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Mayor Gregor Robertson

City appoints Mairi Welman as communications director

Mairi Welman, formerly of the Recycling Council of BC, has been appointed communications director for the City of Vancouver.

Once merely condo royalty, Bob Rennie emerges as Vancouver's cool king of modern art

"Risk," Rennie said. "If you don’t take a risk, you don’t get anywhere.”

A matter of pride for VSB trustee

As a school trustee on the Vancouver School Board I was proud to be associated with the PRIDE 2010 themes of Celebrate, Liberate, and Educate. The VSB entry, a decorated old school bus, in the PRIDE...

The City of Vancouver wants your help in building the greenest city in the world

Through the launch of the new website, Vancouver citizens have the opportunity to tell the City what they want to see.

Mayor calls for City to explore modular housing to meet affordable housing needs

A motion coming to city council next week calls for the City to begin exploring the creation of modular housing in Vancouver, something Mayor Robertson says can potentially provide a solution to...

Vancouver gets yummier

Good-bye hot dogs? Not quite. But hello to a mouth-watering array of wonderful alternatives when newly licensed vendors hit Vancouver streets with world cuisine starting August 1.

Burrard Bridge bike lanes reach one million cyclists

Almost one year after a separated bike lane pilot project started on Burrard Bridge, the millionth cyclist crossed the bridge just after 10 pm Wednesday evening. “This is a remarkable achievement,”...

Local businesses encouraged to be Corporate Climate Leaders

The City of Vancouver is encouraging local businesses to join the movement to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020 by becoming Corporate Climate Leaders. The program supports...

One soul for one Ipad

None of us in The Vancouver Observer office can  afford to run out and buy the iPad, the latest technological wunder-gadget. But that won’t stop us from dreaming up ways to get our hands on this...

Mayor tells Pecha Kucha audience $60 million in investments came to city since Olympics

Robertson's statement that Vancouver gained $60 million in investment since the Olympic Games was just one encouraging fact an audience of 2,000 heard at last night's Pecha Kucha. Speakers included D