Friday, July 19, 2013

Metro Vancouver takes Langley Township to court over growth plan

Metro Vancouver is taking the Township of Langley to court to make the municipality comply with the regional growth strategy, saying the local council's defiance of the plan threatens to set a dangerous precedent...
...Metro argues the municipality must abide by the new regional growth strategy...
...It requires the land use change go to a vote of the regional board because it calls for more intensive development of homes outside the regional plan's urban containment boundary, contrary to Metro's goal of concentrating growth in town centres and limiting sprawl in more rural and agricultural areas... (smells like Agenda 21/ICLEI)

The problem is, unlike Langley, the North Shore does not have any rural or agricultural areas.... so why do we have to abide by Metro's "density edicts"? It destroys the ambience of what makes Lynn Valley and the North Shore what it is. What excuses will Metro Vancouver use against us, to sue, if DNV and Lynn Valley folk do not comply with the regional growth strategy...?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Visitors Information Kiosk looking for new home

(I am assured that there are no plans to build a new high-rise Visitor Centre.)

The District is offering the blue A-frame building located at Capilano Road and Marine Drive, for relocation to a local non-profit organization. It is approximately 420 sq ft, and will be given in an as-is condition. The successful proponent will be required to sign an agreement with the District that will include certain terms and conditions regarding insurance, deposit, indemnification, existing utilities, acceptance of the current condition of the A-Frame, and other regulatory provisions. They will be responsible for all costs associated with the removal and transportation of the structure to its new location. Applications must be received in writing by July 31 (noon) and include the proposed use of the building and how this will provide community benefit to District residents. For more information please contact Ryan Malcolm, Real Estate and Properties at 604-990-2264 or

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today on Twitter

Today on Twitter I learned that BC still has the highest levels of poverty in Canada, and especially child poverty - more than 20%.

That tweet was followed quickly by one from our local MLA, Jane Thornewaite.  Part of that family, child, and senior loving BC Government.  Her response?

"Hey! Party on dudes!"

I reserve the right to be disgusted, and to make reference to another famous female politician with big hair.