Media Coverage 2010

Vancouver Courier, December 31, 2010 2010 year in review

Vancouver Observer, December 31, 2010 Vancouver’s 5 best and 5 worst moments in 2010

Frances Bula, December 31, 2010 Vancouver mayor’s thoughts on the year: One big regret is “effing hacks”

Vancouver Courier, December 31, 2010 Vision has action packed 2010

City Caucus, December 31, 2010 Goodbye 2010! Hello civic election year

Frances Bula, December 31, 2010 2010: Hoping for a year of productive change

West Ender, December 28, 2010 Cover Story: WE’s 5th Annual New Year’s Resolution Poll

West Ender, December 22, 2010 Cover Story: Mayor’s Robertson’s past, present and future

Globe and Mail, December, 21, 2010 Gregor Robertson: For Vancouver mayor, 2010 was a year od accomplishment – and one tape-recorded regret

Vancouver Sun, December 13, 2010 On Vancouver’s disappearing views and why taller is riling the neighbours

Frances Bula, December 12, 2010 Three new views protected (sort of) and four spots for high towers ID’D

Vancouver Sun, December 12, 2010 Skyline may climb as Vancouver mulls building heights

Vancouver Observer, October 27, 2010 Point-Counterpoint: Kerr vs. Stevenson on West End development and the STIR program

Francis Bula, October 9, 2010 West End Neighbours – many applicants rejected, but wishing the mayor’s committee the best

Xtra West, October 8, 2010 Gays well represented on West End Mayor’s Advisory Committee

Francis Bula, October 8, 2010 Mayor chooses West End advisory committee

24H, September 24, 2010 An artist’s struggle: With brush in hand, artist Tiko Kerr spurs positive change

Vancouver Sun, September 22, 2010 Is Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson in trouble?

The Province, September 19, 2010 Lots of grey in mayor’s green plan

Vancouver Sun, September 18, 2010 Three essentials generate orderly change in our neighbourhoods

The Province, Editorial, September, 16, 2010. Chairman Gregor’s little green book.

Hoodsurf, September 16, 2010 Rezoning Battles: Marpole residents want comprehensive plan for Marine Gateway area

Vancouver Courier September 15, 201. Marpole rezoning plan tops unprecedented heights

Xtra West, September 13, 2010 West End group aims to scrutinize mayor’s committee. Launches online guide.

Francis Bula, September 12, 2010 Is there a link between money for the mayor’s website and the vision-defending blog

Sean Bickerton, September 7, 2010 The mayor has caused quite a STIR

Geoff Meggs, September 2010 Local pressures stifle rental housing across North America

Vancouver Sun, September 11, 2010 The argument against increasing density

Vancouver Courier, September 10, 2010 Despite tough summer, Vision holds strong

West Ender, September 8, 2010 West End tower project postponed

Francis Bula, September 7, 2010Catching up: West End Neighbours score a victory, compile bible of planning info

Xtra West, September 3, 2010 Comox St development halted pending more consultation

Vancouver Courier, September 3, 2010 12th and Cambie: Cursed and heard

Francis Bula, September 3, 2010 Back to turmoil: Distressed employees, West End muddle continues, media in a flap

Vancouver Courier, September 2, 2010 STIRing turnaround in West End by Mayor Gregor

Georgia Straight, September 2, 2010. Mayor Gregor Robertson chooses CBC to discuss bad news, including the Olympic Village

Vancouver Sun, September 1, 2010 Controversial apartment project delayed for further consultation

Vancouver Magazine, September 1, 2010 Mike Magee: Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Right Hand Man

City Caucus, August 26, 2010 Bill Rathie’s boner & other summer politics

Globe and Mail, August 17, 2010 Drive to build rentals sours in dense Vancouver

Note:The article contains errors. In response, WEN wrote a letter to the editor, which was not printed. Download the text of our letter here.

