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1. New property transfer tax makes waves
An additional property transfer tax aimed at stemming the tide of foreign investment in residential real estate has made immediate waves in the Metro Vancouver market. In a surprise announcement last week, the B.C. government introduced the 15-per-cent surcharge without grandfathering provisions to protect deals that were in place but would not close before it took effect Aug. 2.
2. Ryerson U's Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award
After a modern makeover, Ryerson University’s Student ServiceHub has the efficiency of an ER, with queueing technology that lets staff triage students based on what brings them there.
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3. Vancouver approves new community plan
Vancouver city council has approved a new community plan for the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood.
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4. Employees demand hygienic, smart workplaces: report
A global survey reveals that 40 per cent of workers think that having an intelligent office can positively impact hygiene.
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5. Stantec Tower begins to rise in Edmonton
Construction has started on what will become Edmonton’s tallest tower and part of one of the largest mixed-use projects in Canada.
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