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Open letter says Vancouver Council falsely accused youth opposed to Chinatown development

Vancouver City Council may have voted down 105 Keefer – a controversial development in Chinatown – but it seems the fight isn’t over.

Through an open letter in Chinatown Today’s website, a group of project opponents people who spoke at the hearings is calling out council and Mayor Gregor Robertson over bullying accusations. 228 more words


Vancouver Council reviewing liquor policy for Granville strip

Vancouver City Council heard recommendations on reviewing the liquor policy for the Granville Entertainment District.

Some of the recommendations included expanding general public health interventions, enabling liquor retail in grocery stores, and enhancing “patio culture.” 158 more words


Chinatown advocate urges Vancouver developers to listen better to local residents

A Chinatown advocate wants real estate developers in Vancouver to consider the look and feel of the community when they plan to build towers.

Sunny Wong says developers should approach each lot with an open mind and open ears. 110 more words


City of Vancouver whistleblowers may get better protection after Global News investigations

Councillors at the City of Vancouver are hoping to improve whistleblower protection for city staff after a series of investigative stories by Global News exposed possible wrongdoings at city hall. 613 more words


B.C.'s top doctor to update opioid crisis 1 year after declaring public health emergency

Nearly a year after declaring a public health emergency in the midst of a skyrocketing number of overdose deaths, B.C.’s chief medical officer will be providing an update on the opioid crisis Wednesday morning.  119 more words


Vancouver city council approves 175 new taxi licences

Vancouver will see an influx of taxis thanks to city council lifting a moratorium on 175 new licences.

It’s been a year-and-a-half since city councillors… 131 more words


Some Kerrisdale residents opposed to housing development due to 'shadows'

Some residents of Kerrisdale are battling City Hall over the proposed redevelopment of the Dunbar Ryerson Church into a multi-tower residential hub with rental and market housing. 331 more words