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Strathcona, Vancouver's First Neighbourhood

Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
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Join the Rally, Monday 30 September 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Prior & Hawkes

The purpose of the rally

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Strathcona Air Quality Forum - Agenda

This free event will be held 1pm - 4pm on Sunday September 29th at the nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch Library (Located on East Hastings Street between Heatley Avenue and Hawks Avenue. )

Speakers include:

Dr. Naomi Zimmerman - UBC Air Quality Scientist - Director of the iREACH Lab (Integrated Research in Energy, Air, Climate & Health) Jean Swanson, Councillor for the City of Vancouver Brian Beveridge - Co-Director, West Oakland...
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Below is a quote from the City Engineering Report that may determine the future of Prior Street:

Council directed staff to explore alternate alignments that could allow Prior/Venables Street to be downgraded. After five years of comprehensive study and engagement, staff are unable to recommend an alternate arterial alignment to replace Prior/Venables Street that is both supported by the community and that would not place an undue fiscal burden on the City. Given there is no alternate...

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Sunday, September 29, 2019
See below for Agenda Details
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COMMUNITIES MATTER, CALM PRIOR

The future of Prior Street rests with City Councillors this October

On Monday, September 30, join us for a rally at Prior Street and Hawkes Avenue in Strathcona in advance of the Vancouver City Council meeting to decide the future of Prior Street.

Tell the City that traffic on Prior is a major health and safety concern.

It's time for the City to listen, to make good on Council motions (in 2013, 2015) to restore Prior to a...

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COMMUNITIES MATTER, CALM PRIOR

The future of Prior Street rests with City Councillors this October

On Monday, September 30, join us for a Rally at Prior Street and Hawkes Avenue in Strathcona in advance of the Vancouver City Council meeting to decide the future of Prior Street.

Tell the City that traffic on Prior is a major health and safety concern.

It's time for the City to listen, to make good on Council motions (in 2013, 2015) to restore Prior to a...

Neighbourhood Events
Monday, September 30, 2019
Come out to the Rally on September 30
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Residents of Strathcona,

I'm writing to give you an update on the unfolding arterial drama and propose a possible resolution.

First, a reminder of our goals. We want a livable city. A neighbourhood where all residents feel safe walking along and crossing their streets. Where people have access to greenspace designed for them to use and enjoy. Where pollution is minimized. We don’t want the demands of transportation corridors to come before the needs of residents.

Now,...

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Sunday, September 29, 2019
Learn how the expanding port and increased rail and road traffic will impact the air you breathe.
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February Rally

First, a big thanks to all who came to this week's SRA meeting.  For those who couldn't make it, here's what you need to know... and do.

Vancouver City Council is expected to vote as soon as October 2 on where to put the long debated Flats arterial.  City staff will release a report just days before recommending one of two options: NatCha (the Community Panel's choice) and Prior. The Vegas odds are Prior because it cheap and easy. 

Here are Ten Good Reasons why...

Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Cider, Mushrooms, Bees, Tea-making, Seeds, Drumming, Tours
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Community Clean Up in honour of Wayne Nelson, founding member of the SBIA
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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Local Artisans, Activities for Kids, Workshops, Live Music
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As soon as Oct. 2, City Council will vote on where to put the False Creek Flats Arterial. Even though the Community Panel overwhelming chose the National-Charles (NatCha) option, Prior is back on the table and is likely to be the option recommended to Council by city staff.

Here's what you need to know:

The Flats Arterial is part of a federally funded National Trade Corridor project. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the movement of shipping containers in and out of the...

Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
SRA September Meeting

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