West Ender, August 6, 2010 West End groups skeptical of Mayor’s committee

Macleans, August 6, 2010 Easy Rider

Vancouver Sun, August 6, 2010 What kind of Vancouver do we want? Let’s ask those who live here

Courier, August 4, 2010 Two summer mistakes expose mayor’s attitude and intellect: Robertson shuns democratic requirements

Beyond Robson, July 31, 2010 WEN to Hold “Funeral Wake” for Maxine’s Building

Georgia Straight, July 29, 2010 WERA president says “different direction” led to creation of West End Neighbours

Vancouver Sun, July 28, 2010 Councillors, mayor must prove sincerity through action

Georgia Straight, July 28, 2010 West End “wake” planned for Maxine’s Hideaway

Business in Vancouver, July 27 – August 2, 2010 No need for rental housing to be shaken or stirred

Vancouver Sun, July 24, 2010 What I heard when the mayor swore

Vancouver Sun, July 23, 2010 Start Listening, politicians, it’s your job

Vancouver Sun, July 22, 2010 Editorial Cartoon: Signs that the mayor isn’t listening to you

Georgia Straight, July 22, 2010 Effing cool Gregor Robertson ringtones for your cell phone

Metro News, July 22, 2010 Art funds area fight

24H, July 22, 2010 Kerr fights city hall with his brush (p. 4)

City Caucus, July 22, 2010 Diane Watts signs in for another run at Mayor’s job

Vancouver Observer, July 21 West End fireworks are not just in the sky this year

Francis Bula, July 21, 2010 Broadway/Fraser social housing cut three floors

Alex G. Tsakumis, July 19, 2010 FOLLOW UP: Mayor Gregor Robertson…Millenium’s Sweetheart? The STIR Scandals

The Tyee, July 19, 2010 West End group to city: more communication needed

Francis Bula, July 19. 2010 Public consultation blooms suddenly at city: Marpole the latest to get special meetings

Vancouver Sun, July 19, 2010 Mayor’s gaffe slows city trust-building efforts

Vancouver Sun, July 17, 2010 Rental-housing plan turns into a lightening rod

Vancouver Sun, July 17, 2010 Mayor owes voters a duty to listen before speaking

Vancouver Sun, Civic Lee Speaking, July 17, 2010 Vancouver’s West End towers more than just a STIR problem

Vancouver Courier, July 16, 2010 Mayor’s political content, not f-bombs, the problem

West Ender, July 16, 2010 Mayor’s foul language clouds West End debate

North Shore News, July 16, 2010 12th and Cambie: F in history

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 2010 Furore highlights problems with current council system

The Province, July 16, 2010 F-bomb sells T-shirts

City Caucus, July 16, 2010 Vision attack dogs aim to crush Green Party’s Mackinnon

City Caucus, July 15, 2010 Are you an NPA Hack? You’re in good company!

City Caucus, July 15, 2010 “Sam Sullivan made me swear,” says Mayor Gregor

The Province, July 15, 2010 T-shirts take aim at Mayor Gregor Robertson’s f—ing hacks” faux pas

The Province, July 15, 2010 Editorial: Politicians disrespect citizens at their peril

The Province, July 15, 2010 Rubber stamping

Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2010 Editorial Cartoon: Direct from the mayor’s office (see July 14)

Times Colonist, July 14, 2010 Robertson and the F-word

Global TV, July 14, 2010 Mayor Gregor and Vision colleagues caught dissing council presenters

Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2010 Mayor’s gaffe: Is council listening?

Alex G. Tsakumis, July 14, 2010 The Real Reason for Gregor’s Groovy STIR-Related Meltdown – Scratch Out F$$ckin Backs, C’mon Man, Like, I Mean, It’s For the Party, Dude…

The Province, July 14, 2010 Robertson reveals himself as ignorant, arrogant

Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2010 Warning: This is about one f—ing taboo word

Vancouver Courier, July 14, 2010 Mayor apologizes for f-bomb on citizen speakers: microphone captures ‘NPA hacks’ barb

Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2010 Vancouver mayor’s gaffe slows city trust-building efforts

City Caucus, July 14, 2010 Don’t like Vision? Then Blame COPE

City Caucus, July 14, 2010 Can Vision Vancouver return to its founding principles?

Metro News, July 14, 2010 (p. 3) Wild west end fight on rezone

Alex G. Tsakumis, July 14, 2010 PRELUDE: Gregor Robertson to the NPA, Concerned Citizen’s, Worried Residents, Democracy and Open Dialogue: SHUT THE F#%& UP!

Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2010 Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s gaffe raises concern: Are politicians listening at council?

The Globe and Mail, July 13, 2010 Vancouver council urges offended group to join advisory committee

Vancouver Sun, July 13, 2010 Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s gaffe raises concerns: Are politicians listening at council?

