City council approves major redevelopment plans for BC Place

– News1130 Vancouver City Council has approved major redevelopment plans for BC Place. Mayor Sam Sullivan says it’s a great project, and will ensure that BC Place gets revitalized with a new roof and art gallery. He adds, almost everything except for the roof will be complete before the 2010 Olympics. He says approval of …

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City Council approves BC Place Stadium plan

Following presentations from over 20 speakers over two nights of public hearings, Mayor Sam Sullivan and City Council approved an amendment to the False Creek North Official Development Plan to allow for additional development potential on the BC Place Stadium site. “This historic decision will secure the future of BC Place Stadium in our community …

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Laneway Housing approved by City Council

Vancouver City Council approved a series of recommendations to expand access to laneway housing across the City of Vancouver. The recommendations deliver on a key EcoDensity action item unanimously approved by Council in June. Laneway housing is generally a smaller house or cottage at the rear of the lot near the lane. The report approved …

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Province announces pilot program on monitoring high-crime areas

The Province will provide $1 million in initial funding to Vancouver, Surrey and Kelowna to examine increased use of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in high crime urban areas, Solicitor General John van Dongen and Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today. “Technologies such as CCTV can greatly assist the police and prosecution in bringing offenders …

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Million bucks for cameras to keep eye on crooks

Pilot project will train videocams on B.C. city streets By Suzanne Fournier, Vancouver Province B.C. Solicitor-General John van Dongen and Attorney-General Wally Oppal teamed up with two Metro Vancouver mayors Monday to announce a $1 million pilot project to use closed circuit television cameras to combat crime. Van Dongen noted that although the provincial government …

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Mayor’s Communiqué: Clinton praises Green Vancouver; Recognition for Clr B.C. Lee

In this edition: President Bill Clinton recognizes Vancouver’s leadership on green building design City Council Update – Preparing Vancouver for 2010 Groundbreaking Addiction Research in Vancouver Councillor B.C. Lee Dr. Jane Goodall coming to Vancouver Clr. B.C. Lee and Mayor Sullivan in 2008 parade to celebrate Lunar New Year President Bill Clinton recognizes Vancouver’s leadership …

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