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“Active transportation” plan for 2011 will see $2 million in pedestrian, cycling improvements

Pedestrians, cyclists and almost every city neighbourhood will benefit from $2 million in strategic “active transportation” investments proposed in this year’s capital spending program, headed to council for approval next week. (Details are in Ap…

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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

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

Premier Stelmach resigns – Danielle Smith and Jonathan Denis discuss

Alberta politics became interesting again yesterday when Ed Stelmach surprised his own cabinet by announcing his planned resignation from the Premier’s office. I wanted to get the

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

Michael Ignatieff’s Dean Scream

Michael Ignatieff and Howard Dean, two liberal politicians from New England with a good set of pipes. Ignatieff hopes his career path doesn’t follow in the same

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

Harper Government Accomplishments – according to the Harper government

The Conservatives put out this document today outlining their accomplishments over the past five years.

Besides outlining the famous “five priorities” upon which the Conservatives ran their

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

Stephen Harper celebrates 5 years in power

The following is the speech Stephen Harper gave to supporters in Ottawa on January 23rd, 2011 to celebrate 5 years in power.

Friends, today we celebrate our fifth anniversary!

So,

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

CBC vs. the CPC on those new ads

Well, it was bound to happen. The CBC is in a snit over those new ads that the Conservative Party released the other day. They

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

On the use of public and government space for partisan purposes

In response to Kady O’Malley’s inquiry yesterday, a Conservative staffer sent along the following:

Liberal Express on the Hill-
http://www.youtube.com/user/liberalvideo#p/u/32/u31WmBdohzg

Ignatieff asking people to join Liberal Party in a

The Coalition is alive and well

Hey, what is that? Up there? In that office window?

Is it? It is! That’s a “Coalition Yes” sign that was union-made during those heady days of Canadian politics

Conservatives roll out new ads

In the Conservatives quest to gain impressions for their message in the news — paired complimentarily to the media’s quest to sell newspapers and television advertising — new

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