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Port of Metro Vancouver: Land Use Plan amendments (land acquired + divested). Open houses in June 2018

For public attention. The Port of Metro Vancouver (@PortVancouver) is an important player and land holder in this region. It is acquiring and divesting of properties as part of its land use plan. Concerned groups and individual are encouraged to … Continue reading

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B.C. undermines municipal tax base and affordability (Vancouver Sun, opinion, Elizabeth Murphy) – Provincial encroachment will cost owners and renters

Originally posted on CityHallWatch: Tools to engage in Vancouver city decisions:
B.C. Legislature This opinion piece appeared recently in the Vancouver Sun but has been seriously unreported and little discussed. The unintended consequences of the property-tax surcharge haven’t been thought through,…

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Too many looked the other way when it came to money laundering in B.C. – Commentary by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

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Laundromat. Photo not selected by IntegrityBC. Commentary dated 22-March-2018 from Dermod Travis, executive director of IntegrityBC. Could a similar question be posed of money laundering at B.C. casinos to that…

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Rail group sees “massive conflict of interest” behind TransLink’s business cases on Broadway subway, Surrey LRT decisions, etc.

Citizens’ group Rail for the Valley has published a post today saying there appears to be a massive conflict of interest in decision-making behind two major transportation plans. Excerpt here: A Massive Conflict of Interest Friday, February 16, 2018 Oh, … Continue reading

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New documentary “Watershed Guardians of the Fraser” River, Screening Oct 19 (Thurs)

Delta-Richmond Council of Canadians is pleased to confirm the first screening of a new documentary, Watershed Guardians of the Fraser River, and hope you will extend invitations by forwarding this email to your distribution list. Producer/director, Jocelyn Demers, will be … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver consulting in Sept/Oct on doubling/tripling of Development Cost Charges for liquid waste infrastructure

Below is a message being circulated by Metro Vancouver (GVRD). Rates in are proposed to double or triple, depending on the sewerage area. For detailed info on the proposed changes, click here. A consultation event is planned in each of … Continue reading

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No credible bridge design or cost-benefit analysis for George Massey Tunnel plans: Susan Jones

On September 12, 2017, Delta resident Susan Jones wrote this letter to nearly 50 MLAs including the B.C. Cabinet, BC Greens MLAs, and Councils in Delta and Richmond. Republished here with permission. ************** September 12, 2017 Executive Council of the … Continue reading

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