Farmland in the city. A blog post on the Vancouver Sun provides a good overview of many of the challenges of farming in Richmond, where often farmland and residential or parkland are situated next to each other and where there is intense pressure to develop. One of the farmers featured is Harold Steves, whose farm is also featured in our Home Grown exhibit.
Housing first on Howe. Bosman’s Motor Hotel has reopened as part of a study of a ‘housing first’ approach to dealing with homelessness, mental illness and addiction. For the next three years the hotel will provide stable housing to 100 hard-to-house residents before the property is converted into condos.
One year on the Canada Line. An article in re:place magazine looks at ridership statistics and impacts of the construction of the Canada Line, one year after it’s completion.
Charting Change. A new online atlas of Burnaby links historical photos and stories with an interactive map of Burnaby. Very cool!
Salmon! Last year’s run was disappointing or frightening, depending on how you look at it, while this year it is inexplicably huge. 30 million, the largest run in 97 years. The only problem is that nobody seems to know why.
Image credit: Gord McKenna, via flickr