Monthly Archives: May 2011

Regional growth plan ignores economy, lacks coherence: Vancouver Sun (14-May-2011)

Regional growth plan ignores economy, lacks coherence. A goal without a plan is just a wish. By American talk show host and columnist Larry Elder. Excerpt:  Metro Vancouver, our unelected regional governing body, has identified ambitious goals in its Regional … Continue reading

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Province sends Metro back … (Cloverdale Reporter, 29-Apr-2011)

Province sends Metro back to talk with growth plan holdout (29-April-2011, Jeff Nagel for Cloverdale Reporter). Full article here.  Excerpts are below, with comments by MetroVanWatch.

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BC businesses lobby for growth plan changes (Vanc Sun, 6-May-2011)

B.C. businesses lobby Metro Vancouver for growth plan changes But Metro planning committee chair says it’s too late for them to get involved By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun May 6, 2011. Full article here. METRO VANCOUVER – B.C.’s three biggest … Continue reading

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Minister Chong directs non-binding arbitration to begin by May 16, all parties may participate

The Metro Vancouver website indicates that Ida Chong, the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, has directed Metro Vancouver and Coquitlam to begin a non-binding resolution process by May 16, 2011. All Affected Local Governments can participate in the … Continue reading

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Victoria to Metro Van: Seek non-binding dispute resolution with Coquitlam on RGS

This article appeared online in the Vancouver Sun. Metro Vancouver regional growth strategy tied up once again (Vancouver Sun, 1 May 2011) Selected excerpts are below. Read full article here: http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/growthspurts/archive/2011/05/01/metro-vancouver-regional-growth-strategy-tied-up-once-again.aspx . Metro Vancouver’s long-awaited regional growth strategy looks like it … Continue reading

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