Category: NPA News

on Saturday,

NPA School Trustee Stacy Robertson discusses VSB Long Range Facilities Plan with CKNW’s Jon McComb


STACY ROBERTSON - NPA SCHOOL TRUSTEEIn case you missed it yesterday, NPA School Trustee Stacy Robertson was on the Jon McComb Show on CKNW  discussing the Vancouver School Board’s Long Range Facilities Plan.

The safety of students and staff is of the utmost importance to everyone in Vancouver, and the Long Range Facilities plan is intended to be a framework that looks at how to achieve that goal through seismic upgrading of schools,

The Long Range Facilities plan is also intended to ensure that Vancouver schools are located where they are needed to meet future demand.

The report was discussed by trustees and stakeholders at the VSB’s Planning and Facilities Committee last Wednesday, January 20, 2016, and is being presented to the Board for consideration at a public Board meeting this coming Monday, January 25, 2016. The plan will then be submitted to the Ministry of Education by January 31, 2016.

Here’s a link to the podcast from the Jon McComb Show.


on Wednesday,

NPA and Green Party City Councillors will continue to freely represent all residents of Vancouver


Councillors from both parties plan to boycott
Vision’s process to list preferred neighbourhoods

January 20, 2016, Vancouver, B.C. — NPA City Councillors George Affleck, Elizabeth Ball, and Melissa De Genova, along with Green Party City Councillor Adriane Carr, say they will continue to freely represent, and be accessible to, all residents of Vancouver and will boycott Vision’s process to list their preferred neighbourhoods for liaison positions.

The contentious plan, which runs counter to the spirit of Section 138 of Vancouver Charter, and attempts to skirt the Charter’s intent and wording, was pushed through by the Vision majority on Council late this afternoon; without any specific public consultation on the issue.

Section 138 of the Vancouver Charter states that Councillors are to be elected at large to represent all citizens of the city, and any transition to a system of “neighbourhood constituencies” or “wards” requires Council to pass a by-law that must also be approved by the Province’s Lieutenant Governor.

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on Monday,

NPA Park Board Commissioner Sarah Kirby-Yung elected Chair of Vancouver Park Board


December 14, 2015, Vancouver, B.C. – NPA Park Board Commissioner Sarah Kirby-Yung was elected as the new Chair of the Vancouver Park Board at tonight’s Park Board meeting. Vancouver’s Park Board commissioners elect a new Chair – to serve for the upcoming year – at their final meeting in December each year.

The Park Board commissioners also elected NPA Park Board Commissioner Erin Shum to serve as Park Board Vice-Chair, NPA Commissioner Casey Crawford to serve as Chair of the Park Board Committee, and NPA Commissioner John Coupar to serve as Vice-Chair of the Committee.

Kirby-Yung says she is honoured to serve as Chair and is looking forward to building on the work of the past year.

“This Board has set a renewed, positive tone and focused on improving maintenance in our parks,” said Kirby-Yung. “Moving forward, our priorities include strengthening relationships with community centres and increased community engagement. We’re also passionate about bringing fun to Vancouver’s parks and recreation services, prioritizing service delivery and resource management, and being strong advocates for green space for all Vancouverites.” Continue reading