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Controversial 105 Keefer (Chinatown) rezoning goes to public hearing tonight (Tues, May 23): Beedie Group, 12-storeys: 105 Keefer proposed design. Does the developer’s image make building look smaller than it would really be? Sparks are set to fly at a controversial public hearing scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, May 23 (with reserve night set for May 25 if time runs out). The proposal by Beedie Group and design...
Short term rentals: City of Vancouver announces crack-down on illegal rentals of 3 major operators: Information Bulletin from City of Vancouver. May 19, 2017 City cracks down on illegal short-term rentals The City of Vancouver has escalated enforcement on three high profile residential operators illegally operating short-term rentals at a commercial scale. The Level, located at 1022 Seymour Str...
Heads up: Write Council NOW about VGH bike lane and bypassing council to delegate authority to City Engineer: City Council resumes at 12:45 pm today to discuss agenda items. We are seeing considerable concern about two items in particular (#6 – Complete Streets Policy Framework and Related By-law Changes, and #7 -10th Avenue Health Precinct Street Improvements):http://council.vancouver.ca/20170517/cfsc20...
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How much development in past — and future — for Chinatown: A knowledgeable person helpfully compiled this list of past projects and possible future ones in Chinatown, so you can get a sense of the change in the area area. The unit counts might be off a bit here and there, but all those projects that have been completed, are under construction or have bee...
Chinatown project turns into “line in the sand” as people argue it will change the future of historic area: It’s a 12-story condo plus retail plus social housing building on an interior block of Chinatown, meant to fill what is now a surface parking lot (formerly a gas station). But the project by Beedie Development Group has turned into a pitched battle, with opponents seeing it as the nail in the cof...
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Higher Rents, Fewer Units As Indigenous Housing Agencies Lose Subsidies (in News): More than 40 per cent of providers not ready for end of agreements; 10 per cent fear closure.  Related Stories Should Old Rental Buildings Be Saved — or Sacrificed? (in News) What Would a National Indigenous Housing Strategy Look Like? (in News) How to House Us All: A Tyee Reader (in News)
Political Neophyte Takes Aim At NDP Leadership (in News): Ibrahim Bruno El-Khoury says grassroots groups key to his uphill campaign.  Related Stories Time for an Outsider to End ‘Politics Incorporated,’ Says NDP Leadership Hopeful Pat Stogran (in News) NDP Leadership Contest Up to Three Candidates (in News) Charlie Angus Hopes the Road Leads to NDP Lead...
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B.C. Liberals make pitch to continue government as a minority in legislature: British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from an election held more than two weeks ago confirmed the province's first minority government in 65...read more
Do we need school dress codes?: The dress code debate seems to come around each year with the warm weather. What’s it really about? read more
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent: evanescent = any fleeting moment in time I used to do more sunset pictures than I do now. That’s because the longer we live here, the taller the trees around us are – and the less of a sunset I see. But these moments of clouds underlit by red light after the sun has gone down behind the hills of...
You can’t handle the truth: There was a hard hitting article in the Globe and Mail, which I didn’t read because it is behind a paywall and the Grope and Wail is predictably right wing, especially where climate change is concerned. Then Pamela Zevit posted a link on facebook to an article on boereport which both provides a n...
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Daily Scot – Indoor/Outdoor: Great to see the new Musette Cafe taking shape in its new location on Burrard Street.  Yesterday’s warm weather showcased the design of the new voluminous space, specifically the great blurred threshold between the cafe and the streetscape when the massive patio doors are pulled back. The openne...
Something’s Afoot on Edmonton’s Jasper Avenue: As noted by the CBC there is a lot happening in Edmonton this summer, and you can add removing the curb lanes of traffic on Jasper Avenue between 109th Street and 115 Street as another improvement. That former car dominated space will become expanded sidewalks and street cafes on this important ...
