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Rob Shaw: A Surrey policing deal is possible, if the mayor and solicitor general can just talk

Rob Shaw: A Surrey policing deal is possible, if the mayor and solicitor general can just talk

Surrey stands to gain greater financial support if it stands down from its legal challenge to the province
Kirk LaPointe: We need a regional government to address Metro Vancouver issues

Kirk LaPointe: We need a regional government to address Metro Vancouver issues

Metro Vancouver takes about $620 on average annually from households and is responsible for important services, yet lacks the accountability of an elected government, writes Kirk LaPointe
Geoff Russ: A last-minute plea to Vancouver to take a housing survey

Geoff Russ: A last-minute plea to Vancouver to take a housing survey

It's important to participate when neighbourhoods are at stake, writes Geoff Russ
Carson Binda: Vancouver turns Polly the parrot into a cash cow

Carson Binda: Vancouver turns Polly the parrot into a cash cow

The latest example of bird-brained bureaucracy, writes Carson Binda
Brian Palmquist: Tough questions for Vancouver as it considers a major housing move

Brian Palmquist: Tough questions for Vancouver as it considers a major housing move

Brian Palmquist poses questions that raise questions about Vancouver's 'missing middle' housing proposal
Kirk LaPointe: Vancouver’s urban planning might need the touch of an urban ‘economist’

Kirk LaPointe: Vancouver’s urban planning might need the touch of an urban ‘economist’

Alain Bertaud chose the perfect week for his first visit to Vancouver.
Kirk LaPointe: West Vancouver withholds severance info of former top brass

Kirk LaPointe: West Vancouver withholds severance info of former top brass

Let’s never forget it’s taxpayers’ money, and as a first principle taxpayers ought to know how every dollar is spent
Paul Sullivan: How city permits and fees help create unaffordable housing

Paul Sullivan: How city permits and fees help create unaffordable housing

Cities are vampires in the housing sector
Bruce Allen: The war on the car isn't working, and driving is still a nightmare

Bruce Allen: The war on the car isn't working, and driving is still a nightmare

E-bikes are putting pedestrians at risk, too
Kirk LaPointe: Surrey police overhaul started as a bold move and ended as a hot mess

Kirk LaPointe: Surrey police overhaul started as a bold move and ended as a hot mess

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke would be unwise to litigate following the province's decision on policing in Surrey, writes Kirk LaPointe