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City Hall

Advance polls open today

Advance polling for the upcoming civic election begins today. Election Day is on Saturday, November 19, but you can beat the rush by casting your vote at the following times and locations:...

Occupy Vancouver and Vision Vancouver

Strange enemies with many shared goals.

NPA fundraiser cancelled, Anton unveils tax platform and vows to end "pet projects" at City Hall

Vancouver Mayoral candidate, Suzanne Anton, announces spending limits, surplus returns and end to 'pet projects' at City Hall.

Vancouver preps for game five in Stanley Cup Final

Tonight's Stanley Cup Game 5 crowds in the streets of Vancouver are expected to be the biggest yet. In anticipation of the Canucks-Bruins show down, Georgia Street will be closing at noon. Three...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council

This live blog contains minute by minute coverage of the first night of the public hearings on the controversial casino-expansion proposal at City Hall. Read post from bottom up to get full event.

City Council hears plea for Vancouver Art Gallery relocation

The Vancouver Art Gallery and City Council have been engaged in an on going discussion about creating a new art museum that will, advocates say, stand as an architectural landmark. The proposed...

Minute with the mayor

This is the first in a new VOTV series "Minute with the Mayor." Special, huge thanks to Anne Watson for the high quality of the video production.  And thanks to Jacob Barker for last minute...

City and feds fight racism with funds

Calling on the city to "build a safer and more inclusive city where discrimination, where racism, and bullying no longer exist," Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that Citizenship and Immigration...