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Women build houses and empowerment for Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
“I think one of the worst things that happens to you when your housing is vulnerable is the feeling of helplessness," Councillor Andrea Reimer said.
Nov 19th, 2014
Greenest City Action Plan keeps Vancouver on leading edge, despite imperfections
Councillor Andrea Reimer remembers the days when she was executive director of the Wilderness Committee, and marvels at how different things look on the other side of City Hall.
Nov 6th, 2014
Vanishing Vanhattan: Which candidates have the right ideas when it comes to our local economy and small businesses?
Retail gentrification is causing tension and concern in Vancouver's communities as development continues to displace local serving, locally owned, independent businesses. What can the City do?
Oct 25th, 2014
Dances with Wolves actor joins "Wall of Women" opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion
Kinder Morgan now has to get past a "Wall of Women" in addition to other obstacles to realize its pipeline expansion plans.
Linda Solomon Wood
Mar 22nd, 2014
How green is "greenest city's" pension plan? City of Vancouver staff recommends council action on city investments
City pension fund invested in companies including Enbridge, KinderMorgan, Transcanada, China Coal Energy and Arch Coal, as well as tobacco and armament corporations.
Oct 2nd, 2013
Making media in the new economy
People need good information to make good decisions. Despite the cataclysm of the digital age, none of this has changed. And whatever people may wish, journalism isn't free.
Linda Solomon Wood
Nov 23rd, 2012
U.S. election celebrations, Vancouver-style [photos]
Obama's victory was sweet.
Nov 6th, 2012
Vancouver approves rezoning for Edgewater casino
Anti-gambling coalition says move will open doors to more gambling; councillors disagree.
Nov 29th, 2011
Conversations with @andreareimer and @MayorGregor
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor give a break down on how Vancouver is increasing democracy and inclusion through social media.
Nov 13th, 2011
Occupy Vancouver camper wins Last Candidate Standing election debate
Vancouver municipal election 2011: Light sabres. Pineapples. Saxophones. Bribery. Not your usual election props...
David P. Ball
Nov 7th, 2011