Monthly Archives: November 2011

STIR program controversy: Legal framework flawed, program must be scrapped says West End Neighbours

WEN issued a media release about the STIR program today. West End Neighbours (WEN) has identified concerns with the legal framework of the controversial Short Term Incentives for Rental (STIR) housing program and calls upon the City of Vancouver to discontinue the program. In … Continue reading

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Proposed Short Term Incentives Program (STIR) waterfront rental rezoning project under review this week

While voters’ attention is focused on the municipal election this week, and with affordable housing as a primary issue, a proposal to rezone the West End’s waterfront heritage site Beach Towers is once again before two City-appointed advisory committees. Under … Continue reading

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Municipal election early voting starts today at West End Community Centre

As of today early voting for the Vancouver municipal election is open! Do not miss your chance to voice your opinion. Listed below are the early-voting stations that may be of interest to West End residents, and their hours of … Continue reading

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Vancouver Election 2011 councillor candidates’ debate in West End

The West End Residents’ Association (WERA) is hosting a debate for candidates for city councillor (but not mayoral candidates): Sunday, November 13 1:00 -3:00 pm Empire Landmark Hotel on Robson at Broughton (main floor ballroom). Talk show host, Pia Shandel, will … Continue reading

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Hoarding at 1215 Bidwell topples over – Maxine’s ghost not happy

For anyone strolling by Davie and Bidwell this past Sunday night, the sight of the hoarding toppled over onto the sidewalk that had both masked the demolition taking place within, while advertising Millennium’s latest project since the Olympic Village debacle … Continue reading

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Vancouver 2011 election events in the West End

Autumn is here in all its fullness and the West End community is in colourful glory of autumn leaves. As the seasons change, so does our community and City. The opportunity is before us on November 19th with the Vancouver … Continue reading

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