Civic News Digest

This web page carries links to selected civic-affairs news articles for 2014 about Vancouver City Council, School Board, and Park Board. (For 2013 click here.) The lists are courtesy of Sean Antrim, Executive Director, The Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), who compiles the titles a few times a week (To subscribe to the “COPE News” list directly please write sean@cope.bc.ca.). Note that formatting may appear messy on latest posts until we clean them up.

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COPE NEWS SELECTION, 30 MAY 2014

COUNCIL

RCMP report on missing and murdered Aboriginal women ignores calls for national inquiry
 
TransLink looks at WiFi, Compass app
 
Activists take up King’s role
United We Can moves to False Creek
Vancouver looks at ways to lessen safety risks for undocumented immigrants
Vancouver: Superstar city or just a safe haven for global investors?
Anti-Poverty Advocate Poised to Lead Portland Hotel Society
Gregor Robertson: Invincible?
 
SCHOOLS
Impassioned parents speak out about proposed transgender school policy
Hundreds gather for Vancouver School Board transgender policy debate
Lord Byng PAC chair forced to withdraw letter to VSB
PARKS
 
Empty the whale tanks, just not these ones

29 MAY 2014

COUNCIL
TransLink surplus comes at a cost: HandyDart Riders Alliance

 

City hurdles made east Vancouver co-housing project difficult, architect says
Museum of Vancouver celebrates 120th anniversary with $1.20 admission
SCHOOLS
B.C. teacher strike: List of school closures this week and next week
PARKS
 
First Tee calls Rupert Park home

28 MAY 2014

COUNCIL
‘No-name’ NPA gears up for civic campaign
Monthly cost of Metro Vancouver home eats up 82 per cent of typical income
Developer Robert Macdonald says no to Vancouver mayoral run for NPA
Vancouver moves toward apology for policies that discriminated against Chinese community
Vancouver Cycling Is Improving, but What about Its Neighbours?
SCHOOLS
Vancouver School Board prepares for classes under a ‘partial lock out’
Vancouver school board’s LGBTQ policy sparks debate
PARKS
Vancouver Aquarium’s beluga breeding indefensible says Jane Goodall
Goodall’s criticism of Vancouver’s whale program met with plea to let aquarium explain

27 MAY 2014

COUNCIL
Vancouver’s Tear Down Kids
Ujjal Dosanjh like you’ve never seen him before; clarifying campaign rules
Vancouver’s urban Sole Food farm looks to open retail locations
Plan to redevelop Vancouver’s Casa Mia into seniors home meets opposition
How much has Vancouver spent dealing with potholes so far this year?
Three candidates for mayor
SCHOOLS
Are Teachers Clued in to What Their Union Demands?
http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/05/26/BCTF-Demands/
PARKS
 
Suspect sought after Stanley Park sex assault

26 MAY 2014

COUNCIL
City of Vancouver could apologize to Chinese community for historical discrimination
http://www.straight.com/news/650491/city-vancouver-could-apologize-chinese-community-historical-discrimination

Leaky condo crisis rears its head again in B.C.
NDP MLA Mable Elmore says it’s OneCity and Vision Vancouver against the NPA
Vancouverites rally to stop demolition of West End heritage house
Mayor Gregor Robertson gets real on climate change
City slow to tell it’s Sochi story
SCHOOLS
B.C. braces for four days of rotating teacher strikes, and maybe more to come
List of school closures this week
Vancouver’s transgender school policy that discourages sex-segregated activities causes divisions among parents
PARKS
Vancouver Park Board to vote on Hillcrest and Riley redesigns
False Creek group takes park fight to court

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Bit of a gap here.
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JANUARY 7, 2014

COUNCIL
Gastown Gazette editor alleges Vancouver police stomped him unconscious

http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/900994/gastown-gazette-editor-alleges-vancouver-police-stomped-him-unconscious/

Super Court strikes down sex laws
Vancouver has fewer taxis than any other Canadian city
Homeless in the city: from Tokyo to Vancouver
Vancouver on a spending spree with other people’s money (SUN News)

JANUARY 6, 2014

COUNCIL
Vancouver condo market stays flat
Citizen polling website contract awarded without contract
Residents want more “community” in DTES plan
Carole Taylor cited as ideal Vancouver mayoral candidate

Geoff Meggs – Rental housing crisis Dec. 2013
http://www.philippineasiannewstoday.com/geoff-meggs/8083-rental-housing-crisis-dec-2013

‘Dysfunctional’ system still fails aboriginal youth

 

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