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Mike Howell

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City councillors imagine Vancouver without a new fire chief

City councillors imagine Vancouver without a new fire chief

Fire Chief Darrell Reid leaves next week for management job in Alberta
Vancouver’s top public health doctor opposes legal drinking trial in city parks

Vancouver’s top public health doctor opposes legal drinking trial in city parks

Park board commissioners request staff consider expanding trial from 10 parks to 23
Vancouverites set record in walking, biking and transit use in 2019

Vancouverites set record in walking, biking and transit use in 2019

But pandemic’s effect shows people avoiding transit and returning to car use
23 Vancouver parks could become legal spots to drink alcohol this summer

23 Vancouver parks could become legal spots to drink alcohol this summer

Park board commissioners unanimous in need to expand drinking sites from 10 Vancouver parks to 23
Civil rights groups amplify call to end police ‘street checks’ in B.C.

Civil rights groups amplify call to end police ‘street checks’ in B.C.

More than 70 organizations demand Vancouver mayor, B.C. premier end street checks
Is a five per cent property tax cap in Vancouver realistic for 2021?

Is a five per cent property tax cap in Vancouver realistic for 2021?

Such a scenario would mean $9 million in cuts, delays to police and fire departments
Ten Vancouver parks proposed for people to legally drink alcohol

Ten Vancouver parks proposed for people to legally drink alcohol

Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park among sites as part of three-month trial that needs park board approval
Why B.C. paramedics recorded their busiest day ever in overdose calls

Why B.C. paramedics recorded their busiest day ever in overdose calls

Last Friday, B.C. paramedics responded to 131 overdose calls — roughly double the average number of calls answered in a single day across the province
Why B.C. paramedics recorded their busiest day ever in overdose calls

Why B.C. paramedics recorded their busiest day ever in overdose calls

Why B.C. paramedics recorded their busiest day ever in overdose calls

Why B.C. paramedics recorded their busiest day ever in overdose calls

‘Extreme fentanyl concentrations’ suspected main driver of calls, deaths this year