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Vancouver's arts and culture bleeding out in “steady migration", warn city creatives
As artists flee Vancouver for less expensive lives, are they taking city's future with them?
David P. Ball
May 9th, 2012
Passive negligence of the arts no longer an option, says Vision Vancouver
2011 Vancouver Municipal election: Party has renewed its promise to create new artists' spaces and ease bylaw and zoning rules. But with costs rising, will it make a difference for artists?
David P. Ball
Nov 11th, 2011
Mayor and Vision candidates celebrate nominations at Waldorf Hotel
Vancouver municipal election 2011
Jun 13th, 2011
Ken Lum tells of father's devastating gambling addiction, as moral issues surface at casino hearings
Moral questions surrounding gambling surfaced repeatedly in today's public hearing on casino expansion. Councillors pressed casino proponents hard, eliciting some surprising answers from casino...
Apr 10th, 2011
Mayor Gregor Robertson declares "Canucks Day" at City Hall celebration
Mayor Gregor Robertson, standing with Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini and Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis, told an enthusiastic crowd today on the back lawn of City Hall that April 27th...
Apr 27th, 2010
A fish grows in Vancouver
Want to farm fish in your apartment? Collect eggs from your own hen house? Turn up a banner crop of mushrooms for the omelets? Don't have a clue how to get started? Call the Backyard Bounty Collectiv
Linda Solomon Wood
Apr 17th, 2010
Gone to the dogs: street food in Vancouver
Blindfold me, feed me a hotdog and I can probably tell you where I am. Dogs are long with soft buns, tangy remoulade and toasted onions topped with thinly sliced, brined pickles? Location...
Apr 16th, 2010
Launch of the Backyard Bounty Collective
The Backyard Bounty Collective is pleased to announce their official launch: Meet and eat with City Hall Councilors and Vancouver’s 4 newest “farmpreneurs”, and celebrate what is possible in...
Apr 15th, 2010