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Vancouver city council to vote on 'locals first' condo pre-sale policy

Vancouver city council is expected to vote Tuesday on an initiative that would set the stage for a “locals first” policy regarding pre-sale condos.

The concept is modeled on a West Vancouver policy that sees new projects marketed exclusively to local residents for the first 30 days, and to Metro Vancouver residents for the next 60 days. 309 more words

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Vancouver byelection: NPA Hector Bremner wins council seat, new school board elected

Unofficial results show Hector Bremner is Vancouver’s newest councillor, filling the spot left vacant by former Vision Vancouver Councilor Geoff Meggs.

Bremner served as an executive assistant for former ministers Teresa Wat and Rich Coleman. 797 more words

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Independent candidate hopes to become new city councillor

There hasn’t been an independent representative on Vancouver city council since Carole Taylor was elected in 1986, but one candidate is hoping to change all that on Oct. 519 more words

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Vancouver byelection advance voting kicks off Wednesday

Vancouverites will have their first chance to cast a ballot in the city’s byelection starting on Wednesday.

The city is holding two days of advance voting in the poll, scheduled for Oct. 332 more words

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Overdose activist challenges Vancouver byelection candidates to visit injection site

The organizer who spearheaded Vancouver’s pop-up injection site is challenging candidates in Vancouver’s upcoming city council byelection to come down and visit the site.

Sarah Blyth with the Overdose Prevention Society says as of yet, she’s not seen any of the three declared candidates for council at the facility. 350 more words

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Former School Board Chair Patti Bacchus to sit out Vancouver byelections

A controversial figure in Vancouver politics has decided she won’t be running in either of the city’s byelections slated for October.

In her column in the… 269 more words

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City of Vancouver approves new opioid crisis grants

Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved a plan to spend the remaining $600,000 raised by a special tax to fight the overdose crisis.

The 0.5 per cent property tax hike was approved in December, and raised about $3.5 million, much of which went to fund a 24-hour fire medic team and resources for front line workers. 321 more words

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