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 […]
March 4th, 2014 · 19 Comments
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 […]
November 27th, 2012 · 159 Comments
Council heard an update today from its engineers on plans for the line which answers some of these questions. I’ll be posting that story later. In the meantime, here’s what I had today And, for keen readers, here is belatedly the story that came out of council on the city’s position re the Broadway line. […]
City of Vancouver makes Hootsuite an offer too good to refuse: Stay here, lease-to-own one of our buildings
November 23rd, 2012 · 50 Comments
As posted everywhere yesterday, the City of Vancouver announced it has made a deal with social-media darling Hootsuite, which was expanding rapidly and desperately needed space, to sell it one of the city’s former police buildings on the yearly-payment plan. It’s a strong sign from the city about how much it will do to support […]