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My Ten Best Reasons for Voting YES in the Transportation Referendum

 

Starting this week, if you live on the Lower Mainland you will receive an invitation to vote in the referendum on the future of the region’s transportation.

Some people want to vote NO.

Maybe they never lived in a city that failed to work out its transportation problems, as I have. Try London, England, in the 1980s, when the roads were so jammed with traffic that I had to plan on getting stuck for half an hour every time I needed to drive somewhere.

Solar on a Strata - Our Vote

Proposal passes 3/4 vote

This is a continuation of the story in Solar on a Strata ?

As planned, our strata Annual General Meeting was on February 25. We had just enough owners and proxies for a quorum under our bylaws - 22. Half of the meeting was quite routine - review of the budget, some small extra expenditures on paint, plumbing, and an asbestos report. The big topic was the Solar on a Strata proposal.

My goal with this blog is to provide a 'road map' for other stratas, so I'm going to go into the details here.

Solar on a Strata - The Vote

Proposal passes 3/4 vote

This is a continuation of the story in Solar on a Strata ?

As planned, our strata Annual General Meeting was on February 25. We had just enough owners and proxies for a quorum under our bylaws - 22. Half of the meeting was quite routine - review of the budget, some small extra expenditures on paint, plumbing, and an asbestos report. The big topic was the Solar on a Strata proposal.

How to Cut Your Electricity Bills in Half - A Kaslo Story

Andy and Gail with their new solar system
By Andy Shadrack, with Gail Bauman

 

We live in Kaslo, a jewel of a community nestled on the shore of Kootenay Lake in the mountain forests north of Nelson, in the West Kootenays. We have a 900 square foot house, and our daughter left home in 1996.

Whisper These Words … Shovel-Ready Projects

Calling all municipal staff, councillors and regional district directors…

Are you ready? You never know when money might be available for a good project. It could be the spending fever that happens every February, just before the end of the financial year. It could be a foundation that decides to change its priorities, and make climate change or affordable housing a priority. Or it could be the next financial crash.

Solar on a Strata - Jan 29 Update

Looking to the AGM

This is a continuation of the story in Solar on a Strata ?

Message from the Mountain

December 2034: An Interview with the Mayor of Burnaby

Burnaby News, December 1st, 2034

Journalist: Mayor Julia Alexander, it is a privilege to be interviewing you here on the mountain on the 20th anniversary of the Burnaby Mountain arrests. As we all know, those days played an important part in subsequent events. Do you have any thoughts that you’d like to share?