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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 […]

Shane Simpson’s endorsement of Brent Granby for COPE Park Board candidacy

Every so often a community activist comes along who epitomizes what is good about us. They demonstrate a sincere interest in their community. They provide a strong articulate voice on key issues offering solutions and ideas as well as criticism. And they are happy to do the hard work of planning and organizing. They do […]

Emergency Preparedness motion at Vancouver Park Board

Ellen Woodsworth’s motion at Council With the recent earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand the need for a more comprehensive and extensive emergency preparedness plan to respond to natural disasters is very apparent. While there are agencies such as the City of Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP)that are mandated to develop plans with professional […]

Demo at Denny’s in support of temporary migrant workers

On Saturday March 26, 2011 at Denny’s Restaurant on Davie St. a demo was organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Migrante B.C. in support of temporary migrant workes. Filipino migrant workers recruited to Canada under the federal government’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) have filed a $10 million class action suit […]

The power of Park Board, Sat. Nov. 20, 7 pm. 480 Broughton St.

Buy Tickets On line Dear Friends, I would like to invite you to a fundraiser for the benefit of the Coalition of Progress Electors (COPE) on Saturday November 20, 2010, at 7 pm at the Coal Harbour Community Centre. The event is entitled the “Power of Park Board”. The benefit will celebrate the legacy of […]

Nurturing children’s health through nature forum

more images of the public forum

Plebiscite motion fails at Park Board

At the July 19 Park Board meeting the following motion was put forward for the consideration of the Board: MOTION The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Mackinnon: WHEREAS at a special board meeting dated November 27, 2006 the Vancouver Park Board passed a motion to review the Parks Control By-Law relating to captive […]

Images of 2010 Vaisakhi Parade

More Images of the Parade

Synthetic turf play fields, February 8 VPB special meeting

A federal government grant of $1 million trumped the results of a prolonged public consultation process that the Vancouver Park Board conducted on the selection of preferred sites in the east and west side of Vancouver for the installation of two synthetic turf fields. As liaison to the Field Sport Federation, COPE commissioner Loretta Woodcock […]

Ellen Woodsworth Homelessness Hunger Strike