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Who is watching your city hall?
In Metro Vancouver, there are 21 separate municipalities — which means it can be hard to keep track of everything that's happening on a local level in this region.
Which is why CBC Vancouver has a political newsletter, Metro Matters, dedicated to providing a basic primer on what's happening at a municipal level.
First launched prior to the 2018 elections, municipal affairs reporter Justin McElroy looks at what mayors and councils are doing each week, and summarizes it with brevity and levity in a newsletter delivered to your inbox every Monday.
While the newsletter focuses on what's happening in Metro Vancouver, it will occasionally highlight happenings in other municipalities in B.C.
To subscribe, click here. And for an archive of past issues, scroll down.
- Feb. 17: How the Wet'suwet'en demonstrations and a Victoria byelection are related
- Feb. 10: Is Vancouver a better place in the decade since the 2010 Olympics?
- Feb. 3: No, the Mayor of Surrey didn't reform ride-hailing in Metro Vancouver on his own
- Jan. 27: Uber and Lyft are (finally) here. Now what?
- Jan 20: Three big municipal issues the provincial government might move on soon
- Jan. 13: Municipal spat over property tax more entertaining than elucidating
- Dec. 23: There's more than a river dividing Vancouver and Surrey politics these days
- Dec. 16: Vancouver council to decide whether to put money where it's mouth has been
- Dec. 9: City council isn't paid like a full-time job. And most people seem okay with that.
- Dec. 2: The political danger of comparing Vancouver's property taxes to other municipalities
- Nov. 25: North Vancouver's pigeon controversy is now an official investigation. Here's what happens next.
- Nov. 18: Sometimes, stories don't end definitively
- Nov. 11: A political coo in the District of North Vancouver
- Nov. 4: A proposed 44% increase to regional property taxes over five years greeted with a shrug
- Oct. 28: On climate and cities, focus on policies more than words
- Oct. 20: Local leaders take a risk wading into federal election
- Oct. 14: When did Port Moody take the title of the most dysfunctional local government in British Columbia?
- Oct. 7: On one transportation issue last week, Metro Vancouver moved in unison. On ride-hailing, not so much
- Sept. 30: China, conferences, and Port Coquitlam's leader
- Sept. 23: The return of your weekly municipal politics newsletter
Read our 2018 election editions:
- July 20: It's exactly three months to the municipal elections in B.C. Does anyone care?
- July 26: Housing, housing, housing. Does anything else matter this election?
- August 2: If John Horgan wanted to cut the number of Metro Vancouver politicians in half, could he?
- August 9: Removing colonial statues is no easy debate in B.C.
- August 16: If you knock on a door and nobody answers, are you campaigning?
- August 23: Climate change clashes with this year's civic elections
- August 30: Decision day looms for would-be mayors
- September 6: Civic election advertising officially in the financial grey zone
- September 14: Nominations close today; dispatches from the UBCM
- September 20: Local Vancouver politics ≠ local B.C. politics
- September 28: Follow the money … if you can
- Oct. 4: Is the Vancouver mayoral race the dullest part of an exciting election?
- Oct. 10: Special Surrey edition — what we learned at last night's debate
- Oct. 11: Campaign like an opposition leader, and you just might become one
- Oct. 15: Bonus issue: Why Victoria's mayoral race is about the city's changing character
- Oct. 16: Kelowna's mayoral race a battle over the city's identity
- Oct. 17: In towns poised for LNG boom, incumbents hope voters dance with the one that brought them
- Oct. 18: Top 10 interesting mayoral races in Metro Vancouver
- Oct. 19: Why the mayoral races south of the Fraser are so important
- Oct. 20: 10 takeaways after a wild municipal election
- Oct. 25: Elections are done. What next? (also bye!)