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Snow-capped mountains, water views, urban art and culture, ridiculously nice people—the very things that make Vancouver a desirable place to live have also created a housing crunch. In response, city leaders have enacted strategies aimed at increasing density, such as allowing residents to build laneway houses—small backyard abodes that open onto the narrow lanes that run between city blocks.

So when Stephen and

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