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July 3, 2015 |
Without quick action from the federal and provincial governments, transit service across the entire Metro Vancouver region will suffer.

Vote 'Yes': Defend the right to mobility in the Vancouver transit referendum

Photo: flickr/ Paul Kimo McGregor

Not very long ago, people with disabilities and older seniors were routinely isolated in their homes or in institutions. Even sidewalks designs excluded people using wheelchairs. We have come a long way, with the right to move and participate in society now being widely recognized. But there is a danger that we will slip backwards towards that dark past, just as the first baby boomers enter their 70s and the population of people over 80s soars.

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April 29, 2015 |
The wage needed to cover the costs of raising a family in Metro Vancouver is $20.68 per hour. The hourly wage that two working parents with two young children must earn to meet their basic expenses.

Solving Vancouver's homelessness problem through public health care

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Behind Vancouver's breathtaking postcard views live almost 2,000 homeless people.

Although rarely mentioned when describing Vancouver's stunning green spaces, sandy beaches and snow-dusted mountains that peek between downtown's glass towers, they are no less part of the city landscape.

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| April 23, 2015
April 15, 2015 |
The scheduled closure of the Vancouver Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre threatens the ability to prevent shipping accidents and the capacity to provide a rapid response.

Poor response to toxic spill in Vancouver warns against bitumen

Photo: Tyson Kelsall

On Thursday April 9, residents in Vancouver -- occupied xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwəta land -- woke to news of a toxic fuel spill in English Bay, remnants having made their way to a popular downtown beach.

According to Vancouver City Councilor Geoff Meggs, the federal government had reports of the spill between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, but didn't officially notify the City of Vancouver until 6 a.m. Thursday.

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| April 7, 2015
April 6, 2015 |
A new study offers insights into how parents of young children travel from place to place within Vancouver, and how they'd like to see their experience improve.
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