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Month: May 2019

Tour of Vancouver Transit Centre

Tour of Vancouver Transit Centre

Trip Report by Cathy Walker On 14 May, 2019, our visit to the Vancouver Transit Centre was extremely interesting.  I had no idea how the electric trolley system worked.  It was fascinating getting the explanation from our superb tour leader, Elena Klein, on how the driver has to be flowing and precise in going through overhead wire junctions at exactly the right speed, with all of the correct movements of wires, pedals and levers.  Elena described it like dancing, and…

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Iona Lagoon Maintenance

Iona Lagoon Maintenance

Metro Vancouver has informed us that maintenance work at the Iona lagoons is anticipated to start on May 15th, so the lagoon access will be closed from May 15th to May 29th. This is weather dependent so the dates may change. The public access gates will be chained and locked, and there will be signs on the gates regarding the closure. Please respect the closure: continued good relations with Metro Vancouver are important to keep access to the lagoons open…

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Skagit-Manning Donut Hole –Public Comment invited on Mineral Exploration Application

Skagit-Manning Donut Hole –Public Comment invited on Mineral Exploration Application

Submitted by Bev Ramey Bev@naturevancouver.ca Many of you are aware that logging occurred last year in what is known as the Manning-Skagit ‘Donut Hole’. The Donut Hole refers to the area not yet included within the parks but surrounded by Manning and Skagit Provincial Parks. This area has not yet received park designation due to an old mining claim, and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission is negotiating to buy out this claim. Government allowed logging to occur last year, but after…

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