February 25, 2018

New Year’s celebration could be in Vancouver’s future

Vancouver City Council has voted to forge ahead on an official New Years Eve event to be held in the downtown core.  NPA Councillor George Affleck tabled the motion to try and hold a world class new year's event in Vancouver.  "I am hopeful that as was mentioned by a couple councillors the wheels are already in motion behind the scenes so … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s mayor left of the invite list for Grey Cup announcement

The official announcement will come Friday awarding the 2014 Grey Cup to Vancouver but while the spotlight shines on the city, no one from the city will actually be there. The BC Lions have confirmed Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of city council were not invited to attend the Grey Cup announcement. The Lions says the announcement will only … [Read more...]

BC government is going to move Vancouver’s main liqour distribution warehouse

No jobs will be lost, but the B.C. government is re-locating the province's main liquor distribution branch warehouse. The facility currently on Vancouver's East Broadway will be moved to a new site within the next two years. The minister responsible, Rich Coleman, says it's replacement is expected to be more efficient and a request for proposals … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s Mayor wants immediate action for film and TV sector

The Mayor of Vancouver wants the provincial government to make immediate changes to keep film productions from leaving town. Gregor Robertson says the provincial tax credit system needs to be adjusted to match those in other provinces. Robertson has tabled a motion callng for a letter to be  written to the premier and the prime minister … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s Mayor calls out Federal Government on earthquake response

The Mayor of Vancouver says when it comes to responding to a major catastrophe like an earthquake the Federal Government has it wrong. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans says it is a local issue. Gregor Robertson says not so much: "The Coast Guard is responsible on the waters, there is no doubt about that.  And that is why we are so … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s mayor calls earthquake a “wake-up call”

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the earthquake near Haida Gwaii is a wake-up call for the city. Robertson says even though they have made earthquake preparedness a high priority, there are a lot of buildings not ready for a big quake. "We're doing the work at the city to go through all of our buildings and assess them for earthquake … [Read more...]

Metro Vancouver’s board set to deal with Translink resolutions at meeting

Metro Vancouver is preparing for an interesting debate over Translink falling short on last years supplementary plan which was approved by the regional district. Board chair Greg Moore says they want to see if Translink's new base plan will impact the regional growth strategy. "Well the report goes into talking a little bit about that but we … [Read more...]

VEF – The Changing Face of Vancouver’s Film Industry

Pre-registration at $ 45 now open at www.vef.org. Held at Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street. Doors open 5pm, main presentation at 6pm. Vancouver's film industry has long been associated with studio sets, location shoots and heavily staffed production crews. The new face of Vancouver's film industry is characterized by production studios in … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s Pride Parade ready to paint the town

It's one of the city's biggest parties of the year. Half a million people are expected to pack the streets in Vancouver’s West End tomorrow for the annual Pride Parade. The parade get started around noon, moving west from Robson and Bute streets, turning down Denman – all the way to Beach Avenue. Vancouver Pride Society president Tim … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s a mess!

The grass isn't getting cut; the trash is piling up. So says one Vancouver councillor and he wants to know why. The NPA's George Affleck says he's not the only one noticing the mess - he's getting emails and calls from residents and tourists alike expressing concern that the 'basics' aern't getting done. He says the city should be taking care of … [Read more...]