All posts tagged Vision Vancouver

New casino worth $17M a year to Vancouver (in Municipal Politics)

Paragon Gaming’s casino and hotel proposal is going to a public hearing Feb. 17. One city councillor said expanded gambling could impact the rate of suicides and organized crime. Read more …

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New Year’s Eve coverage a sign of things to come

Laments about New Year's Eve celebrations were bound to be negative regardless of what direction the City of Vancouver decided to move towards.

Happy New Year to

Political games trump gender equity spin by Robertson, Mackinnon

The dynamic duo is at it again, and this time, they are using gender politics as their latest form of attack.

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Tim Louis prefers empty promises

Tim Louis has his facts wrong on the accomplishments made by the current City Council on social housing.

Yesterday, former COPE Councillor Tim Louis wrote an op-ed

The NPA’s contrary and offensive position on school closures

NPA School Board Trustee Ken Denike thinks that public consulation is a waste of money.

Due to the fact that the NPA continues to stand for nothing,

Vision Vancouver trustees recommend no school closures (in Education)

After months of consultations, and even more of provincial government and school board bickering, the Vancouver School Board’s Vision Vancouver trustees have announced their decision against

Stuart MacKinnon and Ian Robertson prove their transparent politics

Mackinnon was on the horn last night, while Robertson didn't even bother to show up - much like this picture from the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

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Stuart MacKinnon and Ian Robertson prove their transparent politics

Mackinnon was on the horn last night, while Robertson didn't even bother to show up - much like this picture from the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

An inch

Mayor Robertson’s approval rating dips (in All)

This year promises to be the most-polled ever in advance of a civic election, as various polling companies pile on to what promises to be a hard-fought battle

Comments on the Justason poll

UPDATE: Barb Justason tears a strip off of Mike Klassen from City Caucus for his misleading headline about her poll’s findings.

I would like to offer

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Caucus peace one of the hallmarks of Vision’s success

These wo former competitors have since formed a strong working relationship within City Hall, giving Vision peace within the caucus.

The landscape of BC politics right now is

A gag order for city staffers at City Hall? Actually, no

When veteran city hall reporter and blogger Frances Bula got shut down by city communications staff this week, she blew a gasket.

There was no doubt in her

Gregor Robertson to hold town hall with 25,000 people

Just got this from Vision Vancouver, which will be the first political entity of any in Vancouver to use this kind of technology (the target for participants will

NPA faces uphill battle with their future Mayoral candidate

With former electeds like Chiavario, Cowie and Rogers, vcaTEAM had a respectable group of candidates back in 2002. The party's Achilles heal was the lack

NPA membership bypassed by party brass

This is the way the NPA's membership is being treated by the party with regards to choosing candidates.

For many months, November 20th was heralded as a rebirth

STIR begins to evolve from concept to action

The city of glass is still difficult to navigate for many renters who wish to work and live in the city.

“More than half of Vancouver residents

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  • This is hilarious, and yet another reason why several local news outlets (according to various sources) will never turn to him for another story ever again. 

Gearing up for Vancouver’s 2011 election: fundraisers, nominations and more

The Non-Partisan Association is getting into gear this week for next year’s election with a fundraising dinner — an event they used to hold every year but which

Gearing up for Vancouver’s 2011 election: fundraisers, nominations and more

The Non-Partisan Association is getting into gear this week for next year’s election with a fundraising dinner — an event they used to hold every year but which

If bike lanes are the NPA’s wedge issue, they’re in for a rude awakening

If the NPA wants to run an election campaign on being anti-bike lanes, then they are likely to have their bubble of denial popped come next November.

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