The wake-up call we needed

“There’s been an oil spill in English Bay.” I woke up last Thursday morning to the words so many of us hoped we would never hear. My mind instantly ran to images of crews scrubbing rocks after the Exxon Valdez as I feared the worst. Then came temporary relief:  the spill had been dubbed ‘minor’, … Continue reading

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Join our Waterfront Citizens’ Forum on January 28 and have your say

In the last few years, we have seen a trend that is encouraging for those who are interested in how we live in cities around the world: residents are increasingly claiming an active role in shaping the future of their communities. After all, they are the people who make up the community, they are the … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge Day draws Vancouverites to the shore

For Vancouverites, their city’s Waterfront is many things: it’s a place where they live, where they work, where they move around, where they access and protect beautiful nature – and not least, it’s a place where they come together to connect with other members of the community. On October 5th, we celebrated everything that makes … Continue reading

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Have fun on the waterfront … and see the shore from a different angle!

We love our waterfront here in Vancouver, the beaches, the parks, the seawall, the river — whether you’re on or off the water, there’s so much to do. But how much do we actually know about the shore? Do you know what the ships anchored in English Bay are carrying? Have you ever wondered what … Continue reading

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Mixing concrete and asparagus on Granville Island

Why a polarized and non-transparent debate will hurt the future of Vancouver’s treasured waterfront hub Years ago, someone came up with the idea of putting vegetables on concrete mixers to drive them around Vancouver, and guess what, it is working. Granted, the trucks aren’t used to bring veggies to market—quite the opposite: the larger-than-life ads … Continue reading

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