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 »
This is to remind you that Wednesday night the SRA meets for the last time until we resume activity after summer break in September. We meet at the Strathcona Community Centre at 7:15 pm. Come out to hear latest news and a chance to have a conversation with Ecomm, the company that answers 911 and non-emergency calls for the Vancouver Police Department. As some of you may remember, we heard many comments about dissatisfaction with Ecomm service at the...
Just a reminder that we have the amazing opportunity to host staff from St. Paul’s Hospital at tomorrow night’s SRA meeting : Wednesday, May 6th @ 7:15 pm in the senior’s room at the Strathcona Community Centre.
We hope to see lots...
We have received several reports from neighbours around Strathcona about recent break-in attempts, especially in the early morning hours. This rise in attempted break-ins usually happens in the summer, but it seems to be earlier this year.
This is especially worrisome in light of the violent assault on Hawks Avenue in late March, and the fire on Hastings http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/2-dead-in-fire-on-hastings-street-in-east-...
At the community meeting with the VPD on March 31st, many residents complained about long wait times, unprofessional responses and poor service from the responders at the other end of 911 and the non-emergency line. We learned that this service is provided by a private company called Ecomm, not by the VPD.
March was a turbulent month. It began with the heated debate about an Atira development proposal at 420 Hawks which on many levels is out of line with the DTES Local Area Plan. The SRA has allied with the Strathcona BIA, Raycam, Stamps Tenants Council and the Ukrainian Cultural Centre to bring our concerns about this development to the Planning Department.
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Later in the month we heard that City Council voted to adjust the definition...