Gregor Robertson

How Vancouver reclaimed the 2010 Olympics from IOC's dominator energy

International Olympic Committee (IOC), as a controlling dominator energy, cast a dark shadow over Vancouver during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This third article on the topic explores IOC’s attempt t

Beyond housing: experts focus on health of the homeless

A two-day summit, Health of the Homeless, will bring together top Canadian experts to discuss research and solutions for improving the health of those who are homeless in Vancouver. Vancouver...

Colourful and culturally rich Sawan Mela Festival comes to Stanley Park this weekend

The 8th Annual Sawan Mela Festival is taking place this weekend at Stanley Park's Lumberman Arch on Saturday June 12 and Sunday June 13. A free event that features live performances, and a Bollywood m

Mayor pays tribute to public works staff

With over 2,000 kilometres of water and sewer lines, concrete sidewalk and road installations that could stretch to Chilliwack and residential garbage that could fill 71 Olympic-size swimming pools,...

City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation sign Memorandum of Understanding

Dignitaries from the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation gathered Monday to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two governments. The document outlines the...

First United Church announces “Hope Lives Here” $31 million home for the homeless building project

In a press conference today at the site of the newly completed "Paint Your Faith" mural at 55-57 Hastings Street, Reverend Ric Matthews formally announced plans to build a $31 million building on the...

First United Church offers a real solution to homelessness

In a recent news release, the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development indicated the government will continue funding the three Vancouver Heat Shelters, including funding 200 spaces at First...

Mayor Hopes to Harness Olympic Volunteer Support for Vital Civic Projects

At the first council meeting following the completion of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Mayor Robertson will be introducing a motion for the City to explore all possible legacy...

Prince Edward to Attend Paralympic Games

Mayor Gregor Robertson will welcome His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Thursday morning as the Prince begins a four-day working visit to the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Paralympic Photo Album Opens with a Chat with Canada Paralympic Ambassador Sam Sullivan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper posed for photos yesterday before the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Games.  Here he is shown with  Sir Philip Craven, President of the...