Strathcona, Vancouver's First NeighbourhoodStrathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
During our SRA meeting in November 2016, we had a chance to meet with the City of Vancouver's Public Engagement team to express our thoughts, concerns and needs for Union Street as a gateway for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, local services and motorists. We have distilled our opinions and communicated those to the City during the last months.
In December 2016, the Vancouver City Council allocated a 0.5% emergency property tax increase to combat the fentanyl crisis, which included overdose response, a new fire truck and crew, mobile medical unit, training, supplies, and a commitment to a long overdue community policing centre for Strathcona.
A formal motion to support this commitment was announced last week, and will be voted on (tomorrow) morning, Wednesday January 25.
You can read the city staff proposal here: http...
Letter in support of City of Vancouver staff proposal for a Strathcona Community Policing Centre
Reminder: tomorrow, Thursday 19th
Healthy Communities Conversation, 7-9pm Strathcona Community Centre
What is harm reduction? How are we responding to the overdose crisis?
What new services and supports are being relocated to the area?
What systems are in place for the overall health and safety of the community?
Today, the City released a staff report recommending increased funding for first responders and a Community Policing Centre for Strathcona, while...
Hello neighbours, a few important upcoming events, and some sad local newsSpecial Event: Healthy Communities Conversation, Thursday January 19th
A meaningful dialogue with local residents, businesses, and agencies about services delivery and healthy community in and around Strathcona.
At our November SRA meeting, members unanimously voted to support two new proposed supervised injections services in the neighbourhood as part of a harm reduction response to the growing drug...
Since our last meeting, SRA council member Charis Walko has requested and received a snow-and-ice-response salt drop for our neighbourhood.
While we are through the worst of the snow and ice for now - temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight and through the week.
The City has dropped a small pile of salted sand at the cul-de-sac at 700 Georgia (at Hawks), for the free use of Strathcona neighbours.
Please note that this is a VERY...
"CN is increasing freight train service via the two-mile-long Burrard Inlet (BI) spur line in urban Vancouver, that crosses Glen Drive, Venables, Union and Cordova beginning on January 2, 2017 to improve service to customers.
The crossings are protected by lights and bells, and CN reminds motorists that all signals should be obeyed, for their own safety.
A reminder to the public that freight trains operate seven days per week, 24 hours per day. CN expects to...
Dear Neighbours,The Strathcona Resident Association is wishing you and your families a Happy New Year! We finished off 2016 with identifying the top priorities for our neighbourhood. Details of our discussion can be found in the December SRA meeting minutes below. One of the top priorities we identified were the implications of the viaduct removal for our community. In this spirit, we are starting the new year right away with the City of Vancouver's...
Fellow Residents of Strathcona,
First, we’d like to thank all of you who attended the November/December meetings of the Strathcona Residents Association and shared your opinions about the Union Street bikeway. We’ve attempted to condense your recommendations into a letter we are planning to send to city planners and representatives. See below. To be effectively heard, we feel it’s best to keep our recommendations brief and specific.
Our December Strathcona Residents Association meeting is this coming up this Wednesday December 7th, 7:15pm at the Strathcona Community Centre.
This will be our Holiday Party and will include a potluck dinner. Our main topic will be a discussion to identify strategic goals for us to pursue in 2017.
Agenda for regular SRA Meeting and Holiday Party, December 7th:
We’ll start a bit early at 6:45 for a chance to mingle and chat informally...