Monthly Archives: November 2013

Port Moody development issues – Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) launches website

As the city of Port Moody moves ahead with discussions about its future — the Official Development Plan, the Moody Centre Community Association (MCCA) has launched a new website to share information with the public. The direct link is: http://portmoodycommunity.wordpress.com/

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Former Surrey city planner took bribes from developers (article in The Province)

This is a story in The Province that deserves noting, for future reference. This is one case in one municipality, but we would like to note especially the types of actions done by which players. The case only came to … Continue reading

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The Condo Game, CBC documentary on Toronto – cautionary tale for all Canadians, communities

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
The Condo Game aired on CBC at 9 pm November 21, 2013. It is about Toronto, but is significant for Vancouver and the entire Metro Vancouver region. The CBC site…

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Are there issues with Architectural models? Examples from recent projects. Watch list for citizens.

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One of the tools used to show development proposals is the architectural model. These models are perhaps the most direct and accessible way of representing the scale of a…

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North Vancouver discussions about campaign contributions inspire action in Metro Vancouver region

(Updated) Discussions around North Vancouver City Hall are INSPIRING! Mayor Darrell Mussatto and Coun. Linda Buchanan have been pressured to recuse themselves from voting on motions affecting big developers and unions that had funded their election wins. And on Nov. 4, … Continue reading

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Walmart store – public hearing, Richmond City Council, Nov 18 – approved

(Epilogue: By majority vote, Council approved of this project, with possibility of a buffer strip along Alderbridge Way. Source – Garden City Conservation Society blog) Did you know? “First Richmond North Shopping Centres (SmartCentres)” has applied for a large Walmart store development in Richmond, … Continue reading

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Coal Export plans spark November 18 Community Town Hall in South Delta

Communities and Coal, a grassroots group, will be hosting a Town Hall in South Delta regarding the coal export plans for the Fraser Surrey Docks. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 18th starting at 7pm at the Tsawwassen … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Board Meeting Nov 15 – Agenda

Metro Vancouver Board of Directors Meeting – November 15, 2013 http://metrovancouver.org/boards/GVRD%20Board/RD_15-Nov-13_AGE.pdf Web video on top page. Sorry, they do NOT archive video.

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Community Discussion Forum: Exploring Port Expansion Impacts-Nov 26

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Delta’s Southlands – today’s decision and analysis of next steps in process at Metro Vancouver

We are pleased to share this description of the next stages of the process on the Soundlands development application in Tsawwassen in Delta. It is excerpted from a message by Peter Duffey, long timer watcher of Metro Vancouver and hope … Continue reading

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