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Stephen Rees
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Retired Transport Economist, Regional Planner
Retired Transport Economist, Regional Planner

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The title is that of an article in the Georgia Straight The ProVancouver Party is one of several new entities that have popped up due to the upcoming city election all of which claim to be non-partisan (just like the flailing NPA) and different from the…
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Blasphemy is still a crime in Canada
[Text below comes from an email campaign organised by the BC Humanist Association] To the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Repeal Canada's Blasphemy Laws Blasphemy laws chill the free expression of atheists and religious minori...
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Pulls back the curtain on the hidden world of seaweed
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Book Review: The Clockmaker's Daughter
by Kate Morton Publication Date: 09 Oct 2018 Simon & Schuster I have just finished reading this book. It has not been one of those that you cannot put down - it is one that I felt I had to put down, every so often, to decide what was happening and why. It i...
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This post is prompted by the regular weekly update I get from the BC Green Party. Under the Ride-hailing heading there is this paragraph Adam expressed deep disappointment that the BC NDP has left everyone hanging on ride-hailing once again and discusses…
Ride-hailing
Ride-hailing
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You may have seen some back and forth on twitter today. It started off with a tweet from iPolitics Former federal budget watchdog Kevin Page will deliver a blunt message to premiers this week about the costs of a future national pharmacare program: if…
Buses for BC
Buses for BC
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I was looking forward to a change of pace for a Sunday morning. Normally we get up – instead of lolling around drinking cappuccinos and playing on our iPads – and go to the Kits Farmers’ Market. That is a lot more fun than Safeway. But even so gets a bit…
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It is too big. Three times taller than anything recently permitted along Arbutus.
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There was a Press Conference held at City Hall at lunchtime today, while the rest of the world was watching a football match. I did not speak on camera but I hoping that I will be able to link to both the CBC coverage and Jen St Den of the Vancouver Star…
Arbutus Centre Update
Arbutus Centre Update
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Council: Vote Down the Arbutus Mall Rezoning Amendment We, the undersigned residents of Vancouver, call on City Council to respect due process and community input, and to reject the rezoning amendment for 2133 Nanton Avenue (Arbutus Centre), which goes to…
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