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Carr's move to abolish big civic party donations is still in play
Banning big donations would restore faith and public confidence in the decision-making at the council table, says Adriane Carr.
Jul 21st, 2015
New by-law for street vendors and patios
It's hard out here for a taco truck. New City by-law may make it a bit easier.
Feb 19th, 2014
Mayor urges Council to support intervening with National Energy Board on oil tanker traffic expansion
City staff reports Burrard Inlet not ready for Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Dec 4th, 2013
At City Council meeting, Vancouver asked to drop fossil fuels from Municipal Pension Plan
Turning our backs on a fortune, or dodging a bullet?
Oct 9th, 2013
Vancouver City Hall autumn preview: more exciting than you think
Want drama this fall? You've got it at City Hall.
Sep 10th, 2013
Now, here's a little satire: Vancouver City Hall as Sons of Anarchy
Who said local politics aren't exciting?
Sep 14th, 2013
Where are all the women in politics?
Canadian women are still underrepresented in local and national politics, even lagging behind countries such as South Africa and India.
Jan 9th, 2012
How to cut down on food waste this Christmas
Helpful tips for Vancouverites to reduce food waste this Christmas, so you can eat, drink and be merry (and be green).
Dec 22nd, 2011
COPE's Ellen Woodsworth braces for political winter, next steps
Will the former councillor run in 2014? Will she even have a home? We get up close.
David P. Ball
Dec 7th, 2011
Occupy Vancouver holds rally at City Hall to protest court decision
A small group of people from Occupy Vancouver held a protest outside City Hall after the B.C. Supreme Court granted the City of Vancouver's application for an injunction to shut down the Occupy...
Nov 19th, 2011