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City Hall Two important proposals to strengthen local democracy

Want to help improve local democracy? There are two motions being considered at Council this week that directly relate to the municipal election process. The first relates to removing the ABCD bias from the ballot (in other words: a call... Continue reading »

April 16, 2018   |   0 comments
Vancouver 1886 Vancouver Day – Happy 132nd to our city!

This article, celebrating something we affectionately call “Vancouver Day,” was first posted in 2016. You can also read our call for a proper Vancouver Day celebration here. Happy birthday Vancouver! Our city was first incorporated on this day in 1886.... Continue reading »

April 6, 2018   |   0 comments
The Bentway 1_photo credit Wylie Poon Deliberately designing outdoor public spaces for rain and winter activities.

By Jada Stevens. Lead Photo by Wylie Poon Studies have shown that time spent outside is beneficial to mental and physical well being – in a number of different ways. In adults, depression rates decrease with outdoor physical activity and... Continue reading »

March 26, 2018   |   0 comments
langara Langara – 18-holes and several ideas on the future of golf

Should a golf course – or parts thereof – be re-purposed for other public space and civic activities? This appears to be a question that will be considered for the 18-hole facility at Langara, one of three municipally-owned courses in Vancouver.... Continue reading »

March 19, 2018   |   0 comments
Urban Reef - Seating in Robson Square Keep the 800-block / Robson Square free from motorized vehicles

A motion being considered at City Council this week calls for motorized vehicles to be introduced to 800-block of Robson – the expansion area for Robson Square. This would be a major step back for an area that many consider to... Continue reading »

March 12, 2018   |   0 comments