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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

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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

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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

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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

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City Council approves Vancouver's West End parking hike

UPDATE: On Monday night, city council approved a proposed increase to the cost of a residential parking pass in Vancouver’s West End. New permits will now cost $30 per month.  412 more words

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Burnaby Mayor wants more funding to address homelessness and poverty

Mayor Derek Corrigan called on the provincial and federal governments Friday to provide funding for low-income housing in advance of a region-wide homeless count in March. 304 more words

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City Council votes on Vancouver's West End neighbourhood parking hike next week

People who work, live or visit the West End will find out next week if the City of Vancouver will go forward with a marked increase in street parking permits. 372 more words

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