NPA park board commissioner Melissa De Genova is questioning the sincerity of a recent apology she received from the board's chair, Vision Vancouver's Sarah Blyth.
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The park board has announced the 30 artists chosen to participate in the artist-in-residence program at seven renovated field houses.
The new visitor's centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden is not only visually appealing, it's also a feat of engineering.
I received an email from reader Elizabeth McKee concerned about the health of the large chestnut trees lining the streets near her neighbourhood.
For the first time in eight years, a Kits Point woman says she has hope off-leash dogs will be banned from Hadden Park Beach.
A Kitsilano woman has started a Facebook page and petition dedicated to halting a proposal to extend the seawall from Kits Beach to Spanish Banks.
Both Vision Vancouver and the NPA are separately taking credit for bringing forward a proposal to extend the seawall from Kits Beach to Spanish Banks.
After a soggy start to the summer, B.C. is finally warming up, with temperatures expected to soar close to 30 C this week in Chilliwack and across the Lower Mainland, and even higher in other parts of province.
The chair of the Vancouver Sport Network's facilities committee is surprised at how quickly the park board moved to house artists by allowing them access to field houses.
When Gerry O'Neil received an urgent phone call Tuesday night about another fire at his stable in Stanley Park, he was told the barn holding his horses was in flames.
Artist Marina Georgiadis was undeterred by the racks of football equipment filling the field house at Elm Park in Kerrisdale during a tour Wednesday afternoon.
New chair ... Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Sarah Blyth was elected to the position of chair at Monday night's park board meeting.
As Vision Vancouver's Constance Barnes steps down to seek an NDP nomination for the next provincial election, the park board will have to select a new chair as one of its first orders of business at its next meeting.
It is interesting that park board commissioner Sarah Blyth doesn't think that youth have many options for recreation in Vancouver and particularly in Mount Pleasant. They had a wonderful recreational facility in Mount Pleasant called the Mount Pleasant Outdoor Swimming Pool-until the park board removed it. That pool was utilized by every age group, but especially by youth. To add insult to injury, Mount Pleasant residents stated very clearly during public consultations that they wanted to keep the pool, and did not want a skate board park. So the park board took away the pool and replaced it with a skate board park. Why bother having public consultations if you ignore the results? Give us back our pool.
A neighbour of the new Mount Pleasant Park says the community's skateboard spot has turned out to be the nightmare many residents predicted it would be.
It was 2002 and I'd been with the Courier for one year when I met up with Green to talk about single room occupancy hotels in the city and whether they'd fast disappear if the bid to host the 2010 Olympic Games was approved.
The November civic election was one of the biggest stories of 2011, at least as far as the park board was concerned.
It's hard to believe it's been five years since a ferocious windstorm devastated Stanley Park in the early hours of Dec. 15, 2006.