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New police crackdown spreads in Downtown Eastside generates protest

February 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Vancouver police brought out their 2009 business plan a few weeks ago, which was unusual in the numbers it attached to some of its efforts. Among them, police set a target of increasing ticketing for bylaw infractions in the Downtown Eastside by 20 per cent, ticketing for Safe Streets Act offences by 10 per cent, […]

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No surprises in recount

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

In case you haven’t seen it on the other blogs, the recount came in and there were no big shifts in the Kashmir Dhaliwal/David Eby and Ken Clement/Stepan Vdovine recounts. This note from Stepan Vdovine went out today. STEPAN VDOVINE STATEMENT SEPTEMBER 23 For Immediate Release Friends, supporters: After a recount, lasting 8 hours and […]

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David Eby: “Really excited and surprised how well we did”

September 21st, 2008 · 26 Comments

Vision council candidate David Eby disappeared quickly last night, after the voting results from the day showed that had, for the moment, lost to Kashmir Dhaliwal by only 17 votes for the eighth and final spot on the slate. Since then, I’ve had any number of comments from his diehard supporters saying they can’t believe […]

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Total votes

September 21st, 2008 · 19 Comments

Council 3746 Raymond Louie 3704 Heather Deal 3271 Tim Stevenson 3248 George Chow 2988 Andrea Reimer 2951 Geoff Meggs 2387 Kerry Jang 2240 Kashmir Dhaliwal 2223 David Eby 2034 Heather Harrison 1717 Catherine Evans 1217 Rey Umlas 1127 Ray Lam 1094 Demitri Douzenis 1031 Vaune Adams Kobler 724 Doug Bencze SCHOOL BOARD 2969 Sharon Gregson […]

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The Vision party parties while awaiting results

September 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

People are dragging their exhausted butts down here to Science World, where the results of today’s vote are expected to be announced around 9. It’s pretty low-key right now, with some fairly soothing jazzy singing going on and people standing around in small groups recovering. (Hey, it’s Patsy Cline’s Crazy right now — cool.) Total […]

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Turnout expected to break 4,000

September 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s still a steady stream, along with a few busloads from the Indo-Canadian community, which were welcomed with relief by some candidates and disgruntlement by others. There had been some anxiety among those slates being supported by the Indo-Canadian community about their light appearance throughout the morning and early afternoon. Apparently there were a lot […]

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“There could be some surprises”: Vision president

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

About 2,400 people had voted as of 20 minutes ago but no one can predict which way anything is going to go — even for high-profile current councillors. The crowd is just too hard to read at this point, with no one group dominating. It pretty much looks like the PNE (if the PNE served […]

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The tailgate party at Vision: Part 2

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Just over 1,300 people had voted by 1 p.m., so the numbers are continuing to be diluted by the rain. In spite of that, there’s a fairly jolly atmosphere down here in the parking lot and streets around Tupper secondary as people stream in to vote, volunteers hold mini-tailgate parties nearby and all kinds of […]

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Vision voters turn out in the rain

September 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here I am, back again. Sorry to all my faithful readers for the three-day absence, but I was in Washington D.C. More on that later. For the moment, here I am, straight from the airport, briefly sheltered from the rain outside Tupper secondary school in Vancouver while Vision voters come in at a steady trickle. […]

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Sorting out the Vision candidates

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

I didn’t go to the presentations this week by the Vision candidates for the three slates, but I read and heard a fair bit about them. It was a relief to have people talking about the issues, I sensed, instead of the jostling for votes and slate inclusion that has dominated for the past while. […]

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