Councillor Ellen Woodsworth

Vancouver riot review: John Furlong's balancing act

The following piece was first published on August 2. The Stanley Cup riot review, which will be released today, is co-chaired by John Furlong. On the surface, no one seemed to bat an eye when former...

COPE introducing earthquake preparedness plan for Vancouver

“The Japanese earthquake has deeply affected me personally,” COPE City councillor Ellen Woodsworth told the Vancouver Observer. “My father is from Japan and I am very deeply connected with friends...

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...

City Council to hold public hearings on B.C. Place casino in February

City council reviewed a several reports relating to developments in the area of Northeast False Creek yesterday, including a report on  the relocation and expansion of the Edgewater Casino at B....

Council expected to be divided today over motion to suspend gaming expansion

At today's city council meeting, Councillor Ellen Woodsworth will bring forward a motion to suspend the expansion of gaming in Vancouver, while another councillor says now is not the time to make a...

Should Rich Coleman be responsible for promoting and regulating gaming?

Solicitor General Rich Coleman, the minister in charge of managing gaming in B.C., is also in charge of investigating gaming-related crimes. Some see  Coleman's double appointments as a conflict...

City Holds Candlelight Vigil for Gender Violence

A group of about thirty people came out to the City of Vancouver's first candlelight vigil on violence against women last night, held to coincide with International Human Rights day and...

Supersized casino story

"Abnormal in the extreme," is how Doug McArthur, SFU professor of public policy describes the length of time it took PavCo to select Paragon Gaming. MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says, "The sequence of

Community service and arts groups ask City to intervene in gaming development

The BC Association for Charitable Gaming, a coalition of approximately 1,000 non-profit community service, sports, cultural, and other organizations held a media conference yesterday morning at...

Provincial-backed casino requires City approval, but can City say no?

The proposed expansion of Edgewater Casino at BC Place requires Vancouver city council approval. Public hearings are slated for mid-December.