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The “Non-Partisan” Association, Vancouver’s zombie political party

August 13, 2014

The “Non-Partisan” Association, Vancouver’s zombie political party


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This post is for Vancouverites who are either new to the city, or who are urban or civic politics nerds but aren’t acquainted with the early historical roots of the local civic political party that is known—somewhat hilariously—as the Non Partisan Association (NPA).

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A friend put this captioned magazine page through my mailbox

May 29, 2014

A friend put this captioned magazine page through my mailbox

This made me laugh quite hard.

Also, courtesy of the enjoyable fuckyournoguchitable tumblr: antlers, actual real taxidermy, fake taxidermy, steer skull and cardboard antlers.

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Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan or DTES LAP

March 12, 2014

Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan or DTES LAP

The Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan or DTES LAP is a comprehensive plan for a significant area of downtown/East Vancouver. It goes before City Council this week, where Council seems likely to pass it despite significant opposition.

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Imminent demolition of 122 year old building in Vancouver’s old Japantown

December 3, 2013

Imminent demolition of 122 year old building in Vancouver’s old Japantown

The frantic festival of demolition continues in Vancouver, a city whose demolition rate is double that of Toronto’s. And Toronto is no paragon of heritage either.

The City of Vancouver is attempting to force demolition of the 122 year-old building which belongs to the Ming Sun Benevolent Society.

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Interior design and architecture in a world gentrifying at a surreal pace

June 20, 2013

Interior design and architecture in a world gentrifying at a surreal pace

In case you think that what follows is an exaggeration, please take a quick look at the recent articles listed below. They are only a small selection from a rising wave of articles on gentrification and the new super-rich. 

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On Rize (Or Forcing A Luxury Highrise On A Neighbourhood That Really Doesn’t Want It)

April 5, 2012

On Rize (Or Forcing A Luxury Highrise On A Neighbourhood That Really Doesn’t Want It)

UPDATE: This disastrous, precedent-setting development was passed by our City Council, dominated by supposedly “green” Vision Vancouver, in a 9-1 vote.  It was not sent back to design; only vague requests to the developer to make it smaller and less ugly were uttered.

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