Britannia: The Case Against

September 13, 2016

The Vancouver School Board has now published the detailed staff and technical reports on the Vancouver schools that are under threat of closure.  The full set of reports can be found here.

Specifically, the 32-page Report on Britannia is here.

The staff recommendation is that Britannia Secondary be moved forward toward closure. Britannia’s staff, students, and programs will be moved to Templeton. The Britannia building will be used in future as temporary space for other schools undergoing seismic upgrading.

However, the bureaucrats are looking only at technical and financial issues. As last week’s meeting made abundantly clear, Britannia Secondary is far more than just a school to Grandview — and we are determined to keep it.

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More On Dogs, People, and Parks

September 13, 2016

I understand that the GWAC meeting last night regarding the potential new Parks Board policy about dogs in city parks was well-attended and polite in its questioning.

If you missed it (as I was obliged to), you have another chance tonight at an open house at Trout Lake Community Centre from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Parks Board says: “The goal of this round of consultation is to find out what is important to park users about dogs in Vancouver’s parks and beaches, including opportunities and challenges. Feedback from this round will inform preliminary design and policy recommendations that will be presented in a second round of consultation in early 2017. “


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September 13, 2016

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