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Gregor Robertson

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 2

10:20 -- Mayor Robertson says they will reconvene on Monday, March 14th at 6:30pm. 10:15 -- Woodsworth asks for more info about the 8% at risk of becoming problem gamblers. Carsley says, amongst...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council

This live blog contains minute by minute coverage of the first night of the public hearings on the controversial casino-expansion proposal at City Hall. Read post from bottom up to get full event.

A wet game of hockey for the food bank

City officials including Police Chief Jim Chu, media and other local celebrity types played a game of hockey in the pouring rain today to raise funds and awareness for the Vancouver food bank.

Minute with the mayor

This is the first in a new VOTV series "Minute with the Mayor." Special, huge thanks to Anne Watson for the high quality of the video production.  And thanks to Jacob Barker for last minute...

City and feds fight racism with funds

Calling on the city to "build a safer and more inclusive city where discrimination, where racism, and bullying no longer exist," Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that Citizenship and Immigration...

Faces and places from an unforgettable year

Aw! This fuzzy friend keeps spirits up at the New Fountain Shelter. Get the scoop on all the photos inside this story.

Mayor congratulates VPD on making Vancouver safer

Mayor Gregor Robertson today praised the Vancouver Police Department for their work in making Vancouver a safer city to live in, with the release of the 2009 VPD Annual Report showing reductions in...

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...

Would Gregor Robertson do this?

So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...

Digital media students want to raise your carbon consciousness

Carbon Chaos is a fun and free iPhone game designed to raise environmental awareness.