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Urban Fix

Will Vancouver Ever Be Affordable?

Housing prices are out of touch, and we’re all mad as hell. But what if Vancouver’s not at fault. What if it’s us?

By published Apr 1, 2014

Vancouver Coastal Health's Mission Critical

In the face of yet another looming disaster on the Downtown Eastside—this one of violence, addiction, and mental illness—Vancouver Coastal Health struggles to streamline

By published Jan 1, 2014

Vision Vancouver: Is The Party Over?

Frustrated pockets across town suggest Vision Vancouver may not be facing a surefire three-peat when Election Day rolls around a year from now. Meet the first challengers

By published Nov 5, 2013

Election Night Report: Vancouver-Fraserview

In which a candidate wins a riding she was meant to lose, as part of an election that never believed its own press

By published Jul 1, 2013

Where is Vancouver's Big Bookstore?

Can we really claim international standing when we can’t even support a decent destination bookstore?

By published Jun 1, 2013

The People vs Gregor Robertson

Voted in—twice—on a platform of change, Vision Vancouver keeps running up against the necessary impediments of democracy. The clashes haven’t always been pretty between voters who want a say and leaders hell-bent on progress

By published May 2, 2013

The Fight for the Vancouver Art Gallery

After years of rumours and research, the Vancouver Art Gallery asked one last time for a new home. Not everyone loves the answer. The head of the VAG has a $300 million vision for the gallery. Yes, she has her critics. No, there will be no compromise.

By published Mar 13, 2013

Indoor Sex Work—Is It Safer For Everyone?

Prostitution has moved indoors, which means safety for sex workers and privacy for clients. But what does that mean to your neighbourhood?

By published Jan 1, 2013