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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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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Below are tentative locations for air quality monitors, based on results from our survey and input from the steering committee. Factors used to determine locations were: – measuring air quality in areas of highest concern (high level of outdoor activity, concentration of vulnerable receptors: kids, seniors, cyclists, exercisers) – variations in air quality though-out the…

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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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