2010 Winter Paralympics

Mayor Gregor Robertson Welcomes Prince Edward to the 2010 Paralympic Games

“The Prince is coming,” the photographer said, focusing her camera and moving closer in towards the curb.  “Prince William?” a tall grey-haired woman carrying a large bundle of flowers, asked...

The Olympics Brought a Huge Burst of Economic Activity to Vancouver, But Many Businesses Failed to Profit

The winners were restaurants, hotels, and large retail chains, but small businesses on Granville Island and Main Street report business dwindling almost to nothing during the Games.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Congratulates Lauren Woolstencroft on Paralympic Alpine Gold Medal Win

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today congratulated Lauren Woolstencroft, whose outstanding performance in the women’s giant slalom standing alpine skiing event was rewarded with a gold medal at the...

Mayor Hopes to Harness Olympic Volunteer Support for Vital Civic Projects

At the first council meeting following the completion of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Mayor Robertson will be introducing a motion for the City to explore all possible legacy...

Prince Edward to Attend Paralympic Games

Mayor Gregor Robertson will welcome His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Thursday morning as the Prince begins a four-day working visit to the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in...

Small, Local Shops Saw Little Profit During Olympics

Beyond the area around Robson Square and Granville Street, it was business as unusual---unusually slow, except for the occasional exception like The Umbrella Shop on Granville Island.

Apologies for the Olympics and Paralympics

Betty and Rolly Fox, parents of Terry Fox, carry the torch into opening ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympic Games.