• Caught on video: Vancouver city council outburst

    http://vancouver.katu.com/content/caught-video-vancouver-city-council-outburst VANCOUVER, Wash. - Things got a little out of hand, to say the least, at a recent city council meeting in Vancouver. And now one council woman is being investigated as a result. Jeanne Harris, who is running this year on a platform of building "a transportation system that makes it easier for us to http://vancouver.katu.com/content/caught-video-vancouver-city-council-outburst

    published: 19 Sep 2010
  • Vancouver's Future Skytrain Lines (The Mayors' Council's 10 Year Plan: Explained)

    Vancouver's got a lot to be excited about when it comes to future transit updates. From service improvements and new B-Lines, to a Broadway Skytrain Extension and Surrey Light Rail, we'll cover it all. But first: who's behind this changes? ---- My Media ---- Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisherevancouver Twitter: @herevancouver https://www.Facebook.com/thisherevancouver @joshmessmer Blog: https://joshmessmer.tumblr.com My Films & Art: https://www.JoshMessmer.com Art & Culture Video Essays: https://www.messmersmusings.com Vancouver Videos: https://www.thisherevancouver.com ---- More About the Video ---- Royalty-Free Music by Chuki Video Made with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop Recorded with Audio-Technica and Tascam equipment

    published: 12 Sep 2017
  • CBC News: Activists disrupt Vancouver city council meeting to protest homelessness

    Protesters occupied council chambers at Vancouver City Hall Tuesday, disrupting a council meeting to protest the city's ongoing homeless crisis. The group consisted of activists and residents from various organizations and hotspots in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside, including the Balmoral Hotel, the "Ten Year Tent City," the Carnegie Community Action Project, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) and others. Jean Swanson, of the Carnegie Community Action Project, took Mayor Gregor Robertson's chair shortly before noon.

    published: 28 Jun 2017
  • Vancouver City Council Meeting on New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations

    POT TV - Vancouver City Councillors discussed new proposed regulations designed by City Staff to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in this meeting held on April 28, 2015. The public hearing on the new dispensary rules is Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6 pm. To register to speak at the Public Hearing regarding regulations for medical marijuana retail, please send your email to publichearing@vancouver.ca after 8:30 am on Friday, May 29. Comments provided to Mayor and Council at mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca will be distributed to Council in advance of the hearing.

    published: 19 May 2015
  • Racist comment at City of North Vancouver council meeting

    published: 07 May 2013
  • Vancouver City Council: 'Gavel down' outburst violated code of ethics

    http://vancouver.katu.com/content/vancouver-city-council-gavel-down-outburst-violated-code-ethics Earlier this month, City Council member Jeanne Harris got into a shouting match with a citizen at a city council meeting and later walked out. The City Council discussed the matter on Thursday and decided that she violated the council's code of ethics. http://vancouver.katu.com/content/vancouver-city-council-gavel-down-outburst-violated-code-ethics

    published: 01 Oct 2010
  • CBC News: West Vancouver council threatens to demolish $2.9M home

    The District of West Vancouver is threatening to tear down a multi-million dollar home after dealing with a four-year dispute over building permits. According to a staff report, the home at 733 20th St was built without building permits, proper inspections or adherence to district bylaws.

    published: 27 Jun 2017
  • Jean Swanson for Vancouver City Council

    published: 02 Aug 2017
  • Editorial Board: Vancouver City Council, Position 3

    The Editorial Board met with candidates for Vancouver City Council, Position 3: Michelle Beardshear, Vaughn Henderson and Linda Glover, Monday June 26, 2017.

    published: 26 Jun 2017
  • Vancouver Council Takes Stand Against Smart Meters

    http://www.emfnews.org/store/home-cell-phone-and-mobile-tower-radiation-meters.html http://www.emfnews.org/store/home-cell-phone-and-mobile-tower-radiation-meters/radio-frequency-microwave-meters.html Vancouver city council has joined a growing chorus of local municipalities asking BC Hydro to allow electricity users to opt out of having smart meters installed in their homes. But it also said Hydro should continue to research alternatives for real-time measurement of energy consumption, and asked it to beef up it security to protect individual household privacy. In modifying and adopting a motion by Coun. Adriane Carr, the lone Green councillor supporting the continued voluntary use of conventional analogue meters, Vancouver council joined nearly 40 other B.C. municipalities in trying t...

    published: 09 May 2012
  • Vancouver City Council: Unlike any other.

