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Mark Zekulin: Vancouver’s pot plan would create more problems

The proliferation of marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver is indeed troubling. And while I applaud Coun. Kerry Jang’s desire to take action by regulating these shops, I believe his approach and rationale are entirely misguided. 430 more words

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Vancouver council to vote on public Wi-Fi contract

Free public Wi-Fi could be coming soon to civic centres in Vancouver should council agree to award Telus with a major contract.

Council will vote Wednesday on a staff recommendation to award local telecommunication giant Telus a five-year contract to provide public Wi-Fi at 43 locations throughout the city. 438 more words

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Vancouver city hall considers charging marijuana dispensaries $30K for business licence

A proposal to create a new business licence and zoning requirements for marijuana-related businesses will be put before Vancouver City Council next week.

Although the city has no jurisdiction to regulate the sale of marijuana, it says it can regulate how and where pot dispensaries operate in Vancouver. 544 more words

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Conflict of interest case dismissed against Vancouver mayor, councillor

VANCOUVER – A bid by five Vancouver residents to oust the mayor and one of his lieutenants has been dismissed by a British Columbia Supreme Court judge, who found nothing “untoward” with a union’s campaign donation. 307 more words

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Turlay to Run for 2nd Term

Bill Turlay, incumbent Vancouver, Washington City Council Member, Seat 6 announced his intent to run for reelection at Chronis’ Restaurant, 819 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660 April 10, 2015

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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson announces all roads converted to bike lanes

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s campaign platform switched gears Wednesday with a proclamation that he would be reversing bike and vehicle lanes to ease cyclist congestion— effective immediately. 282 more words

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