Council heard an update today from its engineers on plans for the line which answers some of these questions. I’ll be posting that story later. In the meantime, here’s what I had today And, for keen readers, here is belatedly the story that came out of council on the city’s position re the Broadway line. […]
Entries from September 2013
November 27th, 2012 · 159 Comments
November 26th, 2012 · 17 Comments
Over there on the left of the screen, people.
November 26th, 2012 · 24 Comments
Hope this one ends well. From a recent listing. Prime West End! The Randi Lynn is a three storey plus penthouse 23-suite apartment building. Only 3 blocks to Sunset Beach—a prime English Bay address in the heart of the popular West End district, offering tenants immediate proximity to the employment, entertainment, shopping, beaches and recreational […]
November 26th, 2012 · 91 Comments
Civic politics junkies, ready set go. Stories here from Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, and the Torontoist. Oh, and here’s the decision for anyone wanting to scan to see if they or their council is in any danger of getting close to the line.
November 24th, 2012 · 22 Comments
It’s going to take more than a few months to work out the issues related to turning Robson Street in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery into a public square. That seems to be the conclusion from the city’s transportation engineer, Jerry Dobrovolny, at the end of three months of consultation about the future of […]
November 23rd, 2012 · 45 Comments
Sadly, I heard Aaron Jasper of the Vancouver park board on the radio this morning saying the sign has been changed and the board doesn’t have the power to rename the park. But let’s keep fighting, folks. Maybe we can’t stop climate change or end poverty in Africa. But here’s something we can accomplish. There’s […]
City of Vancouver makes Hootsuite an offer too good to refuse: Stay here, lease-to-own one of our buildings
November 23rd, 2012 · 50 Comments
As posted everywhere yesterday, the City of Vancouver announced it has made a deal with social-media darling Hootsuite, which was expanding rapidly and desperately needed space, to sell it one of the city’s former police buildings on the yearly-payment plan. It’s a strong sign from the city about how much it will do to support […]
November 22nd, 2012 · 26 Comments
I’ve temporarily removed my last blog post, which consisted almost entirely of a news release from NPA Councillor George Affleck, questioning a city contract given to Alterrus Systems. Chair Stephen Fane and CEO Chris Ng just called me saying it has serious inaccuracies and citing some of them. In the interests of not repeating potentially […]
Non-Partisan Association should die and be replaced, say some, as one group works on creating a “Vancouver First” party
November 20th, 2012 · 52 Comments
I understand my story in the Globe has produced quite a kerfuffle. I await more news.
November 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment
For those who missed Chaper 1 of this saga, it’s here. Now, Chapter 2, the response from Vancity. The interesting paragraph, for those who are time-pressed, is #1, which refers to problems with “management and leadership skills, and including concerns expressed by certain key personnel who resigned or threatened to resign in that regard.” Please […]