A pair of northern flickers playing near a crows nest in the Notre Dame poplars As we noted in our post yesterday, Notre Dame is about to start construction on McCarthy Stadium. They plan to begin with "tree work" this week, raising concerns about what this might mean for the Lombardy poplars and any birds … Continue reading Biologist to Determine When We Lose Kalso Street Poplars
Kaslo Poplars May Be The First Impacted Notre Dame Regional Secondary School announced today that work is about to begin on McCarthy Stadium. In an emailed statement, the school says work crews will arrive this coming week (8 June), with "City approved tree work forming part of the initial stages of work to be addressed … Continue reading McCarthy Stadium Work Begins
Most nights at 7:00, the corner of Kaslo and Napier is pretty lively. Neighbours of all ages gather (physically distant of course) to salute our front line workers. They're there to help local musician Boomdaddy with his tribute song "Front Line Cheer"! Here's his YouTube video, complete with firefighters from our local hall....https://youtu.be/sltbuFoKXBM Come by … Continue reading Frontline Cheer-Kalso Street Style!
Send some love to our first responders and healthcare workers! There's a noisy movement spreading across the city honouring our health care workers. Every evening at 7:00 people are gathering outside their homes to bang pots and drums. Let's join in! Show some support for our neighbours working in health care. Let the firefighters at … Continue reading Make Some Noise!
Student Life Centre Proposed "The Observer" is the new student newspaper at Notre Dame Regional Secondary. The front page of the latest issue (November), features a story noting neighbourhood objections to McCarthy Stadium while proposing an alternative vision for the school's longstanding "dirt hill". The writer argues for a more inclusive "state of the art … Continue reading Notre Dame Student Has a Better Plan for Campus
Residents protesting parked cars on Garibaldi field have learned that Notre Dame Regional Secondary is also looking to use the former elementary school field as a parking lot. Former "School with a Big Heart" Now a Training/Conference Centre When Garibaldi Annex was unofficially "closed" in June 2018, parents were told the field, playground and community … Continue reading Garibaldi School – A Parking Lot for Notre Dame?
Minds Made Up Already The Permit Development Board has approved Notre Dame's application for McCarthy Stadium. The Board accepted the staff report without changes - only suggesting the school try to use the best materials for the new artificial turf field. There was a good turnout to the Board meeting - extra chairs needed to … Continue reading Notre Dame-City Says Yes To Stadium
City Report Confirms School Will Rent McCarthy Stadium And Recommends Approval of the Development Application In their report to the Development Permit Board, City staff recommend it approve Notre Dame’s application for a destination sports facility. This includes allowing the private school to rent the stadium to sports organizations and other groups. Notre Dame Neighbours … Continue reading McCARTHY STADIUM WILL BE RENTED
Here are a few more details about how to make your views known to the Development Permit Board. This is our final chance to influence what happens at Notre Dame before a decision is made. The Board meets on Monday, 10 June 2019 at 3:00 pm. It will decide on Notre Dame's application that day. We … Continue reading Decision Day is Coming – Have Your Say!
Ottawa & Toronto Hold Lessons for Our Neighbourhood Sports facilities at two Ontario schools should raise red flags for Notre Dame’s neighbours and Vancouver City Council. Residents who live near these facilities are complaining of high levels of noise and increased traffic and of once peaceful neighbourhoods becoming unpleasant places to live. There have been … Continue reading School Fields Fuel Conflict in Ontario