Night Music: I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

January 20, 2020


Changes to Grandview Community Plan

January 20, 2020

There is a public hearing at City Hall tomorrow evening (Tuesday at 6:00pm), item #6 of which of which concerns changes to the Grandview Community Plan.  Specifically:

“To rezone portions of the 2300-block of Charles Street and the 2300-block of Kitchener Street from RT-5 and RT-5N (Duplex and Multiple Dwelling) Districts to C-2 (Commercial) and RM-8A (Multiple Dwelling) Districts, and to rezone portions of the 2400-block of East 12th Avenue, the 2800-block of Nanaimo Street and the 2400-block of North Grandview Highway from RS-1 (One-Family Dwelling) and RT-5N Districts to RM-8A and RM-12N Districts. And to make related Referral amendments to the Grandview, BroadwayCommercial and Nanaimo sub-areas of the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan.”

The Staff Referral Report notes that a certain amount of consultation has been conducted for “the immediate neighbours”.¬† However, a number of folks believe that any changes to the long-fought-over Plan need to involve a much wider consultation in the neighbourhood.

This is a public hearing and so if you want to have your opinion heard, you can write to Council and/or book a spot to speak at the hearing.


Grandview 20th January 1920

January 20, 2020

 

“Vancouver World” 19200120, p.17

 


Poem: Call In The Middle of the Night

January 20, 2020

 

 

“You what?”

“You what?”

my voice echoed down the line

like a bedlamite

bouncing off

cushioned walls.

Then,

suddenly,

the silence,

the quiet electronic crackles,

hung in the dark night

as if my question had gone,

disappeared down a deep and endless well.

 

Minutes passed, maybe hours.

 

In the end, I whispered “I love you”

and put down the receiver

as the bitter sting of nausea overwhelmed my throat.