The big surprise in the school board election was COPE's Jane Bouey and Al Blakey losing their seats, despite running on a slate with Vision Vancouver-a party that elected all of its candidates. Allan Wong is the only COPE candidate to hold a seat for the party.
Re: "Vision Vancouver nabs school board majority, again," Nov. 23.
COPE trustee Jane Bouey sums up the Vision/COPE election campaign's focus in two words-advocacy and engagement.
It seems to take a crisis to fill seats at an educationrelated meeting. Parents and community members packed school gymnasiums when five East Side elementary schools faced closure recently, but trustee elections typically don't generate that kind of drama. School board candidates discovered that Tuesday night.
The Coalition of Progressive Electors has officially announced its nomination date. The left-leaning civic party confirmed the vote takes place Sept. 18 at the Coast Plaza Hotel.
The Burnaby NOW's Jennifer Moreau had a chance to be a live book in Moscrop Secondary's Human Library in April. The project is designed to undermine stereotypes and reduce prejudice. Here's how the day went, from a book's perspective.