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Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend: Outdoor pools set to open and hey, where are our three new outdoor pools that the NPA promised!

In the last civic election the NPA promised to build three new pools. The NPA mayoralty candidate said that Vancouver was “dramatically underserved” by the current three outdoor pools. Here is a Metro article from the election:Metro It was a hollow platform promise for the NPA with no plans for where the pools would be […]

Is parking in the West End driving you crazy?

The City of Vancouver wants your help to make parking in the West End better. Fill out the following survey and help? http://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/west-end-parking-survey.aspx If you live in a densely populated community there is hardly anything more frustrating than parking. For the past 50 years as the rise of the personal ownership of cars has developed […]

Tearing down a highway to enjoy more urban benefits

The removal of the viaducts in Vancouver is an exciting opportunity that will surpass the significance of not building a highway through the city. While Toronto seems stuck with its elevated “freeway” cutting off the city from the lake, Vancouver has a tremendous opportunity to right a bit of terrible urban planning and highway engineering […]

An open letter to Mayor and Council in support for proposed rezoning of 1754-1772 Pendrell St.

Dear Mayor and Council: With the continued low vacancy rates for rental housing in Vancouver, the addition of 178 purpose-built rental units is a welcome addition to the West End and that is why I support the rezoning of 1754-1772 Pendrell St. Moreover, the proposal to have 26 of the replaced rental units to rent […]

The Park Board is integral to becoming the greenest city in the world

FROM CREATING MORE inclusive community centres to developing great parks, public space is integral to making Vancouver the greenest city in the world by the year 2020. I am running for the Vancouver park board with Vision Vancouver to participate in creating great public spaces for people, habitat, urban wildlife, and our pets. I want […]

I am excited to have the opportunity to be a candidate for the Park Board with Vision

This summer has been a real roller coaster of emotions for me! Not getting a nomination spot with Vision Vancouver was a huge disappointment but that is the democratic process and I accepted the results. The upside is my scheduled opened up considerably and this provided the opportunity to engage in period of self-reflection and […]

Thanks! Great campaign, disappointing results for our team!

Congratulations to the new Vision Vancouver candidates for the Park Board, Trish Kelly, Sammie Jo Rambaua, Naveen Girn and Coree Tull. Thanks to all the candidates who put their names forward to run in the nomination process. Of course, I am disappointed with the results from yesterday’s poll of Vision members. It was not the […]

Time to VOTE! This Wednesday-326 W 5th Ave, Advance Poll

The big day is almost here and it’s time to VOTE! Thank you for your support for my candidacy to win a nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Parks Board. It’s going to be an incredibly tight race and so I need you to get out and vote this week to ensure that I can […]

Its Vision Vancouver members who select the candidates.

It was a fun and exciting debate last night for Vision Vancouver candidates for the Park Board and the members who attended. Thanks to all the other candidates for participating in the process. Loads of talent for the members to just pick four candidates. Nomination races are a great form of democratic process for political […]

Thanks to everyone who took out a Vision membership to participate in the process

Thanks for all the folks who took out memberships to support my nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Vancouver Park Board. It is a real honour to have the opportunity to be a candidate in this  process. Thanks to family, friends  and supporters for all the help up to this point. Special thanks to Anita […]