Developer values trails over golf courses

Union Bay should be so lucky……..

“His bankers weren’t sure what to make of a developer who spends $110,000 spraying wildflower seed in the development’s forests or $1 million cutting 22 kilometres of trails throughout the parcel.”

http://www.househunting.ca/vancouversun/Developer+values+trails+over+golf+courses+West+Kootenay/7150380/story.html

Developer values trails over golf courses in West Kootenay

 
 
 
 
Kootenay Lake Village has restrictions on size and location of homes, not style.
 Kootenay Lake Village has restrictions on size and location of homes, not style.
 
 
 

“Wouldn’t Piss On Them If They Were on Fire”:

http://www.gratlpurtzki.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Independent-Counsel-Report-to-Commissioner-of-Inquiry-August-16-20121.pdf

Missing Women report calls for financial compensation for victims’ children

The Independent Counsel’s recommendations were mostly aimed at police and Crown reform

 

Jason Gratl is representing Vancouver's Downtown Eastside at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

Jason Gratl is representing Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

More Bad News

 Uncertain Times Ahead.  Good for renters.

2012/08/08/canadian-housing-prices-to-fall-10-over-next-few-years-scotiabank/

With record home ownership levels in Canada and a cooling housing market, home prices in Canada can be expected to fall 10% over the next two to three years, a Bank of Nova Scotia report suggests.

Two demographics stand to lose out the most: Babyboomers, whose net worth is tied up in real estate, and young professionals in the condo market, Mr. Turner said.

He said Boomers looking to sell houses to downsize will face a stagnant market after already seeing their property values fall at least 10-15%.

“The boomers overall have the bulk of their net-worth in residential real estate. It is the most real estate-centric generation in history,” Mr. Turner said.