Urban

13/06/17
Author: 
WWF-Canada

Widespread disturbances dispel the notion of a nation of pristine waters

16/05/17
Author: 
Matt McFarland

Bikes, long an underdog on streets, will rule the roads eventually.

17/04/17
Author: 
Shirley Samples
- here some info 
 
 
 

"Stop the expansion of the Centerm Container Terminal that would ruin CRAB park. Stand with the people of the Downtown Eastside and respect their struggle by protecting CRAB Park.
Why is this important?
 

A huge multinational company is threatening CRAB Park
 

04/04/17
Author: 
GRAEME WOOD

[Editor's note: An issue for this year's provincial election - what can we do to stop this bridge?]

18/03/17
Author: 
IAN BAILEY

[Webpage editor: 'Side' with Mayors? Why not oppose and  publicly campaign against  this expensive, anti-transit, pro-LNG project?]

March 17, 2017 - The B.C. New Democrats will side with Metro mayors wary about a proposed $3.5-billion bridge over the Fraser River if they win power in the looming provincial election.

23/02/17
Author: 
Denis Delestrac

[Editor: We are aware of how we are using coal, oil, water, arable land, minerals and so on but how many of us have considered sand as a critical and diminishing resource?  You can watch this interesting film at the Knowledge Network site until April 1, 2017.]

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/sand-wars

20/02/17
Author: 
Jennifer Saltman

 

[Wepage editors note: More evidence that the Trudeau Liberal government is 'more of the same'] 

The Massey Tunnel replacement project will not be subject to a federal environmental review, according to a letter sent to Metro Vancouver’s board of directors.

 

22/12/16
Author: 
Eric Doherty

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Christy Clark and most of Canada’s premiers recently signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. “Framework” is a good title for this agreement — it is barely a start on what is needed. But it contains a policy shift that could dramatically reduce climate pollution from transportation.

13/11/16
Author: 
Naoibh O’Connor
The Heights, an apartment complex, which is aiming for Passive House certification, is expected to open next year.

The rental building under construction at the corner of East Hastings and Skeena Street looks similar to countless others being built around the city. But one detail, noted in small print on the promotional sign, calls attention to the difference: it aims to be designated a “Passive House,” a highly energy efficient building. It’s one of only a handful of buildings or houses in Vancouver that either have the designation or are targeting it. Once certified, the Heights — as it’s been dubbed by the developer — will be the largest building in Canada that’s met the Passive House standard.

10/11/16
Author: 
George Monbiot

The High Court judgement on air pollution is an opportunity to rethink our whole transport system.

published in the Guardian 9th November 2016

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