Its Wild Heart Broken, a City, Like Its Eagles, Rebuilds

By CHRISTOPHER MASON Source: New York Times Published: January 29, 2007 No matter how high the office towers and condominiums get in this fast-growing city, those who live here still cling to the laid-back way of life that draws so many to Canada’s west coast, where spandex and a yoga roll are as common a …

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Living large on a small planet

Source: The Globe and Mail Thu 25 Jan 2007 Byline: Gary Mason, gmason@globeandmail.com While Mayor Sam Sullivan’s Eco-Density initiative hasn’t produced much excitement locally, it’s drawing attention elsewhere. The program, which promotes increasing density as a means of reducing our collective impact on the planet, is the subject of a lengthy and mostly positive examination …

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Alternative treatments give addicts a chance

Maintenance programs for cocaine and heroin users isn’t so different than giving meth to hyper-active children Source: Vancouver Sun Editorial Page, Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan’s plan to set up an alternative drug-treatment plan for 700 cocaine and crystal methamphetamine addicts might never come to fruition, but it’s something that should be …

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Mayor Sullivan backs substitution treatment

Mayor Sam Sullivan is playing a leadership role in the formation of a group that is seeking a Health Canada exemption to allow ‘substitution treatment’ for people with chronic addictions. The exemption would allow doctors to prescribe legally available oral medications as substitutes for addictive illegal drugs. Mayor Sullivan says the eventual goal of this …

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Happy New Year

In the first Council meeting of 2007, I took the opportunity to give a State of the City address outlining my goals and priorities for 2007 as your Mayor. The State of the City is a tradition that was observed by previous Mayors, but has not been practiced in recent years. I felt it was …

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Mayor backs green cabs

Sullivan said he favours licences for taxis that use alternate fuels Mayor Sam Sullivan added Tuesday to the cascade of green initiatives into which Canadian politicians have been throwing themselves recently. He announced he will support new city taxi licences only for vehicles that use alternate energy sources, and that he has invited former U.S. …

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Mayor Sullivan outlines Five Goals for a Better Vancouver

On January 16th, Mayor Sam Sullivan delivered his first State of the City address during the first Council meeting of 2007, reviving a New Years tradition in which Vancouver Mayors make a formal speech on the priorities of the year ahead. Focusing on Five Goals for a Better Vancouver, Mayor Sullivan urged Council to work …

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