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City of Vancouver abruptly makes homeowner grant online-only, shafting thousands of elderly homeowners (Stanley Q. Woodvine, in Georgia Straight): This story by Stanley Q. Woodvine was published June 16th, 2018, in the Georgia Straight. Stanley writes a regular column under the handle “Homeless in Vancouver.” Below are excerpts. See original article for full text. If you wish to take action, please consider contacting Mayor and Council. Tax...
Years after Olympic Village default and CoV $1 billion debt release, Millennium now builds a 46 storey tower in Burnaby: Millennium is active again. Was Millennium truly broke after the 2010 Winter Olympics? The Millennium name and logo appear prominently on the site of a new highrise tower currently under construction at Gilmore and Halifax Street in Burnaby, just north of the Lougheed highway. Our Metro Vancouve...
Open House June 11th – Does 1st and Clark rezoning follow the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan?: The City of Vancouver has circulated a notice about an Open House for June 11th regarding a block-long rezoning at East 1st Avenue and Clark Drive. On this card, the City asserts that “the application is being considered under the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.” We’ll look at the plan in mor...
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Vancouver’s centre-right party settles on a (surprise) winner, left agrees on council-slate numbers for parties: Well, it was another exciting week in Vancouver civic politics, as the Non-Partisan Association, after weeks of roller-coaster drama, chose its mayoral candidate: the soft-spoken and unassuming-seeming Ken Sim. That came as a surprise to everyone, including Sim himself, it seemed, on Sunday night...
Going to spend $80,000 on rent while your kid is at university? Maybe just buy a condo, some parents decide: Here in Vancouver, we’ve all heard about international parents buying property for their children while said children go to university locally. So we know that’s a thing. But I heard more than one story over the past few years about Canadian parents doing the same. In fact, one friend of a friend...
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Downtown Eastside Housing Organizers Blockade City Hall: The fight for 58 West Hastings escalates in historic May Day action: "We, the poor and the homeless of the Downtown Eastside will not sit idly as our elected officials deprive us of the housing we need."
Chinatown Victory at 105 Keefer: VANDU Interviews Vince Tao: In November 2017, members of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) interviewed Vince Tao, organiser with Chinatown Action Group (CAG). They discussed the recent victories of the Chinatown community at 105 Keefer, drawing lessons for the ongoing fight for 100% social housing at welfare ...
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Join Us to Talk About a New Path to Healthier Communities (in Presents): Andrew MacLeod’s book looks beyond medical care to identify what makes us sick. We need to talk about it.  Related Stories Win Two Tickets to the 2016 Land Awards Gala! (in Presents) Debate Pits Freer Markets Against Gov't Intervention on Affordable Housing (in Presents)
Good Intentions, Not Enough Action in Indigenous Child Welfare Plan, Says Advocate (in News): Part 12 of a series. Minister Jane Philpott says the government knows the way out of the crisis. Cindy Blackstock has a different plan.  Related Stories Lessons from Care: ‘The Only Flaw in This System Is that Some of Us Survived’ (in News) The Kelowna Accord, Racism and the Child Welfare Crisis...
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Arbutus Greenway: The greenway is really showing how well the plan is working now. The start of sunny weather and car free days in Vancouver is bringing people outside. We walked from King Edward Ave to Granville Island 13th Avenue 10th Avenue 6th between Cypress & Burrard 6th between Cypress & Burr...
Alaska Trip: Part 8: This map comes from the US National Parks service: the Volendam sailed all the way from Point Gustavus to just south of the US/Canada border at the top of the map to both Johns Hopkins and Margerie Glaciers. On board we were joined by Park Rangers who gave a commentary in what we were seeing. It...
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Happy Car-Free Day, Vancouver. BTW, Can There Be ‘Good Congestion’?: On the occasion of Vancouver’s big car-free weekend — Car Free Day events occurred yesterday in the West End and Kitsilano, and the main event takes place today along 20+ blocks of Main Street — perhaps it’s time to roil the waters with a question. Does traffic congestion slow down economies, pr...
Thinking About Density? Or Rezoning in Vancouver? Or Voting?: Pseudonymous housing wonk YVRYIMBY (Vancouver, Yes In My Back Yard) has created a wonderfully simple yet powerful, data-driven graphical view of Vancouver and its housing crisis. Consider it a required backgrounder to the premise that land locked up in exclusionary, low-density zoning inflates th...