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Affordable housing? Not if Elizabeth Murphy can help it:   Vancouver proposes to make all new housing serve affordability goals. According to community activist and former planner Elizabeth Murphy, anyone hoping for action to produce affordable housing in Vancouver should forget it. Murphy’s weekend op-ed in the Vancouver Sun condemns Vancouver’s Hou...
Auditor General pinpoints concerns about BC Housing’s Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program: BC Housing’s Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program may not provide long-term protection for social housing stock, says BC’s Auditor General, and could cost taxpayers more than it generates in benefits. The Lux, a BC Housing project on the Downtown Eastside. Last month’s report by Carol Bellringer h...
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Revisiting the Heights: Confederation Park, Burnaby Heights, Friday morning At the suggestion of a Fraseropolis.com reader, I returned to Burnaby Heights this past week, five years after my first visit to the community. Hastings Street in northwest Burnaby is the city’s most interesting commercial strip, with an array...
Back on Kingsway: South side of Kingsway one block east of Knight A few years ago, the launch of a lone high-rise project at Kingsway and Knight Street provoked debate over the City of Vancouver’s management of tower development. A Parisian touch? The inner lane at King Edward Village, with designer lamps, a pu...
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Sweet Success: The Legacy of the Rogers Family (Part One): VHF would like to think guest writer, Donald Luxton for this post. Donald is a Heritage Consultant and Principal at Luxton & Associates Inc. He also has a sweet tooth and grew up with Rogers Sugar products many, many years ago. Most of us have a bag of Rogers Sugar hidden away in our store cu...
Video: Vancouver Hyperlapse: Via 604scans After two years and more than 100,000 photos taken, we are proud to present ‘Vancouver Hyperlapse: Extended Version’ ; the 7min version of our love letter to Vancouver shot using a new and emerging technique that magically blends stop motion and time lapse photography For best view...
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Spinnaker: A thoughtful piece I found on Facebook. Let me tell you about a dolphin. Spinnaker (or "Spin" as he was sometimes known) was a dolphin that was kept at Vancouver Aquarium during the 90's. But the story actually doesn't start with Spin, it starts with Whitewings. Many decades earlier, Whitewings ...
Park Board approves amendments to Park Control Bylaw governing cetaceans: May 16 2017  Vancouver.ca“The Park Board voted last night to amend the Park Control Bylaw after extensive public input, many discussions with Aquarium staff, and a thorough review of best practices in aquariums around the world,” said Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe.The Vancouver Park Board ha...
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Gentrification as Symbolic Cannibalism: From “Fraserhood” to Chinatown: On a cold Saturday night in January a haphazard line-up has formed outside the Fox Cabaret.  Everyone is underdressed – young women with leather jackets draped over tank-tops and men with tight black jeans, thin t-shirts, and undersized polo hats. Above, the refurbished façade glows red, hinti...
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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 ci...
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Vancouver Canadians Fireworks and Family Fun This Summer: Visit Miss604.com for the full postThe crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd! The Vancouver Canadians start their season on June 15th with their first game at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on June 20th. Fans can expect a post-game fireworks extravaganza presented by Whistler Brewing. T...
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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 the relea...
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VIFF 2016: VIFF movie mania is upon us: It's that time again — Vancouver's yearly 16-day immersion in films from across the globe. The 35th annual Vancouver International Film Festival is as always a daunting prospect. This year's edition of VIFF, which begins today and runs through until Friday October 14th, will screen 3...
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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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CBC Early Edition - interview on local governance : This morning I had the chance to chat with Rick Cluff on CBC's Early Edition about the deplorable state of UBC's local governance and the democratic deficit here. You can listen to our conversation here.
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7.9 Kathmandu quake causes destruction – felt as far as New Delhi: Kathmandu, Nepal – A 7.9 earthquake followed by another 6.6 quake is reported to have caused buildings to collapse and roads to buckle in the mountainous terrain surrounding the Himalayan area. USGS upgraded the first quake to 7.9 magnitude quake with people reporting extreme to violent shaking i...

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