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The latest morale-busting staff disaster at Vancouver city hall

Of all the departures from city hall since Vision Vancouver took charge, Carlene Robbins’ abrupt exit on Monday is the most puzzling.
A lot of reporters knew Carlene. She and her boss, Barb Windsor, rode herd on some of the city’s hardest and least…

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The latest morale-busting staff disaster at Vancouver city hall

Of all the departures from city hall since Vision Vancouver took charge, Carlene Robbins’ abrupt exit on Monday is the most puzzling.

A lot of reporters knew Carlene. She

New York looks at banning electronic devices for pedestrians crossing streets

More tales from the Land of Municipal Oversight of Human

New York looks at banning electronic devices for pedestrians crossing streets

More tales from the Land of Municipal Oversight of Human

Chinatown, Downtown Eastside at odds over high buildings

To follow up on the events from last week, I called people in Chinatown about their thoughts on council’s strange little manouevre last week, which entailed delaying a

Chinatown, Downtown Eastside at odds over high buildings

To follow up on the events from last week, I called people in Chinatown about their thoughts on council’s strange little manouevre last week, which entailed delaying a

The tricky game of appealing property assessments

Every year, all of us (heavily mortgaged) landowners get that property assessment notice in the mail and think generally one of two things: 1. Aha, I’m worth way

The tricky game of appealing property assessments

Every year, all of us (heavily mortgaged) landowners get that property assessment notice in the mail and think generally one of two things: 1. Aha, I’m worth way

And now Vision does an end run around DTES/Chinatown height issue

Getting more confusing. The DTES/Chinatown height report was scheduled to be discussed at the 2 p.m. meeting, with 80 speakers scheduled.

But now Councillor Raymond Louie has already introduced

And now Vision does an end run around DTES/Chinatown height issue

Getting more confusing. The DTES/Chinatown height report was scheduled to be discussed at the 2 p.m. meeting, with 80 speakers scheduled.

But now Councillor Raymond Louie has already introduced

Mayor backs away from tall buildings in Downtown Eastside, tho Chinatown okay

What a surprise. (Not, when I think about it for 10 seconds.)

After a last-minute, intense lobby against a proposed city policy to allow taller buildings on a select

Mayor backs away from tall buildings in Downtown Eastside, tho Chinatown okay

What a surprise. (Not, when I think about it for 10 seconds.)

After a last-minute, intense lobby against a proposed city policy to allow taller buildings on a select

Brigade of academics petition city hall not to raise heights in DTES, Chinatown

Never seen anything like this before. A large group of profs, many with in-depth knowledge of gentrification and housing dynamics, have mobilized to oppose allowing taller new buildings

Brigade of academics petition city hall not to raise heights in DTES, Chinatown

Never seen anything like this before. A large group of profs, many with in-depth knowledge of gentrification and housing dynamics, have mobilized to oppose allowing taller new buildings

Northeast False Creek residents plan forum on casino

There’s a community-sponsored forum on the casino being planned for Feb. 7, as a post from Sean Bickerton has informed us. I’m reposting his info here for those

Northeast False Creek residents plan forum on casino

There’s a community-sponsored forum on the casino being planned for Feb. 7, as a post from Sean Bickerton has informed us. I’m reposting his info here for those

Bulk of bike-crash sites on Burrard in past years

I’m not surprised Burrard has crashes, as this interesting story from Mike Howell in the Courier details.

I rode the suicide lane on that street once back in

Bulk of bike-crash sites on Burrard in past years

I’m not surprised Burrard has crashes, as this interesting story from Mike Howell in the Courier details.

I rode the suicide lane on that street once back in

Honking big casino in downtown Vancouver raises many questions for councillors

Councillors are about to vote right now on sending Vancouver’s super-jumbo casino to public hearing.

But they have a few questions about its future operation: Money-laundering. How much money

Honking big casino in downtown Vancouver raises many questions for councillors

Councillors are about to vote right now on sending Vancouver’s super-jumbo casino to public hearing.

But they have a few questions about its future operation: Money-laundering. How much money

City breaks with social-mix policy in megaprojects to get controversial site on Hastings

This is a complicated story to understand all the details of, but essentially the city’s planning department is recommending that, instead of requiring Concord Pacific to reserve

City breaks with social-mix policy in megaprojects to get controversial site on Hastings

This is a complicated story to understand all the details of, but essentially the city’s planning department is recommending that, instead of requiring Concord Pacific to reserve

LA trumps Vancouver by banning new fast-food outlets in poor neighbourhoods

In an era where governments seem to be outdoing each other to encourage their citizens to live better lives (no smoking in restaurants and bars in France or

LA trumps Vancouver by banning new fast-food outlets in poor neighbourhoods

In an era where governments seem to be outdoing each other to encourage their citizens to live better lives (no smoking in restaurants and bars in France or

Vancouver’s renegade chickens roam far

I wasn’t going to post this story from the Province about Vancouver’s low numbers of registered chickens, with everything else going on this week.

But I woke up this

Vancouver’s renegade chickens roam far

I wasn’t going to post this story from the Province about Vancouver’s low numbers of registered chickens, with everything else going on this week.

But I woke up this

Art gallery “pleased and encouraged” about city decision to reserve two-thirds of block for new building

The city’s report on the Vancouver Art Gallery and its request to build on the empty Georgia Street block next to the QE Theatre came out yesterday,

Art gallery “pleased and encouraged” about city decision to reserve two-thirds of block for new building

The city’s report on the Vancouver Art Gallery and its request to build on the empty Georgia Street block next to the QE Theatre came out yesterday,

Olympic village woes: The view from abroad

The Economist sums up our little Olympic village problems (in its section on “the Americas”) with this story, where apparently people on city council are worried that

Olympic village woes: The view from abroad

The Economist sums up our little Olympic village problems (in its section on “the Americas”) with this story, where apparently people on city council are worried that

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