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No charges in purloined Olympic village document case

May 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Police announced this morning that they won’t be laying any charges in connection with the Olympic village documents that went missing last fall. They say it’s partly because some councillors declined to take a polygraphy test. As far as I can determine, that includes all the Vision councillors at the time — Raymond Louie, Tim […]

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Police still on the trail of The Missing Olympic Village Document

February 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Mike Howell, the hardest-working reporter on the civic beat and someone who makes me feel tired whenever I look at the volume of stuff he produces on a weekly basis, has been keeping on top of the city hall investigation into the leaked document on the village’s finances last fall. His story is here.

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The first council meeting sets the stage for three years

December 17th, 2008 · 13 Comments

I really think there should have been a sports commentator at today’s first meeting of the new Vision-controlled council. Or several really, to handle the various rounds that ensued as council proceeded through the many motions put forward to kickstart the Vision agenda. We could have started with one of those hushed-voice golf types for […]

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The new power bloc has its Christmas party

December 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

As I’ve written in years past, there are two big “leftie” parties in Vancouver that have a certain gravitational pull on the social scene here. The first one, usually the first weekend in December, is organized by one group and tends to bring out a few more union/standard NDP types. The other is organized by […]

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New council starts to take control with appointments

December 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The agenda for Monday’s meeting is up and the new council has put out its recommendations for who will sit on which boards and committees, which you can go through here if you’re that kind of detail-obsessed person. Interesting things of note: Gregor and the most senior members of the Vision team are going en […]

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South Vancouver gets its moment of glory on inauguration day

December 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

In what seems to be a determined effort by Vision Vancouver to reprise 2002 but do it better, the team has decided to have its inaugural ceremony at Bing Thom’s beautiful new Sunset Community Centre. For those with short memories, i.e. most of us, the winning COPE crew in 2002 decided to take government out […]

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Shaughnessy residents grill Ladner and the NPA

October 26th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Finally, some Vancouver council candidates in this year’s election got a chance to tell the public a bit about themselves on Friday when the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners Association had their local campaign get-together. Three councillors from each party, along with the mayoral candidates, got to have a say, along with one independent who made […]

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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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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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Chow, Copeland formal announcements set for tomorrow

September 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

As I hinted yesterday, Vision Vancouver councillor George Chow is going to make a “special announcement” with Gregor Robertson tomorrow. Just got this in by carrier pigeon. GREGOR ROBERTSON, GEORGE CHOW TO MAKE SPECIAL ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT (VANCOUVER) Vision Vancouver Mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson will be making a special announcement with Councillor George Chow about the […]

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