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Public hearings for Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project – May 14 to June 24, 2019: Schedule and reading

Here is an excerpt of an e-mail from the Review Panel Secretariat for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, followed by a special independent supplement in Common Ground, and Action in Time, by Paul George & Susan Jones, entitled “Secret … Continue reading

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Time to rethink Tsawwassen road access before more development in Southlands and downtown (by Peter van der Velden)

Intro: In this article Peter Van der Velden points out density, and transportation challenges facing Tsawwassen as big new proposals come forward for residential and commercial developments. He points out that Tsawwassen is isolated from the rest of Metro Vancouver … Continue reading

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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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