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Mayor Robertson

Vancouver housing, housing affordability, foreign ownership, speculation tax

Mayor's speculation tax is a set-up

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s call on Friday for the provincial government to impose a tax on housing speculation has all the look of a not-very-elaborate set-up. It's a sop thrown to a furious...
Yaletown Patio

Make Vancouver more fun: end the 11pm patio ban

The question of patio hours ultimately comes down to the vision Vancouverites have for Vancouver.

New Translink study strengthens the case for Broadway Subway to UBC

Is a subway the right investment for the UBC-Broadway Corridor? Yes, according to a recent study released by Translink, which provides new information supporting a subway as the rapid transit...

City council protects the Waldorf and gets a visit from Port Metro Vancouver

The regular Vancouver city council meeting of January 15, 2013 came to order at 9:35 am. Councillor Kerry Jang gave the welcome and wished everyone a happy new year. He talked about New Year’s...

Council discusses rezoning of the Old Stock Exchange Building

The regular Vancouver city council meeting of November 13, 2012 came to order at 9:38am. Councillor George Affleck gave the greeting. He spoke about Remembrance Day and community service. He then...

Mayor Robertson and Counc. Carr busted in 'greenest city' Scottification scam

Secret tapes reveal shocking hidden cultural agenda for Vancouver.

Making Vancouver sustainable: Greenest City meets Village Vancouver

Who's contributing more to help Vancouver achieve its Greenest City 2020 goals? The City or the people? We bring you a second annual check-up on Greenest City through the eyes of Village Vancouver.

Mayor Robertson, VANOC's John Furlong, and Vancouver Tourism CEO Rick Antonson Celebrate Olympic Countdown with Large Crowd at Robson Square

The mayor of Vancouver, the CEO of the Vancouver Olympics Organizing Committee, and the CEO of Tourism Vancouver joined chefs and a large crowd at Robson Square to celebrate the seven day countdown...