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
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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
Georgia Straight reporter Carlito Pablo has written about McCarthy Stadium in a piece titled "East Vancouver residents hit “flawed” city hall process for proposed Notre Dame school stadium." You can read it here. We're looking forward to reading more, as the Straight was not able to get any information from the City or the school: … Continue reading Notre Dame Story In Straight
A MISTAKE WAS MADE The City of Vancouver now admits that they made a mistake in considering Notre Dame’s plan for McCarthy Stadium as simply a “minor amendment”. The mistake was first acknowledged at the Notre Dame Open House on Wednesday evening by the City’s Project Facilitator, Andrew Wroblewski. It was then confirmed in an … Continue reading City Admits McCarthy Stadium Was Never a Minor Amendment
Why is the City of Vancouver considering the construction of a massive concrete structure in a residential neighbourhood to be a “Minor Amendment” to a previously approved development application? The original application did not include a large, sunken, concrete structure with the capacity for 700+ people and an artificial turf field. Shouldn’t the construction of … Continue reading Big Changes. Not A “Minor Amendment”
Open Letter to the City of Vancouver Thank-you for forwarding the new information regarding the updated traffic study and tree assessment. Some comments on the traffic study: The introductory sentence says it all – “As requested, Bunt & Associates (Bunt) has prepared this letter report to support the construction of a new playfield, spectator seating … Continue reading Biased Traffic Study Not Good Enough