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Reminder: Deadline today for West End Participatory Budgeting Project (21-Feb-2019)

Below is an excerpt of a message from the City of Vancouver. How would you spend $100,000 to improve Vancouver’s West End? Vancouver’s first participatory budgeting pilot project is officially underway in the West End and the WE Choo$e Impact … Continue reading

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WEN calls for a five-year review & report on West End Community Plan (WECP): Letter to City Council

The following letter went out to Vancouver Mayor and Council today. ********** January 16, 2019 Re: Request for a five-year review and report on the West End Community Plan (WECP) Dear Mayor and Council, City of Vancouver: We write to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2019 from West End Neighbours: Looking back at the WECP and looking ahead to the future

Best wishes to all from West End Neighbours for a wonderful 2019. WEN first started posting articles in July 2010, so this year marks our tenth year. The West End Community Plan (WECP) was adopted by City Council in November … Continue reading

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Commentary: Resolutions to make 2019 B.C.’s year of transparency (Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC)

by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC (bold emphasis by West End Neighbours. Note that much of this applies to municipal governments.) It’s that time of year again to propose a few New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s political class and this year there’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware’s Swan Song – Christmas Animation 2018 and the West End Community Plan

After 33 years in business as a beloved local shop in Vancouver’s West End, Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware (1553 Robson Street) is being forced to close due to an enormous increase in property taxes on the retail space it leases, as … Continue reading

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28-storey tower at 1555 Robson Street: Development Permit Board (rescheduled to 7-Jan-2019) (DP-2018-00589)

(Update 7-Dec: This item was advertised for the December 10 DPB meeting. But WEN has confirmed it was removed from the agenda at the last minute. The new date is January 7, 2019. See also Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware’s Swan Song … Continue reading

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November 20 marks FIFTH anniversary of the West End Community Plan: How has it been for you?

The West End Community Plan (WECP) went before City Council on November 20, 2013 and Council adopted it after 10 pm that night. Happy fifth birthday, WECP! Zoning amendments to accommodate the plan were adopted two months later, at a … Continue reading

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Berkeley Tower tenants (1770 Davie) appeal for urgent action to prevent renoviction: Oct 29 (Mon) deadline for public input

The West End Community Plan was adopted in November 2013, five years ago. It set off a gold rush for developers, enabling them to build towers up twenty, thirty, forty and more than fifty storeys along the main corridors of … Continue reading

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Park Board All Candidates Meeting: 29-Sept-2018 (Saturday): West End Community Centre

The West End Community Centre Association (WECCA) will be hosting this meeting: Vancouver Park Board All Candidates’ Meeting Saturday, September 29, 2018 2:30 to 4 pm Ask the important questions, learn who will be responsive to the issues that affect … Continue reading

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West End Mayoral Forum for 2018 civic election: 9-Oct-2018 (Tues) at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church

The next Vancouver civic election is October 20, 2018. This also happens to be five years since City Council adopted the West End Community Plan. A good time for taking stock and communicating with election candidates. Several groups are organizing … Continue reading

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