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Mayor Gregor Robertson

Ending homelessness only 450 units away, report shows

 A report to council today identified that the current gap to end street homelessness in Vancouver by 2015 is just 450 new units of affordable housing. “We know from the data our staff...

Magical moments in Vancouver cycling in 2010

2010 was a watershed year for Vancouver cycling, as the city made giant strides towards sustainability. This is not just about cycling – this is about the future viability of our city.

First tenants move into Olympic Village affordable housing

The first tenants of the affordable housing in Vancouver's Olympic Village moved in to their new homes this week, fulfilling the City’s promise to start housing people in need before the end...

Enough is enough

Time to really be tough on crime, not just talk about it.

Mayor Robertson "outraged" by weekend gang shooting

Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke out against the gang-related weekend shooting this morning, calling the assault "despicable" and "scary." At a City Hall press conference he said that Vancouver Police...

Mayor Robertson heard gunshots last night from home

"Like many people in the neighbourhood, I too heard gunshots while I was at home early this morning," Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a statement just released to the press. "Anytime an incident...

City Holds Candlelight Vigil for Gender Violence

A group of about thirty people came out to the City of Vancouver's first candlelight vigil on violence against women last night, held to coincide with International Human Rights day and...

Vancouver Street Soccer League holds its first tournament

The Vancouver Street Soccer league held its first tournament last Saturday. It was a perfect day to christen the  new turf field at Memorial South Field (at Fraser & 41st). Six teams...

Statement from Mayor Robertson on VPD Hostage Rescue

“Last night, a very disturbing and rare event took place with a hostage incident at Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre. I’m sure I speak for everyone in the city when I say how relieved we are that the...

Federal support for Amtrak train good news for City’s economy, says Mayor

Mayor Gregor Robertson praised the federal government for reaching an agreement to keep a second Amtrak train running, saying it is good news for Vancouver’s economy. “It’s great to hear the...