Vancouver Sun October 12 2021 – Starting today, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will begin removing the remaining fences to reopen the east side of Strathcona Park.  Although the work is expected to take a few days to complete, the park will be open for public use while work is underway. Visitors will…

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The AQ Steering Committee, which includes representatives from the SRA, the Port’s Environmental Team, Metro Vancouver, UBC and VCH, have selected 13 preliminary locations for AQ monitors. Here’s a map. The hope is to place monitors in all of these locations, but that will be influenced by budget and the ability to find organizations, businesses…

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Planting in the park When trees need to be removed from parks due to death, disease, or construction work, they are replaced at a minimum 1:1 ratio. In many cases, our objective is to plant more new trees than were removed, to enhance the urban tree canopy and provide more shaded spaces of respite in…

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This artwork is intended to be uplifting and beautifying to our neighbourhood. This is our first time making a project like this and we know it is far from perfect! We hope people will understand we have put in a lot of care and love into it and we welcome feedback and constructive criticism! We…

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This post focuses on the history of colonial settlement of Vancouver, however we respectfully acknowledge that Vancouver is part of the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, whose settlement of the Strathcona neighbourhood is less well-documented. It is often said that Canada was built around railways and railways…

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After a summer of drilling and installing almost 800 secant piles to form the perimeter of the new St. Paul’s Hospital at 1002 Station Street, the teams are nearing completion and excavation begins in earnest this fall until early 2022.  It’s estimated approximately 300,000 cubic metres of fill will be removed from site, an amount…

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Based on the input we received from our May 2021 survey, the SRA would like to make the following recommendations for improvements to Strathcona Park. PRIORITIZE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE. The current park prioritizes weekend baseball leagues, most from outside the neighbourhood. We recommend removing the diamond on the east side…

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Re: New St Paul’s Project Phase 1aDemolition of 310 Prior Street, Vancouver BC This letter is to notify residents of the planned demolition of building 310 Prior Street. The work is a scheduled component of the New St. Paul’s Hospital development at 1002 Station Street, Vancouver BC. Preliminary exploration and preparation will start immediately, this…

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The Park Board estimates the east side of the park will re-open in early fall. Sod has been laid on the inside of the oval and the plan is to restore the gravel track. Sodding and overseeding of other turf areas will begin this week. One of the cottonwood trees was removed, reportedly due to damage. Other…

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Notification Letter to Residents July 27, 2021 Sir/Madam, This letter is to notify residents that the City of Vancouver has granted a Variance of Construction Hours for the New St Paul’s project located at 1002 Station Street. PCL Construction as the General Contractor will be managing and overseeing this project, with Darrin Joss (PCL) as…

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