    Jack Burkman of the Vancouver City Council describes how the City of Vancouver operates.

    published: 04 Apr 2013
  • Vancouver Council Could Vote On Empty Home Tax Today

    We could soon know whether council will vote to bring in a tax based on 1 % of the property's assessed value.

    published: 15 Nov 2016
  • City of Vancouver- Candidates for Council

    http://Shaw.ca/Decision2014

    published: 12 Nov 2014
  • Editorial Board: Vancouver City Council, Pos. 1

    Candidates running for Vancouver City Council, Pos. 1, Scott Campbell, Jacob Kerr, David Roberts and Nicolette Horaites met with The Columbian's Editorial Board, Friday June 23, 2017.

    published: 26 Jun 2017
  • Vancouver City Council Workshop on the Water

    On July 27th the Vancouver City Council workshop took place on board Vancouver Fire Department's quick-response boat, Discovery. Presenters gave Council an on the Columbia River view of waterfront projects.

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • District of West Vancouver - Candidates for Council

    http://shaw.ca/Decision2014

    published: 10 Nov 2014
  • The Vancouver Food Policy Council

    Peak Moment 35: Vancouver's food charter calls for a "just and sustainable food system." Council member Spring Gillard elaborates on city-wide collaborations to improve access to groceries, waste management, institutional food purchasing, and a goal of 2010 food-producing garden plots by 2010.

    published: 20 Oct 2006
  • Vancouver council discusses Holmes' raise

    The Vancouver City Council discusses and authorizes city manager Eric Holmes' recent pay raise.

    published: 19 Jun 2014
  • 2017-06-13 Vancouver City Council - 105 Keefer vote

    published: 15 Jun 2017
  • The Joys of Busking - Vancouver "Noise cops" making seizure threats & advice to work at Starbucks

    Here are some clips from my encounter with City of Vancouver noise bylaw drones on June 9/2017, 3 pm. I could have posted more footage, but only wanted to highlight the most questionable moments, the ones where their supervisors sit them down for a talk and hopefully try to educate. This sermon went on for 20 minutes. They made good money with their well paying city jobs, shutting down creativity in the time honoured tradition of fascism everywhere, while I made ZERO money due to their rude interruption in the middle of my emotional improv performance. If that wasn't enough, I got incredibly inappropriate advice from her that "Starbucks is hiring". Read that again. She's a city drone in a hazard suit that told me, a forty year musician, that if I had problems with them shutting down my mus...

    published: 11 Jun 2017
  • Vancouver City Council - Editorial Board

    Candidates for the Vancouver City Council met Wednesday, July 1, 2015 with The Columbian's editorial board.

    published: 02 Jul 2015
  • David Madore appears at Vancouver City Council in 2010

    Footage from CVTV.

    published: 09 May 2013
  • North Vancouver Museum at the Pipeshop - Defeated by NV City Council

    In a closed door session of council held January 11th 2016, the City of North Vancouver's support for a new museum in the Pipe-Shop was withdrawn, and the 5 million dollar matching donation agreement was terminated. The Mayor's 'Slate' voted as a block against continuing support for the Pipe-Shop Museum vision. The question is why? Why A Museum ? Why At The Shipyards ? Why In The Pipe-Shop ? Museums are often considered places at which we store relics, so that the very few who are interested, can look-back upon our history. While traditional Museums are generally used to display artifacts, that is not the concept which the North Vancouver Museum & Archives envisaged for this new state of the art facility. Which brings us to our first question: ‘Why A Museum'. Our 4 square mile City, ...

    published: 13 Feb 2016
  • Meet Diego Cardona — your Vision Vancouver candidate for Council

    Diego Cardona is your Vision Vancouver candidate for the October 14 by-election. Diego is a fresh new voice in Vancouver’s political scene. Learn more about him, and get involved at votevision.ca.

