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Vancouver police have issued a public warning after a woman was randomly attacked in the Strathcona neighbourhood over the weekend.

Police say the 25-year-old woman was walking her dog through McLean Park, near East Georgia Street and Heatley Avenue, just after midnight on Sunday morning when a man pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.

She fought off her attacker, managed to break free, and called 911.

The suspected is described as a 35-year-old man with a medium skin tone, about six feet five inches tall with an athletic build.

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Attack took place on Saturday night [August 17] by the Macleans Park sign at 11:30 PM. Woman was out walking her dog and was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground. She was able to escape by hitting him in the face but he chased her home. Man is thought to be caucasian, around 6'4", muscular in build and looks pretty "normal". He was wearing a black yankees cap and black v-neck t-shirt. — Please be sure to share this information with neighbours, and be careful and cautious.
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A quick note

1. Reminding residents about the important Local Area Plan - open house tomorrow,
July 20 at the Strathcona Community Centre from 11am - 3pm.

This 30-year plan proposes some pretty significant changes to our neighbourhood and the surrounding area, including things like housing, land use, traffic and building heights on Hastings. If you live or plan to live in Strathcona, you should probably check it out.

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Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

A reminder that tonight is the first of two open houses as the City presents the Local Area Plan "Emerging Directions", at the Japanese Language School, 475 Alexander 3:30-7:30.

There will be a second open house at the Strathcona Community Centre on Saturday, July 20, 601 Keefer Street, 11am - 3pm. (Chinese translation available).

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Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Tomorrow, the City of Vancouver is holding a public hearing into Viaducts Removal and Related Area Planning (ie. the Eastern Core Strategy). Specifically, regarding their June 18 report, which can be read here: http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20130625/documents/rr1.pdf

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