August 18, 2017

Small Town Charm and Big City Art: Weekly Roundup

Did your hometown make the cut in our roundup of great small towns? How about your favorite artsy hotel? Catch up on the best of the best in this week's top stories. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Richmond City Council nixes Chinese only sign ban

Richmond City Council decided not to do anything after being asked to pass a law banning Chinese only signs. Anne Merdinyan  presented council with a petition signed by 1000 people to  support the idea of English or French signage. Merdinyan  says white people in Richmond are the "new minority" and something must be done. "We feel … [Read more...]

Debate over Chinese only signs back before Richmond City Council

A Richmond City Councillor says he's open to hearing from two residents who are concerned about the amount of Chinese signage in the city.  Chak Au says council could revist the issue -- as two women, armed with a petition, are set to make a presentation on Monday saying there is too much Chinese-only signage.  "I'm open on this one … [Read more...]

City to get much more music but not on the radio

Vancouver City Councillors have approved a pilot project that aims to see more arts and cultural events held in smaller venues The two year pilot project essentially paves the way for organizers of underground concerts to actually get permits for their events. It would allow smaller venues such as coffee shops, warehouses and art galleries to hold … [Read more...]

City looks at new underground parking garage for Canucks fans

The City of Vancouver is looking at signing a long term lease with the owners of the Canucks to build an underground parking lot next to Rogers arena. Councillor Geoff Meggs says if approved a five story underground parking lot will be built adjacent to Rogers arena. "The area underneath the old alignment of Georgia Street, I think it is, be made … [Read more...]

Top 20 Spring Day Trips From New York City

It's almost time to ditch the heavy coats and celebrate the spring (hey, we can dream). Get out of the city and enjoy the sun with inspiration from our handy list. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Vancouver: Fun city once more

It looks like chances are improving for Vancouver hosting a New Years' celebration again.  NPA Vancouver Councilor George Affleck is pushing Council to revisit the idea saying it's time for an event allowing people to ring in the New Year downtown.  Mayor Gregor Robertson was asked if the city will move on the idea, "Well, we have … [Read more...]

After Sandy: 5 Reasons to Go to Atlantic City Now

Atlantic City's been having a tough go lately, but we think that now is the time to hit the boardwalk—you'll find great hotel deals, the food's still top notch, and who doesn't need a spa day? Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Vancouver city councillor: land titles show Kits Base property is federal crown land

After the Department of Fisheries and Oceans told CKNW the land the Kits Coast Guard base sits on is owned by the province and leased to the federal government, a Vancouver city councillor says that doesn't match the information he has. Councillor Kerry Jang. "I did some looking around and I found in all documents I could find that it is actually … [Read more...]

Mayor of Langley city wants a shot at provincial politics

The Mayor of Langley city is trying to play coy but the cat is out of the bag and he will soon announce a jump into provincial politics. Peter Fassbender say if you are a betting person you will put two and two together ahead of his announcement tomorrow in the riding of Surrey Fleetwood. Fassbender admits he doesn't live in the riding but feels he … [Read more...]