Category: NPA News

on Tuesday,

Council unanimously approves full restoration of Bloedel Conservatory dome


Vancouver, B.C. (March 11, 2014) – NPA Park Board Commissioner John Coupar says he is thrilled with Council’s unanimous decision to fund a second phase of restoration for the Bloedel Conservatory; one that will see the conservatory’s signature acrylic dome fully restored by this fall.

Saving the Bloedel is an issue Coupar has been passionate about for a very long time, even before he entered politics, and he would like to acknowledge and thank all those who gave so much of their time and effort to preserving this architectural, horticultural jewel at the pinnacle of our great city. Continue reading

on Friday,

NPA Announces Oakridge Neighbourhood Forum


Vancouver, B.C. (January 18, 2014) – The Vancouver NPA has announced the details for its upcoming Oakridge Neighbourhood Forum. The forum will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Peretz Centre – 6184 Ash Street in Vancouver – next to Oakridge Centre starting at 6:30 PM.

The Oakridge forum will take the form of a round-table discussion with small groups exploring issues and then presenting to the larger group. The controversial Oakridge Centre rezoning proposal, as well as other ongoing issues in and around the Oakridge area, will be among the topics under discussion.

Forums for other Vancouver neighbourhoods are also being planned: for Marpole at the end of February, for Grandview Woodlands at the beginning of March, and for Killarney at the end of March.

The NPA has embarked on this program of neighbourhood policy forums to seek input from residents and businesses. The discussions that take place will help the NPA formulate its platform and policies for the upcoming municipal election in November 2014.

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on Wednesday,

Jonathan Baker joins Vancouver NPA


Former Vancouver City Councillor Jonathan Baker has joined the Vancouver NPA. Baker has long been active in civic and political affairs having served two terms on Vancouver City Council with the NPA in the late 1980s. He was also the City of Vancouver’s Senior Social Planner in the early 1970s.

NPA President Peter Armstrong says he is very excited about Jonathan joining and that it shows the Vancouver NPA is solidifying support against Vision.

“Our NPA caucus members are working extremely hard to expose Vision Vancouver for not consulting and not listening to neighbourhoods and communities, and having Jonathan Baker join our team shows the support we are gaining through their work,” Armstrong said. “We will continue to hold Vision to account.” Continue reading

on Tuesday,

NPA Calls for Special Meeting on Kits Beach Park


NPA Park Board Commissioners, John Coupar and Melissa De Genova, have submitted the following letter and motion to Park Board Chair, Commissioners and General Manager to call for the suspension of the RFP on the controversial Seaside Greenway Update, otherwise known as the Kits Beach Park paving project. This suspension will allow for the Advisory Group to complete a full review and advise the Park Board on their recommendations. 

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