Andrea Reimer: Let’s act now to ensure the best future for the Downtown Eastside

As Vancouverites, we all care about the Downtown Eastside. No matter what neighbourhood you live in, we all know that we can never be a truly great city until we take care of our oldest and most vulnerable community.

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Building the team to keep up Vancouver’s momentum

2014 will be a pivotal year for Vancouver, with residents facing an important choice between keeping up our city’s momentum with Vision Vancouver or sliding backward with the NPA.

This spring, Vision Vancouver members will be choosing the positive, progressive, and diverse team who will serve as our candidates for Mayor, City Council, School Board, and Park Board in November’s local election.

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Vancouver mayor wants UBC subway line considered of ‘national significance’

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Getting federal money for the $3-billion line unlikely without such a designation, Robertson says

By Peter O'Neil 

OTTAWA — The Harper government needs to be convinced that the proposed $3-billion Broadway subway line to the University of B.C. is a project of “national significance,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said Wednesday.

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The Globe and Mail: Why we should listen to the Vancouver mayor’s message about homelessness

By Andre Picard, October 29, 2013

Vancouver’s challenges with the homeless – the legions who suffer from addiction and untreated mental illness and roam its downtown streets – have been well-documented.

So, can other Canadian cities – along with provincial and federal governments – learn from their experiences, good and bad?

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