David Repa recalls the shock he felt sitting down at a bank after selling his Vancouver business in 2013 and realizing for the first time how much of "a joke" his prospects were of owning a home in the city. Three years later, the man who co-founded a non-profit electronics-recycling centre and a computer-repair business is living in a spacious home he owns in Powell River. As soaring real estate prices expand up B.C.'s south coast, Powell River has become a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver who want to make home ownership a reality.
Anyone lucky enough to see a massive whale leap through the air must have wondered why it does it-and new research out of Australia might have the answer.
If the CFL didn't have a salary cap, chances are Jovan Olafioye would still be a B.C. Lion. The Lions dealt the six-time CFL all-star and future considerations to the Montreal Alouettes for the rights to Canadian lineman David Foucault, a Montreal native, and American Vincent Brown. With a reported salary around $200,000 annually, it seems the six-foot-six, 325-pound Olafioye had become too rich for the Lions' blood.