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Louie vs Jang: who will run for NDP in Vancouver-Fraserview?

Jang V Louie in a winner-take-all match for Vancouver-Fraserview MLA – click for larger Thanks to the iron fist of Chief of Staff Mike Magee, Vision Vancouver have not lacked internal caucus discipline. Even COPE councillors Woodsworth and Cadman do n…

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Robbins departure: was she pushed or did she jump?


Darlene Heidemann's GlobalTV story gets right to the issue - see video

It's truly been a crazy 24

Senior staffer takes fall for Pandora fire, City claims Robbins “quit”

EXCLUSIVE: George Abbott responds to our urban issues survey


Abbott open to discussion regarding transfering funds from AirCare into new transit

In a post we published a few weeks back, we asked each of the

Yeah, this is nothing like Hollyhock


Diners on the hunt for ethical chicken – a scene from Portlandia

When I first saw the amazing Dream

NPA 2011: A roadmap for Vancouver’s centre-right party


The NPA must campaign when the people are engaged, as Truman once did

Just as it was in November 2002, Vancouver's NPA was reduced to rump status during

BC leadership races add tension to civic political scene


Politics in BC is making for strange bedfellows right about now

In what is the wacky world of BC coalition politics, even the slightest shift in the tectonic plates

Sam Sullivan would never have gotten away with that


Frmr NPA Mayor Sam Sullivan was regularly raked over the coals by Vision/COPE

Regardless of what you think of the ten civic politicians that make up the

Gregor’s excuse for last June’s oil meeting not very slick


Yuck! No, it's not Survivor English Bay. It's the molasses people! Photo: PNG

The following is a re-publishing of my 24 Hours column from this week, with

Richmond brings back the spirit of O Zone


The beautiful outdoor ice track at last year's O Zone in Richmond

On Friday the Province and City of Vancouver will announce their plans for a one-year

“Dear Lord, please let it be Adrian Dix”


A BC Liberal prays that the NDP choose Adrian Dix as leader

Just prior to the BC NDP deadline for leadership candidates, Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix took

Opposition to Vancouver mega-casino pure political theatre


Could a new mega-casino be heading to downtown Vancouver soon? You bet!

There are times having to watch Vancouver City Council can be very painful. Today was

Olympic Village, False Creek North and the DTES: How best to achieve socially diverse communities?


The north shore of False Creek will have less social mix thanks to Vision Vancouver

This week, Vancouver City Council will consider another major proposal for the North

Vancouver city council set for crazy busy week


City Hall wants these orange things to become your New Age fries

As the clock ticks ever closer to the November civic elections in BC, it's likely a number

Leadership BC: Where’s the vision for our cities?


Illustration of the Spain pavilion at the Shanghai Expo – high marks for imagination

The following column ran in 24 Hours newspaper last Thursday...

Our cities are the

Community voice to be heard regarding Pandora Street tragedy


The public finally gets a chance to voice their opionion re Pandora St tragedy

Just before Christmas, three men needlessly died in a tragic fire at a flophouse located

Community voice to be heard regarding Pandora Street tragedy


The public finally gets a chance to voice their opionion re Pandora St tragedy

Just before Christmas, three men needlessly died in a tragic fire at a flophouse located

Vision’s homeless shelter for chickens gets plucked – for now


Sun cover March '09: Vision's chickens are back in the news with scuttled shelter plan

It's official, Vision's plans to build a $20,000 homeless shelter for

Culture clash or unwarranted fears? Community leaders say residents wrong


GlobalTV reports on unhappy residents at UBC

UPDATE: Well, our commenters have told me I'm all wet on this item. The residents of the building are over-reacting

Vancouver plays “Big Mother” with food cart fare


Foodie blogger Mark Busse downing a Japadog – but is it healthy?

In yet another front page story by Vancouver Sun's Jeff Lee

Mark your calendars February 12th for a 2010 Games post-party


One of the famous blue-coated 'traffic lifeguards at Cordova & Howe St. (video)

During the lead up to the

The Stanley Park Children’s Farmyard: McCardell’s Lament


GlobalTV's Mike McCardell on the final days of the Stanley Park Petting Zoo

Governments have to make tough decisions sometimes. The Vancouver Park Board decided to strike

Christy Clark supports ban on foreign donations to civic campaigns


Bob Rennie, Pamela Martin, Christy Clark & Harry Bloy MLA at a rally last week

Last week we published Dr. Moira Stilwell's response to our urban

Where’s the Mayor in the Pandora flophouse fire deaths matter?


Leadership means being there in the hard times too – click for larger

On February 24, 2008, standing before a crowd

Sorry, George. I support the carbon tax and cannot support your leadership.


George Abbott wants to put the carbon tax to a referendum – photo: Vancouver Sun

This week I returned from a lovely vacation with family members to a sunny

Dr. Moira Stilwell agrees 3-year civic terms long enough


The approachable Dr. Moira Stilwell meets with campaign supporters Saturday morning

Last week CityCaucus.com wrote to each of the candidates vying to become leader of the BC

CityCaucus Redux: CSIS Director Fadden on ‘agents of influence’ in B.C.


Which BC municipal politicians are "foreign influenced"? (video)

Today we're featuring a CityCaucus Redux post

Traffic diversion failures threaten schools


Over 2 dozen Eastside neighbours gathered on a summer afternoon to sound off at Gregor (video)

Last June I

24 Hours: Get ready for Silly Season in 2011


Get used to seeing these voting place signs in 2011

This is my column from Thursday's 24 Hours newspaper...

Are you ready for silly season, folks?

Fontaine provides predictions for the Royal City


River Market re-opening may revitalize New West waterfront Photo: Briana Tomkinson

Last month, the New Westminster News Leader asked my colleague Daniel Fontaine to answer a few questions

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