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Friday, July 11, 2014

For the past two years Strathcona residents have been pressing the City to make Prior Street safer for local use.
We have written letters, held meetings, and protested.

The City has finally agreed to conduct an independent Road Safety Audit of Prior Street this summer. The results of

Tuesday, June 03, 2014


((APOLOGIES: it would seem the earlier newsletter got stalled in the web server queue))

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting, tomorrow:
Wendesday, June 4, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre (UPSTAIRS,

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting:
Wendesday, May 7, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre (UPSTAIRS, preschool room)

This Wednesday's meeting has a bit of a "law and order" theme: we'll be

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hello Friends and Neighbours,

An early newsletter post to share an exciting upcoming event from Centre A Gallery.

I've seen firsthand how a little rudimentary Cantonese can go along way and bring a smile to a local elder's face..
Check it out!
— Pete Fry

Please join

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting:
Wendesday, April 2, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre

There's plenty of stuff going on in the neighbourhood, including tomorrow - Spade to Spoon ( Strathcona's own food

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The DTES Local Area Plan will be presented to Council tomorrow. The following is the SRA position on the LAPP which Chair Pete Fry will present in person. The speaker's list will likely be quite long, and possibly tense, but residents can submit written comments to mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,

Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting:
Wendesday, March 5, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre

Of course, top of the list is final draft of the Local Area Plan for the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona,

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Notice about follow up meeting re: today's draft Local Area Plan.
Meeting is Wednesday March 5 (not 6)
sorry for confusion.. presentation of plan before council is still scheduled for March 12

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hello friends and neighbours,

We'll forgoe much commentary to share links to the final draft Plan and Staff report, which have just been released moments ago.
http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/report-downtown-eastside-local-area-plan-2014-feb-24.pdf

Obviously, at some 320 pages

Monday, February 03, 2014
Hello Friends and neighbours,
Gong Hei Fat Choy 恭禧发财.

Some disturbing news this weekend: police are seeking witnesses after a man assaulted two young girls at Strathcona Elementary playground on Sunday. Details can be found below. Please keep an eye out for the suspect, and as always,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

— apologies for the lateness of this message, the following was received from City staff just this afternoon (January 27).
City are proposing "Learning Sessions" starting this weekend, at which they will be presenting their plan for our neighbourhoods. Community members are

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,

Built Form Workshop Tomorrow

A reminder that this Saturday, January 11 the City is hosting a Built Form and Places Feedback Workshop, to discuss the draft Local Area Plan, from 10 am - 12:30 pm at the Strathcona Community Centre. This is an opportunity

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Please Note: the 7:00pm start time for tomorrow's meeting is a little earlier than the usual 7:15, there has been a lot of response to this event so seating may be limited for late arrivals.. Changes to height and scale are coming to Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside. Up to 12 to 15
Friday, January 03, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Happy New Year!

In lieu of our regular general meeting this month, Wednesday January 8, the Strathcona Residents' Association is hosting a special Discussion of Heights and Built Form as relates to the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan. We are

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Recycling/Green bin pickup missed on account of Friday's snow is scheduled for tomorrow (SUNDAY)

Quick note from City of Vancouver via Twitter:

@strathconares Hi! Just got word that we r coming back for garbage, recycling, and green bin tmrw (sun). Make sure you leave 'em out! :) ^

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hello friends and neighbours,
 
Word yesterday that the Strathcona / DTES Local Area Plan is now being made available to the public. The plan represents nearly two years of work involving local residents, stakeholders and staff, and will involve the next thirty years of growth

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas comes early!
Announced today after nine years of waiting and dedicated work by parents, Strathcona Elementary is getting funding for seismic upgrades! Thanks to Education Minitster Peter Fassbender, School Board's Patti Bacchus and the hard work of local parents and allies..

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some community announcements and coming events, plus an update on the Ming Sun building.

Look for some important updates in the near future regarding the Strathcona/DTES Local Area Plan, including a citizen-led symposium on heights, densities and

Friday, December 06, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
I've just returned from a press conference regarding a 122 year old building under threat of demolition THIS COMING MONDAY. Present were several generations of Chinese-Canadians and Japanese-Canadians, as well as a younger generation of artists and housing

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

As we're easing into the holiday season and the nights are getting darker and colder, we thought it would be nice to turn our next meeting into something more of a social - and we're inviting folk to bring some snacks to share and have an

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