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Deadline 3-Dec-2018 (Mon) for public input on Ports Modernization Review by federal government: Key concerns

“Transport Canada wants to hear from key partners and stakeholders, including Canada Port Authorities, Indigenous groups, provincial and municipal governments, industry; academia and experts; and associations/groups that have a particular interest in port activities.” (Image and caption credit: Transport Canada … Continue reading

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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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