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Mayor Gregor Robertson

Gay Pride Week gets colourful kick-off at City Hall

Pride Week and 2011 North American Outgames launched at City Hall at noon, celebrating Pride Parade's 33rd anniversary. In support of the event, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Councillors, VIP guests, flag...

Suzanne Anton's hyperbolic email

Has Councillor Suzanne Anton lost it?  I don’t know for sure but her recent email to NPA supporters seems to lean that way as she beats the drum of riots and violence in order to further her...

City of Vancouver credit rating upgraded

 Moody’s Investors Service today announced the outlook on the City’s Aaa credit rating has been upgraded from negative to stable.  The negative outlook was assigned in 2009 as a result of...

Tourism Vancouver launches campaign to rebuild city's image

An independent review will look at the planning that led up to the Stanley Cup riot last week, including whether recommendations that emerged after a similar riot in 1994 were ever enacted. The B.C....

The danger of crisis policy making

What unfortunate policy prescriptions are being written up on the back of envelopes right now to respond to last week’s disaster?

Vancouver riots: an assault on Vancouver values

We first noticed a few puffs of light-coloured smoke billowing gently up into the blue night sky a few blocks away from our home. "That's near the post office," I said to Tom, my spouse. Then the...

The morning after: shame on WHO??

This August will mark 30 years since I intentionally and consciously made Vancouver my home. Throughout these years, I have always been very happy about that decision – until the hockey game was...

City to province: help pay for Stanley Cup Finals street party

Much of British Columbia is proudly watching the Stanley Cup Finals, and much of it is partying in Vancouver's streets. All play, but who pays? Source: Vancouver Observer