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Vancouver mayor says 'more robust review' needed of Trans Mountain
The City of Vancouver is the latest group to launch a court challenge aimed at quashing the National Energy Board's recommended approval of the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. ...
Jun 21st, 2016
Mayor Gregor Robertson on the passing of Jim Green
Jim Green, defender of the poor, activist, politician, football-lover, died Tuesday morning. He was 68 years old, and was battling lung cancer. "It is with great sadness...
Feb 28th, 2012
Open source municipalities: twitter, transit and apps a focus of Cities Summit - live blog
Speakers at Cities Summit discuss open source technology and the capacity for social media to help citizens connect with government. Read VO Publisher Linda Solomon's live blog for more updates.
Linda Solomon Wood
Feb 1st, 2012
Author opens up about social work, meeting the mayor and the literary life
Vancouver author Michael Christie talks about his social work experiences and on meeting Mayor Gregor Robertson to accept his book prize.
Jan 30th, 2012
Statement from Mayor Robertson on Jack Layton
The passing of Jack Layton is a tremendous loss for our country and my deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones. Jack was a fighter who dedicated his life to public service and...
Aug 22nd, 2011
"Leaked" Olympic Village Document Belonged to Ladner
The document that may have ended the NPA's Peter Ladner's chances of becoming mayor of Vancouver belonged to---himself. It was Peter Ladner's. A major rule of good fiction writing when it comes to...
Linda Solomon Wood
Nov 16th, 2008