Vancouver has banned owners of basement suites and laneway houses from listing them on Airbnb after a heated debate in which some city councillors warned that homeowners would not be able to pay their mortgages without the extra income.City council approved new regulations in a 7-4 vote Tuesday for vacation websites such as Airbnb and Expedia. The rules prohibit hosts from listing homes that are not their principal residence, including any secondary suites on their property.Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of his Vision Vancouver party defended the rules as necessary because the vacancy rate is just above zero and housing is needed for long-term renters.Airbnb rentals in central Paris capped at 120 days a yearSeattle approves tax on Airbnb, short-term rental operators“I’m stunned to hear that some councillors don’t believe there’s a problem here. We have 6,000 illegal short-term rentals in the city,” he said.“I can’t imagine doing nothing.”The new regulations will come into effect on April 1, 2018. Hosts must buy a business licence that costs $49 annually, plus spend $54 on a one-time application fee, and display their licence number in online listing. Those who fail to comply will face a $1,000 ticket per violation.Homeowners will still be allowed to list an individual room inside their principal residence. Tenants who are renting a basement apartment or laneway house will be allowed to list it on Airbnb, as long as it’s their principal residence and they have permission from the owner.Some short-term rental hosts criticized the proposed rules at a public hearing last month, saying the changes will deprive them of much-needed income.Councillors from the opposing Non-Partisan Association echoed those concerns on Tuesday, with Coun. George Affleck warning that homeowners who depend on the extra income will be forced to leave Vancouver or lead “very challenging lives.”Affleck said the city should instead focus on ensuring more rental housing gets built.“We’re just creating more bureaucracy, more taxation, more sticks and we’re not solving the problem. We’re making Vancouver more unaffordable and a harder place to live, whether you’re a renter or an owner,” he said.But Coun. Andrea Reimer of Vision Vancouver said secondary suites and laneway houses were approved to provide accommodation for local residents, not tourists.She said she just received an eviction notice at her rental home on Monday night — her second eviction in 16 months due to “speculation and flipping.”If the vacancy rate rises to four per cent or higher, city staff will report back to council on whether to allow owners to list their secondary suites on short-term rental websites.Council also passed a voluntary transaction fee of three per cent on bookings, which would be remitted to the city.Alex Dagg, public policy manager for Airbnb Canada, said the company is unable to impose a voluntary fee and instead would like to see the province amend the hotel tax so that it applies to short-term rentals.Dagg applauded Vancouver for making short-term rentals legal, but she criticized the ban on listing secondary suites. Many people list them on Airbnb because they’re in use by family or friends for most of the year and can’t be rented to long-term tenants, she said.“What short-term renting does is allow a homeowner or someone in a primary residence to use their space in a flexible way,” she said in an interview.The city estimates 80 per cent of short-term rentals will become legal under the new rules. Dagg said the estimate lines up with Airbnb’s numbers on people who are renting their principal residences.Vancouver is the latest jurisdiction to crack down on vacation websites. Seattle council voted Monday to impose a levy of $14 per night for short-term rentals of entire homes, and $8 per night for rooms, with the taxes to kick in by 2019.
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17 September 2013 Researchers at South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed a world-first digital laser that could be a game-changer in the field, paving the way for new laser applications in areas ranging from medicine to communications. A team based at the CSIR’s National Laser Centre has shown that, instead of resorting to expensive optics or other special mediating devices to control the shape of the light coming out of a laser, laser beams can be digitally controlled from within the laser device itself. The team’s findings were published in the 2 August edition of the prestigious journal Nature Communications. Announcing the breakthrough at media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said it was evidence of the country’s potential for scientific innovation. “That the world’s first digital laser should come from our country is testimony to the calibre of scientists that South Africa has,” Hanekom said. CSIR researcher Sandile Ngcobo, whose experimental work led to the breakthrough, said he believed the digital laser would prove to be a “disruptive” technology. “This is technology which may change the status quo and which could create new markets and value networks within the next few years or decade,” Ngcobo said in a statement. Prof Andrew Forbes, who led the team of researchers, said the digital laser used a liquid crystal display (LCD) placed inside the laser. “Just as with LCD televisions, the LCD inside the laser can [digitally] be sent pictures to display. When the pictures change on the LCD inside, the properties of the laser beams that exit the device change accordingly,” Forbes said. In a ground-breaking experiment at the CSIR’s laboratories in Pretoria, the team programmed the LCD to play a video of a selection of images representing a variety of desired laser modes. The result was that the laser output changed in real time from one mode shape to another. “This is a significant advancement from the traditional approach to laser beam control, which requires costly optics and realignment of the laser device for every beam change,” Forbes said. “Since this is all done with pictures, the digital laser represents a paradigm shift for laser resonators.” Laser technology already has widespread applications, in devices ranging from lighting displays to printers, DVD players, barcode scanners, surgical equipment and industrial cutters and welders. “The dynamic control of laser modes could open up many future applications, from communications to medicine,” Forbes said. “Our device represents a new way of thinking about laser technology, and we see it as a new platform on which future technologies may be built.” Forbes’ team included Ngcobo and fellow doctoral student Liesl Burger, and post-doctoral fellow Dr Igor Litvin. SAinfo reporter