    published: 06 Sep 2017
Caught on video: Vancouver city council outburst

Caught on video: Vancouver city council outburst

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http://vancouver.katu.com/content/caught-video-vancouver-city-council-outburst VANCOUVER, Wash. - Things got a little out of hand, to say the least, at a recent city council meeting in Vancouver. And now one council woman is being investigated as a result. Jeanne Harris, who is running this year on a platform of building "a transportation system that makes it easier for us to http://vancouver.katu.com/content/caught-video-vancouver-city-council-outburst
https://wn.com/Caught_On_Video_Vancouver_City_Council_Outburst
Vancouver's Future Skytrain Lines (The Mayors' Council's 10 Year Plan: Explained)

Vancouver's Future Skytrain Lines (The Mayors' Council's 10 Year Plan: Explained)

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Vancouver's got a lot to be excited about when it comes to future transit updates. From service improvements and new B-Lines, to a Broadway Skytrain Extension and Surrey Light Rail, we'll cover it all. But first: who's behind this changes? ---- My Media ---- Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisherevancouver Twitter: @herevancouver https://www.Facebook.com/thisherevancouver @joshmessmer Blog: https://joshmessmer.tumblr.com My Films & Art: https://www.JoshMessmer.com Art & Culture Video Essays: https://www.messmersmusings.com Vancouver Videos: https://www.thisherevancouver.com ---- More About the Video ---- Royalty-Free Music by Chuki Video Made with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop Recorded with Audio-Technica and Tascam equipment
https://wn.com/Vancouver's_Future_Skytrain_Lines_(The_Mayors'_Council's_10_Year_Plan_Explained)
CBC News: Activists disrupt Vancouver city council meeting to protest homelessness

CBC News: Activists disrupt Vancouver city council meeting to protest homelessness

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Protesters occupied council chambers at Vancouver City Hall Tuesday, disrupting a council meeting to protest the city's ongoing homeless crisis. The group consisted of activists and residents from various organizations and hotspots in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside, including the Balmoral Hotel, the "Ten Year Tent City," the Carnegie Community Action Project, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) and others. Jean Swanson, of the Carnegie Community Action Project, took Mayor Gregor Robertson's chair shortly before noon.
https://wn.com/Cbc_News_Activists_Disrupt_Vancouver_City_Council_Meeting_To_Protest_Homelessness
Vancouver City Council Meeting on New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations

Vancouver City Council Meeting on New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations

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POT TV - Vancouver City Councillors discussed new proposed regulations designed by City Staff to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in this meeting held on April 28, 2015. The public hearing on the new dispensary rules is Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6 pm. To register to speak at the Public Hearing regarding regulations for medical marijuana retail, please send your email to publichearing@vancouver.ca after 8:30 am on Friday, May 29. Comments provided to Mayor and Council at mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca will be distributed to Council in advance of the hearing.
https://wn.com/Vancouver_City_Council_Meeting_On_New_Medical_Marijuana_Dispensary_Regulations
Racist comment at City of North Vancouver council meeting

Racist comment at City of North Vancouver council meeting

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  • Updated: 07 May 2013
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https://wn.com/Racist_Comment_At_City_Of_North_Vancouver_Council_Meeting
Vancouver City Council: 'Gavel down' outburst violated code of ethics

Vancouver City Council: 'Gavel down' outburst violated code of ethics

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http://vancouver.katu.com/content/vancouver-city-council-gavel-down-outburst-violated-code-ethics Earlier this month, City Council member Jeanne Harris got into a shouting match with a citizen at a city council meeting and later walked out. The City Council discussed the matter on Thursday and decided that she violated the council's code of ethics. http://vancouver.katu.com/content/vancouver-city-council-gavel-down-outburst-violated-code-ethics
https://wn.com/Vancouver_City_Council_'Gavel_Down'_Outburst_Violated_Code_Of_Ethics
CBC News: West Vancouver council threatens to demolish $2.9M home

CBC News: West Vancouver council threatens to demolish $2.9M home

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  • Updated: 27 Jun 2017
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The District of West Vancouver is threatening to tear down a multi-million dollar home after dealing with a four-year dispute over building permits. According to a staff report, the home at 733 20th St was built without building permits, proper inspections or adherence to district bylaws.
https://wn.com/Cbc_News_West_Vancouver_Council_Threatens_To_Demolish_2.9M_Home
Jean Swanson for Vancouver City Council

