Upcoming Local Events This Saturday, July 20, will be a full day of fun in Strathcona. 12-4 PM. Labyrinth Celebration (at the Linear Park Labyrinth of Hawks). Free cupcake decorating, prizes, labyrinth games and a jazz concert featuring the Gerry, Gary and Kit trio. 4-9 PM. 28th Annual Union St. Block Party (between Princess & Heatley). Live music! Free hot dogs! Fire…

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Union Market Is Back! Aman Loodu and head barista Maria McGrath Aman Loodu is the new proprietor of the re-imaged Union Market. He’s a trained baker with 20 years experience in the restaurant industry, specializing in bread, cookies and pastries. He had been looking for years to find the right place to open his first…

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In Jan. 2023, the Port of Vancouver (working with the SRA, Metro Vancouver, UBC, and Vancouver Coastal Health) began a two-year air quality study of our neighbourhood. The study involves assessing data from 18 monitors placed in and around Strathcona and adjacent areas monitoring fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone (O3), and carbon…

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Jackson Street Closure Update The School Streets pilot to close Jackson St. in front of Strathcona School (between Keefer and Pender) is apparently on hold. Our request for a presentation received this reply: “The project team is actively engaged in internal discussions, gathering input from residents, the school community, and various stakeholder groups regarding this…

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SRA April Residents Meeting April 9, 2034 Meeting Minutes Chair: Dan Jackson Minutes: Mike Rhone 1. Dogs in Strathcona Park The has been some concern lately (on Facebook) about the status quo for dogs in Strathcona Park. The official unleashed area is in the northeast corner, but most dog owners use the larger grassy area…

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The Port recently released a report on the first quarter (Jan-Mar 2023) results of their two-year study of Strathcona air quality. Here’s a link to the first quarter report. Very briefly, this initial data found that in the first quarter of 2023, average concentrations of NO2 (which comes primarily from diesel exhaust) and PM2.5 (which…

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For years, the SRA has lobbied the Park Board to make Strathcona Park more resident-friendly. In 2021, we did a resident survey that yielded ten recommendations. We were told that any improvements depended on the 2023-2026 Capital Plan, which was passed last year, allocating $107 the various park amenities, noting a need to renew and…

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The city plans to close the Raymur Ave. railway crossing to address safety concerns and meet Transport Canada’s new safety standards. The initial deadline to install the safety upgrades was the fall of 2021, but Transport Canada extended the deadline to November 2024. The extension allowed the engineering staff to work with a consultant to…

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UPCOMING EVENTS First Saturday Open Studios  Saturday, March 2, 12-5 PM. Tour local art studios and galleries at this monthly, artist-run event. Open to the public. To see which studios will be open, go to  https://www.firstsaturday.ca/ Free Indoor Pickleball  Every Monday, 1-2:30  RayCam Co-operative Centre gym. Fun and exercise! For all local residents 19+. Equipment…

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