February 25, 2018

Holdout community centres want to hear from you

Six community centres continuing to refuse to negotiate with the Park Board want more people to let the city know what they think. The holdout centres have formed My Vancouver Community Centres and are laying out the road map to help others if they want to tell the city and Park Board that the plan to pool resources isn't the right approach. Eric … [Read more...]

Emergency meeting on community centres underway

The battle over control of Vancouver community centres is the topic of what is being billed as an "emergency meeting" going on right now. The new framework approved by commissioners last week, despite massive opposition, will see a pooling of revenue to allow more equal services to be delivered to centers across the city. Ainsley Kwan is president … [Read more...]

Community centres hold special public meeting as they continue to protest revenue sharing

Some Vancouver Community Centres are not giving up their fight against the City's Park Board plan to centralizing surplus funding. Hillcrest Community Association is holding a special community meeting on the decision Monday, and have invited the entire park board. Association Chair Jesse Johl says the plan to spread revenue to community centres in … [Read more...]

Job action to begin Monday at Lifelabs’ Patient Service Centres

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union says job action will start Monday at Lifelabs' Patient Service Centres in BC on a rotating basis. The union says the action comes after day long mediated talks at the Labour Relations Board Saturday failed. They say the major issues are wages and the employer demanding that members accept … [Read more...]

Union urges Ottawa to not close BC marine communications centres

It may still be falling on deaf ears, but yet another plea has been made for the federal government to reconsider shutting down Vancouver's Marine Communications Centre. Allan Hughes with CAW local 2182 insists both lives and the environment are at risk, but it remains unclear who will be held responsible if someone dies in the Port of … [Read more...]

Community centres bring London 2012 spirit to Vancouver

Vancouver community centres are bringing the Olympic spirit from London here. Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, Kensington and Douglas Park are all showing the Games on TV through to the end of the events. Park board commissioner Constance Barnes says part of this is bringing back the spirit from Vancouver 2010. "Community centres are a hub.  They're a … [Read more...]