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
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!
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
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