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‘It Took 16 Years’: Health Workers Celebrate Repeal of Devastating BC Liberal Laws (in News): From giving up hopes of home ownership to declaring bankruptcy, two bills changed lives. Now, ‘there is a hope.’  Related Stories Laid-off Care Home Workers Remain in Limbo (in News) Wrongly Fired Health Workers ‘Very Close’ to Receiving Compensation Payments (in News) Health Minister Reflects on...
Before Jane Goodall: The Canadian Woman Who Loved Giraffes (in Culture): Anne Innis Dagg’s research was groundbreaking. So was her fight for equality for women scientists.  Related Stories Jane Goodall Isn’t Giving Up (in Culture) The Tyee’s VIFF Riff: Ten Bite-Sized Film Reviews, plus More Tomorrow! (in Culture) Before You Say You Hate Modern Dance, Think of the Chim...
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My intersectional, diverse, covering-all-bases voters’ guide to Vancouver council: Okay, deep breath here as I try to provide some insight into candidates in one of the most complex civic elections in Vancouver’s history. A word about the limits I’m working under, first. Usually when I do my little voting guide in the election, I can assess the performance of many of the candid...
NDP has some things to fix with civic-election campaign law when this is all over: One of the big issues in this campaign season has been the discovery of holes and glitches in the province’s new campaign-finance law for local elections. It turns out third parties can spend whatever they want up until 30 days before the election, independent candidates who are a team but don’t ...
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Vancouver launches new city-wide planning process – a historic moment: Screengrab from City of Vancouver’s VanMap, 18-Nov-2018 As part of their first meetings, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to launch a new process for a city-wide plan. This is a historic moment. For the record, here is the City’s official media release dated today, 15-Nov-2018. It will ...
Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation meets 15-Nov-2018 in New Westminster: Another big meeting is coming up following the Oct 20, 2018 civic elections — the Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation. Transportation is a crucial regional issue, affecting our daily lives, pocket books, and development in the region. There are going to be many new faces on this council. T...
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The End of the Housing Crisis As We Knew It: Okay, the headline is clickbait.  The housing crisis is not over.  But its causes are being addressed in a substantive way. Here’s the latest evidence on the supply side: This is the first set of housing projects selected through the B.C. government’s $1.9-billion Building B.C.: Community Housi...
Jobs Jar: Manager, Central Waterfront Public Realm – City of North Vancouver: This week, the City of North Vancouver posted an opening for a new management position — Manager, Central Waterfront Public Realm. The successful applicant would be responsible for the planning, programming and operations of the city’s Central Waterfront Area, which has quickly become one of the...
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2018 local elections: backlash, reform, status quo: Coquitlam Central, 2014 October’s local elections in urban southwest British Columbia showed no clear trend. Each of the more than 30 municipal jurisdictions has its own political cycle, based on local history and personalities. In Surrey and Maple Ridge we saw a return to the past; in Coquitla...
A pop-up village at the University of British Columbia: A promotional photo from DiscoverWesbrook.com showing new high-rise development at UBC In just seven years, the University of British Columbia has created a highly densified residential neighbourhood on its southern perimeter. Not everyone loves the Wesbrook project. The University sits outside...
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#VanPoli | Hope | City Council Finds Collegial Transcendence: br>Here they are: your new Mayor & City Councillors, in chambers and ready to get to work Last Tuesday morning, November 13th, the first "business meeting" for Vancouver's new Mayor and eight recently-elected, and two re-elected City Councillors, VanRamblings was seated on the b...
The Music of One's Life | Kasey Chambers | The Captain: As the year draws to a close, the thoughts of music lovers everywhere is the anticipation of the discovery of new music made extant through the publication of the various year-end lists by respected music critics of the best new, under-the-radar music releases of the previous 11 months...
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The Surrey Decision: Photo of Metrotown by Ted McGrath on flickr: Creative Commons license The Mayor’s Council has decided to support the choice of the electors in Surrey who want SkyTrain over LRT. I am not going to get into why that might be, since they are mostly new Mayors (good) and I have no doubt that the str...
Book Review: Trains Buses and People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit by Christof Spieler Published by Island Press October 2018  ISBN 978-1-61091-903-6 Paperback Full color 290 Photos 185 illustrations 248 pages Price US $40.00 This review will be mainly of interest to my US readers. While there are some references made in the b...
