Tag: Kerry Jang

The “cannabis dispensary” boom and what the city can — and cannot — do about it

The explosion of cannabis dispensaries and walk-in marijuana clinics across the city is raising alarm in many quarters, not least among regular small business owners who worry about the impact on neighbourhood retail districts, where private liquor stores… Read More

New rental housing showing 37 percent cost advantage over condo purchase

A key statistic in Gregor Robertson’s release yesterday about the growth of rental housing construction in Vancouver was this one, according to Councillor Kerry Jang, himself a statistician: “According to CMHC, the rent for a one-bedroom purpose-built rental… Read More

VPD, hospitals grinding down wait for police “handing off” mental health patients, but costs still high

Vancouver Police Department officers are still spending hundreds of hours a year waiting at Vancouver hospitals to “hand off” mental health patients they have apprehended, according to a VPD memo to city council, but the average wait is… Read More

Council to consider ways to help families of developmentally disabled adults

The province’s sudden injection of $6 million in new funding to support developmentally disabled adults won’t alter the heart-breaking decisions facing many families as Community Living BC continues to close group homes in search of financial savings. This… Read More