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Almanac #70

Did you know?...
. . . the answers to the quiz in May’s Al’s Almanac?
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Almanac #69.2

More News!
Yesterday the RTB announced a new expedited hearing process that can see a hearing for an early order to end tenancy held as soon as 6 days after a Notice of Hearing is issued. Details attached.
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Almanac #69

Breaking News!
(unless you already knew)
Effective June 1, 2019, BC’s minimum hourly wage increases from $12.65 per hour to $13.85 per hour, a whopping 9.5%!
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The Buildings Show - December 4-6, 2019 - Toronto

Exciting new changes for 2019, with the introduction of a new PropTech and smart technology expo called Buildings Connect. It will be a gathering of great minds for a dynamic showcase of innovative technology directly impacting people, places, properties, portfolios, energy use and operational efficiencies within the built environment.


Lawn Watering Regulations are in effect May 1 to October 15

Our water use can increase by 50% in summer and early fall, largely due to lawn watering. The region‑wide watering regulations are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.


2019 update to the WorkSafeBC Serious Injury Prevention Initiative

WorkSafeBC’s Industry Initiatives identify additional sectors and subsectors, outside of the High Risk Strategies, with a high risk of serious workplace injury and significant contribution to the serious injury rate. Each initiative focuses prevention efforts on identified areas of high risk in order to apply resources and effort where they will be most effective. In 2018, WorkSafeBC adopted a three-year development cycle for Serious Injury Prevention. Based on the work done to date, there are additional focus areas for 2019 that have been identified within the Serious Injury Prevention Initiative. You can read about those updates and more on WorkSafeBC’s web pages for the High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives.


Supreme Court of B.C. disagrees with Civil Resolution Tribunal when it comes to charging “retroactive” strata fees…/2018/2018bcsc1637/2018bcsc1637.html

B.C. government cuts automatic 2% increase in annual rent allowance for 2019

RTB Allowable Rent Increase for 2019.

Details here.