On May 30, Vancouver’s Chief Engineer Jerry Dobrovolny and Chief Transportation Engineer Lon Leclaire spoke to more than 60 False Creek South residents about the transit, traffic, biking and parking issues facing the neighbourhood. Of immediate interest, they assured the audience that in response to community concerns, the […]
Like those who saw the Orcas in False Creek this month, resident Yael Stav was delighted. Unlike others, she was not surprised; she knew whales would follow the herring. But what caused the herring to return?
That’s a question she loves to answer.
Five years ago Yael and her Canadian-born […]
By Kerry Gold
They live in the model community, a success story of livability. But residents of Marina Housing Co-operative in Vancouver’s False Creek South neighbourhood are feeling anything but secure in their housing situation, even though they live on city-owned land.
The 130 or so residents of the co-op will see their 40-year lease […]
By Dan Fumano
June 26, 2019
Mayor Kennedy Stewart has hailed Vancouver’s renter protection measures as the “most generous and comprehensive package of protections in Canada.” But residents in one of the city’s most successful neighbourhoods say they’re having trouble with their landlord: the City of Vancouver.
False Creek South, built on formerly […]
That the Charleson Park trees and shrubs planted in the 70’s were chosen to replicate the rainforest that had been home to the Coast Salish people for thousands of years?
That early in the last century False Creek itself extended south to what is now 6th Avenue, and east as far as Clark […]
All sorts of families grow in False Creek South, including many with young children. When children are taught how to garden and grow food, they learn first hand that food comes from the natural world and develop respect for Mother Nature in coming to understand natural cycles:
The Connaught Housing Cooperative recently burned their mortgage!
Founding member Marie Burchell has been helping to pay it down since 1984. Coop members are now discussing how best to use the extra funds.
That in the early 70’s the architectural firm of Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, designing much of the emerging community of False Creek South, tasked the students they’d employed with naming the newly-created streets?
That one of those students, Jef Keighley, who later became a union […]