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COPE is Back: A Conversation with Anne Roberts: It's the end of "Gregor's decade." Are we standing at the possible threshold of a new era in Vancouver municipal politics? Mainlander Editor Andrei Mihailiuk sits down with COPE Council candidate Anne Roberts to talk ward systems, movement journalism and how the Coalition of Progressive Electors ...
Downtown Eastside Housing Organizers Occupy 58 West Hastings: Organizers from the Our Homes Can’t Wait Coalition (OHCW) and homeless residents of the Downtown Eastside have occupied the empty lot at 58 West Hastings. The occupiers at 58 West Hastings will hold a press conference at 4PM. The Coalition has issued the following statement:
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Ever wondered what the Park Board does?: Here's a video tribute to our 2014-2018 Board, produced by Margo Harper.To the out-going elected Board: a job well done. So proud to have been a part of it.
New Vancouver park board commissioners sworn in: Two incumbents, five new commissioners Jessica Kerr / Vancouver CourierNovember 6, 2018 01:15 PM It’s official. Vancouver’s new park board commissioners were sworn in Monday night at a special ceremony at VanDusen Botanical Garden.After a thank you and sh...
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VSB Election Outcome vs Election Eve Prediction: On the eve of Vancouver's school board election I made the following prediction as to who, and which parties, would end up on the school board. I got some of this right. clearly my preference for progressive candidates made me slightly more optimistic in their favour than the outcome merited. Th...
Short term rentals and the UNA Elections: In the recent Campus Resident resident candidates for UNA Board were asked to share their opinions on short term rentals. The response from candidates can be broken into three general types: (1) evidence based evaluation (2) procedural and jurisdiction responsibility (3) fear/worry/misconceptio...
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A rising tide that swamps all boats: VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhereread more
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Rejection of 105 Keefer opened the door to new future for Chinatown, but will anyone walk through?: Yesterday??s 8-3 council vote to reject Beedie Group??s proposal to build a 12-story project at 105 Keefer ended the longest public hearing in a decade, a process that turned into a debate on the future of Chinatown. I voted with the majority in that vote and wrote down my comments ?? somethin...
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Vancouver demographics: brief overview: With over 2,400,000+ population Vancouver is one of the largest cities in North America. It is also one of the cities which are regarded to be the cleanest ones in the world. The city has awesome demographics which mean that as compared to any other place this city consists of highly well-off peo...
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Stanley Park’s Small Wonders: Owls and racoons are easy to spot but some of the best gifts of Stanley Park come in very small packages, and it’s worth the time it takes to find them. Read about these tiny discoveries in this month's Stanley Park Ecology Society Guest Post by Kathleen Stormont. The post Stanley Park’s Small Wo...
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Must read: How the Premier??s flunkies snubbed a citizen: In my story published by The Tyee on June 22, I reported on the outraged British Columbians who wrote to Premier Christy Clark this spring to express their anger at her $50,000-a-year BC Liberal fundraising bonus and the $10,000-a-head party fundraisers. One of the emails to Clark stood out. A...
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21 Pokemon GO Vancouver locations you need to get to right now: Pokémon GO is taking over our lives. Here??s the lowdown, and where you can find Pokemon GO Vancouver locations. What the hell is Pokémon GO? You remember the Pokémon games from the 1990s right? Well, this July, (like everything else we remember from our childhoods) it got a reboot, with t...
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In loving memory of Russ Benger: My good friend Russ Benger passed away a couple of days ago, and it breaks my heart that I am so many thousand kilometres away from Vancouver to have even had the opportunity to spend any more time with him, to say goodbye, to celebrate his life and to be able to support my good friend Gus Fosaro...
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Mayor Roberston Appears to have no Ethics: November 9, 2014 Well this really pissed me off. Residents of the Seafield apartments on Pendrell Street in the West End were under threat of renoviction from developer landlord Gordon Nelson. Some elderly tenants received rent increases of 300 % and at that time the MLA for the riding Mr Chandra...
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Norovirus strikes 145 Camp Fire refugees as blaze toll jumps to 63: Oroville, CA –  Dozens of fire evacuees housed in shelters after escaping with their lives from the Camp Fire have now been hit with intestinal illness caused by Norovirus. Meanwhile, 7 additional human remains discovered on Thursday took the Camp Fire death toll to 63 with expectation that figur...

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