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B.C. Education Minister suggests using Vancouver’s by-election to elect new school board

B.C.’s new education minister is signalling that Vancouverites might not have to wait until the next civic election in 2018 to see a new Vancouver School Board. 203 more words

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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says council byelection will cost over $1M

With outgoing city councilor Geoff Meggs headed for a position with the NDP as chief of staff, Vancouver will have to hold a by-election in the near future to fill his seat. 302 more words

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Vancouver School Board to get $22M less in class size and composition money than expected

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) said it is receiving about $22 million less than it was promised to hire new teachers and bring down class sizes. 347 more words

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Increase of used needles at Vancouver park prompts more safety patrols

The City of Vancouver is taking steps to keep children safe in a popular downtown park. Residents raised concerns recently over the large number of used needles found in Andy Livingstone Park, located on Expo Boulevard and Carrall Street. 280 more words

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Police surround elementary school in Vancouver after disturbing call

Police surrounded an elementary school in Vancouver earlier this afternoon after a man ran into the school claiming he was being chased by another man with a gun. 142 more words

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External investigation finds evidence of 'toxic work environment' at VSB

An external investigation has found evidence of a “toxic work environment” within the Vancouver School Board (VSB).

In September, Global News broke the story about allegations that some VSB trustees were bullying senior management, prompting two separate investigations. 633 more words

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Vancouver kindergarten intake draws delayed pending outcome of talks between province and BCTF

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) is delaying kindergarten intake draws as it waits for direction from the provincial government about the outcome of talks regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision to restore class size and composition language. 211 more words

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