Zellotry: a conversation with Heather Haley

Later in the book, Haley's fictive counterpart ends up singing in a punk band, which Haley also did—more than one, in fact, especially given that...

Patti Bacchus: Should the Vancouver school board be less partisan?

Recent-ish examples include the 2002–05 board that saw a Coalition of Progressive Electors majority work collaboratively with the board's sole Green trustee—Andrea Reimer, now a...

Cities deserve a voice in marijuana legalization process, Vancouver councillor says

If everything goes according to the federal government's plan, marijuana will be legalized in Canada by next summer — but some B.C. municipalities say they're...

Former Vancouver school board chair Patti Bacchus will write about K-12 education for Straight.com

Green councillor Adriane Carr is the only council candidate who's ever received more than 70,000 votes. Bacchus was born and raised in Vancouver and is...

Calls for artists

Submit entries by Sept. 16 to the Stevenson Community Library, 120 N.W. Vancouver Ave., Stevenson during regular hours, or by mail. ... Church, 401 E.

Keynote at renewable energy conference stresses energy efficiency

The key to achieving 100 per cent renewable energy is not more solar panels, but better building envelopes, according to Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer,...

Where candidates for Vancouver city council stand on affordable housing

There are nine people running for the council spot vacated when Geoff Meggs left to become premier John Horgan's chief of staff. Here are their...

With byelection a month away, campaign officially begins

Twenty-eight candidates are vying for office in Vancouver's Oct. 14 byelection — nine for the council seat vacated by Vision Vancouver's Geoff Meggs who resigned...

New Zealand Green candidate campaigns in Vancouver

But Richard McCubbin is not running for a council seat, or a spot on school board in Vancouver's Oct. 14 byelection. The New Zealand medical...

No spending limits in place for Vancouver byelection

Robinson's response to the Courier this week came after Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer sent the minister a letter Sept. 6 reminding her of the...

Slow down in school zones or pay the price

Fines for drivers caught speeding in school zones range from $196 to $483. Also attending the press conference were Vancouver School Board official trustee Dianne...

Vancouver mayor completes China economic trip

Robertson is currently in Sydney, Australia – a city going through it's own housing affordability crisis – and sharing lessons from Vancouver's experience with the...

Housing affordability lessons from Vancouver for the City of Sydney

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, now in his ninth year in office – a tenure that has been dominated by the worsening crisis – can spot...

DJ Heather to celebrate 20 years of playing in Vancouver with two shows

A lot can happen in 20 years. In 1997, Philip Owen was the mayor of Vancouver, Jean Chrétian brushed off the police's pepper-spraying of UBC...

NPA council candidate focused on affordability

The NPA, once a dominate party in Vancouver politics, has been in opposition since Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver won a majority in 2008.

Diego Cardona named Vision candidate for council in October byelection

A Colombian refugee and former foster child will be Vision Vancouver's candidate for the city council byelection taking place Oct. 14. Mayor Gregor Robertson called...

Rentals versus condos: Has Burnaby struck the right balance?

That stat, included in a housing presentation at a Vancouver city council meeting this summer, prompted a jab from Coun. George Affleck on Twitter. “Wow.

Vancouver's double-barreled byelections limp onward

... the escalating opioid overdose crisis, Hurricane Harvey smacking into Houston and an even worse flooding disaster hitting South Asia, and, oh yeah, there's no...

Is Vancouver becoming 'syringe city'?

But according to Vancouver city councillor Kerry Jang, the problem isn't limited to the area around the Downtown Eastside. Jang says the issue of potentially...

Watermelon hopes to sweeten up Vancouver city council

Hector Bremner and Robert McDowell, a former NPA candidate and campaign manager for Coun. George Affleck, have also announced their intensions to run for the...

Vancouver business owner squares off against cops, city

(In this case, the panel is made up of Councillors Heather Deal, Adriane Carr, and Tim Stevenson, with Raymond Louie as an alternate.) Although the...

Thousands protest against anti-Islam, anti-immigration rally at Vancouver City Hall

City councillor Kerry Jang was also on hand to witness the crowd at City Hall on Saturday. “Thirty-seven years ago when I found my first...

Why big concerts and fairground expansion are key to keeping an aging PNE relevant

Year after year, Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition offers much of the same thrills and attractions. And PNE CEO Mike McDaniel admits that the same old...

Hot potato event planned

A group of students from Semiahmoo Secondary will use money collected through a fundraising event held this Saturday to feed homeless people in Vancouver's Downtown...

Vancouver councillor Tim Stevenson optimistic about BC NDP and Green coalition government

Stevenson was a former B.C. NDP MLA, who represented the old Vancouver-Burrard constituency. He was elected in 1996, and served until 2001. “We're much closer...

Vancouver city councillor Elizabeth Ball to run for BC Liberals

Elizabeth Ball, from the centre-right Non-Partisan Association civic party, has announced she is running for the BC Liberal Party nomination in Vancouver-Fairview, a riding now...

