We begin and end with reflections on the terrible news about the bodies of the children found at the former Kamloops Residential School. Survivors, including intergenerational survivors, can access support by contacting Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society toll-free at 1-800-721-0066. 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. Or please donate to them at irsss.ca
Christine Boyle’s nonprofit housing motion is defeated by an alliance of Greens and (ex-) NPA votes, who also teamed up to keep bikes off Commercial Drive pedestrian-first plans.
More details emerge about the Vancouver Model for drug decriminalization, as the mayor concedes they rushed the plans in case of a snap federal election.
The Park Board has helpfully highlighted the worst parts of its parks, which is where you’ll be allowed to have a drink, soon.
New towers might come to the north end of the Burrard Bridge and a new park on the south end.
Dan Fumano looks at the city’s consultation on adding density to arterials – and possibly to side streets. Add your voice: shapeyourcity.ca/rental-rz
New West gives the green light to an affordable housing project, while Surrey looks to build more roads. But both are tame compared to whatever is happening in Port Moody. Really, it’s getting ugly.
And in byelection news, congrats to Andy Hobbs of Richmond and Linda Munro in the District of North Vancouver . Voters in Burnaby can learn more about their candidates before voting later this month.
And for our Vancouveratta we look at the St Paul’s (Squamish) Indian Residential School in North Vancouver. Learn more from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. And join calls to examine all the sites.