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Climate solutions vs government actions, Part III: Governments are failing us, and they need to hear from YOU (by Peter van der Velden)

This is third and final article dealing with Climate change and the inability of our governments to start dealing with the reality of our changing environmental conditions. Part II is Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s T2 expansion proposal for Delta Container … Continue reading

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Climate solutions vs government actions, Part II: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s T2 expansion proposal for Delta Container Port (by Peter van der Velden)

This is the second in a series of three articles on the environment and how our governments are failing to protect our interests. This article discusses the environmentally damaging issues of the expansion proposals to the Delta container terminal by … Continue reading

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Climate solutions vs government actions, Part I: Fortis expansion proposal for Tilbury Island LNG terminal (by Peter van der Velden). Public comments due by 15-Aug.

This is the first in a series of three articles on the environment and how our governments are failing to protect our interests. This article discusses the safety issues of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and expansion proposals to the Fortis … Continue reading

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Citizen warns Metro Vancouver of possible B.C. Supreme Court challenge to METRO 2050, citing failure to consult key stakeholders and publicize Public Hearing (April 20)

Livestream – http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/webcast/Pages/default.aspx http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/webcast/Pages/default.aspx One of the best-kept secrets in the Metro Vancouver region today, April 20, 2022, is that an important Public Hearing will be held tonight, starting at 6 pm on METRO 2050, the Metro Vancouver Regional District … Continue reading

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Full tally of media coverage on the crucial ‘Metro 2050’ Public Hearing on April 20/Wed: Implications for 2.8 million residents over the next 28 years

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
J Guess what! Metro Vancouver regional body (formerly Greater Vancouver Regional District, or GVRD) is holding a Public Hearing on the evening of Wednesday, April 20, 2022. It is…

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Heads Up: Metro Vancouver’s METRO 2050 ‘Regional Growth Strategy’ public hearing April 20/Wed (6 pm): Vancouver, this affects YOU too.

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
ABOVE: Cover of the draft Metro 2050 Mark your calendars for April 20, 2022. One single public hearing will be held for up to four hours to hear from…

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Proposed LNG production/storage increase and export from jetty at Tilbury Island: Building the perfect storm

Article by Peter van der Velden. See bottom for info about July 30. Building the perfect storm: Are our governments once again set to fail us? Proposed LNG production/storage increase and export of LNG from Tilbury Island proposed jetty Two … Continue reading

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International Noise Awareness Day, April 28: SILENCE! Today at 2:15 pm for one minute

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
Preamble: Many Vancouverites love their right to quiet. Surprise! Today is the 26th Annual International Noise Awareness Day! See press release from the Right to Quiet Society below. Over…

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Petition: Say “No” To Roberts Bank Container Terminal Two (RBT2) in Delta (by Dec 2)

We are sharing this poster from Against Port Expansion with our readers. If you care, take action to oppose Terminal 2 by signing the petition to the House of Commons:https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-2828 Say “No” To Roberts Bank Container Terminal Two (RBT2) in … Continue reading

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URGENT: Deadline for input into Tilbury Phase 2 LNG is July 16, 2020 (Thurs)

URGENT: Deadline is Thurs. July 16, 2020, for input into Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Lack of transparency in plans for massive LNG production and export in the Fraser River Estuary The Governments of Canada and B.C. have facilitated incremental LNG … Continue reading

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