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Vancouver councillor proposes temporary modular housing in single-family zones

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff Jul 19, 2019 749
Currently, modular housing is not permitted to be built in RS and RT zones in Vancouver.
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Councillor Jean Swanson wants to get rental housing 'out of the market'

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 13, 2019 3,193
She wants the City of Vancouver to build rental homes instead of private developers.
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Opinion: Canada Line is a model example of a poorly-designed, under-built toy train

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 12, 2019 46,805
The Canada Line is already seeing big growing pains at just 10 years old.
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MP against proposed Fraser Street rental housing due to height and market prices

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 11, 2019 1,577
Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies says six storeys is too tall, but five storeys is fine.
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Property taxes could increase as much as 10% in Vancouver next year

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 11, 2019 1,944
"To implement all of the various council motions."
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Opinion: Vancouver council's zero-sum game on rental housing is doing much harm

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 10, 2019 1,869
A rejected 21-unit townhouse proposal will become a 12,000-sq-ft mansion.
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Vancouver city council's current voting record on new market rental housing

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 09, 2019 2,113
And one city councillor has voted against every rental project.
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City of Vancouver's new citywide planning process could cost $18 million

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 05, 2019 1,768
Up to 35 city staff will be assembled for the project.
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Burnaby officially taking steps to become $19.50/hour 'living wage' employer

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jun 25, 2019 255
“This is about investing in people, and investing in our community."
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City of Vancouver could soon have a new policy for nuclear weapons

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jun 21, 2019
And yes, this sign actually exists.
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City of Vancouver introduces program to empower young women in politics

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff May 29, 2019 58
Women4Politics aims to get more young women involved in local politics.
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Vancouver city council supports federal bill to ban shark fin imports

4dd0e852301e879ba5ea9b17866c778b?s=96&d=mm&r=g Simran Singh May 17, 2019
"It was the right thing to do at the right time," said NPA Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung.
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Vancouver council approves review of city's links with SNC-Lavalin and Bombardier

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan May 14, 2019
But councillors rejected delaying any further decisions on the SkyTrain projects.
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Vancouver passes motion on 30km/h limit pilot project for side streets and residential areas

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff May 14, 2019
With speed limits currently 50km/h, a change to the Motor Vehicle Act would be required.
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Councillor wants to expand dog waste collection programs in Vancouver

44f37bcd4aad5601cf12147168b785fe?s=96&d=mm&r=g Vincent Plana May 08, 2019
350,000 dogs in the region = A big smelly problem.
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District of North Vancouver to look into regulation for single-use plastics

44f37bcd4aad5601cf12147168b785fe?s=96&d=mm&r=g Vincent Plana May 07, 2019
Council members unanimously passed the recommendation.
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Former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson lands new gig fighting climate change

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff May 06, 2019
For his work as a "proven leader" on urban climate action.
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Vancouver could delay plastic straw and foam food container ban until 2020

4dd0e852301e879ba5ea9b17866c778b?s=96&d=mm&r=g Simran Singh Apr 22, 2019
City staff say the delay is being proposed in response to "stakeholder feedback."
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City councillor looks to recoup all costs of 420 Vancouver from organizers

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Apr 22, 2019
And is tabling a motion to try and make it happen.
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Vancouver city councillor wants 30 km/h speed limits on side streets in BC

44f37bcd4aad5601cf12147168b785fe?s=96&d=mm&r=g Vincent Plana Apr 18, 2019 67
The motion will be presented to city council next week.
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Sonder donates $100k in furniture to upgrade Vancouver non-market rental units

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff Apr 11, 2019
They're getting a furnishings make-over.
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City council to consider revised motion on SNC-Lavalin's links with SkyTrain

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Mar 27, 2019 86
But without misinformation, like that SkyTrain is proprietary.
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City council to consider removing developer incentives for new rental housing

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Mar 27, 2019 86
But this could halt the construction of new rental housing.
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West Vancouver council votes against bus-only lanes for B-Line

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Mar 11, 2019
But a B-Line route reaching Ambleside and Dundarave is not off the table.
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MLA Bowinn Ma creates West Vancouver B-Line themed parody of 'Hey Jude'

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Mar 11, 2019
"WestVan, don't be afraid. Take a bus trip, and make it better."
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Vancouver councillor claims SkyTrain is a 'proprietary technology,' but this is not true

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Mar 09, 2019
One Vancouver city councillor wants to suspend SkyTrain extension projects over technology.
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'Get out of Canada': Vancouver city councillor shares racist email

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Mar 07, 2019
"Take your mom with you."
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Unpaid fines for fighting on Granville Street could result in losing driver's licence

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff Feb 25, 2019 67
The motion says most brawlers don't live in Vancouver, and bold action is needed to make them pay up.

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