City of Vancouver

How green is "greenest city's" pension plan? City of Vancouver staff recommends council action on city investments

City pension fund invested in companies including Enbridge, KinderMorgan, Transcanada, China Coal Energy and Arch Coal, as well as tobacco and armament corporations.

Street homelessness declining in Vancouver, City says

A figure combs the alley of an underlit neighbourhood for bottles, spare change for a burger and retires in the safety of the night, in a warm spot on the sidewalk. This unfortunate scene brings the...

City of Vancouver takes leadership on coal: highlights of yesterday’s hearing

Three business representatives and three climate stability advocates faced off before the Vancouver City Council to comment on the motion that City staff “report back on a bylaw to prevent...

Pensions heading off climate cliff

Institutional investors representing trillions of dollars in assets are worried about the impact of climate change on their portfolios.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson launches official Sina Weibo account

Screenshot of Mayor Gregor Robertson's Sina Weibo page.

Cottonwood Community Gardens: oasis in peril

Sometimes a bad idea just won’t go away. Though Vancouver’s future has been looking a lot greener lately, with the expansion of bike lanes and improved municipal composting, I was dismayed to learn...

City of Vancouver to offer six City-owned sites for affordable rental housing

The City of Vancouver is seeking proposals to build an estimated 500 new units of affordable housing on six City-owned sites, the latest step to have more affordable rental housing built in Vancouver...

Time to Check Your Head?

Entertainment, food and good company; a hard night of fundraising for Check Your Head, an organization that encourages and enables youth to be more proactive in their community.

Black history in Vancouver: Who was Joe Fortes?

February is Black History Month, and with it comes the tale of shipman, lifeguard and hero of the Bay, Seraphim "Joe" Fortes.

Rain City Chronicles and What Feeds Us

Karen Pinchin and Lizzy Karp, founders of The Rain City Chronicles, were smoking jalapeño peppers when a wish propped itself up on the kitchen countertop and wouldn't let go. It was a delicious...