West Coast Reduction (WCR) has responded to our recent post "Something in the Air" about its request for a new air pollution permit. The form letter sent by WCR's Environmental Manager Paul Faber suggests that the company plans to shut down the rendering plant on North Commercial Drive. No date is given beyond “we have … Continue reading West Coast Reduction To Close Rendering Plant …Someday
West Coast Reduction looks for new 15 year air pollution permit.
McCarthy Stadium - 20 December 2020 It’s been just over six months since the start of stadium construction at Notre Dame. The school initially predicted the work would be done this month, but they are well behind schedule. Wilco, the company building McCarthy Stadium, will be taking a break during the holidays. It's expected only … Continue reading McCarthy Stadium Construction Continues into 2021
Dump trucks line up to haul dirt away from Notre Dame Have you been wondering about all that loud banging is from Notre Dame? It’s because they’ve uncovered a large block of sandstone near the west wing of the school and it needs to be broken up. The sound of this work is echoing off … Continue reading Sandstone Serenade
Notre Dame will play closer attention to public safety when work continues on McCarthy Stadium this week. After concerns were raised last week by Notre Dame Neighbours, the school is working with the City of Vancouver to avoid a repeat of the problems that plagued the start of their construction project. Pat Waslen, a long-time … Continue reading Notre Dame To Fix Safety Issues
They want to see biologist's report that allowed falling during nesting season The Wild Bird Trust of BC is concerned about cutting down the Kaslo Street poplars during nesting season. They wonder, as do we, how such a significant urban green space could apparently contain so few nesting birds. The group is asking for the … Continue reading Notre Dame Poplars – Wild Bird Trust of BC Concerned for Nesting Birds
Men with Chainsaws Work While Children Bike Past The tree work at Notre Dame school last Wednesday was done with little regard for citizen safety. Pedestrians and children were allowed to pass within six feet of men with chainsaws falling 40 to 70 foot tall trees. A car was damaged. The work carried on like … Continue reading Public Safety Ignored at Notre Dame
What we had Wednesday.... What we have now...
Photo-June Hunter We've just heard from the City of Vancouver that most of the Kaslo poplar trees will be cut down very soon, likely starting tomorrow. The biologist hired by Notre Dame's project manager, issued a report yesterday and the City has accepted it. Here's what we've been told by the City: a biologist bird … Continue reading Kaslo Poplars-Gone By The Weekend?
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