Vision Vancouver

Council approves Capital Plan; major investments in housing, parks, transportation

Vancouver City Council approved the 2012-2014 Capital Plan today, which identifies investment priorities for the City of Vancouver over the next three years.  The recommended $702 million plan...

Artistic director Max Reimer defends city's million dollar Vancouver Playhouse bailout

"It's like they're trying to elicit a Tea Party response,"  Vancouver Playhouse artistic managing director Max Reimer said. He was referring to reactions critical of public funding for one...

Robertson: Aboriginal law expert to join Vision park board for November's elections

Vision Vancouver announced today that Niki Sharma, a Vancouver lawyer with experience in aboriginal and environmental issues, will be joining the Vision Park Board team in this November’s election...

Vancouver riot review: John Furlong's balancing act

The following piece was first published on August 2. The Stanley Cup riot review, which will be released today, is co-chaired by John Furlong. On the surface, no one seemed to bat an eye when former...

Gay Pride Week gets colourful kick-off at City Hall

Pride Week and 2011 North American Outgames launched at City Hall at noon, celebrating Pride Parade's 33rd anniversary. In support of the event, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Councillors, VIP guests, flag...

Vision locks in green goals, NPA still critical

Followed by a cheer of approval and a long, hearty applause, Vancouver city council adopted the Greenest City Action Plan, Thursday, a plan to make Vancouver the "greenest city in the world" by 2020.

Vancouver city council votes on Greenest City Action Plan: LIVE BLOG

Deputy City Manager Sadhu Johnston presented a bold, some would say radical, road map to becoming the "greenest city" in the world by 2020. Today councillors will vote to adopt it, or not.

The danger of crisis policy making

What unfortunate policy prescriptions are being written up on the back of envelopes right now to respond to last week’s disaster?

Mayor and council vote unanimously against casino expansion

Present facility can relocate, but no increase in local gaming without public consultation.