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Hastings Park future should be with parks board, say community groups

August 7, 2013

Community groups hope politicians vote today for changes at Hastings Park to bring it in line with other green initiatives in Vancouver. At a briefing at Il Giardino (Italian Gardens) at the park, activists Wednesday said it’s time for the public lands to be governed by the parks board, so the area can become more [...]

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Province makes last-minute bid for Quadra Island property

August 2, 2013

B.C.’s environment ministry swept in with a last-minute bid Thursday to try to purchase waterfront land on Quadra Island for a new provincial park. The move left local residents and politicians pleasantly surprised, after years of negotiations and fundraising appeared stalled earlier this week. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Community activists want board, not PNE, to run Hastings Park

August 1, 2013

Community groups hope politicians vote Wednesday for changes at Hastings Park to bring it in line with other green initiatives in Vancouver. At a briefing at Il Giardino (Italian Gardens) at the park Thursday, activists said it’s time for the public lands to be governed by the park board, so the area can become more [...]

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MLA disclosure takes a long time

July 26, 2013
MLA disclosure takes a long time

Get on with it. That is the message from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation as MLA’s take another step towards posting expenses online. “Well, I feel like our politicians are progressing at a glacial pace on this.” Jordan Bateman says this is a no-brainer, especially for taxpayers who deserve to see how their dollars are being [...]

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B.C. privacy commissioner wants Liberal spending records made public

July 26, 2013

British Columbia’s Privacy Commissioner says the Liberal government leads the pack when it comes to making public information needed to complete a Grade 7 science project, but they’re less successful at providing details about how politicians are spending taxpayers’ money. Elizabeth Denham’s review Thursday of the two-year-old Liberal open government initiative makes 18 recommendations, including [...]

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