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Mayor Gregor Robertson

City Announces Paralympic Torchbearers and Schedule of March 10-12 Relay

Eight individuals representing the City of Vancouver will take part in the Paralympic Torch Relay which began in Ottawa last week and will culminate in the lighting of the Paralympic Cauldron at BC...

Mayor Robertson declares Canada Snowboard Day and honours Olympic medalists Maëlle Ricker and Mike Robertson

Mayor Gregor Robertson declared February 24th, 2010 Canada Snowboard Team Day to honour women's snowboard cross gold medalist Maëlle Ricker and congratulate all of Canada’s snowboard competitors at...

VANOC Credited with Late Arrivals of Premier, Mayor and Four Host First Nations Leaders at Opening Ceremony

 A VANOC bus carrying the city and province's leading dignitaries arrived nearly a half an hour late to BC Place and the result was that the premier, the mayor and the leaders of the four host...

Olympic Torch Arrives at City Hall as City Councilors, Mayor, Top City Officials and Cheering Crowd Look On

A Candian Press reporter expressed boredom, mitten clad clusters of red-coated Vancouverites waved and posed for photographs, and the Olympic torch bearer came to City Hall.  The band played the...

Social Enterprise Founder Named Vancouver’s Community Torchbearer

City of Vancouver press release: United We Can founder, Ken Lyotier named torchbearer for February 11.

Those For and Against Olympics Join Forces to Solve Homelessness

How to bring the same amount of energy and resources that went into the Olympics to the problem of solving homelessness in Vancouver? That was the subject of a panel last night at the First United...

Corporate Knights Deem Vancouver "Most Sustainable Canadian City"

Mayor Gregor Robertson welcomed the news that Corporate Knights ranked Vancouver as the most sustainable city in Canada – an improvement over last year’s seventh place ranking. “I’m very pleased...

Little Mountain's Gentrification: An Interview With Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth

I remember seeing Ellen Woodsworth at Main and 33rd supporting residents as they protested against the demolition of their homes. As time progressed, developers became more aggressive with their "...

Winter Homelessness Response by Mayor Gregor Robertson

"The spirit of compassion and generosity is strong," Mayor Gregor Robertson says of inter-faith efforts to help end homelessness.

Council Approves $63,000 for Local 2010 Winter Games Celebration Activities

October 21, 2009 - Vancouver City Council has approved $63,125 for 17 local groups to host music, arts, school and community celebrations in support of the 2010 Winter Games. The Host a City...