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The Stadium, The Trees and Terrible Timing May 29 2019, 0 Comments

I was very disappointed when this postcard arrived in our mailbox earlier this week. The matter of the Notre Dame School football stadium has now been put to the Development Permit Board for a decision on June 10. This is personally very disappointing,  because I’ll be in the UK for my long-planned trip and won’t … Continue reading The Stadium, The Trees and Terrible Timing

A Letter to City Hall November 29 2018, 0 Comments

Since September, I’ve done a lot of writing. Probably more writing than I’ve done since my long ago thesis on Anglo-Saxon poetry. I’ve been writing letters … so many letters … to Vancouver City Council and staff. They’ve been rather boring letters, full of carefully researched references to building permits, footnotes and traffic management plans. … Continue reading A Letter to City Hall

Environmental Dead Zone September 27 2018, 0 Comments

My previous post was more of a sentimental ode to the patch of scrappy urban nature that may soon be gone. This one is bit more pragmatic — and a plea to any readers who know of research or information that would support the preservation of a few more fragments of wildlife habitat and green … Continue reading Environmental Dead Zone