Brandi Cowen Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/35 en UN Human Rights Observers for 2010? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/11/un-human-rights-observers-2010 Someone to watch over you. Brandi Cowen reports on the politics of observation.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/11/un-human-rights-observers-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/11/un-human-rights-observers-2010#comments Political Junkie 2010 Olympics UN UNOHCHR VANOC Wed, 12 Aug 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1535 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com VANOC counting on kindness of employers http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/10/vanoc-counting-kindness-employers Olympic organizers are counting on the generosity of businesses, governments and taxpayers to fill 1,500 key jobs leading up to next year’s Games. Last month, VANOC announced the launch of an...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/10/vanoc-counting-kindness-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/10/vanoc-counting-kindness-employers#comments Political Junkie Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1534 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Numbers In For Burrard Bridge Bike Trial http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/03/numbers-burrard-bridge-bike-trial According to city staff, cycling traffic on the Burrard Street Bridge increased by an average of 30% during the first two weeks of the separated bicycle lane trial. City staff have been out at the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/03/numbers-burrard-bridge-bike-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/08/03/numbers-burrard-bridge-bike-trial#comments Political Junkie Tue, 04 Aug 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1533 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com World Police & Fire Games begin today http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/30/world-police-fire-games-begin-today The World Police and Fire Games have returned to Vancouver after two decades away, bringing police officers, firefighters, customs and corrections officers from around the world together for 10 days...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/30/world-police-fire-games-begin-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/30/world-police-fire-games-begin-today#comments Political Junkie Fri, 31 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1532 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Council Urged to Protect Sex Workers http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/28/council-urged-protect-sex-workers Yesterday afternoon, women pleaded with city councillors, urging them to pressure the province to restore funding for Vancouver’s Mobile Access Project, and to take steps at the city level to protect...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/28/council-urged-protect-sex-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/28/council-urged-protect-sex-workers#comments Political Junkie Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1531 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Council patio bylaw mixed bag for locals http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/27/council-patio-bylaw-mixed-bag-locals Vancouverites have mixed feelings about a temporary by-law that will allow the city’s outdoor patios to remain open until 1am during the Olympic period. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/27/council-patio-bylaw-mixed-bag-locals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/27/council-patio-bylaw-mixed-bag-locals#comments Political Junkie Tue, 28 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1530 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Olympic Bylaws Won’t Apply to Newspapers http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/23/olympic-bylaws-won%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2t-apply-newspapers After much speculation that a package of temporary Olympic by-laws set to go before city council this week would infringe on freedom of the press, print journalists and their readers can rest easy. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/23/olympic-bylaws-won%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2t-apply-newspapers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/23/olympic-bylaws-won%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2t-apply-newspapers#comments Political Junkie Fri, 24 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1528 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Council Okays Olympic By-Law Package http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/23/council-okays-olympic-law-package City councillors had a lot of questions about the special by-laws proposed for implementation during the Olympics next year, but despite the apparent lack of clarity in the by-law package, a majority...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/23/council-okays-olympic-law-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/23/council-okays-olympic-law-package#comments Political Junkie Fri, 24 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1529 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Council Urges IOC to Reconsider http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/21/council-urges-ioc-reconsider Vancouver city council continues to fight for the inclusion of women’s ski jumping in the 2010 Olympics, even as the countdown clock ticks over to show just 205 days remaining until the Games begin....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/21/council-urges-ioc-reconsider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/21/council-urges-ioc-reconsider#comments Political Junkie Wed, 22 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1527 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Council Defers Olympic By-Law Decision http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/21/council-defers-olympic-law-decision City council has deferred consideration of a controversial proposal that would amend a number of by-laws related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The proposed amendments to the 2010 Winter...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/21/council-defers-olympic-law-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/07/21/council-defers-olympic-law-decision#comments Political Junkie Wed, 22 Jul 2009 07:00:00 +0000 Brandi Cowen 1526 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com