Monthly Archives: November 2014

Metro Vancouver Board meeting Fri Nov 29 – last one this Council term: Air quality, GHG management, wood stoves, SO2, car share, transpo, Howe Sound

This is the last Metro Vancouver Board meeting of this term. Although mostly incumbents stayed in power as mayors in the Metro region with the November 15 civic elections, there were some changes in city councillors, and the directors appointed … Continue reading

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Deadline extended for public input on key finance reform limits to Dec 5th. Public hearing Nov 29th

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
The deadline for public input on key changes to British Columbia’s municipal elections finance limits has been extended to Friday, December 5, 2014. As well, an additional Public Hearing…

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Metro Vancouver region 2014 civic election results

Lower Mainland civic election results: List below (Courtesy of News1130.com) MetroVanWatch congratulates the reelected and newly elected candidates. We look forward to four years of increased transparency, accountability, and public service from Metro Vancouver (GVRD). As one first big step … Continue reading

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Port Moody candidates disclose donations, now posted by Moody Centre Community Association

A wave of transparency is breaking out across the Metro Vancouver region. The latest breakthrough is in Port Moody, where the Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) asked this question at an all-candidates meeting it hosted on November 5, 2014: Vancouver candidates have said they’ll … Continue reading

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Burnaby Mayor Corrigan & NDP-affiliated BCA council voted against limits on donations to election campaigns

MetroVanWatch received this submission from the Burnaby First Coalition. It looks like valuable information for the public. Burnaby Mayor Corrigan and  NDP’s BCA council voted against limits of donations to election campaigns. Refer to this April 2010 Report to Council (Burnaby).   (This … Continue reading

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Time to get ready to vote (by Dermod Travis, Integritybc): “Obscene campaign spending not just a Vancouver phenomenon”

We reprint here a commentary submission by Dermod Travis of IntegrityBC. See the full original text on the Integritybc.ca website. We also bring this link up to the top: Complete list of candidates running across B.C.: http://www.election2014.civicinfo.bc.ca/2014/index.asp Commentary: Time to … Continue reading

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Is Burnaby the Metro region’s most non-transparent city?

Submitted from a reader… What is lurking in the digital files at city hall? Pay me $2,677.00 and I’ll tell you. The November 7, 2014, Vancouver Sun reports that the difficulties in gaining access to information at Burnaby’s City Hall are … Continue reading

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