November 23, 2017

“Shadow of fear” hangs over local park

FIghting back tears, a former Vancouver City councillor and brother of a woman murdered in Pacific Spirit Park near UBC four years ago says "a shadow of fear' still hangs over the park. Peter Ladner says his family members are not the only ones affected by his sister Wendy Ladner Beaudry's death, but says the community is also suffering. He says no … [Read more...]

Is Spielberg Back For “Jurassic Park IV”?

Could Steven Spielberg be back at the helm of another "Jurassic Park"? Talk of this possibility has been gaining momentum quickly this week after it was revealed that Universal has reserved Raleigh Studios in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from April through November. There’s no official word on what project will shoot there, but suggestions are it could … [Read more...]

Park Board staff to determine how long meetings last

The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously passed a motion that calls for staff to recommend changes to a bylaw that would limit how long meetings can go. NPA Commissioner Melissa De Genova put the motion forward. She'd like meetings to be over by 10 p-m. She says other Commissioners feel that 10 may not be the right time, "This concerns me … [Read more...]

Three sent to hospital after vehicle hits pedestrian on Stanley Park Causeway

A pedestrian is in critical condition after a single vehicle crash on the Stanley Park Causeway just before 8 o'clock Friday. Vancouver Assistant Fire Chief Joe Foster says when crews arrived on scene, the vehicle had rolled into the park. Two people in the vehicle were taken to Saint Paul's Hospital in stable condition. Foster says the pedestrian … [Read more...]

5 Cool Things About Pinnacles, Our Newest National Park

Have you met our nation's new national park yet? Pinnacles got the honor just last month (it is California's ninth, putting the state in the lead), and offers the chance to spot a California condor. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Very noisy, well attended Park Board meeting in West End

The room was packed at the West End Community Centre where the clearly angry crowd and a long line of people overflowing into the lobby. While one or two of the speakers have spoken in favour of the move, everyone else is lined up to rip the Vision Vancouver members of the Board. Here's what Dave Paidon,  "Giving 3 days, moving … [Read more...]

Vancouver Park Board showdown over take over proposal

It's beyond standing room only at the Vancouver Park Board meeting in the Westend tonight.  On the agenda is the controverisal proposal for the board to take control of the city's community centres.  73 people signed up to address the board. In it's presentation, the board says the move would not be a cash grab. The rowdy and vocal crowd … [Read more...]

Vancouver Park Board to hold meeting on community centre revenue proposal

The Vancouver Park Board will be holding a special public meeting Monday night on a plan to make community centre revenue across the city more equitable. The plan would see community centres pooling surpluses to help out a handful of centres in less affluent neighbourhoods. Park Board Staff say patrons of those centres can't afford to pay the same … [Read more...]

Judicial Review gets underway in BC Supreme Court over Vancouver Island park use permit

A Judicial Review beginning Monday in BC’s Supreme Court in Vancouver has champions for the environment crossing their fingers. The case, started by The Friends of Strathcona Park, challenges the Provincial Government's authority on how they protect parkland. At the centre of the case is a park use permit for a private resort on Vancouver … [Read more...]

Hillcrest says Park Board behind money missing in minutes

Minutes obtained by CKNW and never posted online by the Hillcrest Community Centre Association appear to show the books are short some money.  In the minutes of a meeting on August 23rd it says an audit has found close to 30-thousand dollars missing.  But Chair Jesse Johl says things aren't how they appear and it is actually a fiscal … [Read more...]