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The hold-up?

September 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve been told the reason we’re waiting so long is that, although the eight council choices are clear cut, the park and school board count is so close that the counters are having to look at the 170 provisional ballots that were cast. That’s people who said they were members but there was a dispute […]

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Announcement due any minute

September 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

The head honchos (Mike Magee, Bob Penner and Ron Stipp) have disappeared from the room after some mouthings of “We’re ready.” The room has been told it will be any minute. In the meantime, candidates are dancing up a storm, including Kash Dhaliwal, Kerry Jang, Hadani Ditmars and others to Twist and Shout

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It’s a long time counting

September 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Visionistas just got the word here that the count is being held up because of the heavy turnout of almost 5,000. No word on a revised ETA.

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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 NPA tried to entice me over, says council candidate

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

There have been a few rumours floating around this week that the Non-Partisan Association approached several Vision candidates in previous weeks and asked them to consider switching parties, since they’d be guaranteed to get a slate spot. I tracked down everyone whose name I heard mentioned in connection with that story here today and this […]

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Green Party endorses Vision/COPE/Green municipal deal

September 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s not officially out yet, but the Green Party of Vancouver unanimously endorsed the co-operation agreement among the three parties, aimed at ensuring they don’t compete with each other in civic-election campaign. The Green Party candidate for school board has even withdrawn his name, in order to abide the the letter and spirit of the […]

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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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