Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Bank of Montreal moves

The Bank of Montreal has reopened at the south end of the present Safeway building.

Arbutus Greenway

Get Involved. The City has a web sight with this title at vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/get-involved-in-development-of-arbutus-greenway.aspx from which you can find the events concerning the development of the Greenway. There will be Open House meetings on Feb 4 from 11:00 to 2:00 at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and on Feb 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 at Marpole CC and on Feb 11 from 2:30 to 5:30 at the Roundhouse CC.

News-Arbutus Mall-update Jan 23

The small store is now open. You enter through a door just north of the entrance to the bank. There is staples and bread and caned goods and more and dairy as it develops.  The Bank of Montreal will remain open and the Liquor Store will remain open during construction.


Arbutus Corridor becomes a Greenway

The City of Vancouver has reached an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway that will transform a contentious stretch of land into a green space.

Under the deal, the city will purchase the railway route from CP for $55 million. The stretch of land runs for nine kilometres from Milton Street to First Avenue.

Mayor Gregor Robertson made the announcement today along with Keith Creel, president and chief operating officer of CP Railway Ltd.

We have a wonderful suggestion that was sent in by Doreen Braverman. We would welcome any comments that you send to us about this and the idea of making a formal proposal to the City of Vancouver.

In 1929, June 13th was declared Vancouver Day by the City Council.  June 13, 1792 was the date that Capt. Vancouver entered Burrard Inlet and on June 13, 1886 when most of Vancouver was destroyed by fire. We don’t have any official holidays in June although Flag Day is June 14th this year.
Vancouver Day was declared to be “in perpetuity” by mayor Louis Taylor but was not celebrated in the forties, during the war.
I have suggested to Council more than once that the special day should be recognized, not just for historic reasons but also for communities to celebrate.  We all have so much to be proud of! No complaining on June 13th

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