Councillor Kerry Jang

Vancouver Not Vegas calls for halt to casino development due to doubling of problem gamblers

Former River Rock Casino floor-manager Jason Feng knows firsthand what severe gamblers look like. “We see the same people every day. I’ve kicked people out because they are drunk and I’ve kicked...

Public open house presents plans for new city facility to house mentally ill homeless

Two weeks after the City's public  announcement of an anonymous $30 million endowment to long-term housing for mentally ill homeless people, a public open house on Thursday night offered a first...

Vision Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson jubilant after election win: slideshow

2011 Vancouver Municipal Election: a long night of anticipation and celebration at Sheraton Wall Centre

Power the Vision Party draws large crowd of young and old to Club 560

Vision Vancouver's "Power the Vision Party" drew supportive crowds - both young and old - to Club 560 last night.

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 3

11:04 -- Meeting recessed. Mayor announces reconvening April 12th at 6pm.   11:00 -- Woodsworth says she wants to ensure that everyone at Edgewater keeps their "well-paying" jobs. She asks...

New life for unused parking lots

 I look out the window each day to a sea of concrete. One full city block, 72 parking spaces, always empty. I’ve been studying at SFU Harbour Centre in Downtown Vancouver for the last few months...

First United Church, Union Gospel Mission, Citywide Housing Coalition, and Kerry Jang on state of homeless during cold wave

Since the cold snap hit,  First United Church and Union Gospel Mission have each seen an increase in numbers. The number of guests at First United Church increased from around 250 to 300...

Incinerating Metro Vancouver's garbage

The lower mainland is no stranger to incinerators. The Waste-to-Energy Facility has been operational (PDF) in South Burnaby since 1988 and has turned approximately 280,000 tonnes of garbage...

Mayor calls for City to explore modular housing to meet affordable housing needs

A motion coming to city council next week calls for the City to begin exploring the creation of modular housing in Vancouver, something Mayor Robertson says can potentially provide a solution to...