Monthly Archives: May 2011

Counterspin: Responses to Vancouver Councillors’ spin on the RGS

As our society at last begins to notice the Regional Growth Strategy, certain individuals are rising up as its champions. Our society will benefit by getting the facts out there. A full and open dialogue and discussion is what the … Continue reading

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Report of TransLink AGM (27-May-2011)

[Updated 10-June-2011, more coming] A recording of the live webcast is available here: http://uri.mediaco.ca/u/translink_052711_V38507 Questioner says “taxation without representation is tyrrany,” and asks TransLink Board for comment, here: Media coverage: Commissioner vows to watch TransLink’s hoarded money:  Authority raised gas … Continue reading

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Metro, Coquitlam joust over RGS (Tri-City News, 24-May-2011)

(By Janis Warren, The Tri-City News) Excerpt: The CEO of Metro Vancouver says the regional government and the city of Coquitlam are close to starting negotiations on the regional growth strategy (RGS). But Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart said the two … Continue reading

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Two meetings: Metro Vancouver, Translink, 9 am, May 27 (Fri)

We urge citizens to scrutinize and report on either of these  meetings at 9 am on Friday, May 27. Details are below.

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More Trouble for Regional Growth Strategy (Mainlander, 17-May-2011)

(By Joseph Jones, 17-May-2011). Excerpt: Thanks to a single municipality with clear vision and sturdy backbone — Coquitlam — the juggernaut Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) has at least temporarily failed to careen its done-deal swath across B.C.’s lower mainland. The … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver regional growth plan still in limbo (Vanc Sun, 18-May-2011)

Metro Vancouver regional growth plan still in limbo  (by Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, 18-May-2011). Excerpt: Metro Vancouver appears to be dragging its heels again over its regional growth strategy. Despite concerns that the plan could become an election issue, it … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver deserves a visionary plan (Daphne Bramham, Vanc. Sun 14-May-2011)

Full text is here.  A new governance model is needed to help build a stronger community, and Coquitlam’s refusal to fall in line can only help. Excerpt: Metro Vancouver deserves a bigger vision. If citizens feel disconnected from governments of … Continue reading

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