-looking-to-sell-2018 After Vancouver’s Bentall towers were purchased in 2016 by Beijing-based insurer Anbang, talks are now reportedly in progress between Anbang and Canadian banks and commercial realtors, regarding a potential sale of the four buildings that it owns in the Bentall Centre office complex. According Asian Real Estate business website Mingtiandi, “should Anbang follow through on the reported […]

‘It disgusts me’: Outrage after racist letter sent to Asian realtor in B.C.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/it-disgusts-me-outrage-after-racist-letter-sent-to-asian-realtor-in-b-c-1.4109531 Real estate agents in British Columbia say they’re worried about their safety after an Asian realtor received an extremely racist letter with a vague threat. The “open letter to all Asian realtors” was sent to Winnie Wu’s realty office in Coquitlam, B.C. Wu called the piece of mail “appalling” in a now-deleted Facebook post. […]

SHEPHERD: Mandarin- the new job requirement in the Greater Vancouver Area?

SHEPHERD: Mandarin- the new job requirement in the Greater Vancouver Area? Many jobs in the Greater Vancouver Area are now inaccessible to you if you don’t know Mandarin or Cantonese. Most Canadian job seekers would understand a “bilingual” position to be demanding language skills in both English and French. But in the Greater Vancouver Area […]

Andy Yan, the analyst who exposed Vancouver’s real estate disaster

https://www.macleans.ca/economy/realestateeconomy/andy-yan-the-analyst-who-exposed-vancouvers-real-estate-disaster/ Yan found that buyers with “non-Anglicised Chinese names” had picked up two-thirds of 172 houses sold over a six-month period beginning in September 2014 in Vancouver’s posh west side neighbourhoods. Contrary to public perception, however, the buyers weren’t just showing up with “bags of cash” to make their buys. Some of Canada’s biggest banks […]

Vancouver man charged with allegedly exposing himself to more than 60 young women

https://www.vancourier.com/news/vancouver-man-charged-with-allegedly-exposing-himself-to-more-than-60-young-women-1.23453324 The case stems from a string of incidents that happened between July 6 and 18, when 28-year-old Vancouver native Trevor Kurjata is alleged to have masturbated in front of dozens of young women and girls. Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD’s sex crimes unit at 604-717-0605 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

How Chinese gangs are laundering drug money through Vancouver real estate

How Chinese gangs are laundering drug money through Vancouver real estate Criminal syndicates that control chemical factories in China’s booming Guangdong province are shipping narcotics, including fentanyl, to Vancouver, washing the drug sales in British Columbia’s casinos and high-priced real estate, and transferring laundered funds back to Chinese factories to repeat this deadly trade cycle, a Global […]

Dark-skinned man linked to 3 sexual assaults

Man linked to 3 sexual assaults Thu Sep 3, 9:01 PM http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/090903/canada/canada_britishcolumbia_bc_vancouver_downtown_sexual_assualt_suspect_sketch VANCOUVER (CBC) – Vancouver police have released a sketch of a man they believe sexually assaulted three women and stalked another in downtown Vancouver recently. He is described as dark-skinned, about five foot eight, with a medium muscular build and black curly hair. […]