David Fine is an Oscar-winning filmmaker who has lived in Vancouver since 2004, after visiting and falling in love with the city. He has a keen interest in local politics and started the VanPoli Facebook group. He is also a founding committee member of Vancouver’s Hockey Helps the Homeless and a mediocre hockey player himself.
It's time to dispel the notion that Vancouver's property taxes are low compared to other cities.
"I think it's important to remember what has happened to our city under 10 years of Vision Vancouver stewardship."
01/25/2018 10:03 EST
To the casual observer, it seems like Vision Vancouver has led the charge in finally liberating alcohol sales in Vancouver, something it has refused to support for many months. More careful review shows quite the opposite. Restrictions are so onerous that only two supermarkets would qualify. Two. Great.
06/19/2017 10:48 EDT
We have a civic government whose policies seem to be motivated more by sentiment rather than substance, and that's why we have record homelessness and a housing crisis which the city has steadfastly denied for so long.
10/17/2016 01:10 EDT
The city is putting a million dollars towards a mental health hub. Councillor Jang called it "a big health investment for the city." This hub will help about 5,000 people in need per year. How many people die by jumping from Burrard Bridge every year? The answer is .08 people, but the suicide barriers will cost $3.5 million.
06/21/2016 11:36 EDT
The city starts its $35-million makeover of Burrard Bridge this month, so expect traffic chaos. Mostly, though, I feel hoodwinked by the consultation process, which changed nothing except for adding a major element which was not spoken of at all. The city decided, after the consultation, to include suicide prevention barriers after one single health officer spoke to the city to insist they should be done.
03/04/2016 10:43 EST
It's only in this market, with it's unfettered influx of foreign bags of cash that this can happen. If our market was not in overdrive, we would not see such a flagrant waste of a perfectly good home and that's the thing that people are most upset about.
02/10/2016 10:32 EST
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