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Entries from February 2014

City goes after Millennium assets

September 30th, 2010 · 20 Comments

And here’s my more complete story.

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City admits Millennium hasn’t made loan payment, taking steps towards calling the loan and going after assets

September 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It was cyclone season at city hall this afternoon, after the city called a briefing and unloaded a giant heap of steaming financial information on us about what’s going on with the private developer that built the Olympic village, plus more. I just finished writing my Globe story for tomorrow, which will have interesting details […]

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City prepares to pick own operator for OV social housing if province won’t

September 29th, 2010 · 31 Comments

The Vision Vancouver council is now working out whether it is prepared to reach an agreement on its own with one or more of the non-profits who bid on its three rental/social-housing buildings at the village. As my story today says, that comes with one extra straw on the financial burden the city’s camel is already […]

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City scrambling after Coleman says none of the bids to run Olympic village housing good enough

September 29th, 2010 · 18 Comments

City councillors and mayor’s office staff were in mild shock yesterday after it turned out that only three non-profits put in bids to run the three city-owned buildings at the Olympic village, and then Housing Minister Rich Coleman publicly stated that none seemed to be bidders the province deemed acceptable. Full story here.  (To be […]

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New blogger from the left goes on the attack

September 28th, 2010 · 15 Comments

I noted one of Ian Reid’s previous articles in Vancouver Observer a month or so ago, but it now looks as though Mr. Reid is going to be providing regular blog fodder from the left, copying the Citycaucus@ TM style — FOIs left and right and accusations of impropriety. The latest is a front-“page” story […]

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Downtown business association comes out officially opposed to bike lane

September 28th, 2010 · 53 Comments

This just out. DVBIA – Hornby bike lanes

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City rental buildings at Olympics village too challenging for many operators

September 28th, 2010 · 11 Comments

A story a day on the troubles at the Olympics village, that’s our motto here in media/bloggerland. There is no shortage. The envelopes will be opened today to reveal how many bids were received to run the three rental buildings the city has at the village. Here’s my story on what people had to say […]

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As AGM approaches, VAG director sends out staff memo to rebut union leader’s points

September 27th, 2010 · 18 Comments

As some of you will recall, I wrote a story earlier this summer about the fact that the head of the union that represents Vancouver Art Gallery workers was planning to go to the gallery’s annual general meeting with some resolutions asking for explanations of how the gallery is spending its money. The sore point: […]

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HST will be shadow at annual municipal politician get-together

September 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The usual topics will be debated at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention this week, ranging from the Canada-goose problem to a looming RCMP contract that could boost policing costs for almost every city and town in the province. But, as several municipal politicians told me this weekend, the biggest topic is one that […]

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Bike lane debates, part 33: City’s poll finds many support Hornby lane

September 26th, 2010 · 82 Comments

Fighting fire with fire, the city has done its own poll on public opinion about a Hornby bike lane. Alert readers will recall that the Canadian Federation of Independent Business released poll results a couple of weeks ago indicating almost 100 per cent of businesses were opposed to the planned bike lane on Hornby. Now […]

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