Urban

19/07/21
Author: 
Inayat Singh

Not leaks, the article says. Many emissions are designed "off-gassing." Can you say, "North Burnaby?"\

               - Gene McGuckin

17/07/21
Author: 
Theresa McManus

June 28, 2021

Project would build on city’s submission to province’s plan to reform Police Act

New Westminster wants to lead a pilot project to address police reforms relating to mental health, poverty and homelessness.

14/07/21
Author: 
Theresa McManus
New Westminster City Hall - New Westminster city council has endorsed a Sanctuary City policy.

July 13, 2021

"Don't ask/Don't tell" policy applies to city programs, facilities

New Westminster wants to be a place where people feel safe accessing city programs and services – regardless of their immigration status.

08/07/21
Author: 
Derrick O'Keefe

Cities can do more to prepare for extreme heat events, and they must. Or else the death toll will continue to climb. 

Like Ernest Hemingway once said about bankruptcy, the climate emergency arrives gradually — and then suddenly. For 30 years, neoliberal governments of various shades have kicked the can down the road. We’re now at the end of the road.

08/07/21
Author: 
Eric Reguly

Whether or not you want one, can afford one or think they will do essentially nothing to stop global warming, electric vehicles are coming to Canada en masse. This week, the Canadian government set 2035 as the “mandatory target” for the sale of zero-emission SUVs and light-duty trucks.

That means the sale of gasoline and diesel cars has to stop by then. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra called the target “a must.” The previous target was 2040.

20/06/21
Author: 
Sophie Birks
Illustration from the Toronto-based Keep Your Rent campaign.

 June 7, 2021

Taking on landlords can feel like an impossible task, but these organizers are winning battles, and a bigger wave of tenant organizing could acheive even more

 

As tenants trying to live through the pandemic, we’ve been stressed about paying the rent as our landlords wield the threat of eviction, often leaving us with no choice but to expose ourselves to COVID-19 in our workplaces. 

 

14/06/21
Author: 
Andrew Gage - Staff Lawyer
Cost menu for climate change adaptation
May 19, 2021

“Could we have the bill, please?”

When you go to a restaurant, a menu helps you select what to eat and how much you might pay for it. The Cost Menu for Climate Change Adaptation Measures (Part I), released today, helps communities figure out how to keep themselves safe from two expected impacts of climate change – wildfires and extreme precipitation – and what it might cost them.

12/06/21
Author: 
Democratic Socialists of Vancouver
Social Housing Now
Copy this poster (below), print and post!
01/06/21
Author: 
Nathan Davidowicz
We Ride Public Transit Vancouver

Starting today ( 1030 to 1130 am ) and every Weekday in June 2021 many concerned citizens will be protesting outside MLA Minister George Heyman Office at 642 W. Broadway

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