B.C.'s child care shortage a problem for more than just parents

In B.C., child care is nearly impossible to find and expensive to boot. Vancouver alone is short 16,274 spaces. Help is coming, albeit slowly

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Kartiki Deshpande and her family love Vancouver, so there’s only one reason they are considering leaving.
Their daughter Nova is on waiting lists for daycares around Vancouver, at a cost of about $1,000 in non-refundable deposits and application fees.
They have waited for about 2½ years, Deshpande said. “Two or three days after I delivered, I had my husband do all the paperwork. … On our to-do list, it was the top item.”