City of Vancouver

B.C.'s Supreme Court Loss Its Latest In A Long Line Of Blowouts

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If winning cases before the Supreme Court of Canada could be likened to the National Hockey League, the B.C. government would be the Toronto Maple Leafs of litigants. Perhaps the government is getting bad legal advice? Perhaps it's not listening to good legal advice?

Vancouver Councillor Calls For Airbnb Crackdown

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

But one expert doesn't think the website is going to co-operate.

Vancouver's Empty Homes Not Driving Affordability Crisis: Report

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The City of Vancouver released a study on vacant homes on Tuesday.

City Of Vancouver Settles With Wrongfully Convicted Man

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Henry's daughter, Tanya Olivares, described the settlement with the city as "positive.''

Vancouver Viaducts Will Be Torn Down, City Confirms

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Mayor Gregor Robertson calls the removal a "once-in-a-generation building opportunity."

Forget The Bonus, The Real Money Is In Severance Pay

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Former chief administrator Penny Ballem, 65, will receive $556,000 as a parting gift for the hastily arranged exit. News that undoubtedly warmed the cockles of the hearts of residents across Vancouver when they learned of it.

Metro Vancouver Encourages Potty Training For Adults

CBC | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Bathrooms. Not a good place for a selfie."

Election Could Speed Up Pot Industry Growth, Experts Say

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Pres | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business

Trudeau has long promised to legalize and regulate marijuana if elected, while Mulcair has said the NDP would decriminalize the drug immediately.

Heart-Shaped Bike Racks, Because Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Classic YVR.

Controversial 'Origami' Tower Rejected By Vancouver Panel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The 26-storey, multi-sided glass tower would have been placed on Cordova Street next door to the heritage Waterfront Station.

These Are Vancouver's Top Streets For Parking Tickets

CBC | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

According to city officials, Vancouver collected $25 million in parking fines last year.

City Of Vancouver Taking Arbutus Corridor Fight To Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The City of Vancouver has launched a constitutional challenge and other legal manoeuvres in an attempt to stop Canadian Pacific Railway fr...

CP Rail Begins Clearing Beloved Vancouver Gardens

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Community gardeners scrambled to harvest their vegetables and flowers ahead of bulldozer that mowed down years of devotion and hard work a...

First Nations Distance Themselves From Vancouver Homeless Camp

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Squatters given eviction notices for camping in a Vancouver park claim they have a right to put down stakes because they're on unceded lan...

City of Vancouver Addicted To Debt

Charles Lammam | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

It's important to remember that the city, like the rest of us, has to pay interest on debt in addition to repaying the principal. With more money going to service past debt (interest plus principal), less is available for important municipal services such as garbage collection and policing. That means Vancouverites also "pay" for debt indirectly through reduced services.

Kinder Morgan Failed To Answer Pipeline Questions: Vancouver

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Kinder Morgan has failed to answer many of the questions put to the company about its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline through the regulat...

Vancouver's Official Bird Is..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The black-capped chickadee is officially king of the nest. After a heated race, Vancouver's City Bird competition drew to a close on Saturday with ...

HOT Competition For Vancouver's Official Bird

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Shine your beaks and dust off your feathers, birdies, it's your time to soar! The City Bird competition is searching for someone to squawk about. ...

LOOK: Vancouverites Smooching

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Things are getting a little romantic in Vancouver thanks to a takeover of poles donning mistletoe in the city's West End. A group who call themselv...

Vancouver Parents Alert: Tips for Enrolling in those Prized Swimming Lessons

Melissa Carr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We've all been there. Sitting in front of the computer screen, waiting anxiously for the clock to strike the hour. It's like the wild, wild west...only the quickest draws will survive. Who knew that registering for poxy swimming lessons could be so effing stressful? Mark your calendars, Vancouver: online registration begins Nov. 26th at 9 a.m.

No More Brown Mulch At The VAG?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The City of Vancouver revealed three new potential designs for the art gallery's tired-looking North Plaza yesterday, and wants the public's input. ...

Vancouver Creatives Need More Play for Young and Old Alike

Billie Carn | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Billie Carn

Creativity is the design of novel and useful products. Exploring the world through creative and innovative lenses results in solutions to challenges. Stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing play is essential. It's what creativity goes with and cities need to be more playful to keep talented creative people: which is why Emily Smith started the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.

Homeless Fines?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The City of Vancouver is looking to massively increase penalties for certain bylaw violations, a move that one activist blog says amounts to a "fine f...

Vancouver Taxpayers' $430,000 Bill

CBC | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Dumping a couch, toilet or refrigerator at the side of the road instead of paying $10 to put it in a landfill is costing taxpayers thousands of dollar...

Vancouver's 2040 Plan Approved

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver City council has passed a plan that would mean far fewer vehicles in the city and could see at least two-thirds of trips into to...