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Ladner wins by 80 votes!

By samanthaorwell on June 8, 2008 - 7:43pm

Ladner wins by 80 votes!

Wheelchair accessible: Vancouver 1, Toronto zero

By samanthaorwell on June 8, 2008 - 6:31pm

Full post with links:

Earlier this month the Sam Sullivan had a perfect photo op for Translink’s 100% wheelchair accessible system. I don’t know that we can credit Sam Sullivan for this breakthrough in Vancouver, but I have to admit that the city is making amazing progress with respect to making physical spaces accessible to people.

Mayor Sam Sullivan said being able to get around with ease and freedom is a luxury most people don’t know they have.
“It’s amazing to (now) be able to go into any bus in the city,” he said.
“I love the new buses,” McCain added. “I love the fact that you can back in and don’t have to lock your chair. You don’t need any help.”
“(This) will get more people on the transit system.”

November Election absentee ballot?

By samanthaorwell on April 30, 2008 - 8:27pm

Does anybody know how to vote in the municipal nov. election when you are OUT of the city? I will be travelling durign that time but still want to vote.

Collaboration for Change: On Mental Health, Addiction and Homelessness

By samanthaorwell on April 29, 2008 - 8:06pm


Remember Project Civil City- the best homeless hating document created? It's been a long time since it has poked it's ugly little head out. Sam Sullivan is bringing it back. with a vengeance. and if you ask me, it's just to take your eye off of the failure that is EcoDensity (*ahem* Brent Toderian saying that a completely new draft is needed and ALL the actions require change).

Vancouver Giants Day at City Hall - Canucks Outsider podcast #54

By uncleweed on May 31, 2007 - 8:16am

NOTE: Cross posted from - Home of the Canucks Outsider and more hockey culture. BC Floorball Challenge podcast coming soon!

At Vancouver City Halll, Mayor Sam proclaims May 29 as Vancouver Giants day to celebrate the Memorial Cup victory vs Medicine Hat Tigers and Dave O chats with Owner Pat Quinn, Giants Captain Brent Festerling, Coach Don Hay and listens to Ron Toigo thank the people and talk about Gordie Howe's reactions to the win. 

Also snippets with Memorial Cup MVP Milan Lucic and Canadian Gold Medalist Kendal Mcardle along with the usual politcal grandstanding and pompitude.

Topics include Gordie Howe's happiness and sadness, next year's Giants captain, best way to develop young hockey players, future Mem Cups in Vancouver, Pat Quinn's next job, Don Hay's secrets and predictions on future success.

Download Vancouver Giants Day at City Hall - Canucks Outsider #54 (.mp3, 26:40, 24MB)

A Panel Discussion & Debate on Project Civil City

By Richard Eriksson on May 1, 2007 - 12:35pm

May 1 2007 - 7:00pm
May 1 2007 - 9:00pm

From the poster appearing around Vancouver:

Project Civil City

Late last year, Mayor Sam Sullivan introduced “Project Civil City” – an ambitious initiative that seeks to reduce homelessness, tackle crime, reduce drug dealing, and clean up the city. All by 2010.

But along with the broad goals of PCC are a veritable wish list featuring dozens of “possible actions” – including a “no sit no lie bylaw,” surveillance cameras, a crackdown on jaywalking and helmet-less bicycle riding, and potential changes to the criminal code. What will all these potential responses mean? And who will be affected if they are implemented? [...]

Speakers include:

  • Steve Herbert, Department of Geography, University of Washington
  • Irwin Oostindie, DTES Community Arts Network; E.D. Gallery Gachet
  • Dave Park, Chief Economist, Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
  • Cheryl Williamson-Harms, West End Citizens Action Network

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