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NPA turns down Jamie Lee Hamilton as a candidate: Protest scheduled

August 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

This email went out yesterday from NPA hopeful Jamie Lee Hamilton, who had been hoping to run for one of the three remaining NPA park board spots on its slate. Hamilton, who once ran as a Coalition of Progressive Electors candidate, has been a vocal NPA supporter for the past three years. She had come […]

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More on the fight between condos and other uses

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

For those who don’t think to click on the comments sections here, I had a couple of interesting responses to those who read my recent post that linked to a story about condos taking over New York commercial and industrial land. Here they are. It’s interesting and not surprising to see this happening. San Francisco, […]

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Allan DeGenova: Independent councillor?

August 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

I hear rumours that Allan DeGenova may be considering a run as an independent councillor. DeGenova has acknowledged to me over the past few weeks that it’s hard for him to contemplate the thought of not doing public service as he has for almost two decades. But it would be hard for him to pick […]

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Businesses and industry lose out to condos again — in New York

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

For the last couple of years, there’s been much agonizing over whether condos are encroaching too much on the downtown, the invasive species of the development world choking out commercial and industrial uses wherever they go. People often talk as though this is something unique to Vancouver, the product of its policy of promoting housing […]

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An introduction to new NPA candidate David Lee

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The real reason why there should be more non-Caucasian candidates on city council: Everyone who came out to the announcement by retired banker David Lee about his run for a Non-Partisan Association council spot got an excellent lunch at the Garden Villa on East Pender. Yum. Anyway, onto the news. Yes, Mr. Lee made his […]

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Vision candidates want city to take on Clement over Insite

August 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Other new candidates for city council may still be enjoying the last of their summer holidays, but a few are out there campaigning like crazy. Vision Vancouver’s Geoff Meggs has been one of the more energetic ones, along with Kerry Jang and Andrea Reimer. The latest from Meggs and Jang is this statement, calling on […]

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Urban design panel weighs in on the Robson Square re-design

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

There was, fortunately in the eyes of many, no clamshell to pass judgment on. That idea, emanating from Victoria, got deep-sixed early on for this landmark site in Vancouver, the below-street ice rink that is part of Arthur Erickson’s famous Law Courts. But Vancouver’s urban design panel, this city’s unique process for having major buildings […]

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It’s not a rumour: Heather Holden is running for school board

August 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I got a lot of response to my efforts to come up with a complete list of council, park and school board candidates for all the parties, which I posted last night (and am now correcting, thanks to all the input). Among the messages I got back, Heather Holden emailed to let me know that […]

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The master list of would-be candidates for the Vancouver civic election

August 27th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Everyone owes me a drink for this labour of something or another: The complete list of candidates. I started to compile it because I realized that I was completely losing track of all the people popping on and off the list. As well, I wanted to get a handle on just how many Vision candidates […]

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Why are there no more apartments being built?

August 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After I posted my little vignette about the trauma of renting my basement suite (hundreds of calls from desperate people), I got a couple of comments from people who went through similar experiences recently, at either end of the rental trauma. I also got this question from regular correspondent RossK: “Sure would be interested in […]

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