Monthly Archives: November 2015

Opinion: Port Metro Vancouver Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Is Not Sustainable

(The following article was contributed by the Community Group – Against Port Expansion in the Fraser Estuary – A proposed project by Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is moving forward that will have a significant impact on Metro Vancouver, many communities in … Continue reading

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Massey mayhem, proposed bridge across the Fraser: Financial, environmental, political affairs

(This opinion piece by Peter van der Velden explores many financial, environmental, transportation, and political issues surrounding the removal of the Massey Tunnel and construction of a $3 billion bridge across the Fraser River. Peter is author of the popular “The $3 billion … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Plan Open Houses Nov 25 & 26th. Survey until Nov 30th.

Metro Vancouver overseas a number of cherished regional parks. These include Pacific Spirit, Lynn Headwaters, Tynehead and Burnaby Lake. A Regional Parks Service Review is currently underway. Two public consultation sessions are still scheduled in this process. The events will be … Continue reading

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Roberts Bank Terminal 2: Marine Shipping Supplemental Report public comment period ends Dec 16 (Wed)

(Announcement from Port Metro Vancouver) The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEA Agency) has announced the start of the public comment period on the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Marine Shipping Supplemental Report. This report was prepared by Port Metro Vancouver, … Continue reading

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Biologist Mike Pearson to speak on debris impact on endangered Nooksack dace fish in Burnaby’s Stoney Creek, Nov 16 (Mon) 3 pm

Aquatic biologist, Mike Pearson, PhD, RPBio, of Pearson Ecological will be available to speak to members of the media regarding previously unreported damage to the Nooksack dace, an endangered fish species protected under the Species at Risk Act. The damage … Continue reading

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The bridge across the mighty Fraser: Vancouver infrastructure, federal funding and a provincial dilemma (by Peter van der Velden)

(This opinion piece contributed by Peter van der Velden challenges the rationale, processes, and assumptions behind the Province’s abrupt announcement in 2014 of a decision to build a new bridge to replace the Massey Tunnel, and proposes a fifth option for crossing … Continue reading

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Rare chance to fix B.C.’s “Freedom of Information” (FOI) mess: Legislation review — Public Hearing Nov 9 (Mon) in Vancouver, input til Jan 29

(Reblogged from CityHallWatch) The B.C. provincial legislation that regulates Freedom of Information (FOI) requests is currently under review. FOI requests are a crucial tool that can help increase the transparency of governments. “FOIs” are an indispensable part of any system that hopes to … Continue reading

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Media Democracy Days 2015: Saturday, November 7, at Vancouver Public Library. See us there!

Program online: (Click HERE (3MB) for PDF) Announcement: Here. Note: CityHallWatch and MetroVanWatch will be here at the MDD Media Fair in the Promenade area, 11 am to 5 pm. Come and visit! Give us stories. Get the inside story. Sign a … Continue reading

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Ownership Patterns of Single Family Homes Sales on the West Side Neighborhoods of the City of Vancouver: A Case Study (Andy Yan, 2-Nov-2015)

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions: ***** See also: Vancouver real estate is a Mainland Chinese buyers’ market, study says (by Sam Cooper, The Province, 2-Nov-2015) Royal Bank scraps size limit on newcomer…

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