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Vision Vancouver does away with alphabetized ballot, Vision Council hopeful with "Z" last name immediately declares

Vision Vancouver does away with alphabetized ballot, Vision Council hopeful with "Z" last name immediately declares

Yesterday we published an article about how Vancouver City Council passed a motion to change the ballot in the upcoming election. Instead of listing candidates names alphabetically, in the October 20 election they'll be listed randomly.
Les Leyne: NDP measures haven’t helped housing affordability

Les Leyne: NDP measures haven’t helped housing affordability

Almost a year since the NDP government started mounting a major affordability intervention to cool down real estate prices, the market isn’t doing what was hoped.
Jack Knox: Oprah buys into our neighbourhood (for sure, maybe)

Jack Knox: Oprah buys into our neighbourhood (for sure, maybe)

Oprah Winfrey photo Shutterstock.com Oprah is moving next door. She just paid $8.3 million US ($6.7 billion Cdn) for a 43-acre compound on Washington’s Orcas Island, 35 kilometres east of Sidney.
Irony abounds as the gov invites people to camp out on Parliament Hill for World Environment Day

Irony abounds as the gov invites people to camp out on Parliament Hill for World Environment Day

People following Parks Canada on social media might be scratching their heads as the public agency announced it would be teaching people how to camp on Parliament Hill today. World Environment Day.
OPINION: Chinatown’s proposed rezoning is yet another threat to housing affordability

OPINION: Chinatown’s proposed rezoning is yet another threat to housing affordability

Photo Andrew Samuel Vancouver is in a full-fledged housing crisis. Housing, and especially rental housing, is priced astronomically high.
OPINION: This article about a $218m Vancouver 'slumlord' family is the best thing published this year

OPINION: This article about a $218m Vancouver 'slumlord' family is the best thing published this year

The notorious Sahotas.
Mobi doesn't want to talk to us about people riding their bikes naked

Mobi doesn't want to talk to us about people riding their bikes naked

For years I've been sharing how the sausage is made over here, pulling back the curtain for our readers like I did in this recent piece about how and why we're doing more actual news now (beyond lifestyle reporting).
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Police discipline in impaired driving cases must be fair

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Police discipline in impaired driving cases must be fair

Photo BRUCE STOTESBURY, TIMES COLONIST Recently, reports came out about a New Westminster police officer who was issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition — an administrative penalty under British Columbia’s Motor Vehicle Act — for drinking and drivin
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Here's why the changes to ICBC's injury claims are... not good

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Here's why the changes to ICBC's injury claims are... not good

The “Financial dumpster fire” is being revamped. Photo Dan Toulgoet Now that the BC Government has passed the amendments to the Insurance Vehicle Act, the clock begins to count down for those who want a fair insurance claim.
Read this open letter about the Vancouver restaurant named after a drug lord who killed 5,000 people

Read this open letter about the Vancouver restaurant named after a drug lord who killed 5,000 people

Open letter: What's in a name? Escobar, the complex issues behind naming a restaurant after a criminal Vancouver, BC — The opening of the restaurant Escobar on Fraser Street, in Vancouver (Unceded Coast Salish Territory), has generated massive outcry