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Pro-patio politician aims to quell Granville’s sidewalk chaos

July 9, 2013
Pro-patio politician aims to quell Granville’s sidewalk chaos

Three years after the City of Vancouver redesigned the downtown strip of Granville Street, Non-Partisan Association city councillor George Affleck says it needs to change. CBC | British Columbia News

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Liberal MLA could stay on as Surrey councillor

July 3, 2013
Liberal MLA could stay on as Surrey councillor

The Mayor of Surrey says its possible Liberal MLA Marvin Hunt will not be giving up his other job as city councillor. Dianne Watts says Hunt can keep attending what council meetings he is available to, while some of his civic workload is shifted to other councillors. “Marvin will remain in his role as city [...]

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Block parties different than car-free days, says councillor

June 18, 2013
Block parties different than car-free days, says councillor

Thousands of people crammed Vancouver city streets for “car free” block parties over the weekend, but the Vancouver City councillor behind the “Engaged City Task Force” says their block parties will be different. Andrea Reimer says the car free days are fantastic, but she is aiming for a city-wide event that has neighbours organizing events for,  [...]

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Councillor wants permanent home for Vancouver dragon boaters

June 18, 2013
Councillor wants permanent home for Vancouver dragon boaters

A Vancouver city councillor is working to find the dragon boating community a permanent home. For years, dragon boaters have used a small trailer near the Telus World of Science to store their equipment and a small room at Creekside Community Centre for administration. NPA Coun. George Affleck says it’s time to make a firm [...]

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Avoiding civic by-elections not as easy as first pitched

May 24, 2013

A Surrey city councillor turned Liberal MLA says there is no simple solution to avoiding costly civic by-elections despite what Premier Christy Clark said yesterday. Marvin Hunt says there are more questions than answers when it comes to councillors just taking an unpaid leave of absence until the new year, before officially resigning. “I found [...]

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