A Vancouver for Everyone: COPE Ideas Conference 2007

Transportation, environmental sustainability,
housing, and safe neighbourhoods are key issues that will be addressed on
Sat,
Dec 01, 2007

at COPE’s annual Ideas Conference.

The all-day event will open with
Vancouver Councillor David Cadman speaking about Greening our Cities.

Panelists, including Langara
instructor Indira Prahst, SFU urban expert
Matt Hern, Vancouver MP Libby Davies, Wilderness Committee
director Andrea Reimer, Pivot Legal Society lawyer David Eby, Aboriginal Harm
Reduction Society activist Chris Livingstone, CAW V-Pres Jim Houlihan, City
Councillor George Chow, and CUPE 391 president Alexandra Youngberg, will lead
the day’s discussion.

What: COPE
Ideas Conference

When: Sat,
Dec 01, 2007

10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Registration- 9:30 am)
Where: Ukrainian
Auditorium, 154 E 10 Avenue,
Vancouver.

A Vancouver for Everyone: COPE Ideas Conference 2007 is a free event, open to the
public.

For full agenda information go to: www.cope.bc.ca,
or call 604 255-0400.

Round Three on Canadian Tire "Big-Box" Set for Nov 27

So many Vancouver residents are
standing up against Canadian Tire’s application for a Big-Box store on SW
Marine Drive, that City Council has
scheduled a third night of public hearings starting at 7:30 pm on Tues, Nov 27.

In two nights of previous hearings,
most residents expressed concerns about increased traffic, air pollution and
the risk to cyclists on the
Ontario and Kent bikeways. Many also say a Big Box will impact local shopping areas.

Building Better Neighbourhoods
spokesperson Louise Seto today called on Council to delay a vote on Canadian Tire’s application until Council
decides on the new EcoDensity policy that is going before Council on November
27. Eco-Density will then go to public hearings next February when Council will
make a decision on adopting Eco-Density.

COPE Councillor David Cadman has
filed a motion to defer any decision on Canadian Tire’s application until
Council votes on Eco-Density. Council will debate Cadman’s motion following the November 27 hearings.

At the November 13 public hearing,
Planning Director Brent Toderian admitted Canadian Tire’s Big-Box proposal
wasn’t evaluated in the light of the Eco-Density policy.

What: Third
round of Public hearings on Canadian Tire "Big-Box"

When: 7:30 pm, Tues,
November 27, 2007

Where: Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12 Ave, Vancouver

To speak at Council: call
604-873-7269 or sign up at the door.

COPE Newsletter November 24, 2007

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