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HST Petition ; Incinerator Consultation; Peace River Site C Dam Project; More Public Issue
Metro Vancouver Events ; Nature Vancouver ; Metro Vancouver Parks

Cambie Corridor Open Houses : Canada Line Traffic Hinders Development
Incinerator Consultation ; No More Incinerator ; Save Our Rivers
HST Petition: More Signatures for Democracy!; Public spaces & free expression
More Public Issue; Metro Vancouver Municipals' Event Links



Marine Gateway Open House
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/rezoning/applications/8430cambie/index.htm
The proposed mixed-use development is comprised of a residential tower and an office tower over a 288,000 sq. ft. podium with retail space (including food and drug stores, cinemas and medical offices). You are invited to attend an open house to view the revised plans and to discuss the proposal with City staff and the applicants. The applicant team and City staff will be available to answer your questions and receive your comments. For more information regarding this proposal, please visit our website at: vancouver.ca/rezapps. If you do not have web access, please contact Michael Naylor, Planner at 604.871.6269. Written comments may also be sent to City Hall, 453 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4, by fax to 604.873.7060, or by email to
michael.naylor@vancouver.ca ; More info about Marine Gateway at http://marinegateway.ca

Little Mountain Open Houses
Thursday, January 26  7:00pm - 9:00pm, 2012
Saturday,  January 28  11:00am - 2:00pm, 2012
Brock Elementary School, 4860 Main St., 2012
You are invited to attend two public open houses to provide your input on a development concept by Holborn Properties for the Little Mountain site, located between 33rd and 37th Avenues, and Main and Ontario Streets. The City of Vancouver is seeking your input to guide the redevelopment of this 15 acre site. Please join us to view a development concept option and provide your feedback. City staff, the proponent (Holborn Properties), and representatives from the Community Advisory Group will be available to receive your input and answer any questions For more information: Visit our website:
www.vancouver.ca/littlemountain ; Email littlemountain@vancouver.ca Or call 311


Central Broadway Open Houses
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/centralbroadway/
UBC Line Rapid Transit Community Consultation Workshops
April 5, 6~9 p.m., 2011
Kitsilano Secondary School Large Gymnasium at 2550 W.10th Ave, Vancouver
April 6, 6~9 p.m., 2011
Tenth Avenue Alliance Church at 11 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
You have the opportunity to discuss and learn about the rapid transit alternatives identified for the UBC Line Rapid Transit Study.
For more information,
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/centralbroadway/
please email
broadway@vancouver.ca  or phone Ian MacPhee at 604.829.4228.



Hastings Park/PNE Master Plan Open Houses
The City of Vancouver is currently undertaking a Master Plan and consultation process to guide the long-range redevelopment of Hastings Park and the Pacific National Exhibition. In 2009, we asked the public for their feedback on initial ideas for the Master Plan. Now, were back with more details on the Plan and a chance to get further comments from you. Join us at one of the above open houses to review concept plans for the park and give us your feedback. Input from these open houses will help guide the final completion of the Master Plan which will be considered by City Council this fall. Contact: Rachel Harrison 604.307.3769
http://vancouver.ca/pnepark/masterplan.htm

Norquay Village Neighbourhood Centre Plan Open House
Come to an open house to view proposals for the Norquay Village Neighbourhood Centre plan. City staff have prepared options to revitalize Kingsway, create more housing options, improve mobility, and provide new community amenities and public spaces. The planning program is almost complete and we need your feedback to help refine the plan! Chinese-speaking contact: Angela Ko, Tel: 604 871-6598, Email:
angela.ko@vancouver.ca  . Norquay Village Neighbourhood Centre Program Contact: Michelle McGuire 604 873-7271



Little Mountain Open Houses
Please join us to view development concept options and provide your feedback. City staff, the proponent (Holborn Properties), and representatives from the community will be available to receive your input and answer any questions. Look for presentation materials and program updates on our website:
www.vancouver.ca/littlemountain

Community Garden for David Lam Park Proposed
A proposal has been made to construct a community garden in David Lam Park. The Y.M.C.A. has submitted an application to build an Intercultural Community Garden at the corner of Homer Street and Beach Crescent, northwest of the tennis courts. The garden will be approximately five meters by 30 meters. Because the proposed garden is on park property, it must be formally approved by the Park Board. The approval process involves canvassing community support for the garden. Comments regarding this proposal can be submitted by June 15, 2010 to: Bill Manning, Manager, Aboriculture & Horticulture, Fax: 604-257-8616, E-mail:
bill.manning@vancouver.ca   . In writing: Vancouver Park Board, 955 Evans Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4C8. An information table will be set up on June 15, 5pm to 8 pm, in the Roundhouse Centre lobby. Staff and project proponents will on hand to discuss the project. Contact: Bill Manning, 604 257-8460 http://vancouver.ca/parks/news/2010/100528_davidlam.htm

Mountain View Cemetery's Annual Open House
at 39th & Fraser St. Award Winning Architecture, Kites, Tours, and Hungry Ghosts.
Why not bring your family for a picnic by the pond and enjoy the live music. Join our artists for kite making in the Celebration Hall. Make a kite and decorate it with a personal message. Take a behind the scenes peek at the Operations Yard- how does 106 acres of grass get mowed? Discover how names get carved in stone and other neat things. Take a walking tour and discover some of the stories behind the people here and their part in Vancouver,s history. Tours leave hourly starting at 11:30; Find your ancestors- staff will be on hand to help locate your ancestors and answer your questions. Feast of Hungry Ghosts: staff from the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden will talk about this Chinese traditional festival honouring ancestors and demonstrate how to fold and use joss paper; Admire the award winning Columbarium and Celebration Hall; Stumble upon historic headstones dating from the late 1800's; Or just wander our grounds enjoying the ambience of the day ;
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/openhouse.htm

