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Off the Cluff: Public Art Ladders to Nowhere (with Mike Klassen)

Off the Cluff: Public Art Ladders to Nowhere (with Mike Klassen)

Nobody's saying 'no more public art.' But it's fair to ask whether some installations are pointlessly pricey.
SkyTrain to UBC – just build it, already

SkyTrain to UBC – just build it, already

This proposal has its naysayers, says Daniel Fontaine – and they’re all wrong.
'If I was starting a business now, it wouldn't be in Vancouver.'

'If I was starting a business now, it wouldn't be in Vancouver.'

Astronomical Property Tax rates are forcing some companies out of town – or out of business
UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 4

UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck - Episode 4

Jody and George focus on some crazy, expensive decisions at Vancouver City Council, the results of the Nanaimo by-election, the ongoing saga of the Plecas report, Skytrain to UBC, and a few other hot topics.
B.C. mayors shaking down energy companies are ignoring reality

B.C. mayors shaking down energy companies are ignoring reality

City of Victoria politicians continue to ignore how important oil and gas have been to their community's development and wealth.
Prince George and the future of resource-based communities

Prince George and the future of resource-based communities

B.C.'s northern capital knows first-hand how resource development can improve city services.
Off the Cluff: Now Vancouver Wants Electoral Reform? (w/ George Affleck)

Off the Cluff: Now Vancouver Wants Electoral Reform? (w/ George Affleck)

Prop rep might be dead, but the electoral reform crowd has turned its sights on B.C.'s largest city government.
What goes up, must come down – except property taxes

What goes up, must come down – except property taxes

Municipalities are raising taxes because of the Employer Health Tax – but will they reduce them next year when it disappears?
The do's and don'ts of city funding

The do's and don'ts of city funding

After an ill-conceived idea to hold up resource companies, a better idea to solve Metro Vancouver's fiscal woes
Not just a big city issue: The Price is Right on ridesharing

Not just a big city issue: The Price is Right on ridesharing

It’s common to hear calls for ridesharing in Vancouver – but as Bob Price discovers, the Interior also wants to get on board