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Vancouver Police Move Toward Installing Video Surveillance in Jailnew

After initially resisting the plan, the Vancouver Police Department is moving ahead with the installation of a video surveillance system in its jail.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  12-07-2009  |  Crime & Justice

City of Vancouver Could Open its Data for Allnew

In Vancouver, city staff is expected to submit a report early this fall regarding the implementation of the city's support for open data, open standards, and open-source software.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  09-11-2009  |  Tech

Left-Wing Activists Plan Vancouver Coalitionnew

A group of Vancouver-based activists are taking steps to form a new membership-based coalition that organizers say will offer a progressive voice as an alternative to positions being taken by elected civic officials who have left-wing credentials.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  02-09-2009  |  Politics

British Columbia Municipal Cops Call for Federal Police Accountabilitynew

Municipal police officers in British Columbia want Royal Canadian Mounted Police forces doing contract police work in the province to be accountable to the same civilian-oversight process for public complaints as the municipal police are.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  01-26-2009  |  Policy Issues

Investment Adviser: Bailout Plan Won't Helpnew

Vancouver-based Ian Gordon, a proponent of early 20th-century Russian economist Nikolai Kondratieff's wave theory of the cycles of capitalist systems, doesn't have much confidence that a bailout would make things much better.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  10-03-2008  |  Economy

Logging Companies Look to Flip Forests in British Columbianew

Despite the province's climate-change policy and a social contract with the public to maintain properties as forests, more and more logging corporations are hoping to convert private forestlands into real estate.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  07-28-2008  |  Environment

Smart Tips for First-Time Home Sellersnew

From tips on how to go about purchasing a house to materials proclaiming the advantages of owning a property, new buyers don't have a shortage of print and online references. But how about people selling their homes for the first time?
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  06-02-2008  |  Housing & Development

Oil Costs Reshaping the Suburbsnew

Current property values in the U.S., where the subprime-mortgage crisis has unleashed a sea of foreclosures, demonstrate how surging oil prices can affect the real-estate market. Cities with more suburban sprawl are suffering more in terms of depressed prices than denser areas that are less dependent on cars.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  05-19-2008  |  Housing & Development

Homes Face Possible Smoking Ban in Canadanew

The Greater Vancouver Housing Corporation is moving cautiously to designate nonsmoking rental accommodations in its properties in the absence of a law against smoking in multi-unit residential buildings.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  03-07-2008  |  Science

Indie Mayoral Hopefuls Hit Vancouver Campaign Trailnew

In a field crowded with prominent politicians aiming to become mayor of Vancouver, it's easy to ignore the likes of former NPA board member Peter Ormesher and great-grandmother Betty Krawczyk. But like their better-packaged competitors, these hopefuls want to be taken seriously.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  03-03-2008  |  Politics

Subprime Mess Spreadsnew

The subprime lending crisis in the U.S. is far from over, and its impact on financial markets may continue to affect the cost of Canadian mortgages.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  01-04-2008  |  Housing & Development

Gangland Recruits: Why Vancouver Kids Fall Preynew

Jagdeep Mangat, a former gang member, says policymakers must address positive inducements that lead young people to join criminal organizations.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  12-17-2007  |  Crime & Justice

No Vacancy in Vancouvernew

The city is bedeviled by rising rents and low vacancy rates, which take a disproportionate toll on young people.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith and Carlito Pablo  |  10-15-2007  |  Housing & Development

Is It Time for British Columbia to Raise its Minimum Wage?new

B.C. hasn't raised its $8/hour minimum wage since 2001, which has created plenty of grief for Keona Wiley and thousands of others.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  10-09-2007  |  Economy

Commemorating a Race Riotnew

On Sept. 7, representatives from five communities -- Chinese, Japanese, South Asian, aboriginal, and labor -- will commemorate Vancouver's anti-Asian riot of 1907.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  08-31-2007  |  Race & Class

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