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Act by March 30th to oppose Planned Deltaport Berth 4, major impacts on the Fraser River Estuary

Below, we share a message from the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee. PLEASE ACT AGAIN FOR THE FRASER RIVER ESTUARY  GCT DELTAPORT EXPANSION – BERTH FOUR PROJECT DEADLINE, MARCH 30, 2023 Please submit comments and circulate this information PUBLIC INPUT FOR … Continue reading

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Fraser River estuary ecosystem at risk from unnecessary Roberts Bank Container Terminal 2: Letter to PM Justin Trudeau

This is a copy of a letter from Delta resident Susan Jones to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. *********** March 2023 Attention: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and Cabinet Unnecessary, Expensive, Roberts Bank Container Terminal 2 ($3.5 … Continue reading

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Metro Vancouver Housing Data Book (2022 edition)

This is a handy resource for anyone interested in population and housing in the region. For your convenience, we copy the contents list further below. “The Metro Vancouver Housing Data Book brings together a large collection of regional and municipal … Continue reading

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February 4, 2023 (Sat) is Transit Equity Day. How about it, Metro Vancouver?

Looking ahead a week to February 4, 2023, we’d like to draw attention to “Transit Equity Day.” According to avid transit commentator and analyst Nathan Davidowicz, Transit Equity Day has never been celebrated in Vancouver or British Columbia. It seems … Continue reading

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A “bridge fuel” to nowhere: Should it be left in the ground? (LNG availability, pricing, politics, and misinformation) Peter van der Velden

This piece was submitted by Peter van der Velden. MetroVanWatch has carried several of his previous articles on civic, planning, and environmental affairs. He ran as a mayoral candidate in the October 2022 civic elections for the City of Delta. … Continue reading

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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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