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Pandora Street tragedy deserves independent review

Countless numbers of inspection reports didn’t seem to have an impact – why? Just before Christmas, a tragic fire on Pandora Street in Vancouver took the lives of three disadvantaged citizens. They were reportedly sharing a flophouse with up to six ot…

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Could AirCare fees be put to better use?


How many of these could $20M in new funding operate every year?

Last week I made my obligatory trip to the AirCare centre to donate $45 for the privilege

More interesting video coming out of Vancouver Silly Hall


A costly Olympic etiquette handbook got Vision Vancouver in hot water again

For years Vancouver City Hall may have been a dull

Videos local civic politicos won’t want to reminisce


This is the kind of attention Cllr Reimer wasn't looking for as a civic politician

It's been a little over

Predictions for Vancouver politics in 2011: CityCaucus Podcast Pt 5

We pull out our special crystal ball and make some political predictions for 2011

In the final installment of our pilot CityCaucus Cast, Mike and I look

Goodbye 2010! Hello civic election year


Happy New Year to all of our readers!

It's New Year's Eve and the staff at CityCaucus Towers are all grumbling today about the fact we've asked

Abundance of heritage homes in historic Queens Park


A photo tour of Queens Park in New Westminster

It was such a beautiful day in my neighbourhood that I decided to take a walk and snap

BC Liberal leadership candidates: What’s your position on urban issues?

CityCaucus.com poses some questions to BC Liberal leadership candidates

Both the BC Liberal and NDP parties are about to get new a leader in a few

CityCaucus Podcast Pt 4: predictions for Metro mayors & rise of social media

Social media is changing the way we do civic politics in Canada

In the fourth installment of CityCaucus Cast, Mike and I discuss what we think might

Gen X changes the face of media & political leadership in 2010


Some of the faces garnering attention lately in B.C.

Setting aside the question of politics for the moment, I'd like to comment on

Pastor joins call for independent inquiry of Pandora Street deaths


The burned out home on Pandora Street where three people died – CBC photo

Yesterday Councillor Suzanne Anton called for an independent inquiry to get to

BCWineLover picks two winemakers to watch in 2011


Bill Eggert with Stacey and I visiting his barrel room

It's been a while since we've featured a cross-post from BCWineLover.com on CityCaucus.com. With the holiday season in high

BCWineLover picks two winemakers to watch in 2011


Bill Eggert with Stacey and I visiting his barrel room

It's been a while since we've featured a cross-post from BCWineLover.com on CityCaucus.com. With the holiday season in high

CityCaucus Podcast Pt 3: signs from Surrey, Calgary & Toronto


Naheed Nenshi victorious in Calgary last October

In our continuing year-end review of politics in Vancouver, the Metro region and other Canadian cities, we take a

2010′s Top Five political newsmakers for Metro Vancouver


A certain "ghost town" loomed large on the political landscape in 2010

Here’s my holiday shopping list of the Top Five stories that defined politics in Metro

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from CityCaucus.com!


The Lions seen from Fraser Street – click for larger

Best wishes and thank you for reading and joining in the dialogue throughout the past

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from CityCaucus.com!


The Lions seen from Fraser Street – click for larger

Best wishes and thank you for reading and joining in the dialogue throughout the past

A Christmas wish to Vision Vancouver from Bruce Allen


Bruce Allen says 'Merry Christmas and a Happy Planet' to Vision

There's no denying

Vancouver city politics in review, Part Two: a CityCaucus Podcast


Homelessness made headlines in Vancouver for all the wrong reasons in 2010

Earlier this week we began to pilot our CityCaucus Cast whereby Mike and

Fatal east side fire raises questions on City enforcement


GlobalTV's top story focuses on the east side home where three died

Only two days before Christmas eve three men

Did corporate interests create conflict for city councillors?


Vancouver's CRTC debate still making headlines

It was a bit bizarre last week at Vancouver city council. When the elected officials weren't debating news articles from

Vancouver politics in review 2010, Pt 1: a CityCaucus Podcast


This guy can't get enough of our CityCaucus podcast!

CityCaucus.com is taking another step today by piloting a new online feature called CityCaucus Cast, our


Vivian Krause interviewed by CKNW Radio’s Michael Campbell


"Off limits" area targeted by US charities – click to see full version

After receiving three

WikiLeaks reveals cable discussing Vancouver politicos


WikiLeaks releases confidential documents referencing Vancouver politicos

A lot has been said about WikiLeaks over the last few weeks as they have systematically released thousands of confidential

4,000,000 CityCaucus Reads Can’t Be Wrong


Move over Elvis..? Not quite, but we're pleased that you're reading!

It's not the kind of web traffic that keeps mainstream media webmasters up at night, but

A sinkhole of another sort for Vancouver small businesses


GlobalTV reports on the impact the big hole has had on small biz

Vancouver's massive sinkhole is sucking more

24 Hours: City Hall or Sealed Fortress at 12th & Cambie?


Vancouver City staff put the final touches on the new door to the FOI Manager's office

This is my Thursday column from 24 Hours, which was titled

Vision vs COPE catfight made for good reality TV


Coun. Stevenson: "That's a frickin' lie!" - see video

As Vancouver City Council winds up it's last few items of

Krause gets the big kiss off from Gregor


After months of inquiries Robertson finally supplies his answer

Vivian Krause's attempts to get answers

99 B-Line bus stop renovation from hell demands answers


BC's busiest bus stop was out of commission for two months

As a regular user of the popular 99 B-Line bus in Vancouver, I'm very familiar with

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