2016 -March-City of Vancouver purchases Arbutus Corridor !!!!! July 2016-City provides Update Notice: Temporary asphalt pathway installation under way The most relevant sections are highlighted below: Starting this week, the City will begin installing a temporary asphalt pathway to allow continued use of the space for recreation until construction of the future Arbutus Greenway gets […]
1. Video of CP Rail clearing Cypress Community Garden fences, vegetable boxes and plantings–March 2015. ‘Railroading the Community Gardens’ by Mike Babiarz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHZ2zmNns7g 2. You can check out these commentaries and photos on the City Farmer’s website from March 3 2015: https://cityfarmer.info/?s=cpr 3. See the Georgia Straight, March 2 2015–Article, photos and a short […]
The Georgia Straight published an article in March of 2015 with pictures and a video on its website showing the CPR crews clearing the right of way along Cypress and Maple Community Gardens: CP Rail rips up Maple and Cypress community gardens in Kitsilano
Photo Stephen Hui, the Straight, Feb 24 2015
Today February 24th, 2015, CP has destroyed the Pine Street Community Garden located along West 6th Avenue between Burrard, Pine and Fir streets. This garden is located just one block away from Cypress Community Garden. CP has the right of way along the Arbutus Corridor, and is removing these encroachments as part of their plan […]
A class action lawsuit seeks $400 million in damages The pesticides, which are a neurotoxin to insects, are widely coated on corn, soybean and canola seeds in Canada to protect the plants from pests such as aphids. Studies have shown that bees exposed to the pesticides have smaller colonies, fail to return to their […]
Community Gardeners played a major role in calling for the public and the city to help preserve the important green space that ran along the former rail tracks of what is now the Arbutus Greenway.