Category: 2010 Olympic Games

Vancouver city finances in solid shape thanks to careful, transparent budget process

With council poised to approve a 2.3 percent tax increase next week, it’s worth remembering that Vancouver’s budget process, which has recently come under scrutiny by think tanks and business columnists, meets or exceeds the best standards in… Read More

Viaducts replacement won’t impact ambulance trips to St. Paul’s — first responders don’t use the Viaducts

There are good reasons to challenge the proposal to move St. Paul’s Hospital to False Creek Flats, but the fear that ambulances will not be able to connect as quickly to the new site is not one of… Read More

With Olympic Village debt retired, is it time for longer review of city’s “worst real estate project?”

With Vancouver’s $630 million Olympic Village debt retired, and $70 million left over to pay other costs of the False Creek project, real estate writer Bob Ransford believes it’s time for a full post mortem on what he… Read More

The Canada Line P3: vindicated by success or just a more costly way to build good transit?

It was just four years ago that Translink’s gleaming new Canada Line began pouring Olympic visitors into Vancouver’s downtown core in a stirring display of transit muscle, backed up by a massive bus fleet and all the ridership… Read More