Patti Bacchus

Vision Vancouver celebrates party's successes at fundraiser

It was billed as a chance to mix and mingle with the mayor and Vision Vancouver elected officials. Last night, at a Vision Vancouver fundraiser at Coast Plaza Hotel on Comox Street, Gregor...

VSB chair Patti Bacchus goes to the mat for Vancouver's schools

While trained fighters bloodied each other in General Motors Place in cages yesterday, a genuinely important battle played out elsewhere between the province and the city.

Vancouver School Board budget review news round-up

After a tumultuous week of strained relations between the Vancouver School Board and the province, Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid got tough today, demanding that the VSB provide a draft...

Update: Ministry to present budget review results to Van School Board today

The Vancouver School Board will receive the results of a provincially-mandated budget review today, the Georgia Straight reports. Trustees will then meet to discuss the results. BC Minister of...

Vancouver School Board "in limbo" as Ministry delays on budget review

A provincially-ordered review of the Vancouver School Board's budget due Monday is missing in action and the Ministry of Education does not return calls, VSB Chair Patti Bacchus said at a rally...

Protesting education cuts

Lord Byng student Abdeslam Boubia  wants to send a message to the provincial government that cutting money for schools isn't acceptable.  "I don't want to go through a school system that's...