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More on CKNW at 2 today

September 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

For those who can’t get enough of my brilliant apercus and hot insider information, I’ll be on Christy Clark this afternoon from 2-2:30 unless I (and municipal politics) get bumped for something more pressing.

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Some unsuccessful Vision candidates philosophical; some really not

September 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments

With 21 candidates out of 37 who didn’t get elected yesterday for Vision Vancouver, there’s a lot of disappointment out there. But different candidates are handling that disappointment differently, as you can see from emails that went out from two of them today to their supporters. From: Facebook [mailto:notification+ooya6t96@facebookmail.com] Sent: September 21, 2008 3:50 PM […]

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David Eby: “Really excited and surprised how well we did”

September 21st, 2008 · 26 Comments

Vision council candidate David Eby disappeared quickly last night, after the voting results from the day showed that had, for the moment, lost to Kashmir Dhaliwal by only 17 votes for the eighth and final spot on the slate. Since then, I’ve had any number of comments from his diehard supporters saying they can’t believe […]

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Goodnight all

September 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’ll sign off here, even though there’s a crowd around kissing, hugging, commiserating and all the rest. One thing to note: If Kenneth Clement stays on, he will be, as far as I know, the first aboriginal school-board candidate. Clement became a candidate because local aboriginal leaders decided they should get involved in politics. He […]

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Total votes

September 21st, 2008 · 19 Comments

Council 3746 Raymond Louie 3704 Heather Deal 3271 Tim Stevenson 3248 George Chow 2988 Andrea Reimer 2951 Geoff Meggs 2387 Kerry Jang 2240 Kashmir Dhaliwal 2223 David Eby 2034 Heather Harrison 1717 Catherine Evans 1217 Rey Umlas 1127 Ray Lam 1094 Demitri Douzenis 1031 Vaune Adams Kobler 724 Doug Bencze SCHOOL BOARD 2969 Sharon Gregson […]

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There will be recounts in two cases

September 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Between Kashmir Dhaliwal and David Eby on council, separated by only 17 votes And Kenneth Clement and Stepan Vdovine, separated by only 8 votes

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Here it comes

September 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Park is Blyth, Barnes, Jasper, Hundal School is Gregson, Lombardi, Bacchus and Clement Council is as expected Chow, Deal, Louie, Stevenson, Reimer, Dhaliwal, Jang, Meggs. David Eby came behind Meggs by only 17 votes

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Passing the time with my correspondents

September 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Scott — It’s all your fault that you went to that wedding. If you were here, these ballots would be counted by now. Anyway, the latest fairly reliable story is that the votes were so close at park and school that they’re recounting. Monte — No, I set up my table here first. I don’t […]

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It really is park and school that are the sticking points

September 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

That’s the latest, as official as I can get word. Council is decided but it’s very close for the other two. Since every candidate has a scrutineer in the counting room fighting over every ballot, now the word is another half hour to an hour. In the meantime, for those of you with nothing to […]

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Another half hour

September 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

In spite of all the rumours and buzz going around, Ron Stipp claims that the counters are still counting all the regular ballots only. The dance floor isn’t as crowded as it was 20 minutes ago. I think some people are running out of energy. Maybe that should be the deciding factor — send all […]

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