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Province funds new winter-shelter beds — but not the ones city asked for

November 30th, 2011 · 63 Comments

Another strange winter of tussling between the city and province over funding winter-shelter beds. As my story here outlines, the province is going to open some winter-shelter beds, but not in the areas where city staff say they’re needed. The last two years, the city has asked for — and eventually received, after some struggle […]

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Should bikes be banned from major arterials or at least rapid-bus streets?

November 28th, 2011 · 159 Comments

This is an idea that Adriane Carr talked about during the election campaign, saying she had heard from bus drivers (or at least one bus driver) that it made it harder for them to keep to schedules and manoeuvre when they had to deal with bike-riders on major streets like Broadway. I also saw this […]

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What Vancouver could get from viaducts land: open space, below-market housing, more?

November 27th, 2011 · 80 Comments

While everyone is distracted by the visions of being able to swim to the downtown along viaducts converted to pool lanes, courtesy of the re:CONNECT design competition, city planners and a consulting team have been working on potential real land-use plans for the area under and around the viaducts. There’s an area about half the […]

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“How the media and NPA got it wrong” — Vision pollster

November 23rd, 2011 · 95 Comments

Just because I know this will set off a big argument. And that’s fun + instructive. Here you go, Bob Penner’s analysis.      

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More political geekfest number-crunching of the Vancouver election shows Aquino would have been elected by NE, Yuen and Wong by SE

November 22nd, 2011 · 47 Comments

A reader — “Rick” — sent me this breakdown, which I like because it gives a sense of how councillors ranked in different parts of the city. It seems to show that the NE votes straight Vision/COPE slate, the SW votes straight NPA slate, and it’s the other three quadrants of the city that mix […]

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Two fun maps of the election for politics geeks

November 21st, 2011 · 5 Comments

                 

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Vision sees a glorious new era unfolding but for COPE, a difficult conversation ahead

November 21st, 2011 · 31 Comments

There are so many tea leaves to read in the election results and many of you have been busy at doing that through this blog and many other outlets. Here are two of the stories I wrote in the last couple of days. One is about Vision supporters seeing this solid second win for the […]

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One NPA candidate critical of mayoral campaign based on sophomoric gotcha attacks

November 20th, 2011 · 53 Comments

Many of us feel today as though we’ve stopped pounding our heads against the wall, with the cessation of crazy emails in our inboxes and hysterical ads on the radio containing increasingly bitter accusations from the NPA about Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver. Sounds as though we weren’t the only ones feeling that way, to […]

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Vision cements its dominance with huge win that creates weak opposition of rookies

November 20th, 2011 · 101 Comments

In case you didn’t know the news from last night. More of my thoughts to come in this blog post, but I have to run off briefly and wanted something up for the commenters to start on.  

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Saturday in Vancouver: Parties fight for the crucial 5,000 voters who make the difference

November 18th, 2011 · 42 Comments

That’s what it could come down to, folks — the 5,000 votes that make the difference for the bottom five spots on council. More here.

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