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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On July 8, 2021, we met with city staff to discuss progress on the Calm Prior Pilot Project and recent work done: crosswalks, art cars, speed reader boards, etc. Below is a follow-up memo we sent them on July 21 about work that still needs to be done. 24/7 Parking Along the Park We reached…

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Noise from freight trains on the Burrard Inlet Line (the north-south rail line through Strathcona) can be, at times, disturbingly loud. Northbound trains frequently stop and start. When an engine brakes, the slack between each rail car results in a harsh slam-bang as each car is hits the one in front of it. At Cordova St., the…

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The results of our Air Quality Survey have been posted below. The Port is planning to buy 10-15 AQ Monitors. Next step is for us to give them input on where we think they should go. Below is a map based on the responses we’ve gotten so far. Send your thoughts to AQProject@strathcona-residents.org Some goals…

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The SRA has released its report based on the survey we circulated earlier this year. 181 people responded to questions about air quality concerns in our area. The report also includes case studies of how Community-led Air Quality Monitoring Projects worked in other cities. Here’s a link to the report. Here’s a link to Case…

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An international research team led by the University of British Columbia’s Dr. Michael Brauer and Washington University in St. Louis’ Dr. Randall Martin has published the most detailed analysis ever conducted on global air pollution sources and their health impacts. They have estimated the contribution of major sources of air pollution for 204 countries and territories, making…

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LETTER FROM FIONA DALTON, CEO, PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE  June 14, 2021Dear Residents: I want to reach out to everyone who lives or works near the site of the new St. Paul’s Hospital, in order to introduce myself as the President and CEO of St. Paul’s Hospital/Providence Health Care, and to say thank you in advance for…

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The Steering Committee for the Port’s Air Quality Monitoring project met on May 27 to discuss what type of air monitoring equipment to purchase.  The hope is to be able to begin actively engaging residents this fall in locating, monitoring, collecting data, and reporting results. To get an idea what that might look like, here’s…

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Strathcona Park UpdateToday, we received news from Donnie Rosa that the last remaining tents on Raymur Ave are now gone. Remediation of the east side of the park continues. It’s been a long, challenging year for our neighbourhood and we look forward to green space being available to everyone. From our perspective, Donnie Rosa, Sandra…

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