24H Vancouver, July 13, 2010 ‘Vision is like a bully misbehaving’

Hoodsurf, July 13, 2010 West End Rezoning Battle Heats Up at City Council

Vancouver Sun, July 13, 2010 Microphone on as Gregor Robertson swears over speakers after meeting

24H Vancouver, July 13, 2010 Profanity-laced tirade by Mayor Robertson ruffles feathers

City Caucus, July 13, 2010 Local commentators rankled by Mayor Gregor

Toronto Sun, July 13, 2010 Vancouver mayor taped in expletive-laden tirade

The Province, July 13, 2010 ‘There is no excuse,’ says mayor: Robertson apologizes for disrespectful comments caught on open mic

Francis Bula, July 13, 2010 Vision wants “NPA hacks” to join committee – and they’re not so sure

Vancouver Sun, July 13, 2010 Gregor Robertson’s open mike, word for word

Reuters Africa, July 13, 2010 from Globe and Mail – Press Canada

The Province, July 13, 2010 Editorial: F bombs are bad, but attitude is real worry

The Province, July 13, 2010 Robertson reveals himself as ignorant, arrogant

Vancouver Sun, July 13, 2010 Mayor Gregor Robertson: ‘Is the mike on?’

Globe and Mail, July 13, 2010 Vancouver mayor puts foot in his potty mouth

Metro News, July 12, 2010 Vancouver Mayor apologizes for f-bomb

Vancouver Courier, July 12, 2010 Mayor apologizes for f-bomb attack on citizen speakers

National Post, July 12, 2010 Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson caught swearing on mic

Globe and Mail, July 12, 2010 Vancouver mayor caught in Gordon Brown moment

Global TV, July 12, 2010 Microphone on while Gregor Robertson swears over speakers after meeting

Globe and Mail, July 12, 2010 Mayor’s gaffe prompts apology

Vancouver Sun, July 12, 2010 Complete transcript: Mayor Gregor Robertson’s ‘potty mouth’ gaffe

Francis Bula, July 12, 2010 The stories behind the F bomb

Georgia Straight, July 12, 2010 Gregor Robertson apologizes for “inappropriate and disrespectful” remarks captured in on-line video

Francis Bula, July 12, 2010 Mayor’s blunder helps West End group score a victory

News 1130, July 12, 2010 Gregor Robertson apologizes for swearing after committee meeting

The Province, July 12, 2010 Oops: The mic was still on when Vancouver Mayor Robertson gave his trash talk

Metro News, July 12, 2010 Vancouver Mayor in hot water over open mic f-bombs

Courier, July 12, 2010 Gregor Robertson drops F-bomb, residents explode

Georgia Straight, July 12 Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson drops F-bomb while disparaging council speakers

Calgary Herald, July 12, 2010 Microphone on while Vancouver Mayor swears at speakers after meeting

The Times Colonist, July 12, 2010 Microphone on while Gregor Robertson swears over speakers after meeting

CKNW Local News, July 12, 2010 Mayor apologizes for insulting remarks

City Caucus, July 12, 2010 Vision Vancouver arrogance exposed in off-guard moment

Vancouver Sun, July 12, 2010 Microphone on as Gregor Robertson swears over speakers after meeting

Francis Bula, July 12, 2010 West End activists catch the mayor speaking frankly

YouTube, July 12, 2010 Pssst, Mayor Gregor…the mic’s still on

Hoodsurf, July 9, 2010 Ground Breaker Progress Report: Alexandra at English Bay begins marketing

Xtra West, July 9, 2010 Council creates Mayor’s West End Advisory Committee

Alex G Tsakumis, June 21, 2010 Vision Vancouver Clr. Geoff Meggs: The town clown

Francis Bula June 18, 2010 Vision fundraiser draws developer crowd, dogged by West Enders, and others

Vancouver Courier, June 18, 2010 Stop the presses — council errs on the side of caution

Francis Bula, June 17, 2010 A quiet STIR project

Francis Bula June 16, 2010 West End Neighbours continues its pressure on Vision Vancouver

24H Vancouver, June 17, 2010 West End rally against high rises

West Ender, June 17, 2010 News: Public consultation lacking, community activists say

Vancouver Courier, June 15, 2010 Urban Forrester furious at council’s failure to protect 107-year-old tree

Vancouver Sun, June 16, 2010 CMHC report finds slight increase in local vacancy rate

Vancouver Courier, June 16, 2010 Retired landscape architect eyes 107-year-old poplar

Georgia Straight, June 15, 2010 Century ol

Vancouver Courier, June 11, 2010 Sky-high housing prices help realize sci-fi scene

Francis Bula, June 9, 2010 The trees’s neighbours speak out

Vancouver Sun, June 9, 2010 Is this the planet’s most expensive tree?

