Vancouver

City officials say Vancouver is ready for another round of icy temperatures

Vancouver bylaw officers have issued 9,000 warnings and a few hundred tickets to city residents and businesses who failed scrape snow and ice from their walkways. The announcement comes as another...

Free things to do to celebrate New Year's 2017 in Vancouver

Celebrating New Year's Eve isn't only for the shimmery-evening-gown, top-hat-and-champagne crowd. If fact, those of us looking to do it up this New Year's without breaking the bank will be more...
Crowd at Sept 26, 2016 VSB meeting

Political smear or necessary investigation?

Six senior VSB managers went on “indefinite leave." Two letters leaked to news media alleged a toxic work environment. Patti Bacchus is one of the VSB trustees who was fired. This is her analysis.
Old General Gordon School

Christy Clark made promises to seismically upgrade schools in her last campaign — she didn’t keep those promises and she’s taking credit for others

The old General Gordon School was demolished and replaced with a new, seismically safe school. Photo: Wikipedia

Weather warnings issued as snow hits B.C.'s south coast and Vancouver Island

The first significant snowfall to hit the Vancouver region in more than two years is causing widespread transit delays and has prompted several school closures, including the shutdown of a university...

PHOTOS: Pipeline protests in the streets of downtown Vancouver

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the approval of the Kinder Morgan proposal to effectively triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby B.C. on Tuesday,...
Osoyoos Secondary School

By-election dust ups are collateral damage in Christy Clark’s war on public education

Trustees voted to close Osoyoos' high school after only to overturn their decision when Premier Christy Clark intervened at the 11th hour. Then a trustee resigned, triggering a by-election.
Vancouver School Board - International Village School

The Vancouver School Board name game: Crosstown vs Cumyow

It’s not often Vancouver gets a brand new public school and a chance to name it. The VSB’s newest school, under construction at Expo Boulevard and Abbott Street, is ready to be named.

Many vacant properties missed by Vancouver’s new tax

Imagine a home on the west side of Vancouver valued at $3 million. It's unoccupied. The owners live in the United States, but have declared the home - their only property in Canada - as a principal...
Vancouver School Board

After the landmark Supreme Court of Canada BCTF decision, Christy Clark needs to move quickly to put back what she took away

Patti Bacchus takes a look at what restoring old teachers' contract language will look like for schools
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