April 14th, 2017 — Two large trees on city property next to a construction site at 34th Avenue and Carnarvon Street in Vancouver’s westside were cut down just before the Easter weekend. There’s no outside indication the trees were dead or diseased. According to city hall, however, the trees had become unstable and dangerous because of extreme root damage which occured during construction of the house in the background. The fine to the builder could be tens of thousands of dollars per tree but in a new five million dollar home that’s peanuts.
March 22nd, 2017 — Above is what much of the Arbutus Corridor looked like in 2010 when still owned by the CPR but coveted by the city of Vancouver and its residents. Last year the city after much negotiation bought the corridor and renamed it the Arbutus Greenway. Below is what it is being turned into; another paved road between two other paved roads.
March 13th 1975 — The Pattullo Bridge with junk cars stacked in the foreground. Despite all the development in this area just east of the bridge it’s still the home for wrecking yards and used car parts businesses.
February 28th, 2017 — Bee hive set next to the Arbutus Greenway near 54th Avenue in Kerrisdale
September 29th, 2016 — The Ocean Legacy Foundation barge at the end of Ferry Road in Ladner loaded with bags packed tight with plastic removed from beaches on the coastal waters of BC.
July 12th, 2016 — The last time I drove by this pile of debris made up from houses demolished in Vancouver was just over a month ago and it wasn’t much higher than the truck in the foreground. It was the first time in a year the pile had shrunk from it’s normal size. Today when I drove by the pile was back with a vengeance, at least a third higher than I’d ever seen it before, so at least two thirds of it must be from houses torn down in the last month. The pile is located on a private recycling site on West Kent Avenue South in Vancouver.
June 14th, 2016 — A total of 34 trees were cut down in front of this apartment building at the corner of 23rd and Bellevue in West Vancouver despite a bylaw having been passed in April prohibiting such actions.