Mayor’s Communiqué: Message from China

Mayor Sullivan visits the Great Wall of China on his Trail Rider Well what a show! Last week, the 2008 Summer Olympics came to a close with a spectacular closing ceremony. I’ve been fortunate to be here in Beijing, joined last week by Clr. Suzanne Anton and soon to be joined by Clr. B.C. Lee. …

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Flaming Fantastic

From Ken MacQueen, Maclean’s magazine Ran into Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan in Beijing today. He’s here for some meet-and-greet, followed by some sightseeing and then his participation in the upcoming torch relay for the Paralympics. You might think it would be a challenge for Sullivan, a quadriplegic, to hoist the torch, but the gritty mayor …

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Excitement for 2010 Olympics builds on both sides of border

By David Chircop and Yoshiaki Nohara, Everett Herald Writers Photo gallery link VANCOUVER, B.C. — Massive Olympic and Paralympic flags fly from a seven-story flagpole outside Vancouver’s city hall. On Cambie Street to the west of the Depression-era government building, heavy machinery and jackhammers chip away at a tunnel for a rapid transit rail line …

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Vancouver getting safer, says police crime report

By Cassidy Olivier, The Province Vancouver is slowly becoming a safer city to live in with crime rates dropping steadily since the peak crime years of the mid-90s, according to the Vancouver Police Department’s (VPD) 2007 annual report on crime. Released today, the report shows significant decreases in violent crime numbers between 2006 and 2007 …

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VPD Annual Report: Vancouver Crime Rate continues to drop

The newly released Vancouver Police Department 2007 Annual Report shows a long-term trend of Vancouver’s crime rate dropping since its peak in the mid-1990s. Statistics show double-digit decreases in theft and break & enters between 2006-2007. While serious concerns still exist around property crime, gang violence and the effects of drug abuse and mental illness …

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Mayor Sam basks in some Olympic limelight after all

ROD MICKLEBURGH The Globe and Mail BEIJING — Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan may have been dumped by his own party back home, but here in Beijing he’s in his element. It’s Mayor Sam at his best. Sitting in his wheelchair in the midst of the busy main corridor at the Main Press Centre, Sam has …

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