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City of Vancouver issues apology for historical discrimination against Chinese residents

The City of Vancouver delivered a formal apology on Sunday for historical discrimination against Chinese people.

The apology acknowledged that past legislation, regulations, and policies of previous councils showed a legacy of racism, as found in a report last October. 256 more words


Cities across Canada want to let non-Canadians vote in municipal elections

The City of Vancouver recently became the latest in a string of Canadian cities to join the fight to give permanent residents a vote in municipal elections. 948 more words


Sarah Blyth to run for Vancouver city council after standing on the front lines of a drug crisis

A familiar name plans to be on Vancouver’s municipal election ballot this fall.

Sarah Blyth has announced that she’s hoping to snag a seat at the table as an independent. 219 more words


New Vancouver water restrictions to allow watering 2 days a week instead of 3

Vancouver city council has approved a new drinking water conservation bylaw to align with the Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Conservation Plan.

Under the bylaw, watering restrictions will start on May 1, and allow watering two days a week instead of three. 212 more words


Vancouver city council looks to allow permanent residents to vote in municipal elections

Vancouver city council is debating on whether or not permanent residents could vote in future municipal elections.

The motion is proposed by Councilor Andrea Reimer, who argues that allowing permanent residents to vote in municipal elections is important for the confidence and trust in Vancouver’s democracy. 265 more words


Easy as A-B-C-D? Vancouver councillor says some names have edge at the ballot box

Do political candidates with the right name have an edge when it comes to elections?

One Vancouver city councillor thinks so, and wants to see a new bylaw to even the odds. 408 more words


Vancouver city council rejects motion to reopen Robson Square to traffic

Vancouver’s Robson Square will stay blocked off to vehicle traffic for the foreseeable future, after city council squashed a motion to reopen the area Tuesday night. 288 more words