Category: City Hall

Negotiations between city and CPR lasted only a century, give or take a few years

With the opening of City of Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway project office just days or weeks away, it is worthwhile to remember how long the city and the CPR have been working to resolve their differences. As this clipping… Read More

City’s 311 getting two rat complaints a day, but Green Bin system reducing infestations

Why was there a rat infestation in Point Grey in 2014? City inspectors can’t say exactly, but concluded most other infestations that year were due to negligent businesses, landlords or neighbours. The details on the city’s rat problems were… Read More

Motion to challenge Assessment Authority on sky-high assessments in Vancouver

With non-profit housing operators, renters and commercial tenants now facing the impact of new, sky-high property assessments, pressure is growing on BC Assessment Authority to clarify its assessment methods, especially where increases are well above the average. The Vision… Read More

With public concern rising about disease, property damage, is it time to step up the war on rats?

With public concern on the upswing about sudden spikes in Vancouver’s rat population, I’ll be asking city staff next week to update council as soon as possible on the city’s rat suppression programs. Rats aren’t new to Vancouver and… Read More