VANCOUVER — Decrying what homeless advocates say is a lack of serious political commitment to build enough affordable homes, Vancouver’s latest incarnation of a homeless encampment — nicknamed “KT Tent City” — seems here to stay.Continue reading Is KT Tent City In Vancouver to stay?
By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The member of Parliament for Vancouver East says she “wholeheartedly” supports ending police street checks, as city council tackles the issue amid a push from dozens of prominent organizations calling for a ban.Continue reading Vancouver MP Supports Ending Police Street Checks
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For the past two decades, the majority of British Columbia’s MPs have been Conservatives. Recent polls show that is about to change. The New Democratic Party (NDP) is poised to take over as many as 23 seats in the Federal election this October. One of the important political battles will be fought by Rachel Blaney, the NDP candidate for North Island-Powell River.
The ECOreport reposts Mayor Derek Corrigan Speaks Against Kinder Morgan at a Rally to Protect Conservation Land on Burnaby Mountain
The City of Burnaby is trying to enforce a municipal bylaw to protect Conservation Land on Burnaby Mountain. The giant US oil company, Kinder Morgan, has begun clear cutting and drilling in preparation for boring through the Mountain to ship heavy tar sands crude oil from Alberta through Burnaby to China.