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Dianne Watts: “Saddened and disappointed” by Rasode’s actions, “will not engage in electioneering”

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

This just out from Mayor Dianne Watts’ office SURREY, BC – “I am saddened and disappointed that Councillor Rasode feels she is unable to work within the team environment to bring issues forward to council and our committees. Myself and council will continue to support Councillor Rasode in her role as the Chair of Community […]

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Surrey councillor Barinder Rasode quits Dianne Watts’ party, says “systemic failure” at city hall

April 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

This is erupting all over. Here is Rasode’s actual email, courtesy of the Surrey Now.    

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Anyone want a job bringing a civic political party back to life? COPE is looking for an organizer

April 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Okay, before you sent the angry comments, I know that COPE is full of life, brimming over with passionate policy advocates and their ideas on how to end inequality in this city. But I meant back to life on council, school board and park board. Anyway, here’s the job posting. In the leadup to the […]

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Hillcrest community centre sees battles erupt inside and outside board

April 15th, 2014 · 18 Comments

What a mess. The two groups of board directors from Hillcrest Riley Park were at B.C. Supreme Court most of yesterday (somewhat to the bemusement of Judge Anthony Saunders, who had been called in from New Westminster to deal with this pressing case) with tales of directors being ousted from the board, unexplained spending, charges […]

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Vancouver mayor hopes to channel immigrant, international-investor money out of real estate, into other businesses

April 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments

There’s nothing that makes a person realize how much their city is just a pebble on a beach that the ocean’s tides are washing over more than going to an international convention about real-estate development. (BLOCK that metaphor, someone is begging right now.) Three thousand people gathered at the convention centre last week to talk […]

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Vancouver election time: $50,000 dinners, $25,000 lunches, candidates coming and going + more

April 8th, 2014 · 176 Comments

Tried to wrap up all various things going on election-wise with the two big parties these days, which is a fair amount. This is all I could cram in to my Globe story. But to sum up what’s in there, plus more: – NPA fundraiser/gala May 7, where they will announce some candidates. Apparently no […]

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Hillcrest/Riley Park community centre politics generate tizzy

April 7th, 2014 · 23 Comments

People keep sending me this change to the Riley Park community centre bylaws, which I note, among other things, will require anyone elected to the board to be approved by the other directors. Not sure how that will work. Anyway, lots of buzz about this. RILEYPARKAMENDMENTS  

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Bike share: Coming to Seattle, delayed in San Francisco, doubted in New York — someday in Vancouver?

April 6th, 2014 · 30 Comments

It really takes a full-time national reporter to stay on top of the bike-share thing, with all the various news events. Among them in the past month: – Montreal got four offers for the international arm of Bixi recently, but decided none were good enough. – The City of Montreal will provide enough money ($4.3 […]

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Downtown Eastside non-profits feel a chill in the aftermath of PHS implosion

April 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

Housing and service groups in Vancouver have been facing a tough question from the public, ever since an audit released three weeks ago showed that PHS Community Services was spending its money in all kinds of unexpected ways. That question: How do we know you are any more trustworthy? After all, many people would think, […]

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Greens step up efforts to get seats on Vancouver council, COPE sets new policy

April 1st, 2014 · 182 Comments

All of us who care about politics in the city are waiting to see which of the potential Vision challengers will mount the most effective, publicly appealing option for those wishing to park their votes somewhere besides with the ruling party. The two parties on what some would describe as the left were in action […]

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