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Suzanne Anton explainer

Background information on NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton and her position on key issues in this election.

Homelessness in Vancouver: City staff break down the numbers

Vancouver municipal election 2011: The City's Assistant Director for Housing Policy, Abi Bond, gives some insight on homeless numbers floating around this election.

Vision Vancouver election explainer

A backgrounder on Vision Vancouver - the party, their goals and a few events to look out for.

Vision Vancouver councillor introduces motion calling on province to fund emergency shelters this winter

Vision Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang will move a motion at City Council next week calling on the Provincial Government to provide ongoing funding for the City’s HEAT shelters, reinforcing the...

Victory Square Block Party: celebrating with a social cause

Victory Square Block Party is a hallmark celebration on Labour weekend to showcase the best local bands and to get the community together as a way to kiss goodbye the summer.

City launches affordable housing campaign

Yesterday, City Hall launched a new city-wide engagement campaign,  Talk Housing With Us, focused on affordable housing. The website features a forum which allows users to post their...

Is Vancouver really the most livable city in the world?

For the fifth year in a row, the Economic Intelligence Unit has ranked Vancouver as the most livable city in the world. With a top notch score of 98 out of 100, the city was ranked highly for its...

Ending homelessness only 450 units away, report shows

 A report to council today identified that the current gap to end street homelessness in Vancouver by 2015 is just 450 new units of affordable housing. “We know from the data our staff...

VPD's Jodyne Keller reaches out to city's homeless

Officers like Jodyne Keller are working to reduce the number of homeless on the streets. But stories of police brutality have damaged the relationship between the VPD and the homeless community.

Winter in the Downtown East Side

A young woman stood under the awning of a darkened store, holding a needle close to her wrist. Her red jacket hung open and she staggered a little in the grey slush pooling at her feet. Meters away...