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Is the future Green? Adriane Carr thinks so

2011 Vancouver Civic Election: Representing the newest party on Vancouver City Council, Adriane Carr culminated 30 years of vying for office with a surprise win on Saturday.

Occupy Vancouver: Geography of a "modern agora"

It's been exactly a month since Occupy Vancouver began. With the city heading to court tomorrow hoping to evict the campers, we map out what occupiers have built in a month.

Sandy Garossino: independent solutions to partisan problems

Sandy Garossino: mother, lawyer, businesswoman, advocate and now, candidate for city council.

Mayor Gregor Robertson explainer

A backgrounder on incumbent mayor Gregor Robertson and his position on key election issues.

#Occupy disrupts mayoral debate

Host Reverend Gary Paterson sings hymn to calm crowd.

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.

Vancouver home ownership now costs 92 per cent of income: RBC

Local buyers are locked out of market, report concludes.

Dream of homeownership fades for many Canadians

Trish Rhéaume was visibly moved when Jimmy Carter handed her the key to her new home. Rhéaume, a single mother of a 16-year- old daughter, was one of six families who were housed by Habitat for...

Leading realtor calls Vancouver's housing market "unhealthy"

Leading real estate professionals react to yesterday's news that home prices in Vancouver now exceed New York and London's. "A lot of people are going to get burned," Andrew Hasman says.

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...