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Cycling for all abilities and ages, AAA, green house gas reduction for better health

      The actions of climate change  Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that we face as a City. It is established that Green House Gases (GHG) are the cause of climate change and the actions taken to mitigate its effects need to be taken by the government and city residents. Optimally, […]

More open houses on Active Transportation Corridor on Point Grey Road-Cornwall Ave

From Active Transportation at the City of Vancouver Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Active Transportation Corridor Project Update Following up on our last update, this email is to provide you with information about the upcoming public open houses for the second phase of consultation for the Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Corridor Project. The open houses will […]

Update from the City on Active Transportation Corridor on Cornwall Avenue

From Engineering at the City of Vancouver Point Grey Road-Cornwall Avenue Active Transportation Corridor Project Update Since the last project update on February 21, 2013, staff have been working to analyze the results from the phase one online questionnaire, and develop feasible design options for the Point Grey-Cornwall Corridor. Please find a report summarizing the […]

Want to help grow the urban forest? Get a tree from TreeKeepers.

The TreeKeepers Program is now offering discounted trees is six pilot neighbourhoods and the West End is one of the selected communities. One can obtain a discounted tree by  register at TreeKeepers. TreeKeepers is a Greenest City 2020 program to plant more trees on private property. Partners include Tree City, the EYA, The City of […]

Quick Council update on the Mayor’s motion on the expansion of coal terminals.

The Mayor’s motion to study the health consequents of the expansion of a coal terminal passed with the support of Vision and Green Councillors. The NPA voted against the motion. Apparently NPA are okay with coal dust and climate change and it does not need to be studied. Interesting development from yesterdays debate from Council […]

Endorse Kevin Washbrook for the Board of the Port of Metro Van

My friend Kevin Washbrook, who is a founding director with Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC) and a long time activist, is campaigning to be a director on the board of the Port of Metro Vancouver. I wholeheartedly endorse him for this position. I hope you too will endorse Kevin by writing a letter […]

Right to recovery walk supports Rainier Women’s Drug Treatment in the DTES

What Vancouver needs is more treatment facilities not less. Given the dire need for more treatment spaces it is incredible that Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the Minister of Health Services is not funding Rainier Women’s Drug Treatment Centre. The centre is the a pilot project that was funded by the Federal Government and operate […]

Civil Disobedience in a Changing Climate: A public dialogue, Friday Sept. 21, 7:30 pm, Alice Mckay room, VPL

What are our obligations as good citizens if government pursues policies that recklessly endanger our future?

6th Annual Women’s Housing March in DTES, Saturday, September 15, 1:30pm

Facebook page for the event Photos from last years march Sat. Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm Starts at Cordova and Columbia, just west of Main St. Unceded Coast Salish Territories The event is described on its Facebook Event Page in the following:

StopCoal.ca stopped 5 coal trains and arrested stopping the 6th

Message from STOPCoal.ca Yesterday we prevented 5 BNSF coal trains from entering BC to unload coal at Westshore Terminals. We physically stopped a 6th train on the tracks at White Rock BC at 6 pm, at which point 14 good citizens were arrested for violating a court order not to interfere with BNSF operations. Here’s […]