Cyclers praise bike path progress

Vancouver adding more kilometres of bike routes this year than in the past eight combined By Jonathan Fowlie Vancouver Sun The city is expected to add more kilometres of official bike routes this year than it has over the past eight years combined. A city report shows the number of routes designated for bicycle traffic …

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Canadians Invited to Support Vancouver’s Bid for 2008 Paralympic Torch Relay

International event will promote tourism & inclusion: Sullivan Mayor Sam Sullivan and Vancouver Councillor B.C. Lee today invited Canadians to contact www.samsullivan.ca and support Vancouver’s bid to host the 2008 Paralympic Torch Relay. The Beijing Organizing Committee of Olympic Games (BOCOG) is planning to hold an unprecedented 2008 Paralympic Games Torch Relay which will be …

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Bring the Paralympic Torch to Vancouver!

Bring the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games Torch to Vancouver 简体 繁體 English In the summer of 2008, the City of Beijing will play host to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The eyes of the world will be watching as China welcomes athletes from every corner of the globe. For the first time in Paralympic history, …

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Mayor Sullivan Welcomes Incoming Police Chief

Mayor Sam Sullivan today welcomed incoming Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Chief Constable Jim Chu to City Council chambers. As Chair of the Police Board, Mayor Sullivan announced Deputy Chief Chu’s appointment at VPD headquarters last week. “On behalf of all Councillors, I want to congratulate Deputy Chief Chu on his new appointment,” said Mayor Sullivan. …

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Mayor Supports Proposed Motion to Establish Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

Resolutions support goal of environmental leadership Mayor Sam Sullivan today announced he will support a proposed motion to establish greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets for the City of Vancouver. Councillor Peter Ladner is expected to introduce the motion at today’s City Council meeting. “Enhancing Vancouver’s reputation for environmental leadership is one of the goals I …

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Local & Regional Elected Officials Invited to Participate in 2007 Vancouver Pride Parade

Mayor Sam Sullivan and City Councillors Tim Stevenson and Elizabeth Ball today invited local and regional elected officials to participate in the 2007 Vancouver Pride Parade. This year’s event takes place Sunday, August 5 – proceeding from Denman Street to Pacific and Beach Avenues to Sunset Beach. “The Pride Parade demonstrates our community’s commitment to …

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Mayor Welcomes Hotel Purchase

“Homeless Action Plan” SRO targets more than doubled: Sullivan Mayor Sam Sullivan today welcomed the City of Vancouver’s purchase of the Drake Hotel to help increase access to affordable social housing in the city. Today’s announcement will help achieve Vancouver’s Project Civil City goal to reduce homelessness by a minimum of 50% by 2010. “Delivering …

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Reinventing the asylum

New uses for old mental hospitals are innovative but highly controversial By Ken MacQueen Macleans.ca The massive old Crease Clinic of Psychological Medicine — on the southern fringe of the grounds of the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in the Vancouver suburban of Coquitlam — exudes the sort of ominous aura that raises hairs on the back …

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Vancouver seeks 2008 Paralympic torch

By Jeff Lee Vancouver Sun Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan hopes to convince the organizers of the 2008 Beijing Games to bring the Paralympic torch relay to Vancouver. The mayor announced today he’s had some discussions with the Beijing Organizing Committee, which is considering mounting an around-the-world relay for the Paralympic torch.

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