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Council candidate Glen Chernen is channeling a fictitious, shyster lawyer to drug dealers

Council candidate Glen Chernen is channeling a fictitious, shyster lawyer to drug dealers

Twitter Screengrab The Vancouver election continues to get more weird as Coalition Vancouver council candidate Glen Chernen seems to be attempting to align his campaign with the main character from the TV show, Better Call Saul .
Here's why we published the specifics of Marrisa Shen's alleged killer's entry into Canada

Here's why we published the specifics of Marrisa Shen's alleged killer's entry into Canada

Our Editor-in-Chief explains why we decided to publish a story about the killer of a teenager in Burnaby, telling the story of how the refugee came to be in Canada
If the Vancouver election was tomorrow, 1.1% of voters say they'd vote for this baby

If the Vancouver election was tomorrow, 1.1% of voters say they'd vote for this baby

Main Street Research released some polling results this week which exposed the local polling industry to critique.
Ian Campbell’s departure underscores the erosion of municipal party politics power

Ian Campbell’s departure underscores the erosion of municipal party politics power

The sudden departure of Ian Campbell from the City of Vancouver’s mayoral race came as a surprise to many political observers. Vision Vancouver, the party that has controlled city hall for the past 10 years, is now heading into an election without a standard bearer – and with the hopes of council candidates dwindling.
The candidate accused of racism and sexism in the 2011 election may be running for mayor

The candidate accused of racism and sexism in the 2011 election may be running for mayor

The first joke candidate seems to have entered the race, touting rent control of $500 on one bedroom apartments as part of his platform.
OPINION: Online reaction to inaugural Vancouver music festival less than skookum

OPINION: Online reaction to inaugural Vancouver music festival less than skookum

Depending on where I scrolled, Skookum was either Vancouver’s greatest music festival ever, or the worst. If I checked Instagram, it was nothing but love, hugs and defiantly dripping, smiling faces in the pouring rain, while Father John Misty or Bahamas crooned to crowds of thousands in the background.
Unifor union stalks scab workers and shares their identities in disturbing video

Unifor union stalks scab workers and shares their identities in disturbing video

Canada's largest private sector union, Unifor, has made the decision to share and shame scab workers who crossed a picket line, much to the chagrin of their own membership. Bob Kronbauer shares his opinion that this is cowardly and shameful.
The Park Board went and ruined the best sign in the city, and it's all our fault

The Park Board went and ruined the best sign in the city, and it's all our fault

WHAT HAVE WE DONE. Photo Bob Kronbauer Earlier this week I penned an ode to "the best Park Board sign in the city": the classic Templeton Park and Poo.
Politicians and corporations are falling short when it comes to major project promotion

Politicians and corporations are falling short when it comes to major project promotion

The government's approach to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and other major projects in Canada could use a rethink. In this column Mario Canseco breaks down some polling numbers and adds further insight.
Vancouver's hyper-aggressive cyclists are ruining it for everyone

Vancouver's hyper-aggressive cyclists are ruining it for everyone

There’s too much anger on Vancouver’s bike routes, and there’s no excuse for it. The anger that often gears up between cyclists and drivers has somehow shifted over to the bike routes when there’s often nary a car in sight.