Art work to light up city during 2010 games

By Christina Montgomery, Vancouver Province Lighting will play a big role in the public art displays that will transform Vancouver’s main streets during the 2010 Olympics. And artists will have to move fast to take advantage of the $5.9 million available for what is likely to be the biggest art show in the city’s history. …

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Mayor Sullivan reveals plans for Olympic streetcar line test

By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun The City of Vancouver will spend $8 million for a 60-day demonstration of a streetcar service to connect Granville Island and the Canada Line rapid transit station at Cambie Street during the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. Mayor Sam Sullivan unveiled plans for what is being dubbed the Olympic Line, with …

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Vancouver gives green light to electric cars

Becomes first major Canadian city to allow the zero-emission vehicles on city streets By Frances Bula Globe and Mail Vancouver is about to become the first major Canadian city that allows manufactured electric cars on its streets. That has local electric-car enthusiasts predicting that the city’s aggressive leadership will produce a rush to buy electric …

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Downtown Ambassadors® now providing 24/7 service

Release from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association Mayor Sullivan and representatives of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) provided an update on the expansion of the Downtown Ambassador Program – now running 24/7. The Downtown Ambassadors are funded primarily by the 8,000 businesses and property owners in the 90-blocks of the DVBIA’s area …

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Sullivan in awe of star treatment for Beijing’s Paralympics

by Rod Mickleburgh Globe and Mail The Paralympic Games have always been a bit of an awkward afterthought to the spectacular show of the Olympics, mostly ignored by the public and the media despite the compelling stories and achievements of many competitors. But Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, himself a quadriplegic, believes that China’s no-holds-barred staging …

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