Alex G Tsakumis, May, 25, 2010 Vision Vancouver Clr. Geoff Meggs: Shaken and STIRred

City Caucus, May 20, 2010 Vision Vancouver’s money problem – it’s time to disclose now

Vancouver Sun, May 20, 2010 Mayor Gregor’s ‘people’: Will the chickens come home to roost?

Xtra West, May 20, 2010 Tense West End meeting

Geoff Meggs, May 14, 2010 Neighbourhoods jockeying to be the next in the ‘community vision” renewal process

CKNW, May, 18, 2010 The Mayor’s approval rating and how the STIR proposals in the West End are posing a problem. Listen to it here.

CKNW, May 14, 2010 Short Term Incentives for Rental Housing (STIR) program and why renters hate it. Listen to Part 1Part 2 . Councillor Meggs raised several controversial issues that ignored what 4,700 signatures on a petition are saying. Read more.

Georgia Straight, May 13, 2010 Density bonus debated for West End property

CTV, May 12, 2010 Proposed rezonings a poor fit with Vancouver’s West End

CTV, May 12, 2010 West End rental property proposal causes a STIR

Courier, April 30, 2010 NPA, Vision’s AGM a telling tale

Georgia Straight, April 29, 2010 STIR program continues to stir controversy

Xtra West, April 23, 2010 West End town meeting draws hundreds: Residents concerned about rezoning proposals

Xtra West, April 21, 2010 Qmunity and seniors get space in Comox high rise, developers say: Not enough some West Enders reply

State of Vancouver: Francis Bula, April 21 Beach Towers a no go

Vancouver Courier Letter 1, April, 21, 2010  West End Residents Not Stir Crazy

Vancouver Courier Letter 2, April 21, 2010 West End Residents Not Stir Crazy

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 2010 City to pay $32m more for Olympic Village

Georgia Straight, April 20 2010 On affordable housing at the Olympic Village, Vision Vancouver dispenses with democracy

State of Vancouver: Francis Bula,April 20, 2010 City pays puts in 32 million to subsidize rent for oly village social housing

State of Vancouver: Francis Bula, April 18, 2010  Why one west ender is not a fan of the stir towers

State of Vancouver: Francis Bula, April 18, 2010 One tulip tree = six floors of condo

WestEnder, Sunday April 18, 2010   West End Residents unite over City zoning plans

Georgia Straight, Thursday, April 15, 2010  West End Rezoning Plan will wait until fall

Xtra West, Wednesday, April 14, 2010  West End could see more rentals if Coast Plaza converts

Globe and Mail, Tuesday, April 13, 2010  Vancouver council dumfounded over backlash to rental program

State of Vancouver: Frances Bula, Tuesday, April 13, 2010  Vision rental program generates backlash, raises questions about future solutions

Vancouver Courier, Friday, April 9, 2010  Vision’s neglect STIRing up West End trouble

Vancouver Sun, April 9, 2010 Post-Olympic building boom to transform skyline: The lack of a cohesive plan is a missed opportunity for Vancouver’s long-term development

Xtra West, April 9, 2010 Councillor calls for new West End plan

CBC, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 West End residents fight high-rise plans

Vancouver Sun, Monday, April 5, 2010 Community vision proposed for divided residents of the West End

Vancouver Sun, March 14, 2010 Vancouver’s West End residents to protest rezoning plans

Georgia Straight, March 12, 2010 Ned Jacobs: 22 story tower at 1401 Comox Street would degrade livability in West End

Xtra West, March 11, 2010 New space for Qmunity a win for both groups

News1130, March 4, 2010  Concerns over potential new high-end towers in the West End – News1130

Xtra West, Thursday, February 11, 2010 Residents pack community forum to demand New West End Plan

Xtra West, Tuesday, February 9, 2010  Qmunity may get new space in the West End

Vancouver Courier, January 22, 2010 CIty hall ponders extra tall buildings downtown: Discussion includes building heights, protected views

Vancouver Sun, January 12, 2010 Short-term incentive for rental program is hosing taxpayers

National Post, January 12, 2010 (Ontario) Victory for Beach Condo foes: OMB rejects four-story building on lakefront

Georgia Straight, January 7, 2010 Short Term Incentives program spurs rentals

The Dependent, January 1, 2010  Vancouverism: A West End Story

West End community advocate delighted with Comox Tower reversal