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120-foot ladder gives rise to public art debate in Vancouver

120-foot ladder gives rise to public art debate in Vancouver

108 Steps, a.k.a. the ladder to nowhere is a hulking 120-foot metal structure, painted grey and permanently installed in a central boulevard along busy Kingsway at Gladstone Street.
Svend Robinson-Terry Beech will be a political slugfest for the ages

Svend Robinson-Terry Beech will be a political slugfest for the ages

Svend Robinson has made it official – he’s running again for elected office in Burnaby North-Seymour for the federal NDP after so many years away.
Opinion: When is the best time to buy in a down market?

Opinion: When is the best time to buy in a down market?

If you’re looking at holding onto a home for a reasonable length of time, if you can afford the mortgage and if you have a decent down payment, just go for it — trying to time the market is a fool’s errand.
Toronto ranked among world's best winter trips by Oprah's magazine, Vancouver snubbed

Toronto ranked among world's best winter trips by Oprah's magazine, Vancouver snubbed

A recent article in O, The Oprah Magazine named the best trips to take in winter from across the globe. Toronto made the list but Vancouver didn't.
Can Metro Vancouver accommodate another one million people by 2050?

Can Metro Vancouver accommodate another one million people by 2050?

With [population] growth, as many of us have seen who live in the region, comes the need for more everything—housing, roads, transportation options, schools, community centres and medication to remain calm while your personal space erodes.
Surviving East Vancouver Christmas cabin fever

Surviving East Vancouver Christmas cabin fever

Testimony from a man who has once again emerged from the holiday season feeling like an exhausted, sickly, bloated, staggering, Santa sack of...
Anonymity promoting more reckless attacks from social media rats

Anonymity promoting more reckless attacks from social media rats

The overall episode was ridiculous, but because for more than a few moments we in media fell into the froth, it served as an object lesson on the reckless reputational reality of today’s social platforms and the hazards for targeted businesses.
Vancouver is just one city in a global real estate slowdown

Vancouver is just one city in a global real estate slowdown

Way out here on the Best Coast, it’s easy to think of ourselves living in something of a separated-off bubble – and that when it comes to real estate, the bubble looks to be deflating.
Climate change could chill Liberals’ chances in next federal election

Climate change could chill Liberals’ chances in next federal election

Last month, Research Co. asked Canadians about their views on environmental issues, economic development and government performance. The results point to a voting public that has already taken sides, and one that may not be swayed by policy proposals.
Patti Bacchus needs to take a break and she needs to get some help

Patti Bacchus needs to take a break and she needs to get some help

Patti Bacchus gets written up in "Vancouver's Stupidest Politics Column"
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