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Petition aims to save five grass playing fields in Vancouver parks, stop conversion to synthetic turf, and keep fields accessible to all: Vancouver citizens have launched a petition to “Save Our Neighbourhood Parks.” Link to Change.org online sign-ons is here.   Download page to collect signatures: Save Vancouver parks grass fields petition Jan 2019 Here is the short description of “Keep our Parks Green, Healthy, and Accessible to...
Development applications snapshot 1-Feb-2019: Below is the list as of February 1, 2019. Development Application Information Web Page Welcome! The City is committed to making sure neighbours of development proposals are as informed as possible about proposed developments and that they have opportunities to provide input. This new method se...
Rezoning applications snapshot 1-Feb-2019: For an explanation of our monthly snapshots please visit this page:https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/city-hall/snapshots-rezoning-development-applications/ As a free public service CityHallWatch takes a monthly snapshot of the Rezoning Applications listed on the City of Vancouver website. The l...
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Budget’s Inequality Measures a Start — But More Progress Depends on Us (in Analysis): Child benefit, Employment Standards reforms offer hope for a more equal BC.
Jagmeet Singh Lays It on the Line (in News): Tense, and clarifying, times on the Burnaby campaign trail with the NDP leader.  Related Stories Singh Backs BC NDP On Kinder Morgan (in News) What Rachel Notley Actually Achieved (in News) Site that Lied about NDP Leader During Election Lives in Web’s Shadows (in News)
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Guest Post from Rick Jelfs: Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com The following is from an email that Rick sent around to members of TransportAction BC this week and is presented here for your information and in the hopes that we can attract a few more members locally. Ride Hailing: Another report has linked declining US t...
Simulator Technology Helps Ease School Bus Problems: A guest post by John Kearny As the economy strengthens, it becomes harder and harder to maintain the nation’s force of school bus drivers. Simulator training can help school districts train much-needed new drivers quickly and effectively. Shortly after the first of the year, a public school in Ma...
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Winter City Walkable Bingo for Kids:   From the Saskatchewan in Motion program coaching children to walk to school and be more active in their communities is this “Bingo” card designed for children to take out on their winter walks. And as Wildernook Fresh Air Training enthuses “This weekend we’re taking a break from our regular ne...
Daily Scot: Is mandatory parking in the West End just a big expensive hole?: Vancouver has gone to great lengths to develop a vibrant pedestrian and bicycle friendly downtown core with abundant transit options for commuters and residents alike.  Those priorities have been so successful that the number of cars traveling into the downtown core is the same as it was in the 1...
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You’d think people would be panting to have someone pick up and take away their old homes. But no: Stumbled across this story by accident when I was researching something else. It turns out that there is a big market of people looking to buy Vancouver’s (and Victoria’s and anywhere else’s) older homes — and newer homes — that are being demolished for something grander. The problem is: owners s...
Transit fights of the past illuminate the present: Remember Granville B-Line opposition, and Canada Line battle?: Okay, youngsters, gather ’round while Grandma tells you about the old days. As we’re seeing bubbling pots of protest in West Vancouver, Surrey and Vancouver over transit, just a reminder of some of the history. Does anyone recall the massive opposition to the Granville B-Line — it did actually co...
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Scare Tactics: What the Landlord Lobby Doesn’t Want you to Know about Swanson’s Motion to Ban Renovictions: Now that tenants’ demands have reached Vancouver City Hall with Councillor Swanson's motion, Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buy-Outs, corporate real estate interests will do their best to sway city politicians against strengthening rent control.
COPE is Back: A Conversation with Anne Roberts: It's the end of "Gregor's decade." Are we standing at the possible threshold of a new era in Vancouver municipal politics? Mainlander Editor Andrei Mihailiuk sits down with COPE Council candidate Anne Roberts to talk ward systems, movement journalism and how the Coalition of Progressive Electors ...
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Seeking the best cities for work in B.C.: In early December, BC Business published its annual “Best Cities for work in B.C.” index. Infill housing, Sapperton, New Westminster, 2017 The publishers and their research partner, Environics Analytics, deserve credit for collecting and posting data on 46 B.C. cities, from Squamish (ranked #1 ...
A new SkyTrain plan for Surrey: Route for the proposed SkyTrain extension from Surrey Central to downtown Langley, posted by TransLink in early 2019. The former light rail route from Guildford to Newton has been demoted to express bus status. From 2011 until last year, city government in Surrey (population 500,000) worked dil...
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2019: The Year of Living Ferociously | Fight Back!: ferocious Definition: a raging of the soul, living with fierceness, determination, gravity, deliberate intention and intensity. And so it will be in 2019, a year of progressive change unlike any other in a generation, across Canada, in British Columbia, in our little burgh by the sea...
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Court rules Vancouver Park Board has authority to ban cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium: Vancouver Park Board News ReleaseFebruary 19, 2019 The BC Court of Appeal has ruled that amendments to a Park Board bylaw prohibiting the importation and display of cetaceans, including whales, dolphins and porpoises, in city parks applies to the Vancouver Aquarium. “The Park Board is ...
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A rising tide that swamps all boats: VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhereread more
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Rejection of 105 Keefer opened the door to new future for Chinatown, but will anyone walk through?: Yesterday??s 8-3 council vote to reject Beedie Group??s proposal to build a 12-story project at 105 Keefer ended the longest public hearing in a decade, a process that turned into a debate on the future of Chinatown. I voted with the majority in that vote and wrote down my comments ?? somethin...
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21st Century Housing Includes Short Term Rentals:
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Win Tickets to See Camilo The Magician’s New Show: Magik: Camilo the Magician is back with a new touring show called MAGIK! Enter to win a pair of tickets to see him in Vancouver on March 15, 2019 from Miss604. The post Win Tickets to See Camilo The Magician’s New Show: Magik appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.
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Vancouver demographics: brief overview: With over 2,400,000+ population Vancouver is one of the largest cities in North America. It is also one of the cities which are regarded to be the cleanest ones in the world. The city has awesome demographics which mean that as compared to any other place this city consists of highly well-off peo...
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Must read: How the Premier??s flunkies snubbed a citizen: In my story published by The Tyee on June 22, I reported on the outraged British Columbians who wrote to Premier Christy Clark this spring to express their anger at her $50,000-a-year BC Liberal fundraising bonus and the $10,000-a-head party fundraisers. One of the emails to Clark stood out. A...
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21 Pokemon GO Vancouver locations you need to get to right now: Pokémon GO is taking over our lives. Here??s the lowdown, and where you can find Pokemon GO Vancouver locations. What the hell is Pokémon GO? You remember the Pokémon games from the 1990s right? Well, this July, (like everything else we remember from our childhoods) it got a reboot, with t...
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In loving memory of Russ Benger: My good friend Russ Benger passed away a couple of days ago, and it breaks my heart that I am so many thousand kilometres away from Vancouver to have even had the opportunity to spend any more time with him, to say goodbye, to celebrate his life and to be able to support my good friend Gus Fosaro...
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Mayor Roberston Appears to have no Ethics: November 9, 2014 Well this really pissed me off. Residents of the Seafield apartments on Pendrell Street in the West End were under threat of renoviction from developer landlord Gordon Nelson. Some elderly tenants received rent increases of 300 % and at that time the MLA for the riding Mr Chandra...
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Cyclist, 8, dies after being struck by truck in Nanaimo: NANAIMO – A family in this Vancouver Island community is grieving the death of an eight-year-old boy. He was coming out from a driveway on his bike accompanied by his sibling when he was struck by a pickup truck. “The incident incurred at approximately 11:40 AM on Sunday January 6, 2019 in the 10...

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