Monthly Archives: February 2011

Richmond Council today at 5 pm: RGS matters

Council will discuss matters relating to the RGS and agricultural land. Good background reading: http://www.bclocalnews.com/richmond_southdelta/richmondreview/opinion/116774834.html Minutes of Feb 21 meeting on the RGS: http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/agendas/gp/2011/022111_minutes.htm

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Coquitlam Council

We wrote earlier that Coquitlam would discuss the designation of General Urban land on the Westwood Plateau to Conservation and Recreation tonight, but this was not correct. The Westwood Plateau issue was discussed at last Monday’s council (Feb 21) meeting. … Continue reading

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Alert: Surrey Council to discuss RGS today 7 pm

Just before 10:30 am today, February 28, 2011, with the delay blamed on a computer glitch, the City of Surrey website posted the agenda for today’s council meeting. The adoption of the Regional Growth Strategy is on the agenda. One … Continue reading

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Video shows contrasting stories on the RGS

Vancouver Clr Raymond Louie defends Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) after Metro Vancouver vote (14-Feb-2011) http://www.MetroVanWatch.ca. Vision Vancouver Raymond Louie, just after Metro Vancouver Board votes to send Regional Growth Strategy to municipalities for acceptance. He says it does protect farmland … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: “Prosperity without Growth? – Transition to a Sustainable Economy”

As 2.1 million citizens of Metro Vancouver observe their municipal elected officials consider accepting the 2040 Regional Growth Strategy in the next several days, we offer up a bit of reading about fundamental issues of “growth.” The RGS is a … Continue reading

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Straight (23-Feb-2011) Metro Van RGS violates B.C. agricultural land act

[Jim Wright in Georgia Straight, 23-Feb-2011] Metro Vancouver municipalities are now voting on local acceptance of the far-reaching Regional Growth Strategy bylaw, which will govern Metro Vancouver until 2040. Like a stealth bomber, the bylaw has low visibility but high … Continue reading

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Vancouver staff report on RGS now online

[Update: City now soliciting input by web: http://vancouver.ca/yoursay.htm%5D In an unusual move, shortly before 6 pm on 23 Feb, Vancouver City staff posted a 5-page “Policy Report” to Council by the Director of Planning on the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth … Continue reading

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“What does RGS mean to West Vancouver?” (North Shore Outlook) 23 Feb

“Glassing the ridge” by Rebecca Aldous, North Shore Outlook, 23-Feb-2011. Excerpt: What does Metro Vancouver’s new Regional Growth Strategy mean to West Vancouver? To some citizens, the answer is the future of West Van’s mountainous forests and the city’s famous … Continue reading

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Pink Shirt Day, February 23, 2011

Today is Pink Shirt Day, an international day against bullying. 24 Hours carried an article on Feb 17 about Jim Jordan of “Report Bullying,” who said that bullying is a societal problem affecting everyone and we’re all responsible for eradicating … Continue reading

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Citizen report from Port Moody (Feb 22)

This report just came in. Port Moody Council tonight discussed the RGS. We will report more details if and when available. The motion that passed in Port Moody tonight on the RGS was as follows – ‘Port Moody does not support … Continue reading

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