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Mayor Gregor Robertson explainer

A backgrounder on incumbent mayor Gregor Robertson and his position on key election issues.

Vision Vancouver election explainer

A backgrounder on Vision Vancouver - the party, their goals and a few events to look out for.

Go cups and pedicabs: are we ready to be "World Class" yet?

I’ve just rambled back from New Orleans with a head full of ideas borrowed from working examples to re-fit our city experiment into something truly more livable for the normal folks.

Canucks fans ready to party for Game 1 of Stanley Cup final against Bruins

VANCOUVER -- When Elizabeth Calderon's family left their home in San Diego last year and moved to Vancouver, she didn't know the first thing about hockey, much less the Canucks. But the Calderons...

Sword-swiping man arrested on SkyTrain

Vancouver Police officers have safely taken a man into custody after he was allegedly waving a sword on the Skytrain and in downtown Vancouver. Shortly before 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, Transit Police...

TransLink's alternatives for transit on Broadway corridor to UBC

I asked Jeff Busby, the project manager for TransLink’s Broadway Corridor public input process, which of the alternatives he favoured. “I just want the public to have a strong understanding of the...

Winter weather advice from City Hall

Winter is upon us and the City is preparing to fight the cold when the first snow falls on Vancouver. With lessons learned from the big snow two years ago, the City has made strategic improvements...

Translink wants you to help plan Greater Vancouver

A few minutes early to Translink’s breakfast for bloggers, I listened to the planners compare the public transportation tours in different cities. The Chicago transit tour wows planners, takes...

Digital media students want to raise your carbon consciousness

Carbon Chaos is a fun and free iPhone game designed to raise environmental awareness.

The bigot on the bus

Public transit is full of people that are strange and not like you. 99.99999% of the people traveling during daylight hours are simply that, strange and different, not dangerous. Probably...