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Food, race and the ethnic aisle

It is, perhaps, a cliche to say that food brings people together. A good meal, shared amongst friends or strangers, can provide an ideal starting place for dialogue, learning and connection. Food is...
Niki Sharma is running for a seat on Vancity's Board of Directors

Niki Sharma: why I'm running for the Vancity Board of Directors

My name is Niki Sharma and I am running to be a Director on the Board of Vancity Credit Union. As a proud Vancity member, I believe that when people and money come together as a force for...

Mayor's Kinder Morgan pipeline fight is about protecting local economy, some say

Vision Vancouver and the Mayor have made it increasingly clear that opposing Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion will be a top priority. Rival NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe is not...

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.

Vancouver voters face stark choice this election, Mayor says

Vancouver Civic Election 2011: Mayor pushes for re-election, pointing out rival party's inconsistencies.

Vote Vision-COPE on Saturday

Vancouver Municipal Election 2011

Robertson sells out Westin Bayshore and compares his NPA rivals to Eeyore

The NPA are afraid of change and don't understand that Vancouverites have moved on, said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to the Vision faithful last night.