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Jacobs and Florida and Gehl oh my! Who really influences our local politicians?
Still undecided about who to vote for? Second guessing yourself? Who really influences and inspires those candidates who are running for a seat in Vancouver's City Hall?
Nov 13th, 2014
City water and utility rates to jump 10%
"Rainy day" fund will build to cover future expansions and upgrades.
Dec 13th, 2011
Vancouver to press for increase in late-night bus service
City can argue its case, but the decision sits with TransLink.
Dec 8th, 2011
Vancouver approves rezoning for Edgewater casino
Anti-gambling coalition says move will open doors to more gambling; councillors disagree.
Nov 29th, 2011
What's your vision for Vancouver's viaducts?
Public voting is open until Sunday in the City's competition for new solutions around the viaducts.
Nov 23rd, 2011
Vancouver City Council candidates at a glance
Vancouver municipal election 2011: here's a rundown of all the candidates running in this election.
Linda Solomon Wood
Nov 17th, 2011
Mayor Gregor Robertson promises expanded bus service and late-night transit
Vancouver Civic Election 2011: Mayor proposes a choice for voters: more late-night buses, or a downtown streetcar?
Nov 16th, 2011
Mayor Gregor Robertson explainer
A backgrounder on incumbent mayor Gregor Robertson and his position on key election issues.
Nov 7th, 2011
Occupy Vancouver camper wins Last Candidate Standing election debate
Vancouver municipal election 2011: Light sabres. Pineapples. Saxophones. Bribery. Not your usual election props...
David P. Ball
Nov 7th, 2011
Robertson sells out Westin Bayshore and compares his NPA rivals to Eeyore
The NPA are afraid of change and don't understand that Vancouverites have moved on, said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to the Vision faithful last night.
Nov 3rd, 2011