Jean Swanson for Vancouver City Council

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  • Updated: 02 Aug 2017
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https://wn.com/Jean_Swanson_For_Vancouver_City_Council
Editorial Board: Vancouver City Council, Position 3

Editorial Board: Vancouver City Council, Position 3

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  • Updated: 26 Jun 2017
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The Editorial Board met with candidates for Vancouver City Council, Position 3: Michelle Beardshear, Vaughn Henderson and Linda Glover, Monday June 26, 2017.
https://wn.com/Editorial_Board_Vancouver_City_Council,_Position_3
Vancouver Council Takes Stand Against Smart Meters

Vancouver Council Takes Stand Against Smart Meters

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  • Updated: 09 May 2012
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http://www.emfnews.org/store/home-cell-phone-and-mobile-tower-radiation-meters.html http://www.emfnews.org/store/home-cell-phone-and-mobile-tower-radiation-meters/radio-frequency-microwave-meters.html Vancouver city council has joined a growing chorus of local municipalities asking BC Hydro to allow electricity users to opt out of having smart meters installed in their homes. But it also said Hydro should continue to research alternatives for real-time measurement of energy consumption, and asked it to beef up it security to protect individual household privacy. In modifying and adopting a motion by Coun. Adriane Carr, the lone Green councillor supporting the continued voluntary use of conventional analogue meters, Vancouver council joined nearly 40 other B.C. municipalities in trying to pressure Hydro to amend its $930-million wireless meter program. The Union of B.C. Municipalities has also raised questions about the need for a "smart grid." Last year politicians at the UBCM convention suggested Hydro may use the meters as the first step toward bringing in "time of use" rates that offer cheaper rates in non-peak hours but dramatically raise rates in peak evening hours. http://www.emfnews.org/store/home-cell-phone-and-mobile-tower-radiation-meters/magnetic-electric-meters.html http://www.emfnews.org/Smart-Meters-and-EMF-Radiation-Detection-Meters-Articles-and-Videos.html
https://wn.com/Vancouver_Council_Takes_Stand_Against_Smart_Meters
Vancouver City Council: Unlike any other.

Vancouver City Council: Unlike any other.

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  • Updated: 04 Apr 2013
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Jack Burkman of the Vancouver City Council describes how the City of Vancouver operates.
https://wn.com/Vancouver_City_Council_Unlike_Any_Other.
Vancouver Council Could Vote On Empty Home Tax Today

Vancouver Council Could Vote On Empty Home Tax Today

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We could soon know whether council will vote to bring in a tax based on 1 % of the property's assessed value.
https://wn.com/Vancouver_Council_Could_Vote_On_Empty_Home_Tax_Today
City of Vancouver- Candidates for Council

City of Vancouver- Candidates for Council

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  • Updated: 12 Nov 2014
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http://Shaw.ca/Decision2014
https://wn.com/City_Of_Vancouver-_Candidates_For_Council
Editorial Board: Vancouver City Council, Pos. 1

Editorial Board: Vancouver City Council, Pos. 1

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  • Updated: 26 Jun 2017
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Candidates running for Vancouver City Council, Pos. 1, Scott Campbell, Jacob Kerr, David Roberts and Nicolette Horaites met with The Columbian's Editorial Board, Friday June 23, 2017.
https://wn.com/Editorial_Board_Vancouver_City_Council,_Pos._1
Vancouver City Council Workshop on the Water

Vancouver City Council Workshop on the Water

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  • Updated: 31 Jul 2015
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On July 27th the Vancouver City Council workshop took place on board Vancouver Fire Department's quick-response boat, Discovery. Presenters gave Council an on the Columbia River view of waterfront projects.
https://wn.com/Vancouver_City_Council_Workshop_On_The_Water
District of West Vancouver - Candidates for Council

District of West Vancouver - Candidates for Council

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  • Updated: 10 Nov 2014
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http://shaw.ca/Decision2014
https://wn.com/District_Of_West_Vancouver_Candidates_For_Council
The Vancouver Food Policy Council