Coun. Elizabeth Ball seeks BC Liberal nomination in Vancouver-Fairview

Ball's family has lived in Vancouver-Fairview since she was in her 20s. "I bought an old house, renovated it, had two kids, sent them to...

Club Calendar: Jan. 21-28

Fort Vancouver Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution: 9 a.m., Mill Creek Pub, 1710 S.W. Ninth Ave., Suite 101, Battle Ground, Wash.; 360-892-1902; mastertours@comcast.net.

Photos: Thousands of Vancouverites flock downtown in support of Women's March on Washington

... began at Jack Poole Plaza at 10 a.m., where attendees heard speeches from Musqueam Band member Rhiannon Bennett, Indigenous language advocate Khelsilem, human-rights activist...

Photos: Thousands gather in Vancouver for Womens March after Trump inauguration

Vancouver Coun. Heather Deal, who is a dual American-Canadian citizen, told the crowd about how powerless she felt after the U.S. election in November. Participants...

Women march from Washington to Washington: A movement -- 'big time'

Vancouver, B.C., City Councilor Geoff Meggs posted a picture of demonstrators from the Great White North headed for Bellingham, one holding a sign reading "Pink...

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson needs to make himself great again

Stephen Quinn is the host of On the Coast on CBC Radio One, 690 AM and 88.1 FM in Vancouver. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson may...

Vancouver renters under pressure as landlords are persuaded to sell

Acting mayor Raymond Louie says the city is doing what it can to deal with the demand. “We've tried to limit speculation, by telling the...

NPA still without position on Kinder Morgan's pipeline project

Squamish Chief Ian Campbell (centre), Tsleil-Waututh councillor Charlene Aleck and Coldwater Indian Band Chief Lee Spahan told reporters this week that their nations are seeking...

Onus on BC to prove state of emergency needed on overdose crisis: Ottawa

Vancouver City Councillor Kerry Jang, a University of B.C. psychiatrist who specializes in mental illness, said he supports the use of the Emergency Act. The...

Soaring land values in Vancouver spark a 'property tax revolt'

Mr. Sullivan has joined city councillors Geoff Meggs and Raymond Louie, as well as the Urban Development Institute – which represents the development industry –...

Vancouver touts green scene as report finds living near a park is good for your health

Andrea Reimer. The new greenway will join a network that includes the Central Valley Greenway, a 25-km. path from the edge of the downtown core...

Richmond, BC vows to shut doors on legal marijuana dispensaries

Richmond's plan to ban dispensaries is much different than the approach in neighbouring Vancouver, where dispensaries operate under a business licence issued from the city.

'I was on the phone almost every day': Vancouver mayor defends vacation

Some, including city councillor George Affleck, suggested the mayor should have provided more leadership by addressing citizens directly, even if only over the internet. "Unless...

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson faces scrutiny on return from vacation

Here he referred by name to Vision Vancouver councillors Geoff Meggs and Raymond Louie, but not to Non-Partisan Association Coun. Melissa De Genova, who had...

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson faces scrutiny on return from vacation

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson responded Tuesday to critics outraged by his lack of presence during the city's recent cold snap, saying the city and his...

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has lowest approval rating in Canada

Adriane Carr challenge or vote against Vision, that is not often widely known by voters. “Generally, once the election is over, council is council and...

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson in last place for local approval in national poll

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's approval rating is the lowest out of nearly a dozen Canadian mayors, according to a new poll. Earlier this month, Mainstreet...

Tiny-house movement gets big push forward in Vancouver campaign

Councillor Andrea Reimer said she too sees the positives of having tiny houses. “But it may also create negative impacts on land value that could...

Family from El Salvador gutted after losing twin girl in Vancouver blaze

Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang, who lives across the alley from the fire-ravaged house, said he and his wife were returning home from work Thursday afternoon...

Are Vancouver taxpayers getting their money's worth this winter?

That was a sentiment echoed by opposing Coun. George Affleck, who earlier this week called for an independent investigation into the city's snow removal plans.

Fired school trustee Janet Fraser seeking provincial Green Party nom

Janet Fraser, who was one of the eight Vancouver School Board trustees fired by Education Minister Mike Bernier in October for not balancing the district's...

Vancouver mayor absent as councillor calls for snow removal inquiry

Vancouver SunA Vancouver city councillor is calling for an independent investigation into the city's snow removal plans as the whereabouts of the city's Mayor Gregor...

January Arts Etc.

5, 2017 here in Vancouver. The emphasis is on art outside the mainstream dipping into subcultures of contemporary design, anime and manga. Includes work by...

Vancouver, Victoria pay tribute to First Nations in Canada's 150th celebrations

Deputy Mayor Heather Deal says it's an effort to acknowledge and celebrate the fact that Indigenous history pre-dates colonization. "Across the country people are celebrating...