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City of Vancouver sells Olympic Village stake to Aquilini Group

All City's borrowed funds repaid after City's interest in Olympic Village sold; debt paid off.

The Great Canadian Craft Fair lights up Olympic Village on Dec. 15 & 16th

The first-ever Great Canadian Craft Fair unites local crafters and craft lovers at the Salt Building in Olympic Village on December 15th and 16th. “I’m really excited about how diverse the show is...

Social housing residents at Olympic Village demand help with utility bills

Hidden cost for "green" units will force them back onto streets, some say.

Angus Reid poll on Occupy and mayoral candidates

Vancouver municipal election 2011: Voters not big on tent protest, think mayoral hopefuls can be "boring" and "arrogant".

Flip-flopper, hypocrite: how low will Anton go?

That’s the question for Anton after she attacked Mayor Gregor Robertson for a social housing model that the NPA set up and she voted in favour for. Over the past weekend Anton claimed that Vision...

Sales at former Olympic Village strong after 30% price drop, Rennie Marketing Systems communications leader says

"Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" joked Bob Rennie, Principal of Rennie Marketing Systems, in a press release sent out by his communications director, Lesli Boldt. "I think we can start saying our...

Olympic Village becomes "The Village of False Creek", as discounted condos go on sale

This morning, the VO team went to the Olympic Village, now renamed "The Village," to catch the relaunch and check out the new homes that were open for public view. The units we viewed were ...

Vancouver's 5 best and 5 worst moments of 2010

This was the year that the eyes of the world were on Vancouver. When did we shine and when did we fall short?

Michael Geller clarifies his position on Olympic Village social housing

"I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh, Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood." Michael Geller said he can't get that song out of his head lately and he sang it as I photographed him...

Sam Sullivan and the NPA haunt the Olympic Village

Two NPA deals that put taxpayers on the hook for the Olympic Village continue to haunt the city.