The Vancouver Food Policy Council

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  • Updated: 20 Oct 2006
  • views: 929
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Peak Moment 35: Vancouver's food charter calls for a "just and sustainable food system." Council member Spring Gillard elaborates on city-wide collaborations to improve access to groceries, waste management, institutional food purchasing, and a goal of 2010 food-producing garden plots by 2010.
https://wn.com/The_Vancouver_Food_Policy_Council
Vancouver council discusses Holmes' raise

Vancouver council discusses Holmes' raise

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The Vancouver City Council discusses and authorizes city manager Eric Holmes' recent pay raise.
https://wn.com/Vancouver_Council_Discusses_Holmes'_Raise
2017-06-13 Vancouver City Council - 105 Keefer vote

2017-06-13 Vancouver City Council - 105 Keefer vote

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https://wn.com/2017_06_13_Vancouver_City_Council_105_Keefer_Vote
The Joys of Busking - Vancouver "Noise cops" making seizure threats & advice to work at Starbucks

The Joys of Busking - Vancouver "Noise cops" making seizure threats & advice to work at Starbucks

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  • Updated: 11 Jun 2017
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Here are some clips from my encounter with City of Vancouver noise bylaw drones on June 9/2017, 3 pm. I could have posted more footage, but only wanted to highlight the most questionable moments, the ones where their supervisors sit them down for a talk and hopefully try to educate. This sermon went on for 20 minutes. They made good money with their well paying city jobs, shutting down creativity in the time honoured tradition of fascism everywhere, while I made ZERO money due to their rude interruption in the middle of my emotional improv performance. If that wasn't enough, I got incredibly inappropriate advice from her that "Starbucks is hiring". Read that again. She's a city drone in a hazard suit that told me, a forty year musician, that if I had problems with them shutting down my music income, I could serve coffee. "We're just doing our jobs" Sure, so was Himmler. The male was more reasonable, but she was overstepping her boundaries. There was a lot of intimidation, threats, warnings. The 60 minute max play time is ridiculous. You can barely get warmed up in that time. For the first 90 minutes, I didn't make a cent. They had no clue that no one adhered to this "rule". Been there for a few years & buskers don't leave until someone else comes along & wants the space. 2-3 hours minimum courtesy time is how we all did it. She also said "We are in the van down the street and we can't have a conversation with the windows closed." I have easily understood conversations all the time with my audience while playing and standing next to my amp & I have sensitive hearing. They tell me 60 db is max for busking. Do you know how loud that is? The level of normal conversation. We were talking louder than that in this video. Probably 75 minimum db. Did this not come up im the city council meeting while they wrote up their five page busking manifesto? Did someone not bother to check how quiet 60 db is? This makes it impossible to busk in Vancouver, with or without an amp. So what they should be telling me is not "Turn it down" but "Busking is not allowed." Why does she bother giving me the five page rules book & repeatedly, & annoyingly, asking me if I read it? Just say "Busking is not allowed." But I could surely work around the 60 db max? Yes! I could do a show where I hum songs at pedestrians. How can you come up to me as a noise bylaw enforcer without a db meter? Hey, city of vancouver, they have free apps on the app store now, have you heard? The guy actually told me he could not check my levels as he would have to sign out the db meter. You see, this would be a problem for me as it would "Escalate the situation", his supervisor would want followups, creating more work for him. Their merciful goal was to "Not let it get to that point." They run around as noise enforcers, without carrying the one essential, free piece of equipment they need to do their job. This is your tax dollars in action. City of Vancouver employees are now touted as one of the few that generate a living wage. That is at least $25-30 an hour. I recommend we start a donation fund so we can get them a real DB meter they can carry with them. Hey, I had a couple loonies on my bag. I should have donated right there! Maybe I should apply for their job and experience the joy of shutting myself down. I want to thank the wonderful city of Vancouver noise bylaw enforcers for "doing their job, without proof or data" & killing my already short summer busking show, my only source of income, depriving thousands of locals and tourists of good music, at a high level of spontaneous improvisation. It was great meeting people from so many countries. Adults and children posed for photos, filmed, thanked me, danced, gave me a blanket, bought cds, and even cried as they shook my hand telling me how a song brought back memories of a deceased loved one. It was always difficult to be heard, to concentrate, express myself through the noise and distraction of constant buses, sirens, police cars,. But when I made the connection with the audience it was all worth it, & made up for the abuse I received from drunks, addicts, thieves, & now those 4 people out of 500 who reported me to the noise police. Do they also report the constant sirens? Didn't think so. In time honoured tradition, it's always the minority that ruins it for the majority. Now, Vancouver, hub of real estate flippers, Trump hotel, abandoned shops on Robson street, and killer of art and culture, your waterfront entertainment goes back to drunk panhandlers who can't sing or play, or a guy on metal stilts raping a bagpipe. That is totally legal. So proud to be here and watch the downfall. Next stop, CBC news.
https://wn.com/The_Joys_Of_Busking_Vancouver_Noise_Cops_Making_Seizure_Threats_Advice_To_Work_At_Starbucks
Vancouver City Council - Editorial Board

