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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


Vancouver looks to expand infrastructure for charging electric vehicles

Vancouver could soon become a key destination for electric car enthusiasts — or at least those looking for a battery charge.

City council will vote Wednesday on whether to adopt a staff recommendation that would require all new buildings to equip every single parking stall with charging stations. 277 more words


City of Vancouver honours first female councillor on International Women's Day

To honour Vancouver’s first female city councillor, the city has unveiled the Helena Gutteridge Plaza on International Women’s Day this year.

Chair of the City of Vancouver’s women advisory committee, Miranda Mandarino, said Helena Rose Gutteridge was more than a politician. 293 more words


Vancouver to look at CCTV cameras on Granville Street after fatal stabbing

Vancouver city council has passed a motion to explore safety upgrades in the Granville Entertainment District in the wake of a fatal stabbing.

Nightclub promoter Kalwinder Thind died Jan. 353 more words


NPA councillor Hector Bremner to run for mayor of Vancouver

The NPA’s newest city councillor is throwing his hat in the ring for the mayor’s job.

Hector Bremner announced his plans on Monday to seek the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) nomination in the contest for the city’s top job. 215 more words


The plan for northeast False Creek after the viaducts come down is going before council

The final plan for Vancouver’s northeast False Creek neighbourhood is set to go before city council on Wednesday.

The plan includes removing the main arteries for drivers travelling in and out of the downtown core — the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts — and building a new 11-acre waterfront park in the area. 504 more words


Tim Stevenson joins list of Vision Vancouver members who won’t seek re-election

Another Vision Vancouver politician says he won’t seek re-election in the fall.

After 16 years on city council, Tim Stevenson’s time at Vancouver City Hall is coming to an end. 141 more words