In The Community

partial selection of (mostly older) news items (being updated)

Longtime social activist and Strathcona resident Pete Fry is officially running for the Green Party in the upcoming provincial byelection in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.

“We haven’t had an MLA since July, and that’s certainly one of the things that’s resonating with people on the doorstep,” Fry told the Straight in a recent phone interview.

Green candidate Peter Fry, a well-known community activist and one-time municipal nominee, has already started hosting some small events in the neighbourhood in an effort to further raise his... Read More

For many, life in Vancouver—the most livable city in the world in the best place on Earth—is a gilded cage.

“The neighbourhood has a lot of challenges,” Fry said. “But a lot of those challenges are a direct result of provincial issues.”

Fry, son of veteran Liberal MP Hedy Fry, is one of the most transparent politicians running for office.

What is community engagement? Let’s start with what it is not. It’s not random selections of citizens taking direction from the top; it’s not sticky notes and roundtables to record and ignore.

Green Party city council candidate Pete Fry, spoke eloquently about how citizens are often given little opportunity to provide their input into community plans, both in terms of density and height... Read More

Pete Fry rode the train down to Portland in August to take a look at what that city was doing in the way of tackling its homelessness problem.

by YOLANDE COLE on MAR 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Many times a day, the people you see crossing the street or meet in your travels make... Read More

The city of Vancouver has spent the last couple of years going through a new Downtown Eastside local area planning process

THE CITY OF Vancouver has boarded up a 122-year-old building in Japantown after it was flooded last night.

Pete Fry, the chairperson of the Strathcona Residents’ Association, said home ownership doesn’t dictate whether a person stays in the neighbourhood and participates in the community.

Residents of Strathcona and other East Vancouver neighbourhoods were out in force Monday morning for a festive protest against plans to demolish the city’s Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts without... Read More

Jordan Yerman - Vancouver Observer

The chair of the Strathcona Residents Association says the citys plan to tear down the Georgia Street viaduct could be a great thing if done right, but he doesnt think the city has a good enough... Read More