City Council

Former Pitt Meadows city councillor David Murray was convicted of sex assault, and is now being sued by the victim. (files)

Former Pitt Meadows city councillor sued for sex assault

David Murray was convicted in 2017 of sexually assaulting a teen 25 years earlier

 

(Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Council preview for April 12

Station House discussion, resolution to repeal status under consideration

 

Screen shots from Tuesday night’s Zoom meeting show Coun. Kiersten Duncan holding up a sign. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge councillor ejected from online meeting

Kiersten Duncan held up sign saying “Let Me Speak #Censured”

 

District of Hope flag (Photo/Adam Louis)

Council briefs: Hopeites reluctant to be vaccinated, housing for disabled adults discussed

The next council meeting is scheduled for April 12 via Facebook Live

District of Hope flag (Photo/Adam Louis)
During a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, Hope Council was presented with possible development plans that would consolidate District Hall, the Visitor Centre and Museum and Arts Gallery in one new building. (Screenshot/District of Hope)
During a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, Hope Council was presented with possible development plans that would consolidate District Hall, the Visitor Centre and Museum and Arts Gallery in one new building. (Screenshot/District of Hope)
(Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Council preview for March 22

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live

(Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
During a recent Commitee of the Whole meeting, Hope Council was presented with possible development plans that would consolidate District Hall, the Visitor Centre and Museum and Arts Gallery in one new building. (Screenshot/District of Hope)

Hope council discusses possible District Hall revamp

Committee of the Whole meeting goes through development study

During a recent Commitee of the Whole meeting, Hope Council was presented with possible development plans that would consolidate District Hall, the Visitor Centre and Museum and Arts Gallery in one new building. (Screenshot/District of Hope)
The property near Landstrom Road is now permitted for a 15-unit worker housing lot to be used for up to three years. This comes a few weeks after residents raised objections to a 20-unit lot in the same area. (Screenshot/District of Hope)

With renewed application, campground permit near Landstrom Road back on the table: Hope Council

The applicant pared down lots from 20 to 15, lessening impact on neighbourhood

The property near Landstrom Road is now permitted for a 15-unit worker housing lot to be used for up to three years. This comes a few weeks after residents raised objections to a 20-unit lot in the same area. (Screenshot/District of Hope)
District Hall, Hope (Photo/Adam Louis)

Council Preview for March 8

Meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Monday via Facebook

District Hall, Hope (Photo/Adam Louis)
District of Hope flag (Photo/Adam Louis)

District of Hope Council: Additional Notes, Feb. 22

Next meeting scheduled for March 8

District of Hope flag (Photo/Adam Louis)
Photo/Adam Louis

Hope Council preview for Feb. 22 meeting

Full agenda available below

Photo/Adam Louis
District of Hope flag (Photo/Adam Louis)

Hope Council preview for Feb. 8 meeting

Station House, Landstrom Road among topics of discussion

District of Hope flag (Photo/Adam Louis)
The highlighted land was proposed to be a 20-unit temporary worker housing lot off the Trans-Canada Highway. The temporary permit was denied by council during its Jan. 25 meeting. (Screenshot/District of Hope)

Hope council denies permit for Landstrom Road temp worker housing

The three-year temporary permit would’ve allowed for 20 RV units on the site

The highlighted land was proposed to be a 20-unit temporary worker housing lot off the Trans-Canada Highway. The temporary permit was denied by council during its Jan. 25 meeting. (Screenshot/District of Hope)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
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District expands home business opportunities

Kent approves bylaw in first-ever online broadcast meeting

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The District of Hope is asking the public to stay home from its meetings unless they have direct business on the agenda, to encourage social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Business as usual in Hope council chambers, but public asked to stay home

District asking only those with direct business on agendas to attend during coronavirus pandemic

The District of Hope is asking the public to stay home from its meetings unless they have direct business on the agenda, to encourage social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Allison Patton says she ‘promptly’ removed advertising suggesting vitamins and treatments around COVID-19. (File photo)

Surrey councillor under fire for allegedly advertising naturopathic COVID-19 treatments

College of Naturopathic Physicians warns against ‘potentially harmful’ claims

Allison Patton says she ‘promptly’ removed advertising suggesting vitamins and treatments around COVID-19. (File photo)
White Rock Coun. David Chesney has received an apology for censures imposed by the previous council. (File photos)

White Rock councillor gets apology for past accusations of defamation, confidentiality breach

Retroactive pay, legal fees for David Chesney, for pair of reprimands during 2014-2018 council term

White Rock Coun. David Chesney has received an apology for censures imposed by the previous council. (File photos)