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Our official list of endorsed candidates in Metro Vancouver is now online! It's all come down to this. We're only a couple of days away from the civic elections in Metro Vancouver and a projected 28% of you (or...
Who will come out on top on election day?When it comes to civic elections, incumbents usually rule the day. The upcoming election on Nov. 19 will likely continue that pattern – with a few notable exceptions.In Surrey, the ever-popular Mayor...
Sadly, not a single civic politician tweeted out about their lobster dinner at UBCMAs the UBCM civic politicians wrap up their convention for another year, I thought it was time for a few rambling thoughts on what has been a...
Lions Gate Bridge toll booths – Flickr photo by blizzy63 CityCaucus.com welcomes back urbanist Paul Hillsdon, editor of the Civic Surrey blog...Dianne Watts said it best when she asked whether we want to become like Los Angeles. With an estimated...
Watts has come out swinging in support of better transit in Metro VancouverA message from Her Worship Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts came into our CityCaucus.com inbox yesterday and we thought we'd share it with our readers. As you can see,...
The single family home is considered an energy pig compared to other forms of housingWith Canucks fans busy painting themselves in the team’s colours, a few civic politicians are doing their best to portray themselves as green as well. This...
They wanted it, and Campbell delivered on demands for a bigger Port Mann bridgeThis is my latest and last 24 Hours column before I go on hiatus...In my first 24 hours column I wrote about the growing prominence of...
Naheed Nenshi victorious in Calgary last October In our continuing year-end review of politics in Vancouver, the Metro region and other Canadian cities, we take a look at Surrey, BC and the big changes that happened in both Calgary...
A certain "ghost town" loomed large on the political landscape in 2010 Here’s my holiday shopping list of the Top Five stories that defined politics in Metro Vancouver during 2010 in ascending order. This column ran in 24 Hours...
You like me! You really like me! My latest 24 Hours column discusses the recent speculation on who might not replace Gordon Campbell...On Sunday afternoon all the tweets began to go out about Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts announcing her intentions...
Watts has the right stuff to become the new Chair of Metro Vancouver Now that Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has finally announced she doesn't want to run British Columbia, would she open to the idea of running Metro Vancouver?...
Semiahmoo Green Wall Rendering – click for larger We received a news release this week from the City of Surrey touting their new Green over Grey initiative whereby some of their civic buildings are becoming living walls. They claim...
Watts & Bing Thom unveiling plans for a new Surrey library Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is accused of being more media darling than meat on the bones, but I don't agree. While I do not think her term as...
A rendering of the new Surrey City Hall – courtesy CivicSurrey.com You gotta love long weekend camping. It's a huge effort to pack out, and you're rewarded with lung-fuls of eye-burning smoke, restless sleeps, and long trips to a...
Mayor Dianne Watts addresses the business community and the media on Wednesday CityCaucus.com spoke today with Mayor Dianne Watts, who is perhaps Metro Vancouver's most respected civic leader. The Mayor is preparing for her annual State of the City...
Surrey city councillor Linda Hepner shows off their 2010 Celebration site Given all the sites I've been at over the past two weeks, I'm prone to making comparisons. You'll probably agree that it's the little stuff that makes a...
Dianne Watts is remaining mum regarding the controversy whether members of her family ran a home-based business out of her home without a permitThe Georgia Straight is reporting that Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts it caught up in a controversy regarding...

My Tour de Surrey

Urban commentators Paul Hillsdon & Gord Price beside Surrey's iconic SFU campusFor a city-making nerd like me, the opportunity to visit a place and get a guided tour on the state of urban development is one I cannot easily pass...
Who are Metro Vancouver's Top Five most influential? Casey Kasem counts 'em down Everyone likes a good list, and no one ever sells lists better than longtime deejay Casey Kasem. So we've decided to enlist Kasem's image for our...
Some urban dwellers find nighttime airport noise almost intolerableAn interesting story from the Peace Arch News caught our eye over the last week. Reporter Kevin Diakiw did a story about how the City of Surrey is supporting a motion by...
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