Monthly Archives: February 2012

Audio of Smart Growth debate (Feb 23) available online

On February 23, a “Debate on smart growth in Metro Vancouver” was held in Langley, featuring Todd Litman (Victoria Transport Policy Institute) and Randal O’Toole (Cato Institute), presented by South Fraser OnTrax. South Fraser Blog. Audio of both sides of the debate … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver to hold taxpayer-funded receptions in Victoria to lobby MLAs for support (Vancouver Sun, 23-Feb-2012)

Vancouver Sun (Kelly Sinoski) carried an article on 23-Feb-2012 saying Metro Vancouver’s intergovernmental committee approved lobbying receptions up to four times per year in Victoria, similar to lobbying activities of the private sector, in order to influence politicians of the … Continue reading

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Debate on smart growth in Metro Vancouver: Langley Township Hall (Feb 23, 7 pm)

A Debate About Smart Growth Featured speakers: Todd Litman (Victoria Transport Policy Institute) Randal O’Toole (Cato Institute) Feb 23, 2012 (Thursday), 7 to 8:30 pm Fraser River Presentation Theatre Township of Langley Municipal Hall (20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley) Presented … Continue reading

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Thanks, Johnny Carline (Metro Vancouver CAO, retiring today), and some homework for new Chair and CAO

MetroVanWatch wishes Mr. Johnny Carline a happy retirement, starting today. This was the day announced back in 2011 that he would retire as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Metro Vancouver (i.e., the Greater Vancouver Regional District) after many years at … Continue reading

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Heads up: Important items on Metro Vancouver Regional Planning & Ag Ctee 10-Feb-2012: ALR, Regional Context Statements, more

Metro Vancouver’s Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee will meet at 9 am on Friday, February 10, 2012 at its headquarters at 4330 Kingsway (Burnaby). Here are some important items on the agenda include that caught our attention: Item 4.1 Presentation … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver web broadcasts of Board and committee meetings to start this year: Spokesman (BIV, 3-Feb-2012)

Business in Vancouver online today carried a story with new information about a topic important for us all. MetroVanWatch has for many months been calling upon elected officials in the entire region to urge Metro Vancouver to provide live and … Continue reading

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Deadline today: Public comments on YVR jet fuel pipeline (and tank farm and tankers in the Fraser)

Today, 1-Feb-2012, is the deadline for public comments about the proposal about the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project, a an oil offloading facility on the south arm of the Fraser River. The online public comment form is here: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/pcp/forms/VAFD_form.html This is a … Continue reading

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