Congratulations to Little Mountain Baseball Club and their win this past weekend at the BC Little League Championship that was played out at Moody Park in New Westminster.  Little Mountain will represent BC and head off to the Canadian Little League Championship being held in Ancaster, ON.  A win there and they are off to the “show”, […]

Last Monday July 19 Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon brought forward a motion to hold a plebiscite on cetaceans in captivity in November 2011.  The motion failed 5-2 with my vote being one of the five.  I’m not using this space to debate the pros and cons of cetaceans in captivity – lots has and will continue to […]

At the Park Board’s Services and Budget Committee meeting on July 20, staff reviewed two proposals to retain the Bloedel Conservatory.  One from LMTP Inc. and the other from Friends of the Bloedel (FOTB) and the Van Dusen Gardens Society (VDGS).  Both have plusses and minuses but at the end of the day, the committee […]

Kudos to the Federal Government, Treasury Board President Stockwell Day and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore for stepping in to swiftly bring the debate of changing the name of Stanley Park to an end. As I said on the Bill Good Show on Monday morning this issue had the potential to divide the city and […]

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NPA Park Commissioner Ian Robertson says critical summer programs for children are being cut while homeless chickens are looked after Vancouver, BC – Park Commissioner Ian Robertson is questioning Vision Vancouver’s priorities as summer programs affecting hundreds of families across the city are cut. Full-time summer programs at parks such as Burrardview Park are being […]

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Children’s farmyard, Bloedel Conservatory face reprieve By Frank Luba, The Province May 4, 2010 The Vancouver Parks Board has received four proposals to keep the Bloedel Conservatory operating and another two proposals aimed at continuing the Children’s Farmyard in Stanley Park. The proposals were all received before the Friday deadline. Ian Robertson, Non-Partisan Association parks […]

As some of you may know the Park Board is in the process of recruiting a new General Manager to replace Susan Mundick who chose to take early retirement after 11 successful years.  What you probably don’t know is the job description approved by a majority of Park Board Commissioners now has the General Manager […]