i wish vancouver would go back to how it was when i was growing up. i'm 35. i liked living on the westside. it's too expensive now. kits beach used to be empty on a satuday in july. it was nice. now it's full of douches, and the culture is more transient than anything, lots of people from australia or just arrived from out east. ick. there were lots of small stores in cute old buildings on 4th and on robson. it was nice. now it's just the same old crap that can be found in any generic mall or cruise ship port. people were mellow, cleaned up after themselves, and would congregate on the beaches at night during the summer, and were free to have a fire and drink a beer. there was some freedom. now, the love is gone, rules abound. complainers run everything. we have to compete with the entire world to buy a house. everyone wants to come here, but what about the people who lived here before? pushed aside, a humble cuture, overrun. who cares about the money! let's stop whoring our city out to the world. i propose limits on foreign property ownership. if your not canadian, you can't buy land in vancouver. good ruloe i think. we wouldn't be the first place to do it, and for the same reasons..good reasons.