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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

— apologies for the lateness of this message, the following was received from City staff just this afternoon (January 27).
City are proposing "Learning Sessions" starting this weekend, at which they will be presenting their plan for our neighbourhoods. Community members are

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,

Built Form Workshop Tomorrow

A reminder that this Saturday, January 11 the City is hosting a Built Form and Places Feedback Workshop, to discuss the draft Local Area Plan, from 10 am - 12:30 pm at the Strathcona Community Centre. This is an opportunity

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Please Note: the 7:00pm start time for tomorrow's meeting is a little earlier than the usual 7:15, there has been a lot of response to this event so seating may be limited for late arrivals.. Changes to height and scale are coming to Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside. Up to 12 to 15
Friday, January 03, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Happy New Year!

In lieu of our regular general meeting this month, Wednesday January 8, the Strathcona Residents' Association is hosting a special Discussion of Heights and Built Form as relates to the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan. We are

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Recycling/Green bin pickup missed on account of Friday's snow is scheduled for tomorrow (SUNDAY)

Quick note from City of Vancouver via Twitter:

@strathconares Hi! Just got word that we r coming back for garbage, recycling, and green bin tmrw (sun). Make sure you leave 'em out! :) ^

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hello friends and neighbours,
Word yesterday that the Strathcona / DTES Local Area Plan is now being made available to the public. The plan represents nearly two years of work involving local residents, stakeholders and staff, and will involve the next thirty years of growth

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas comes early!
Announced today after nine years of waiting and dedicated work by parents, Strathcona Elementary is getting funding for seismic upgrades! Thanks to Education Minitster Peter Fassbender, School Board's Patti Bacchus and the hard work of local parents and allies..

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some community announcements and coming events, plus an update on the Ming Sun building.

Look for some important updates in the near future regarding the Strathcona/DTES Local Area Plan, including a citizen-led symposium on heights, densities and

Friday, December 06, 2013

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
I've just returned from a press conference regarding a 122 year old building under threat of demolition THIS COMING MONDAY. Present were several generations of Chinese-Canadians and Japanese-Canadians, as well as a younger generation of artists and housing

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

As we're easing into the holiday season and the nights are getting darker and colder, we thought it would be nice to turn our next meeting into something more of a social - and we're inviting folk to bring some snacks to share and have an

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Some upcoming events that should be of interest to neighbours.

The next seven days see the return of the Eastside Culture Crawl; Deck the Dark an innovative and fun new project to bring people together and illuminate Maclean park (just in time for the holidays!) and an SFU City Conversation

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Just a reminder, we are mixing it up a bit this month,

Tomorrow's meeting will be at:
Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre,
920 East Hastings 7:15,
Wednesday November 6

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

We are pleased to announce that this month's meeting will be taking place 7:15, Wednesday November 6, at Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre, 920 East Hastings. The location change is part of our ongoing efforts to reach out to and engage with

Friday, October 18, 2013

Third incident reported
[from Block Watch Alert]

Description: White male, Late 30s, about 5'10", Skinny, Dark hair, No facial
hair - was wearing dark pants and a grey sweater, white hard hat, high vis
vest. [---] thinks it was a mountain bike. It didn't have a trailer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two similar incidents this weekend in which a prowler, wearing a hard hat and safety vest, riding a bicycle has been spotted at Stamp's Place, and by Maclean Park.

[Ray-Cam / Stamp's Place This Weekend] at 11:30 pm.
I turned my lights out on my main floor to watch a movie with my

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Apologies for the lateness of this email, the AGM is this Wednesday, and we've been working hard to put together our constitution and bylaw - big thanks to Gordon and John for pulling that together. We'll be submitting our bylaws to the

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

This is the first of two newsletters this month, as we have some important news and updates to share with you.

The days are getting shorter, and this weekend is the 6th Annual Harvest Festival (Sunday in McLean Park). The

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

September's upon us, summer vacation is winding down and the kids are heading back to school. This coming Wednesday (Sept 4) we'll be holding our first SRA meeting since June. There are a number of recent community developments to

Friday, August 23, 2013
Vancouver police have issued a public warning after a woman was randomly attacked in the Strathcona neighbourhood over the weekend.

Police say the 25-year-old woman was walking her dog through McLean Park, near East Georgia Street and Heatley Avenue, just after midnight on Sunday morning when a

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Attack took place on Saturday night [August 17] by the Macleans Park sign at 11:30 PM. Woman was out walking her dog and was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground. She was able to escape by hitting him in the face but he chased her home. Man is thought to be caucasian, around 6'4", muscular