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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

Politics

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

Health

City of Vancouver proposes date for council by-election

The City of Vancouver is proposing to hold a by-election on Oct. 14 for the council seat left vacant by the resignation of Vision Councillor Geoff Meggs. 144 more words

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Prominent homeless advocate to seek Vancouver City Council seat

Prominent Vancouver homeless advocate Judy Graves is throwing her hat in the ring for the upcoming Vancouver City Council byelection.

Graves announced Wednesday she will seek the nomination for the fledgling… 282 more words

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Vancouver Councillor Geoff Meggs to be John Horgan's chief of staff

Three-term Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs has resigned in order to take a job as Premier-designate John Horgan’s chief of staff.

Meggs was first elected to city council in 2008. 647 more words

Politics

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

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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

Economy