New Brighton Park Shoreline Restoration Project seeks input

August 25, 2015

Port Metro Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board invite you to participate in consultation regarding the proposed New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project August 26 – September 9.

The proposal involves the creation of a salt marsh in order to enhance biodiversity and create a more engaging park experience. Visit vancouver.ca/newbrightonsaltmarsh to read the discussion paper, then submit your feedback online starting August 26, or in person Saturday, August 29, 1 – 4 pm at New Brighton Park, north of the swimming pool.

Email submissions can be submitted to newbrightonsaltmarsh@vancouver.ca or by mail: Attn: New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project, Port Metro Vancouver, 100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver B.C. Canada V6C 3T4. Call 604-665-9071 for further details.

 

Premier has increased burden on municipal taxpayers: UBCM survey

The premier’s Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) project has increased costs for local taxpayers, according to a survey from the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM).

Clark claimed that the AGLG would help taxpayers, but this survey shows AGLG audits cost municipalities an average of more than $12,000 for little or no results. The survey found that AGLG staff and contractors have little understanding about theoperations of local government, and only 2 of 17 local governments surveyed felt that AGLG audits provide information that will improve municipal government operations.

Clark’s pet project has already wasted $5.2 million in taxpayer’s money, with more legal bills and consultants’ fees piling up every day. This survey shows that instead of saving money, the AGLG is now placing an additional burden on hard-pressed local taxpayers.

The UBCM survey can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1JwQegy.

 

Help Carmen raise funds for breast cancer research

Donald’s Market’s most famous cashier, Carmen Louie, has her pink running shoes on to raise money for breast cancer research!

This year, she’s hoping to raise $2000 in pledges when she participates in the CIBC Run for the Cure October 4. This will be her 4th year participating in the Run for the Cure. Last year, Louie raised $1650 to fight breast cancer. Make a donation to help her reach her goal – find her week days at Donald’s Market 9 am to 5 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, or 12 to 8 pm Wednesdays or Fridays, until September 29th.

 

Cops, Kids, and Commercial Drive

Cops & Kids is a FREE back-to-school safety event for preschool and elementary school kids and their families, Sunday, September 20, 12 to 3 pm at Grandview Park.

The Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre invites you to meet Vancouver Police patrol officers, the Motorcycle and Marine Squad, Transit Police dogs, as well as Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services with their fire truck, and BC Ambulance Paramedics. Kids are encouraged to enter vehicles and learn from the first responders. An interactive E-Comm display will teach kids how and when to call 911.

Featuring face-painting, live music from The Drive Street Band, a free hot dog lunch for all attending children, Child Find BC ‘All About Me’ ID books, and an ICBC bike rodeo safety and distracted walking course.

 

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