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 […]
April 1st, 2014 · 182 Comments
March 13th, 2014 · 28 Comments
So the mayor has hired one of the province’s best-known (and presumably not cheap) lawyers to file a response to the lawsuit recently initiated by Cedar Party leader Glen Chernen over the HootSuite lease. (See previous blog post for the lawsuit.) Joe Arvay didn’t just set out a defence. This we’re-fighting-back lawsuit is also asking […]
March 4th, 2014 · 19 Comments
So I guess this means no run for mayor, for sure The Vancouver Police Board is pleased to announce that it has granted a request from Chief Constable Jim Chu to extend his contract until August 2017. Jim Chu became Chief in August 2007 when he signed a five year contract. In 2010, it was […]
January 14th, 2014 · 172 Comments
The problems in staging this ‘let’s wing it’ referendum just keep going on and on. The latest.
Vancouver’s Canada Post secret tunnel — a technology mistake that lasted 50 years and is now about to vanish
January 2nd, 2014 · 6 Comments
Yes, sorry, I’ve been slacking off over the Christmas holidays. But the rumballs are all gone — can’t have those for breakfast any more — and it’s time to begin tackling 2014. To get all of you warmed up, as you’re slowly dragging your butts back into work, I’ll post a couple of the features […]
December 4th, 2013 · 29 Comments
For those who missed my scintillating tweets on Monday night, when I was at the Vision Vancouver fundraiser at Floata, here’s a recap, plus a bit more about the 650-person event, which included some singing by the Jewish contingent and people imitating salmon swimming upstream at a certain point. Designated talking point of the evening […]
April 16th, 2013 · 39 Comments
Every time my niece comes over for a family dinner, she watches in some disbelief as I scrape food scraps into a bucket, peel the labels off tin cans and drop the component parts into the paper recycling bag and the tin/glass/plastics box respectively, and generally act like I’m at a sorting centre. She thinks […]
What would happen if everyone got together and decided to come up with the money for transit utopia?
April 1st, 2013 · 54 Comments
This was a deliberately provocative article, so I’m expecting lots of challenges. Yes, there are many other futures that can be detailed (built $23 billion in transit and had no money left for anything else, is one I’m sure will turn up here). I found out a lot more about some of the details as […]
The latest twitch in the community centre-Adriane Carr-Penny Ballem-whatever schmozzle: Mayor tries to calm things down
February 19th, 2013 · 76 Comments
Chapter 43. BTW, I hear that the park board and associations have selected a mediator and were starting talks yesterday.
January 11th, 2013 · 59 Comments
This just out from the city, along with a link here to the story Rod and I did for today’s Globe, which hinted this was coming. Motion, report coming forward to protect Waldorf Vancouver – Mayor Robertson has directed the City Manager to bring forward a report to the next Council meeting on protecting […]