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Would drive-thru voting help turnout in Vancouver's elections?

Would drive-thru voting help turnout in Vancouver's elections?

Low voter turnout in civic elections is a chronic problem in most major cities, and the solution could be on two or four wheels.
BC Liberal leadership hopeful tweets photo of himself stepping in dog whiz

BC Liberal leadership hopeful tweets photo of himself stepping in dog whiz

Those who thought the BC Liberals really stepped in it during the last provincial election might get a laugh out of a Sunday afternoon tweet from new leadership hopeful, Mike Bernier, in town right now garnering support for his campaign.
Here are all 9 council candidates running in the Oct. 14 byelection

Here are all 9 council candidates running in the Oct. 14 byelection

Bremner, Hector (NPA) Bremner is vice-president of public affairs for the Pace Group, a communications and media relations firm based in Gastown. The 36-year-old ran for the B.C.
BC government developing 'action plan' to reduce homelessness

BC government developing 'action plan' to reduce homelessness

Housing Minister Selina Robinson, who is also responsible for municipal affairs and Translink, spoke to delegates Wednesday at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Activist organizations more concerning than big money in B.C. politics

Activist organizations more concerning than big money in B.C. politics

Columnist Mike Klassen takes umbrage with the media’s depiction of election campaign financing in B.C.
Race for B.C. Liberal leadership gets crowded

Race for B.C. Liberal leadership gets crowded

Former education minister Mike Bernier, who fired Vancouver School Board trustees in 2016, is among candidates vying to lead the B.C. Liberals.
Sullivan revisited: On drug addiction, mayoral runs and getting doused with Coke

Sullivan revisited: On drug addiction, mayoral runs and getting doused with Coke

Sam Sullivan was a longtime city councillor before he became mahyor of Vancouver from 2005 to 2008. Photo Dan Toulgoet Vancouver-False Creek Liberal MLA Sam Sullivan launched a campaign Thursday to become the next leader of the B.C. Liberals.
Still Deciding Who to Vote for in the Provincial Election?

Still Deciding Who to Vote for in the Provincial Election?

The next provincial election takes place on May 9, 2017 . While there are definitely politically engaged citizens who can’t wait to cast their ballot, the truth is, BC could do much better when it comes to getting to the polls.
Watch Nardwuar Interview Premier Christy Clark and More

Watch Nardwuar Interview Premier Christy Clark and More

We love all of Nardwuar’s interviews, but his conversations with politicians are definitely among our all-time favourite Human Serviette moments.
Hope for Canada's future spreads "sunny ways" across Vancouver

Hope for Canada's future spreads "sunny ways" across Vancouver

You might have noticed that Vancouver Is Awesome didn't endorse any politicians or parties in the federal election like traditional media and newspapers did, and always do.