Mayor Gregor Robertson

City of Vancouver to offer six City-owned sites for affordable rental housing

The City of Vancouver is seeking proposals to build an estimated 500 new units of affordable housing on six City-owned sites, the latest step to have more affordable rental housing built in Vancouver...

André Picard at Healthy People, Healthy City says Vancouver's health depends on economy and environment

Vancouver may be healthy compared to many cities across Canada, but it still has a lot of work to do, award-winning public policy writer André Picard told the packed conference room at the...

Gregor Robertson’s Greenest City takes on the oil industry

Can Harper-backed Big Oil penetrate Mayor Gregor Robertson’s renowned “Greenest City”?

Park Board motion aims to protect Vancouver beaches from oil spill threat

Park Board commissioner Niki Sharma says the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s oil sands pipeline—combined with the closing of spill response centres—would set the city up for disaster.

Earth Day in Vancouver: parade, politics and pipeline opposition

A parade and rally on East Vancouver's Commercial Drive brought thousands of supporters together to celebrate Earth Day 2012, and to voice their opposition to pipelines and tankers on their coast.

Eco-friendly Vancouver: 67 electric vehicle charging stations by 2013

Driving electric in Vancouver is about to get easier, with a plan to install 67 new charging stations by the end of 2013. But why switch? Find out more about zero-emissions vehicles.

Waste reduction talks by Re:Generation put Greenest City goals into motion

Engaged Vancouverites come together at SFU Woodward's for a night of inclusive, intergenerational dialogue -- this month tackling the issue of waste reduction in the city.

Brazen gang murders in Vancouver result of keeping marijuana illegal: SFU prof

The recent murder at the downtown Wall Centre has shaken locals, but longtime observers of B.C.'s crime scene say its nothing unusual, and likely to continue due to the thriving illegal drug trade.

Allen Garr asks Vivian Krause where she gets her funding. The answer may surprise you.

Who pays Vivian Krause's bills? Vancouver Courier writer Allen Garr asked in a post today.  Pointing to Krause's attacks on the millions coming from U.S. Foundations ($300 million in a 10-year...