Spinning Election Results

In time honoured fashion the media, candidates (successful and not), political parties, and bloggers (like me) are all putting their spin on the recent  Vancouver election results. The media of course  looks for most sensational way to portray the results, candidate...

The Spin on COPE Nominations

The media coverage of the COPE nomination meeting held on September 18 was (in my view) generally quite good. However, their analysis, while not as wild or factually questionable as some of the bloggers, left something to be desired.     Although the media...

A Good COPE-Vision Agreement

The COPE Vision Agreement is being voted on by COPE members this Sunday (June 26) at the Japanese Hall  487 Alexander Street. Registration starts at 2:00pm, and the meeting is scheduled to start at 3:00. There has also been a lot of membership renewals and sign-ups...

COPE-Vision Tentative Agreement no Surprise

The Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) and Vision Vancouver have reached a tentative agreement to once again cooperate on election efforts and run a common slate of candidates. This is not a backroom deal akin to the HST or TILMA, where the Provincial Liberals...

The Housing Crisis in the West End

There is a housing crisis in the West End. However, it is not a lack of market based rental housing. It is the declining affordability of housing. This has reached the point where it is forcing seniors, other on fix or limited incomes, workers in our community, and...

More than Just Fun and Games

It is budget time here in Vancouver, and once again significant cuts to the Parks and Recreation budget are looming. At risk are programs and services which contribute significantly to the quality of life in Vancouver’s 23 neighbourhood communities. Although...