The Green Party of Vancouver has so far raked in $46,387 in campaign donations ahead of the November civic election.

Less than a day after the NPA and then Vision Vancouver promised to release at least the names of their donors before election day, the Greens beat all of the other parties to the punch.

Vision Vancouver has responded to NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe's pledge to disclose his party's campaign donors' list by next Friday (November 7).

Mayoral incumbent Gregor Robertson announced that Vision will beat the NPA to it by revealing "a list of its campaign donors" this weekend.

"Releasing the list of donors supporting our campaign is just one more way Vision Vancouver is running a positive and transparent campaign, while the NPA’s Kirk LaPointe has repeatedly refused to even release a fully-costed platform," Robertson said in a news release.

Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe has committed to releasing the party's list of campaign donors by next Friday (November 7).

Until now, LaPointe had rebuffed calls for the NPA to do so.

“I have said transparency is my policy hill to die on and so it is only right that our party follows through and discloses our campaign donor list before the election," LaPointe stated in a news release today (October 30).

“I challenge Gregor and Vision and all opponents to do the same if they really care about openness at City Hall.”

Stay tuned for the inevitable Vision Vancouver attack news release.

I've seen several people tweet a link to this page showing support declining for Jian Ghomeshi on Facebook in real time.

At time of writing, statistics from the web-based tool Quintly indicated that the dumped CBC host was losing Facebook likes at a rate of over 350 an hour, or around 9,000 likes per day.

Dumped CBC host Jian Ghomeshi has issued his second Facebook statement in response to the growing number of allegations that he has abused women.

This morning (October 30), the former host of Q—who reportedly enlisted the crisis management services of the PR firm Navigator—posted on his Facebook page:

I want to thank you for your support and assure you that I intend to meet these allegations directly.

I don’t intend to discuss this matter any further with the media.

An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after liftoff today (October 28) at Wallops Island, Virginia.

The AP reported that the ship was owned by Orbital Sciences Corp., which says no one was believed to be injured.

According to the news agency, the ship was carrying gear for the crew of the International Space Station.

How do City of North Vancouver residents feel about one of their mayoral candidates writing the following bigoted sentences?

Bill, to the extent that you are able, and bearing in mind that I would never tell that misserable little prick what a perm-headed fagot I truly believe him to be, tell him to fuck himself in the most polite terms you can find.

You might remind him that since he embarked on my character assassination at trial last week, I feel little inclination to soften the blow to the gay little pud-knockers feelings and more like telling him the way all I know see him to be.

NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe doesn't live in the city of Vancouver. He lives on the UBC campus in Electoral Area A, which is represented by an elected director on the Metro Vancouver board.

LaPointe's opponents at Vision Vancouver have known this for some time. Now, two and a half weeks before election day, they've decided to use it to their advantage.

The party of mayoral incumbent Gregor Robertson released today (October 28) this radio spot (a so-called negative ad) pointing out that "the NPA guy" doesn't "live or pay taxes" in the city.

On the October 23 edition of his online web show, the Trews, comedian Russell Brand offers a critical look at the October 22 shootings on Parliament Hill.

Brand unpacks the presumptive, evocative language used by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a speech he made after the attack by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau that killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

"A lot of what Steve Harper says sounds very reasonable," Brand says in the video. "You think, 'Yeah, there's been an attack on an institution, there's been an attack on military personal, that's wrong that that's happened.' But it's what happens to that information, how that information is used, that is interesting."

After seemingly every debate and press conference, Vision Vancouver and the NPA rush to put out news releases attacking each other's "secret deals" and "rookie mistakes".

They also post YouTube videos highlighting moments that they think will portray their opponents in the poorest light.

Above is the latest such clip featuring mayoral incumbent Gregor Robertson, which comes courtesy of the NPA from the mayoral debate on Sunday (October 26).

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