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200109 - CVA 99-1282 - Police marching along Georgia Street West - Chief Anderson leading - 1924 TBTPS – Georgia Street, 1924 (broken water main edition)

The broken water main that’s being fixed on Georgia Street was originally installed in 1924. Today’s #TBTPS features a couple of pictures of Georgia from that same year.   Our headline image is of a police parade on Georgia at... Continue reading »

January 9, 2020   |   0 comments
14553923325_3e89072ec8_c VPSN – Annual General Meeting – Saturday, January 25, 2020

Join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). We use this meeting to recap on the previous year’s activities and chart a course for the year ahead. Saturday, January 25, 2020 Sunset Community Centre 6810 Main Street 3pm-6pm* *We anticipate... Continue reading »

January 7, 2020   |   0 comments
200102 - CVA 99-2100 - New Year's Day swim - 1930 TBTPS: Polar Bear Swim in 1930 & 1968

In honour of yesterday’s 100th annual Polar Bear Swim, today’s #TBTPS shows the scene on New Year’s Day in 1930 (lead image) and again in 1968. Check out the English Bay Pier – not to mention the fantastic swim trunks –... Continue reading »

January 2, 2020   |   0 comments
Busy street market with various wares for sale and people strolling around. Public Space Forum: Street Vending and the Vital Economy

Many of us flock to market districts when we’re traveling. We scan the random wares for sale, enjoy the bustling aisles between tents, tables and blankets, the hawking of vendors, and the variety of exchanges taking place. So why is Vancouver’s street vending not celebrated... Continue reading »

November 13, 2019   |   0 comments
Would you complain if your view of the mountains was blocked by an advertisement? Big Ideas for the City: Billboard Strategies

Billboards in public spaces are ugly and offensive. They block views of the mountains, distract drivers and allow private individuals to profit from publicly funded spaces. Furthermore, over 50% of outdoor advertising billboards in Vancouver do not meet present bylaw... Continue reading »

August 20, 2019   |   0 comments