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.
Join the Grandview Woodland Area Council Annual General Meeting Monday, March 1st at 7:00PM VIA ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677469965?pwd=UUNudXNGYnFiditOZkg0SFROZEl3dz09You’re all invited to join us for the GWAC Annual General Meeting – come, bring your friends and please encourage anyone you think would be a good fit, to run for the Council. We welcome new Directors and the role need not be daunting – make it yours. Come be a voice for your community During our AGM, author, historian and activist Jak King has kindly offered to regale us with his compelling perspective on the process of neighbourhood area planning as he experienced it during the recent formulation of the Grandview Woodland Community Plan.
He’ll take us through the bumps and bruises of a planning process driven by a City rich on developer contributions. He’ll give us his analysis, warts and all, and undoubtedly he’ll offer a vision of a better way.
GWAC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: GWAC AGM Time: Mar 1, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
You know that foul cloying odor of cooked rotten flesh, sulfurous rotten eggs, and burned hair and bones that drifts over and sometimes hangs in the neighborhood in nice weather in the summer? Well, it’s set to get worse. Sign the petition here—>https://bit.ly/2LwsHX7 In 2010, after years of campaigning by the neighborhood to get West Coast Reduction (WCR) to control the odours coming from the plant at the foot of Commercial Drive the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board rejected calls for stricter odor limits coming from the plant. The plant processes animal waste including fish, bones, fat, blood, and feathers, with the odor drifting across our neighbourhood sometimes as far as Penticton or Slocan Streets. In recent years the situation finally improved somewhat when the odours have only occurred during the nicest weather carried into the neighbourhood by the westerly winds common during fair weather. Now with the permit extension application, the company intends to increase its emissions output. In the application West Coast Reduction states that it plans to increase emissions of Ammonia from 1.692 tonnes per year to 2.16 tonnes, Nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 52.782 tonnes to 67.534, Sulphur Oxides (SOx) from 1.082 to 1.384, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) from 2.901 tonnes to 3.712, Total Particulate Matter from 42.555 tonnes to 49.899 tonnes and Methane from 102.234 tonnes to 126.257 tones. In addition, they wish the permit period to extend for 15 years from 2021 to 2036 If you wish to provide comments on this application, you may do so by either: Email to WestcoastReductionComments@metrovancouver.org; webform by visiting www.metrovancouver.org and searching for “Air quality Notification” then clicking on Westcoast Reduction Ltd.; or by regular mail to Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Division Metro Vancouver 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C., V5H 0C6
The No mega Towers At Safeway Site has improved again! https://bit.ly/3rEiEyx Click on the link Scroll halfway down the page to “email mayor and councillors” Click the embedded link An eloquently written letter addressed to the mayor and the council members will pop up already addressed. Sign your name. Hit send. It’s so very easy to voice your opinion.