Reminder: BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Deadline Feb 28 (Tues)

cutaway-drawing-of-bc-hydro-substation-proposalDeadline for early public feedback February 28 (Tuesday).

Further to our previous post (BC Hydro consulting West Enders on proposed “seed” underground substations: Feb 15, 16, 18, 20, 22) there has been a lot of media coverage and several meetings about building a power substation under , which you can search for online.

Here is something from the Park Board

Again, that link is:

Meanwhile, the “seed” team at BC Hydro has send out a reminder e-mail, an excerpt of which we copy below (some parts bolded for emphasis).

As you may be aware, from January 20 to February 28, 2017, we’re seeking your early feedback regarding our idea to deliver a secure, reliable, clean energy future for residents and businesses of downtown Vancouver, while funding significant community benefits for future generations. More information is available at

Supplemental information now available.
We recognize that the construction of substations, schools, and park improvements would affect those who live, learn, work and play in these neigbourhoods. We’re studying what the impacts of seed may be, so that we can propose ways to avoid or minimize them.

We’ve released supplemental information, including additional information regarding electric and magnetic fields (EMF) and substation safety. Stantec, an internationally-recognized independent engineering, consulting and design firm, has completed a preliminary technical, environmental and socio-economic study regarding potential impacts and mitigation for seed.

To read our supplemental information and Stantec’s report, please click here.

We need to hear from you.
While one open house and our small group roundtable discussions are complete, there are still several ways for you to get involved before February 28:
Read the discussion guide and supplemental information, and complete the online feedback form at
Provide a submission to
Attend a drop-in open house:
o Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver
o Monday, February 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver
o Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Elsie Roy Elementary, 150 Drake Street, Vancouver

*please visit for any potential changes to the meeting schedule

How input will be used.
The input you provide during this phase of consultation will be considered by us, the Vancouver School Board and the Vancouver Park Board, along with technical and financial information, to shape seed over the coming months. A decision whether or not to move seed to further planning, community consultation and development will take place at the end of March 2017.


Judy D. on behalf of the seed team

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