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Rich Coleman

Welcome to Coleman Country

I’m still waiting for Rich Coleman to get back to me. I was trying out the B.C. cabinet minister’s new iPhone app -- Coleman Country -- when I came across an option to “Message Rich” hidden in the “...

New investment in permanent housing moves city much closer to goal of ending street homelessness, says Mayor

Mayor Robertson welcomed today’s announcement from Premier Campbell and Minister Rich Coleman of $225 million in new money for social housing in Vancouver, calling it a major step towards...

First United Church announces “Hope Lives Here” $31 million home for the homeless building project

In a press conference today at the site of the newly completed "Paint Your Faith" mural at 55-57 Hastings Street, Reverend Ric Matthews formally announced plans to build a $31 million building on the...

First United uses mural in Downtown Eastside to launch new initiative

First United Church will use the completion of an East Hastings street mural to launch an exciting new Initiative. "This is the time for bold and courageous leadership to address homelessness and we...

First United Church offers a real solution to homelessness

In a recent news release, the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development indicated the government will continue funding the three Vancouver Heat Shelters, including funding 200 spaces at First...

Hotties and Naughties for 2009

BC Civil Liberties' picks on which Canadians deserve a pat on the back this year, and which deserve to be sent to the corner. Candidates include BC's Police Chiefs, Leonard Cler Cunningham, the VPD an

Twitter Trouble for Vancouver City Councillor

Andrea Reimer got into trouble last week over a Twitter post she wrote about Housing Minister Rich Coleman. A lesson we all need to take to heart: there's no privacy in the Twitterverse.

A Backwards Approach to Homelessness

With the Olympics approaching in just a few months, it’s hard to see what noticeable difference the province has made helping homelessness in Vancouver. It’s true there are some new shelters, but...