Monthly Archives: April 2014

Metro Vancouver Board meeting 2-May-2014 agenda – CEVs, air, energy, Roberts Bank, coal, Howe Sound, Port Metro Van, aff. housing, $$$ financials

The Metro Vancouver (GVRD) Board of Directors meeting is on right now. Below is the agenda, for the record. The downloadable file (huge at 20 MB in PDF format) is here. Live web video, during meeting only (not archived): http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Pages/BoardLiveWebCast.aspxContinue reading

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Southlands public hearing at Metro Vancouver May 1: Analysis of Metro staff report, and why this now becomes political

This is a supplementary analysis to our previous post, Regionwide issue: Development vs agriculture – Southlands (Delta/Tsawwassen) public hearing at Metro Vancouver May 1. We are now coming to a critical moment on this all-important case. Much has been said. … Continue reading

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Regionwide issue: Development vs agriculture – Southlands (Delta/Tsawwassen) public hearing at Metro Vancouver May 1, 11 am: Much at stake

(Updated) One of the most significant decisions affecting land use in Metro Vancouver is soon to be made. Public input from across the region is needed. A Public Hearing starting 11 am on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Metro Vancouver … Continue reading

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Coal port expansion approved on Texada Island. Will Fraser Surrey docks coal exports get the go ahead?

The Province of British Columbia quietly approved the 20-fold expansion of a coal export facility on Texada Island. The implications on the Fraser Surrey docks are huge, as there’s a proposal to create a coal export terminal at these docks. … Continue reading

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Time to crack down on no-holds-barred civic election financing (Peter Ladner in Business in Vancouver, 22-Apr-2014)

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
This important article was published today, written by Peter Ladner — co-founder of Business in Vancouver, former Vancouver City councillor, and fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue. Below is a…

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Port Moody Official Community Plan – Public Hearing April 22 – Statement by Moody Centre Community Association

Port Moody’s Official Community Plan goes to a public hearing on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Here is a statement from Moody Centre Community Association, posted here with permission. For the original post and extensive background information please see here. Promises and accountability Port … Continue reading

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Surrey First councillor Barinder Rasode goes independent. But why do civic political parties even exist? Analysis.

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
The airwaves were buzzing today with news that Barinder Rasode, an elected councillor on Surrey City Council, has left the ruling civic party “Surrey First. Her e-mail, published in The Now…

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