Joe Wai
Friday, January 13, 2017
Very sad news to note yesterday, the passing of Joe Wai. Many in Strathcona might only know of Joe Wai as the nickname for the ubiquitous stuccoed and bay-windowed duplexes and triplexes throughout the neighbourhood, as the 1970's BC Housing built... Keep Reading
Friday, January 29, 2016
I’ve lived in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant for close to thirty years, and in Strathcona/Chinatown for most of that time. It’s my home, and an area I’m very fond of —of course, a lot of Vancouverites and visitors are fond of Chinatown, and it represents... Keep Reading
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The holiday season is well upon us, and this weekend marks “Super Saturday”—the busiest shopping day of the year and the last Saturday (December 19) before Christmas. If you’re like me and leave gift shopping to the last minute, the thought of a... Keep Reading
Friday, November 13, 2015
The provincial government recently announced $35 million in funding — for what are termed as routine capital grant upgrades: things like window and boiler upgrades, roof replacement and energy efficiencies. Vancouverites, were of course disappointed... Keep Reading
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Thursday October 27, a milestone in a several year personal and community struggle was achieved. Vancouver City Council approved an amended staff report to remove the viaducts in principal, with the inclusion of a serious commitment to immediate... Keep Reading
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The following was the presentation I made to City Council on March 12, 2014, regarding the DTES LAP and originally published on the Strathcona Residents Association website.   Re: Draft DTES Local Area Plan and Report The Strathcona... Keep Reading
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Back from City Council, who just unanimously approved a report to work with affected communities and plan Viaducts removal and an Eastern Core Strategy. BIG thanks to councilor Adriane Carr who went to bat for Strathcona and had Prior Street... Keep Reading
Monday, September 3, 2012
Like Many Vancouverites, when the City announced it's new $3million dollar website last month - I was curious to check it out. Sure, it carried a hefty price tag, but then again a content management system of that scale is a lot of work. As I... Keep Reading
Thursday, June 14, 2012
So what does the City's viaduct removal plan say about traffic calming on Prior Street? Unfortunately for Strathcona - not a lot. In fact, the map illustration shows a new six-lane Prior Street extension that connects to Main Street, Quebec Street... Keep Reading
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