Monthly Archives: March 2015

Just Film Festival at Langara, March 20-22, brings the pursuit of justice to the big screen

HIGHLY recommended to Vancouverites this weekend! http://justfilm.org/ The Just Film Festival Film themes: Activism and Art Documentary Stories Environmental Activism Food and Farming Global Justice Israel and Palestine Latin America Womens’ Stories ABOUT (Excerpt): The Just Film Festival brings the pursuit of justice … Continue reading

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What is the role of municipal employees in 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation & Transit Plebiscite? Ethical, legal, policy questions…

A reader has asked MetroVanWatch some important questions. We do not know the answer, but share them here. Stand back from the content of the plebiscite. Ignore for a moment that it’s about transit funding. Look at the systems and … Continue reading

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Media release: Transit Plebiscite raises concerns/questions from neighbourhoods about Broadway plans (by CVN)

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
Media release issued today by the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods. PDF: CVN Media Release-Transit Plebiscite Broadway concerns 17-Mar-2015 Media Release: March 17, 2015 Transit Plebiscite raises concerns and questions from neighbourhoods…

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“UN Global Compact” DRAFT – Toolkit for Land, Construction & Real Estate Sector: Input deadline Mar 16 (Tue)

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Supply chain in land, construction and real estate sector, as depicted by the UN Global Compact, 2015 Civic watchers in Vancouver and anywhere in the world will find this…

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Can the transit plebiscite debate be viewed from balanced perspective? Thoughts on fairness, disconnect, Translink effectiveness, taxes (Peter van der Velden)

Can the debate be viewed from balanced perspective? (Opinion piece contributed by Peter van der Velden, a facilities management consultant living in Tsawwassen.) What is the “Yes” vote all about? Essentially this is the referendum: An attempt at updating public transport … Continue reading

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Fighting City Hall: Community association takes on Vancouver government/developer axis to defend fair public processes

If there was ever an example of David versus Goliath, this is it. Except that there are two Goliaths and one David. The battle is escalating between the Community Association of New Yaletown on one side — and an axis created by … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver region air quality: Useful links, data, webcams, monitoring

Anyone looking out or moving around outside today, might notice the poor air quality. You can see it. You can smell it. You can taste it. What’s it all about? Where can you get real-time pictures and data about air … Continue reading

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