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...

December 2016 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...

NPA councillor Elizabeth Ball wants city to reconsider separated bike lane behind Vancouver General Hospital

Elizabeth Ball brought forward her notice of motion after concerns were expressed by the seniors' advisory committee. Health facilities in this section of West 10th...

Vancouver councillor asks province to review homeowner grant in light of rapid price increases

In January, many Vancouver residents were shocked to discover their property assessments has risen by between 15 and 25 per cent compared to the year...

Councillors cool to Fassbender's call for debate on municipal workers' pay

Raymond Louie, a Vancouver councillor, said he was disappointed that Fassbender was raising the issue again, saying a debate had already been rejected by the...

SFU study highlights need to rethink housing for Vancouver's homeless people with schizophrenia

Vancouver City Coun. Kerry Jang said city staff is revising its housing and homelessness strategy, five years before it is set to expire, in part...

Tax on foreign homebuyers in Vancouver came too late, mayor Gregor Robertson says

The B.C. government waited too long to crack down on soaring home prices in Vancouver, and middle-class families can now no longer afford a detached...

Pipeline consultation failed: mayors

“Vancouver spent two years researching the proposal before deciding against the pipeline, said Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer, chair of that city's policy and strategic priorities...

Vancouver tennis players make space for pickleball upstarts ...

If tennis, ping-pong and volleyball got together and had a strange-looking baby, that baby would be the sport of pickleball - and it's growing.and more »...

Vancouver homeowners using Airbnb will need a business license

Vision councillor Geoff Meggs says the city would enforce the new laws with automated random checks of online ads to make sure the person renting...

First Nations members claim lack of consultation on Vancouver land deal

Heather Deal, deputy mayor of Vancouver, said consultation for planning what to do with the Heather Street lands will begin in October. She said the...

Landmark West End hotel likely to be demolished to make way for condo development

Green councillor Adriane Carr laments the way the redevelopment along Georgia, Alberni and Robson seems to be high-end. “Do we really need a ton more...

BC's child-care squeeze 'so much more stressful than it has ever been'

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer is baffled by the B.C. government's refusal to move ahead with a universal plan. “It's not the money. There is...

Health Canada saw lab tests showing toxins in retail pot, minister ...

The Health Minister confirmed in a statement Friday that her staff had received the reports that showed the presence of dangerous chemicals in marijuana in ...and...

Vancouver rental crunch threatens to squeeze out vulnerable tenants

Vancouver city councillor Geoff Meggs also calls on provincial intervention to protect tenants. “I think the Residential Tenancy Act is proving inadequate on a number...

Ottawa did not warn Vancouver about toxins in retail pot, councillor says

A Vancouver city councillor says federal Health Minister Jane Philpott's office took no action – and did not warn the city – after receiving lab...

Fall Arts Guide 2016

The group show “From Domesticity” features work by Tony Kim and opens Nov. ...... to see the future of Asian American theatre and a sneak...

Best of Vancouver 2016: An introduction to the 21st annual edition

Elizabeth Ball also cherishes the way different cultures come together in Vancouver. “My family moved to Vancouver from Ottawa when I was 13,” she revealed.

Jordan Bateman: Vision Vancouver's natural-gas ban will cost residents thousands of dollars

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson (above) and his Vision party quietly passed green plan to ban natural gas use in Vancouver, which will cost homeowners thousands...

Fair pay or playing politics? Vancouver city council debates living wage

Vancouver could move one step closer to becoming a living wage employer as city council today debates a report on paying all city staff —...

City of Vancouver estimates it will cost more than $1 million to lift contractors' employees to a living wage

The Vancouver park board is a separate employer, so the implementation plan wouldn't apply to it. If the three NPA councillors (George Affleck, Elizabeth Ball,...

Vancouver empty homes tax would target Airbnb rentals

Huffington Post CanadaGeorge Affleck called the tax a “bureaucratic nightmare” and said the city should instead encourage the building of more townhomes and rowhomes. The...

Vancouver's Empty Home Tax Will Include Airbnb Units

Vancouver's proposed empty homes tax will include secondary units being booked full-time on the vacation rental website Airbnb, with the maximum fine for people who...

Gregor Robertson wants higher vacancy tax for Vancouver homes

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says his city's current proposal for Canada's first tax on vacant homes may be too low and the penalties too weak,...

Vancouver to launch public talks on empty homes tax

Heather Deal – who joined other Vision Vancouver and Green Party members in voting to support the tax and begin a fall public consultation process...

Vancouver councillor wants BC to rethink school capacity rules

Before then, Vancouver council will vote on Coun. Andrea Reimer's motion calling on the B.C. government to rethink that 95% threshold for funding, categorizing it...

At $25000 a plot, you can't afford to die in Vancouver either

Heather Deal said the cemetery is succeeding because of the “creative use of space.” “I love it's because it's a public space. It's revenue-generating, which...

West End sex workers honoured with memorial

Vancouver Green Party city councillor Adriane Carr called for the formal legalization of prostitution. Vancouver police Supt. Michelle Davey apologized on behalf of the force,...