Road safety. The Vancouver Sun reports on the most dangerous intersections for cyclist and vehicle collisions. But it’s not just motor vehicles that are in focus. The first pedestrian death resulting from a cyclist collision has been confirmed.
Local bounty. The Tyee continues it’s excellent coverage of local food. An article looks at the Southlands farm in Delta, a local site of conflict between the pressure to develop and the need to preserve farmland. Another article looks at the quota system for egg production and why the supply of organic and free-range eggs is not keeping pace with the demand.
Noise. The City is trying to mitigate the impact of increased noise from a new public plaza and the open roof of BC place in Northeast False Creek, considering more stringent soundproofing guidelines for developers and amending the noise bylaw to allow loud noise until 11pm.
Mapping transit. A very cool Google Maps app allows you to see how far you can get on transit from any location in Metro Vancouver within a given period of time. It’s fun to play around with, though the distances displayed in the suburbs seem a little optimistic.
Science park. A proposal went before the development permit board and advisory panel today that would see the installation of outdoor exhibits about sustainability in the park near Science World.
Millennium Development. The development company that built the Olympic Village is facing more financial difficulties this week after defaulting on a loan for another of it’s properties in West Vancouver.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Though not a Canadian creation, it was the illustrations of a Burnaby man that propelled Rudolph into international stardom.
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