Understanding Vancouver Rats A Discussion about Rats, Other “Urban Wildlife” and Tips for How to Live with Them This Monday, July 5th at 7:00PM
Dr. Kaylee Byers will speak about the Vancouver Rat Project, Canada’s first interdisciplinary program of research which studies urban rats, the risks they pose to human health, and how we can better manage and live with them. Bring your questions.
Just a reminder that there will be no August meeting during our usual summer break. See you all in September.
No Megatowers at Safeway The No Megatowers citizens’ group has lawn signs available for supporters. If you’d like a sign, get in touch at: email@example.com. More information at: nosafewaymegatowers.ca.
For reference, we’ve reproduced the following details about meetings related to the topic of non-market housing on the Britannia Community Centre Campus:
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON NON-MARKET HOUSING The Britannia Renewal Master Plan identifies opportunities to locate non-market housing at the renewed Britannia site. Help us understand opportunities and concerns relating to this by sharing your thoughts at one of our online events: WHAT? Community Conversations: Non-Market Housing
We would like your feedback on a rezoning application at 1885 E Pender St. The proposal is to allow for the development of a 6-storey social housing building for the Aaron Webster Housing Cooperative. The zoning would change from RM-4 (Residential) to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. This proposal includes:
64 social housing units as defined by the City of Vancouver’s Zoning and Development Bylaw
A floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.92
A floor area of 4,805 sq. m (51,718 sq. ft.)
A building height of 19.5 m (64 ft.)
29 vehicle parking spaces and 144 bicycle parking spaces
Susanne Dahlin, Chair of the Britannia Planning and Development Committee, will provide some context for our discussion of the proposal from the City of Vancouver to include up to 300 units of residential housing on the Britannia Community Centre site, as part of the Renewal process. Following Ms. Dahlin’s introduction, GWAC will lead a series of discussions to better understand the preferences of the participants regarding housing on the community centre site.
Grandview Heritage Group https://grandviewheritagegroup.ca We meet to talk about the history of the Grandview neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC, including the heritage buildings, commercial history, and the evolution of our dynamic high street, Commercial Drive. Join us! We meet most months on the third Thursday at 7:00 pm, currently via Zoom. To get in touch with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandview Garden Club https://grandviewgardenclub.blogspot.com We have a speaker every month on a topic of relevance to Vancouver gardeners. Yearly membership is $20 and we meet via Zoom on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. A Zoom meeting link is sent to members a few days before each meeting. (When we return to face-to-face meetings, we’ll invite occasional drop-ins again.) Our past two meeting topics were “How to use shrubs as small trees in your urban garden” and “Ferns”. The joy of Zoom meetings means we can recruit speakers from outside Vancouver. For April, the talk will be “Attracting birds to your garden”. Join the club! To get in touch with us, email email@example.com.
Britannia Neighbours http://britannianeighbours.blogspot.com We are a little group that looks after the Napier Square Greenway (between Choices and Sweet Cherubim at the Napier St. entry to Britannia). We’ve been maintaining this garden for over 20 years! Weather permitting, we meet most spring, summer, and fall, on Monday afternoons at 3:00 to weed, prune, plant, rake, chat. We learn a lot about gardening and we invite you to join us. Please wear a mask and bring your own tools for COVID safety. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of today, roads in the section of Grandview bounded by Clark Drive, Grandview Highway, Commercial Drive, and First Avenue have a new speed limit of just 30 km/h, down from the city default on local streets of 50 km/h. This is a trial for what many hope will become a more widespread change in traffic habits in Vancouver.
How can we rebalance our relationship to nature and reshape our city?
Join us to discuss this question and more at the fifth event of The Future We Want: The Change We Need series. Hosted by the City of Vancouver in partnership with Simon Fraser University, this inclusive thought-provoking morning will feature a panel of knowledgeable presenters, each bringing diverse perspectives. March 4, 2021 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Residents who want to weigh in on the proposal have until Feb. 28 to fill out a survey on the city’s website. That feedback will be reviewed, and used to focus a second round of consultation this spring. A final proposal is anticipated to arrive at city council by the summer.