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Vision Vancouver election explainer

A backgrounder on Vision Vancouver - the party, their goals and a few events to look out for.

COPE calls on Premier Designate Clark to de-link casino expansion from social services

COPE Councillors Woodsworth and Cadman announced today that they intend to bring forward a Motion before City Council calling upon Premier Designate Christy Clark to live up to her “Families First...

Michael Geller clarifies his position on Olympic Village social housing

"I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh, Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood." Michael Geller said he can't get that song out of his head lately and he sang it as I photographed him...

Mike Magee then and now

I stumbled across Mike Magee shortly after 2001.  In Vancouver’s non-profit world his reputation as a go-to guy was gold, and his name was whispered among friends in amazement.  The first...

Mayor Gregor Robertson declares "Canucks Day" at City Hall celebration

Mayor Gregor Robertson, standing with Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini and Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis,  told an enthusiastic crowd today on the back lawn of City Hall that April 27th...

Little Mountain's Gentrification: An Interview With Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth

I remember seeing Ellen Woodsworth at Main and 33rd supporting residents as they protested against the demolition of their homes. As time progressed, developers became more aggressive with their "...

YouTube At A Billion Hits A Day Takes Vancouver Politics and Scandals Worldwide

Would there have been an inquiry into the 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski if it were not for the amateur video shot by Paul Pritchard as the Mounties used a Taser on the distraught Polish immigrant th

Councillor Ellen Woodsworth: women hold up half the sky

COPE city councillor Ellen Woodsworth was jumping up and down last week, she was so excited that the women's advisory committee, conceived to address gender inequities, had gotten through. Seventy-...