Funeral And Cemetery Industry Challenged To Do More Environmentally
We are not working hard enough to reduce the risks associated with cremation and traditional burials, said Rickwood. We developed the Novaterium website to expose the ecological issue facing us and to challenge the funeral and cemetery industry to provide environmentally sound services. Wikipedia reports that roughly 150,000 people die each day across the globe, 54 million each year. There is evidence that cremation and traditional burial practices can cause ecological damage. Rory Rickwood and John Cossham to promote awareness around the environmental issues associated with cremations and traditional burials.  They have recently developed a website
www.world-wire.com   to draw attention to problems and potential solutions.  Information about our initiative can be found by visiting: http://www.world-wire.com/news/1006010001.html  . Cotact: John Cossham Email: johncosshamonlyone@gmail.com 



Metro Vancouver Waste Management Public Meeting
How should we manage our waste?
Metro Vancouver is consulting on a new Draft Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan to guide the management of solid waste in an affordable and environmentally responsible way.
For more information visit:
www.metrovancouver.org 

How should we manage our waste? Every year, Metro Vancouver residents and businesses generate 3.4 million tonnes of garbage and recyclables. Metro Vancouver is consulting on a new Draft Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan to guide the management of solid waste in an affordable and environmentally responsible way. If you wish to speak at a public meeting, you will be asked to register at the front desk (five minutes per speaker). Written submissions are encouraged, and will be acknowledged. Issues raised in correspondence and at public meetings will be addressed prior to submission of the final plan to the B.C. Minister of Environment for approval. Metro Vancouver staff will be available to answer questions during the open house and Q & A portion of the evening. For more information visit:
www.metrovancouver.org
More info at
http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solidwaste/planning/Pages/default.aspx;
http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solidwaste/zerowaste/Pages/WatchYourWaste.aspx ;
http://www.metrovancouver.org/MetroVancouverRecycles/Pages/default.aspx 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fSg5JqWR0I

Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (lunch from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm)
on variety of themes at different date and locations in Metro Vancouver
The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues is the latest outreach component of the Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI). As the title implies, this series of high-profile debates and discussions is intended to help decision makers shape the future of the region by presenting a range of views which hopefully challenge and stimulate fresh thought on a range of regional issues. Regional dialogues are intended to assist decision makers shape the future of the region by inviting a range of views which challenge conventional wisdom and stimulate fresh thought on regional issues. The sessions explore topics such as housing, industry, labour and immigration, drugs and crime, regional economy, transportation, energy and agriculture.
http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/dialogues/Pages/default.aspx

Sustainability Community Breakfasts
Metro Vancouver's Sustainability Community Breakfasts is a series of monthly breakfast meetings that support the Sustainable Region Initiative. They provide an opportunity to build networks and partnerships, to increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to sustainability, and to bring together individuals and organizations interested in the sustainability of the region. Each breakfast typically features one or more presentations about sustainability initiatives, as well as updates about on-going projects.

Each breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9:00 a.m. Following the breakfast, participants are encouraged to actively engage in informal networking and discussions of sustainability topics and trends to help expand awareness of those issues.
http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/breakfasts/Pages/default.aspx



British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) operates independently and coordinates the assessment of proposed major projects in British Columbia, as required under the Environmental Assessment Act. The EAO works with First Nations, government agencies and the public to ensure major projects are developed in a sustainable manner. The assessment process examines major projects for potentially adverse environmental, economic, social, health and heritage effects that may occur during the lifecycle of these projects
http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/index.html

British Columbia Legislative Assembly
http://www.leg.bc.ca/

Environment Canada Environmental Assessment Program
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ea-ee/home/regions_e.asp



Vancouver CityPlan and Community Visions
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/cityplan/Visions/index.htm
CityPlan is a city-wide plan that provides a framework for decisions on City funding, programs, and actions over the next twenty years. It includes directions on a range of topics from transportation to arts, from housing to community services. Through CityPlan, Vancouver residents and City Council agreed on these directions for the city¡¦s future:
*Strengthen neighbourhood centres
*Improve safety and better target community services
*Reduce reliance on the car
*Improve the environment
*Increase the variety and affordability of housing
*Define neighbourhood character
*Diversify parks and public places
*Involve people and redirect resources

City of Vancouver Council/Committee Meetings
http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/councilmeetings/meeting_schedule.cfm?selOption=NextMeetings&selYear=2010&cmdSearch=Search

Vancouver Park Board Meetings
http://vancouver.ca/parks/board/index.htm

Vancouver City Planning Department
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/
Four divisions, City-Wide & Regional Planning, Community Planning, Current Planning and Central Area Planning advise Council on policies which guide growth and change in the city. 604.873.7344;
planning@vancouver.ca 

Vancouver City Planning Programs:
http://vancouver.ca/planning_wa/index.cfm?SelectTypeID=31&SelectOrderField=PT

Vancouver City Planning Major Projects:
http://vancouver.ca/planning_wa/index.cfm?SelectTypeID=30&SelectOrderField=PT

Vancouver City Planning update:
http://vancouver.ca/planning_wa/index.cfm

Vancouver City Planning Policy Development
http://vancouver.ca/planning_wa/index.cfm?SelectTypeID=22&SelectOrderField=PT

Vancouver City Planning Rezoning:
http://vancouver.ca/planning_wa/index.cfm?SelectTypeID=6

Urban Design in Vancouver
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/currentplanning/urbandesign/index.htm

Vancouver Heritage Conservation Program
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/heritage/default.htm

Understanding Vancouver: Population, Housing, Employment and Transportation Statistics
http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/stats/index.htm