Monthly Archives: September 2013

Metro Vancouver Board meeting Sept 27 – Updates on Regional Context Statements for each municipality

The agenda for the September 27, 2013, Board of Directors meeting of Metro Vancouver (GVRD) has as it major item reporting on the status of each member municipality in submitting a Regional Context Statement (RCS) that complies with the Regional … Continue reading

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Want to help preserve the Burns Bog peatlands? Meeting today by MK Delta Lands, project proponent

We reprint here a notice from Eliza Olson, of the Burns Bog Conservation Society. Why is the bog important? Read here. Bold text below is chosen to highlight critical points.

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Community concerned about 400% population increase in Port Moody Official Community Plan (OCP)

Port Moody, quintessential West Coast. A city of 30,000 people at the eastern limits of Burrard Inlet. Recreational mecca for the Metro Vancouver region. But major changes are being proposed with the Official Community Plan, which is in Council on … Continue reading

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One word about Metro Vancouver air quality today: Gasp!

(Updated – with comment and graph from  Environment Canada, Pacific and Yukon Region. See below.) Anyone looking or moving around outside today, September 13, 2013, would notice the poor air quality on this particular day in Metro Vancouver. You can see … Continue reading

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Century’s Southlands proposed development in Delta is too risky: Peter Duffey

Here is a letter from Delta resident and veteran civic affairs watcher Peter Duffey, reprinted here with his permission. He is affiliated with Save the Southlands Committee. On July 29, 2013 Delta Municipal Council passed first and second reading of an application by … Continue reading

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Major citywide rally at City Hall set for Sept 24, eve of community plan report to Council – Neighbourhoods uniting in rebellion

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
A citywide rally is planned at the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, September 24, starting at 5:45pm. Residents from all across Vancouver are coming to join forces in…

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Delta’s Dawn – South and North Delta may represent the boldest speculative plays in B.C. (Western Investor, Sept 2013)

Worth reading. MetroVanWatch‘s take is that public scrutiny and involvement in decision-making processes is critical if taxpayers and communities are to ensure their civic governments are always working with their long-term interests in mind. The public needs transparency of dealings … Continue reading

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Sept 12 (Surrey) Sept 25 (Coquitlam) Managing Growth: Integrating Land Use and Transportation Planning

(Note correction in headline to Sept 25 for Coquitlam.) Mark your calendars for two important meetings in terms of regional transportation and planning. The first is in Surrey Sept 12 and second, in Coquitlam Sept 25. For anyone interested but unable … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver in limbo over garbage proposal (BIV, Bob Mackin, 6-Sept-2013)

This article by investigative reporter Bob Mackin appeared in Business in Vancouver on September 6, 2013. It is an important topic, as it relates to waste management, air quality, public investment, and costs eventually borne by taxpayers. Excerpt:   Metro Vancouver’s garbage … Continue reading

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Citizens Against Port Expansion (CAPE) launches “sit-on” Sept 3 against log removal in Boundary Bay

To protest Port Metro Vancouver’s plans for what it calls salt marsh restoration work (including the removal of logs to improve fish habitat), Delta community groups are planning a “sit on” (rather than a sit-in) at 9 am, Tuesday, September 3, 2013, … Continue reading

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