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NPA pushes De Genova up to council, keeps Coupar at park board

July 18th, 2014 · 47 Comments

Little announcement out from the NPA today about incumbents running. Only deviation from what had previously been suspected is that John Coupar is being kept at park board instead of moving up to council. I can only guess that’s to leave some room to recruit some candidates who aren’t 1. white 2. mostly male, as […]

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Vision park candidate Trish Kelly drops out after online mini-tempest re her sex-positive masturbation video

July 17th, 2014 · 21 Comments

So Trish Kelly, the woman who got the most votes for Vision park-board candidate in the recent nomination, just issued a statement via Vision saying she is dropping out of the race because of a video she made is being “sensationalized.” This is all very weird — Vision vetters knew all about this video before […]

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Former Vancouver Sun managing editor Kirk LaPointe launches campaign for mayor

July 14th, 2014 · 75 Comments

Busy day for me and all city-hall journos today as NPA and Kirk LaPointe finally went public, after six weeks of rumours, that he is definitely, really, no kidding, the mayoralty candidate. A group of those of us who cover city hall regularly got invited to meet him this morning at Kafka’s on Main (not […]

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Mayor Robertson’s marriage becomes a political football that wreaks havoc everywhere

July 7th, 2014 · 92 Comments

I realize almost everyone reading this blog has probably read ALL the stories already about the decision by Gregor and Amy Robertson to separate, which has turned, in this season of elections and social media, into a strange gothic novelette of its own. Here’s my story from today’s Globe, which largely focuses on why Vision […]

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Want Vancouver to have more non-ugly buildings? Maybe support, enter this new urban design competition by July 14

July 6th, 2014 · 8 Comments

I think we can all agree that Vancouver, No. 1 rankings to the contrary, has managed to erect some of the least attractive buildings in the urban world. Every time I travel to any standard American city (Minneapolis currently), I’m shocked to see how many truly lovely houses, interesting mid-rise apartments, and beautifully designed office […]

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Duelling Point Grey Road/Kits Point picnics today, partying with purpose

July 5th, 2014 · 125 Comments

At the risk of setting off a 350-comment mudfight, I feel obliged to note that there are a couple of picnics on today that seem destined to inspire people to party where their politics are. The pro-bikeway/greenway Point Grey Road festivities are outlined here: http://vancouverpublicspace.ca/dev/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/poster-map.jpg The Save Hadden Park, triumph over the bike lane, group […]

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Oh no, Vancouver is No. 1 on some list or another again

July 2nd, 2014 · 32 Comments

At least there’s a chance that these readers won’t be staying around forever. VANCOUVER, BC (July 2, 2014): The results are in: Vancouver is officially Canada’s top travel destination, according to readers of prestigious travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards survey asks readers to evaluate cities on five characteristics: […]

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Transit referendum won’t be until spring 2015 at the earliest

June 27th, 2014 · 42 Comments

Mayors decided yesterday that holding it at the same time as the November election is just too early and would likely sideline a crucial group of voters — university and college students. Story here.

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Big battle of political campaigns set for Surrey as Hepner, Rasode and maybe McCallum? teams gear up

June 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It is going to be a crazy election fight this year in Surrey if Barinder Rasode keeps going with her bid for mayor. She has got some heavyweights with her, including Mark Marissen (very experienced hand at rounding up the Indo vote for the federal Liberals), Jatinder Rai and, I hear, a veteran Conservative campaigner […]

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Riley Park Hillcrest members hold special meeting to remove community centre board

June 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Oh dear. Things not going well. Here’s the notice from one of the members Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association Extraordinary General Meeting 7 pm June 26 Hillcrest Centre Room 328 Agenda: Special Resolution 1: Removal of current Board of Directors from office for cause: • No financial statements issued since 2012 AGM • No minutes […]

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