Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nov 30 deadline for Port Metro Vancouver public feedback on Phase 2 of Land Use Plan

Deadline for Feedback on Phase 2 of Land Use Plan Friday November 30, 2012 is the deadline for feedback on the draft goals, objectives and policy directions for Port Metro Vancouver’s Land Use Plan. Please make your voice heard by filling in a survey and visiting PortTalk to … Continue reading

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Zero Waste? Not When It Comes To Metro Vancouver Politicians, says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

This press release was posted by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Jordan Bateman. VANCOUVER, B.C. (26-Nov-2012): The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on five regional mayors and councillors to pay back more than $2,000 in meeting fees they collected for … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Regional Finance Symposium (Nov 28, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, in Burnaby)

Metro Vancouver Regional Finance Symposium November 28, 2012 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Hilton Hotel 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby Note that the meeting will be streamed on the web. More details of meeting here. http://www.metrovancouver.org/rfs/Pages/default.aspx The Metro Vancouver Regional Finance Symposium will … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver (GVRD) board meeting November 30, 2012, agenda

Here are some excerpts of the Nov 30, 2012 board agenda, for scanning please visit Metro Vancouver’s official website for details. http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Pages/BoardsCommittees.aspx Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2012

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Reflections on Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline information sessions

Information sessions on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project are still in the calendar for a number of communities in the Lower Mainland. Upcoming sessions include Langley (Nov22), Burnaby (Nov24 & 26), Chilliwack (Nov27) and Abbotsford (Nov 29). The … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Transportation 2040 report fatally flawed (E Murphy, Vancouver Sun) — funding model, land-use planning strategy take power away from municipality

Caption: This map of rapid transit station areas and corridors appears in Appendix A of the City of Vancouver’s Transportation 2040 Report to Council of Oct. 30, 2012. The final report map defines rapid transit station areas and future rapid … Continue reading

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MetroVanWatch welcomes B.C. government announcement of Auditor General for Local Government – Basia Ruta

In an official press release on November 7, 2012, Premier Christy Clark announced the appointment of the British Columbia’s first auditor general for local government (AGLG), Basia Ruta. MetroVanWatch welcomes Ms. Ruta to her post, and looks forward to possible reviews … Continue reading

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