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City of Vancouver credit rating upgraded

 Moody’s Investors Service today announced the outlook on the City’s Aaa credit rating has been upgraded from negative to stable.  The negative outlook was assigned in 2009 as a result of...

After riots, Facebook commentators weigh in on Brand Vancouver

"I'm not sure how many people caught any of the Car Free festivals that happened this past weekend but this is the real Vancouver energy," Jerry Sparrow answered. VO polls Vancouver on its future.

Gregor's success fighting homelessness: check the numbers

Vancouver municipal election 2011:: It’s rich to see a Sam Sullivan political operative attack Gregor Robertson for his success in reducing street homelessness after Sullivan’s comparative failure.

City: More bikers means fewer accidents

“Biking here isn’t safe. Four friends of mine have been killed biking in Vancouver.”  A friend responded emphatically to a piece in which I stated that bike lanes are an important step toward...

New dog squad facility opens doors

The Vancouver Police Department opened its newest facility today, complete with honoured guests, a few speeches and a demonstration from some of Vancouver’s finest. The brand new Dog Squad...

FOI reveals government planned casino long before request for proposal

City FOI documents reveal B.C. Place casino plan in place before the request for proposal.

Getting the SurveyMonkey off our backs

SurveyMonkey is free and easy to use. So what's the problem? Your privacy.

City defends Olympic Village

The City of Vancouver has gone on the defensive to battle suggestions the Olympic Village will saddle city taxpayers with a legacy of debt. The village was once touted by the mayor as the city's...

Ken Lum tells of father's devastating gambling addiction, as moral issues surface at casino hearings

Moral questions surrounding gambling surfaced repeatedly in today's public hearing on casino expansion. Councillors pressed casino proponents hard, eliciting some surprising answers from casino...

Vancouver Bike Lane Nazi goes viral

"Vancouver Bike Lane Nazi," uploaded by shaybarmeli1 onto YouTube is going viral.