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EXCLUSIVE: George Abbott responds to our urban issues survey

Abbott open to discussion regarding transfering funds from AirCare into new transitIn a post we published a few weeks back, we asked each of the BC Liberal leadership candidates to provide us with answers to a series of urban-focused questions. So fa…

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Developers: iBusVan is now open source and the code is available now!

A screenshot from iBusVan, the now-discontinued Vancouver transit iPhone app.

Good news: developers can now download the source code for iBusVan, the excellent-but-now-retired iPhone app for Vancouver

New York looks at banning electronic devices for pedestrians crossing streets

More tales from the Land of Municipal Oversight of Human

More historic SkyTrain photos from Alan M

A couple of interesting SkyTrain ads! Photo by Alan M.

SkyTrain’s 25th anniversary celebration continues online!

After providing such a wonderful flashback to SkyTrain in 1986, Alan M

January 26, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Proposed Vancouver Art Gallery site reserves space for ‘cultural hub’ [Vancouver Courier] City seeks to quell concern over Kerrisdale development [Vancouver Courier] B.C. cities are world-class in their lack of

Ethics for Architects

"In Ethics for Architects, Thomas Fisher presents fifty case studies representing a broad range of ethical dilemmas facing today's architects, from questions regarding which clients to work for,

Yeah, this is nothing like Hollyhock


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

When I first saw the amazing Dream

Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?

A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau "cannot wait." What is happening in Tibet? And what role does

Vancouver, like never before

The wonderful world of Vancouver through the eyes of our Flickr contributors.

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“Too Asian?”

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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

Want to improve pedestrian experience? Jan Gehl urges attention to achievements of traffic engineers

According to Danish architect Jan Gehl, a global leader in the development of active streets and successful public space, those who want to improve the lot of pedestrians

Harper’s government of waning hope

On Sunday, to mark the fifth anniversary of his reign, Stephen Harper said that his Conservative government has governed on "hope". Surely, Mr. Harper

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

Quick note: Buzzer blog outage for upgrades, Wed Jan 26, 2011, 9-10am

Just a quick note to let you know the Buzzer blog will be down for an hour tomorrow morning: that’s Wednesday, January 26, 2011, from 9-10 a.m. Scheduled

January 25, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Downtown Eastside activists, Chinatown leaders at odds over higher buildings [Globe and Mail] One Last Loop – 2 [Price Tags] CANADA Suburbs lose out to the bright lights of downtown [Globe

Smart card contest voting ends on Fri Jan 28, 2011

Smart card technology will replace our existing ticketing system in 2013.

Just a reminder that voting in the smart card contest ends on Friday, January 28, 2011.

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Read naked much?

Who knew reading naked could be so much fun?

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Scottish penicillin

"Marmalade in the morning has the same effect on taste buds that a cold shower has on the body." Jeanine Larmoth - Harper’s Bazaar

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Breastfeeding mom says, “Shame on you,” to newspaper for chastising nursing mother

Manda Aufochs Gillespie reads her response to the Vancouver Sun's piece that criticized a woman for breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding is considered a human right in Canada and

Beware the prophecy of the dead cow

The animals are dying! Praise Jesus.

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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

Donated: a 1929 Buzzer and some classic tickets!

Just want to point out something I got a while back: a 1929 Buzzer! It actually describes the discovery of an old document showing the state of Vancouver

Donated: a 1929 Buzzer and some classic tickets!

Just want to point out something I got a while back: a 1929 Buzzer! It actually describes the discovery of an old document showing the state of Vancouver

West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan Endorses George Abbott

Ralph Sultan was on CKNW's Bill Good show this morning talking about the HST.  At the end of

West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan Endorses George Abbott

Ralph Sultan was on CKNW's Bill Good show this morning talking about the HST.  At the end of

January 24, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL City seeks federal stimulus grant extension [Vancouver Sun] Fear of Ghosts: Vancouver's Hospice Uproar [The Tyee] CANADA City of mass construction: Toronto’s unstoppable condos show no signs of slowing down [National

Jan Gehl lectures in Vancouver, Jan 24 and 26, 2011

Ooo—sorry for the short notice, but I just got a note that Jan Gehl, the world famous urban designer who helped reorient Copenhagen toward walking and cycling, is

Circa, presented by the PuSh Festival, throws down pedal to the metal performance

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Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg showcases a macabre Victorian at Dances for a Small Stage

Death becomes her. At Dances for a Small Stage, host Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg performs a piece inspired by a 17 acre cemetery.

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