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Surprising turn of events with Port of Vancouver re Fraser River dredging, Massey Tunnel

On the headlined topic, we received the following compilation of materials from Susan Jones at the end of May 2017, and provide it for readers here, with permission. She quotes official documents and other materials obtained through FOI inquiry, and … Continue reading

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Translink AGM and June Board Meeting, June 23, 2017 (Fri)

TransLink Annual General Meeting http://www.translink.ca/en/About-Us/Events-Calendar/2017/june/TransLink-AGM.aspx Jun 23, 2017, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. TransLink Head Office, 400 – 287 Nelson’s Court, New Westminster, BC V3L 0E7 Review of 2016 highlights and open the floor to questions. Translink June Board Meeting will follow … Continue reading

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Threats mount as Govts of Canada & BC contravene and alter laws to permit destruction of lower Fraser River & Estuary – Article submission

The following extensive material was provided to MetroVanWatch by frequent contributor Peter Van Der Velden. ***** Threats mount as the Governments of Canada and British Columbia deliberately contravene and alter laws to permit devastating destruction of the lower Fraser River … Continue reading

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Regional Planning Committee 10-Mar-2017 (Fri) to discuss “Metro 2040”: 5-year review: Yes or No?

The Regional Planning Committee on Friday, March 10, 2017 (9 am start, Metro Vancouver headquarters in Burnaby), is scheduled to hear a report  from staff on “Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future: Consideration of a Review.” By law, Metro Vancouver is required to … Continue reading

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Heads up: “Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future”: Is 5-year review of regional growth strategy needed? Yes? No? Crucial meeting Mar 10 (Fri)

Heads up: On March 10, 2017 the “Regional Planning Committee” of Metro Vancouver will review feedback from member municipalities and other organizations as to whether or not there is a need for a review of the regional growth strategy (RGS) … Continue reading

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We need to protect our community from urban sprawl (Peter van der Velden, op ed, 24-Feb-2017, Delta Optimist)

This op ed appeared in the Delta Optimist on 24-Feb-2017 (http://www.delta-optimist.com/opinion/we-could-all-be-paying-dearly-for-urban-sprawl-from-bridge-1.10337692) under the headline “We could all be paying dearly for urban sprawl from bridge.” Reprinted here with permission of the author, Peter van der Velden. There will be incredible pressure … Continue reading

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New “Lonelyhomes.ca” site catalogs empty homes in Metro Vancouver region

CBC Radio this morning had an interview with Christine Boehringer, founder of Lonely Homes, a website (lonelyhomes.ca) that tracks empty homes (“positively identified houses or strata units … hat are not being lived in”) in the Greater Vancouver region. Information collected is … Continue reading

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