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Trouble in Brookswood:   Brookswood, a classic 1950s subdivision in the Township of Langley, has been locked for years in a dispute over the pace of development. It sits just minutes from malls and highways, but it has a deep country feel. In late 2017, on the third try in four years, Township Council approved a plan ...
Family incomes in Metro Vancouver: Yaletown, 2017 Statistics Canada has added new community profiles to its website based on the 2016 census. These include income measures the federal Conservative government axed from the 2011 census — possibly because open up a discussion about economic inequality. Within Metro Vancouver, the h...
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Vancouver Votes 2018 | OneCity Vancouver Nominates Candidates: br>OneCity Vancouver nomination candidates, left to right: School Board candidates (all of whom were selected to run in the 2018 Vancouver School Board election, Jennifer Reddy, Erica Jaaf & current VSB trustee, Carrie Bercic; and OneCity City Council nomination candidates, Chris...
Sunday Reflection | Save Your Life | EWG's Dirty Dozen Foods: br>EWG: The Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Foods | Eat Organic From August 2016 through the end of October of that year, from the initial diagnosis of my terminal, inoperable Stage 4 hilar cholangeocarcinoma, I simply stopped eating. No appetite, simply was...
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A rising tide that swamps all boats: VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhereread more
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Vancouver demographics: brief overview: With over 2,400,000+ population Vancouver is one of the largest cities in North America. It is also one of the cities which are regarded to be the cleanest ones in the world. The city has awesome demographics which mean that as compared to any other place this city consists of highly well-off peo...
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Plant thieves still at work at Vancouver's parks: by Monika Gul News 1130.com Posted Jun 10, 2018 5:50 pm PDT VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It appears some people are doing more than ‘smelling the roses’ while strolling through Queen Elizabeth Park.Several flowers were recently stolen from the rose garden at the park with someone putting an ‘I wa...
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Rejection of 105 Keefer opened the door to new future for Chinatown, but will anyone walk through?: Yesterday’s 8-3 council vote to reject Beedie Group’s proposal to build a 12-story project at 105 Keefer ended the longest public hearing in a decade, a process that turned into a debate on the future of Chinatown. I voted with the majority in that vote and wrote down my comments — something I ne...
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Adults-Only After Hours Playland Nights: Playland Nights are adults-only after hours events happening every Friday, from June 22 to July 27, 2018. Enter to win 4 passes for June 22, 2018. The post Adults-Only After Hours Playland Nights appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.
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Must read: How the Premier’s flunkies snubbed a citizen: In my story published by The Tyee on June 22, I reported on the outraged British Columbians who wrote to Premier Christy Clark this spring to express their anger at her $50,000-a-year BC Liberal fundraising bonus and the $10,000-a-head party fundraisers. One of the emails to Clark stood out. A ci...
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21 Pokemon GO Vancouver locations you need to get to right now: Pokémon GO is taking over our lives. Here’s the lowdown, and where you can find Pokemon GO Vancouver locations. What the hell is Pokémon GO? You remember the Pokémon games from the 1990s right? Well, this July, (like everything else we remember from our childhoods) it got a reboot, with the relea...
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In loving memory of Russ Benger: My good friend Russ Benger passed away a couple of days ago, and it breaks my heart that I am so many thousand kilometres away from Vancouver to have even had the opportunity to spend any more time with him, to say goodbye, to celebrate his life and to be able to support my good friend Gus Fosaro...
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Mayor Roberston Appears to have no Ethics: November 9, 2014 Well this really pissed me off. Residents of the Seafield apartments on Pendrell Street in the West End were under threat of renoviction from developer landlord Gordon Nelson. Some elderly tenants received rent increases of 300 % and at that time the MLA for the riding Mr Chandra...
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One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back : Closed Session. That is phrase that will become more and more common in the UNA Board vocabulary. It's a shame given that even the UBC Board of Governors, famous for their secrecy these past few years, has turned a new leaf and is busy revamping governance structures in order to be more open, d...
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7.9 Kathmandu quake causes destruction – felt as far as New Delhi: Kathmandu, Nepal – A 7.9 earthquake followed by another 6.6 quake is reported to have caused buildings to collapse and roads to buckle in the mountainous terrain surrounding the Himalayan area. USGS upgraded the first quake to 7.9 magnitude quake with people reporting extreme to violent shaking i...

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