Vancouver City Council - Editorial Board

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  • Updated: 02 Jul 2015
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Candidates for the Vancouver City Council met Wednesday, July 1, 2015 with The Columbian's editorial board.
https://wn.com/Vancouver_City_Council_Editorial_Board
David Madore appears at Vancouver City Council in 2010

David Madore appears at Vancouver City Council in 2010

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Footage from CVTV.
https://wn.com/David_Madore_Appears_At_Vancouver_City_Council_In_2010
North Vancouver Museum at the Pipeshop -  Defeated by NV City Council

North Vancouver Museum at the Pipeshop - Defeated by NV City Council

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In a closed door session of council held January 11th 2016, the City of North Vancouver's support for a new museum in the Pipe-Shop was withdrawn, and the 5 million dollar matching donation agreement was terminated. The Mayor's 'Slate' voted as a block against continuing support for the Pipe-Shop Museum vision. The question is why? Why A Museum ? Why At The Shipyards ? Why In The Pipe-Shop ? Museums are often considered places at which we store relics, so that the very few who are interested, can look-back upon our history. While traditional Museums are generally used to display artifacts, that is not the concept which the North Vancouver Museum & Archives envisaged for this new state of the art facility. Which brings us to our first question: ‘Why A Museum'. Our 4 square mile City, the City of North Vancouver, is but a minuscule foot print on the planet, yet at points throughout our history we have done great things. It can reasonably be argued that our City, and the greater North Shore, have played a strategic part in shaping the outcome of World War II. Looking back at the Wallace Shipyards which in 1921 became Burrard Drydock Company, this City's contribution to the Allied Forces in World War II is clearly evident. During the years 1940 through 1945 - Burrard Drydock was the busiest shipyard in all of Canada. During the Second World War, Burrard Drydock built 109 "Park" and "Fort" Liberty-class freighters, along with assorted corvettes, minesweepers and LSTs, as well as several Admiralty maintenance ships. It also converted and outfitted 19 escort carriers for the Royal Navy. At its peak, Burrard Drydock employed 14,000 workers, including 1,000 women. Over the years Burrard Drydock experienced several ownership changes, eventually becoming Versatile Pacific Shipyards in 1985. The enterprise went bankrupt in 1992 with the Federal Governments decision to cancel the Polar 8 shipbuilding contract. The last employees were laid-off and the assets and shipyard lands were sold off to developers. Without the supplies carried by those Liberty Ships to war torn Europe and Asia, Allied Forces would have fallen to German and Japanese forces. Had that occurred, the lines which today define national boundaries would be far different. The City of North Vancouver played a strong, vibrant and important role in global history. We have a storied past that needs telling, it needs a proper place to tell it! Not just anyplace! The right place!
https://wn.com/North_Vancouver_Museum_At_The_Pipeshop_Defeated_By_Nv_City_Council
Meet Diego Cardona — your Vision Vancouver candidate for Council

Meet Diego Cardona — your Vision Vancouver candidate for Council

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Diego Cardona is your Vision Vancouver candidate for the October 14 by-election. Diego is a fresh new voice in Vancouver’s political scene. Learn more about him, and get involved at votevision.ca.
https://wn.com/Meet_Diego_Cardona_—_Your_Vision_Vancouver_Candidate_For_Council