Wednesday, 18 July 2018

RS zoning changes, Laneway House regulations

On Monday, July 16, 2018, 5:04:13 PM PDT, Larry Benge <labenge@telus.net> wrote:
Please see attached letters just sent to the City regarding their latest proposals re: RS zoning changes, Laneway House regulations.
Thanks,
Larry A. Benge, Co-chair
Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods
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Read more from Arbutus Ridge Community Association http://www.arbutusridgecommunity.org/rs-zoning-changes-laneway-house-regulations/
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Together for a better tomorrow

Der Tagesspiegel mentioned a workshop co-organized by David Tindall, a UBC sociology professor, in an article about a conference in Berlin.

The workshop examines the role of social networks in climate change policy.



Read more from UBC https://news.ubc.ca/2018/07/18/together-for-a-better-tomorrow/

More than half of B.C. residents think working hard isn’t enough to climb out of poverty

Graham Riches, a UBC professor emeritus of social policy, spoke to Star Vancouver about the working poor.

“Over 60 per cent of people who are food insecure across Canada and in B.C. are working poor,” he said.



Read more from UBC https://news.ubc.ca/2018/07/18/more-than-half-of-b-c-residents-think-working-hard-isnt-enough-to-climb-out-of-poverty/

Canadian company squeezed on both sides of tariff dispute

The Toronto Star interviewed Werner Antweiler, a UBC professor and international trade expert, about the tariff dispute between Canada and the U.S.

He said many businesses will face disruption since they’re structured on the assumption that the border between would stay open to the flow of goods.



Read more from UBC https://news.ubc.ca/2018/07/18/canadian-water-heater-company-getting-squeezed-on-both-sides-of-tariff-dispute/

Food Forest Design

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Read more from UBC https://news.ubc.ca/2018/07/18/food-forest-design/

Blue-light special: Stores try to stop drug users from shooting up in restrooms

The Washington Post reported on drug user research by Alexis Crabtree, a researcher at UBC’s school of population and public health.

Crabtree discussed a study that involved interviewing drug users who had tried to inject drugs in blue-lit bathrooms.



Read more from UBC https://news.ubc.ca/2018/07/18/blue-light-special-stores-try-to-stop-drug-users-from-shooting-up-in-restrooms/