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Chum Salmon Returning To Still Creek

The ECOreport reposts the story of a waterway’s restoration, Chum Salmon Returning To Still Creek

A compilation taken from the City of Vancouver & Rivers Institute at BCIT

By many estimates it has been nearly 80 years since salmon last made the journey from the Fraser River up the Brunette River and into Still Creek to spawn. For over 10 years, the Still Creek Enhancement Program has been working on rehabilitating and daylighting sections of one of Vancouver’s remaining visible streams. The hard work has paid off because,  for the fourth year in a row, chum salmon are returning to Still Creek.

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Two Videos Illustrate Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy

The ECOreport reposts more insight from British Columbia, two Videos Illustrate Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy

Originally Published on the City of Vancouver

Our city has what it takes to successfully get 100% of our energy from renewable sources before 2050.

  • We already have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per person of any major North American city.
  • We are economically strong and diverse.
  • We are a city that innovates and already has abundant clean electricity.

Our goal: to get 100% of our energy from renewable sources before 2050

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Vancouver’s Bike Share Passes 100,000 Rides

The ECOreport reposts news that, after three month in operation, Vancouver’s Bike Share Passes 100,000 Rides

Originally Published on the City of Vancouver

“With 50% of trips in Vancouver made by walking, cycling and transit, Mobi is being used just as we expected – for short, one-way trips that make our active transportation network more convenient and fun,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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Vancouver Plans For 21st Century Sea Level Rise

The ECOreport reposts an announcement of how Vancouver Plans For 21st Century Sea Level Rise

Originally Published on the City of Vancouver

Despite our best efforts to locally mitigate the impacts of climate change, scientists project that sea level rise will pose a significant challenge to coastal cities across the world over the next century and beyond.
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2015/16: A Milestone Year For Vancouver

The ECOreport reposts an announcement of goals achieved, a milestone year for Vancouver

Press release from the Mayor of Vancouver

This has been a milestone year for Vancouver becoming the greenest in the world by 2020, through our Greenest City Action Plan. In 2016, we’ve achieved:
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Open Letter Opposing Kinder Morgan’s Expansion

The ECOreport reposts an open letter from the Mayor of Vancouver & three First Nations leaders to the Government of Canada, Opposing Kinder Morgan’s Expansion 

From: Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver; Chief Maureen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish Nation; Councillor Howard Grant, Musqueam Nation

To: The Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister; The Honourable James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources; The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Mr. Tony Penniket, Ministerial Panel member; Ms. Kim Baird, Ministerial Panel member; Dr. Annette Trimbee, Ministerial Panel member

In late May, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) recommended that the Governor In Council approve Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMP).
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Official Launch Of Vancouver’s Community Land Trust

The ECOreport reposts an announcement of the Official Launch Of Vancouver’s Community Land Trust

Press Release from the Mayor of Vancouver

Today marked the official launch of the Community Land Trust, the first project of its kind in Vancouver to develop much-needed new affordable housing in the city. The Community Land Trust is an innovative partnership between the City of Vancouver, the provincial and federal governments, and the co-op and non-profit housing sector created solely for the purpose of delivering below market rate rental and co-op homes.

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Vancouver’s Modular Housing Pilot Project

The ECOreport reposts a press release about Vancouver’s Modular Housing Pilot Project

Originally Published on City of Vancouver

We are taking the next steps on a new solution for providing temporary housing for low-income residents.

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Vancouver Hopeful About Receiving Federal Funding

The ECOreport reposts Vancouver Hopeful About Receiving Federal Funding

Originally Published on City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is encouraged that today’s federal budget makes significant commitments to short and long-term investments in housing, transit, and social infrastructure.

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Economic Impacts of Climate Change Should be in Pipeline Review

The ECOreport reposts: Insurance companies factor in climate change, Economic Impacts of Climate Change Should be in Pipeline Review

Press Release from City of Vancouver 

The City of Vancouver filed a motion yesterday with the National Energy Board (NEB) to ensure that the economic impacts of climate change are included in the review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. This move reflects the material risk climate change poses to economic stability as even global insurance companies have begun to factor climate change into their economic risk assessments.
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