Union Gospel Mission wants to give people an opportunity to walk a mile or two in the shoes of some of the city's neediest citizens.
Saskatchewan and Nunavut may finally get their due in Vancouver. A recently formed city naming committee recommends they join provinces and territories like Alberta, Ontario and Yukon in gracing two new Vancouver streets with their names.
One year, to the day, after the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot, the Museum of Vancouver is opening a small exhibit displaying 15 of the plywood panels used to board up broken windows downtown.
Residents frustrated at the rebranding of the Hastings-Sunrise commercial district as "East Village" by the business improvement association want more say in how areas are labelled.
Diners in Gastown might have a chance to eat at a table in the middle of the street this summer.
Vancouver is the inversion capital of Canada. What Nietzsche called transvaluation blooms in full colour, where the absurd is reasonable, the perverse now sacred.
From Mexico City to Cornerbrook, N.L. to Harrison Hot Springs, your 2011 version of city council spent a bit of time and money on the road last year, according to the most recent annual report on council remuneration and expenses.
Me, neither. But I started thinking about Chicago recently-not because I have two Blackhawks in my hockey pool-but because I learned Mayor Gregor Robertson flew off to Stan Mikita land last week for a conference.
Strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and sweet corn could flourish on the sites of two old East Side gas stations and near Cambie Bridge if all goes as planned.
The Courier as a newspaper does not endorse individual candidates or parties and neither will I. But there are candidates worth considering Nov. 19, depending on your priorities as a voter. Here's my incomplete list for city council, school board and park board.
Those who work in the cultural sector know maintaining and increasing funding to the arts can be a hard sell in tough economic times, so they wanted to learn about each mayoral, city council and park board candidate's vision of culture's place in Vancouver.
The same day Vancouver city council voted to designate part of Kingsway as Little Saigon, one of the supporters threw his hat into the ring for the Nov. 19 civic election.
The Vancouver Elementary School Teachers' Association (VESTA) is considering which school trustee candidates and political parties it will endorse as municipal election campaigns heat up.
The Green Party of Vancouver plans to run a candidate for school board in the 2011 municipal race, but it will be a couple weeks before it's clear who that candidate will be.
Re: "Mayor's wild green plan will cripple city, citizens," July 20.
To the editor: -- Re: "Riot fallout continues unabated," June 24.