Monthly Archives: November 2013

Media Democracy Day 2013 today and tomorrow — Visit CityHallWatch and MetroVanWatch table!

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
Media Democracy Day 2013 is here in Vancouver, November 8 and 9! It brings together diverse communities involved in media advocacy and education, to help promote the cause of media…

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Delta Council votes 5 to 1 for Southlands development on farmland. Next is Metro Vancouver decision.

Today, November 8, 2013, Delta’s Mayor and Council approved third reading of the “Southlands” application on a 500-acre parcel of land in southeast Tsawwassen. The vote was 5 to 1 in favour, with Councillor Sylvia Bishop the lone opponent to the … Continue reading

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Plans for elevated Evergreen Line track surprises community (Port Moody) (News1130 story)

Plans for elevated Evergreen Line track surprises community They say they found out “by accident” by Mike Lloyd, November 7, 2013 PORT MOODY (NEWS1130) – A group of people living in Port Moody has some big complaints about the Evergreen Line, as … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver – Regional Planning Ctee Nov 8 – Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Township Langley, New West, Port Moody, ALC, Roberts Bank

Heads up, people of the region! The Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee of the GVRD (i.e., Metro Vancouver) will meet at the organization’s headquarters starting at 9 am, on Friday, November 8, 2013. On land use planning, this committee is … Continue reading

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Port Moody draft OCP projects 2041 population at 59,000, up from 36,000 in 2011. City Council Nov 5 – Analysis by Moody Centre Community Association

Port Moody’s draft Official Community Plan is going before City Council on November 5, 2013. For background, please see Port Moody Official Community Plan (OCP) – Citizens’ analysis raises alarm bells, with text of recent newsletters. Here is another quick analysis … Continue reading

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Port Moody Official Community Plan (OCP) – Citizens’ analysis raises alarm bells. OCP suddenly on agenda for Nov 5

Next up for the civic spotlight Metro Vancouver — Port Moody. We have been following developments here as another case study, in the context of the Regional Growth Strategy and transit issue. Port Moody’s draft Official Development Plan is on … Continue reading

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Mayor abruptly ends oral presentations at Southlands public hearing, adjourns til Nov 8

Minutes after Delta Mayor Lois Jackson announced the end of the Public Hearing on the controversial Southlands rezoning today, apparently with 100 people still signed up to speak, the Corporation of Delta website carried this message, excerpt copied below. She … Continue reading

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Southlands Public Hearing (Tsawwassen) Update Nov 1 – a challenged process? Industry lobbying?

(Update 11 pm, Nov 1 – Based on tweets by @adrianmacnair of the South Delta Leader, the hearing will resume at 10 am on Saturday, November 2. The hearing is roughly at speakers #350 of 450 signed up.) Here is an update … Continue reading

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