Archive for August, 2011

Thrown Out: Fight Grinds on Against ‘Renovictions’

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

By Jackie Wong
The Tyee
The hallways in The Seafield apartment building have been stripped of their carpets. Pebbles and dust line the dark walls. It’s the first day of March, and the 80-year-old, 14-unit walkup in Vancouver’s West End is in rough shape — in more than one sense. For two and a half years, the [...]

No Room to Rent in the Livable City

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

By Jackie Wong
The Tyee
Carolyn Ali didn’t expect to be a boomerang kid in her late thirties. She’s worked for a decade as a freelance writer. In recent years, as her husband battled an illness that limited his ability to work, her job has been the couple’s chief source of income. Their $850-a-month one-bedroom apartment in [...]