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.@Wilkinson4BC - this leaflet is a disgrace. You are knowingly misleading people in #MapleRidge for your own political gain #bcpoli
You KNOW this housing includes 24/7 staff supports, onsite clinical supports and connections to addictions services.
It follows the same model as all supportive housing including ictoria Johnston st location which YOU site as a success.
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Next Wednesday @CityofVancouver staff report back to #Council on ramping up our #ClimateAction, in line with the #IPCC science and in response to the #ClimateEmergency. Here’s my breakdown of the recommendations 👇
This #ClimateEmergency report outlines 6 Big Moves for Council to direct staff to pursue & come back w. comprehensive/costed plans. Plus 53 Accelerated Actions to move on now. The targets are strong & won’t be easy. This is what governing in line with the science looks like.
Big Move 1: By 2030, 90% of people will live within an easy walk/roll of their daily needs (we’re at 45%). Focused on land-use & complete n'hoods, it would ⬇️ 153,000 tonnes carbon/year, while creating ⬆️ housing choices, ⬆️ social interaction, and supporting local businesses.
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The typical European car is parked 92% of the time. It spends 1/3rd of its driving time looking for parking. Its 5 seats only move 1.5 people. 86% of its fuel never reaches the wheels, & most of the energy that does, moves the car, not people. #CityMakingMath
HT @circulareconomy
Still think drivers pay their way & people on bikes are “getting a free ride?” If commuters had to pay for their impact on society, drivers would pay 87 cents/km. People on bikes would GET 25 cents/km.

Commuting by bike saves society money. #CityMakingMath

HT @urbanthoughts11
“We know factually that walking & biking are the two ways of getting around that actually save society money for each km travelled. And that’s even before we consider all the many benefits that aren’t just about money.” #CityMakingMath Me, in @DailyHiveVan dailyhive.com/vancouver/biki…
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Lorrie Goldstein @sunlorrie
'Based on his performance since the scandal broke in early February, even setting aside the merits of the SNC-Lavalin issue, @justintrudeau deserves to lose in the fall. cbc.ca/news/opinion/c…#cdnpoli
Andrew Scheer @AndrewScheer
This is crazy. The Office of the Ethics Commissioner is supposed to investigate conflicts of interest, not take part in them. This calls into question the entire office and the legitimacy of its investigations.
Imam Mohamad Tawhidi @Imamofpeace
Trudeau, in my opinion, may be the biggest liar on planet earth today. He defended terrorist Omar Khadr more than his own lawyer did. Now, he’s saying that he knew nothing👇
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1/ How transphobic backlash hit after city cut funding to Vancouver Rape Relief because it excludes trans people, days after the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of a trans youth to access treatment despite father's objection thestar.com/vancouver/2019… @torontostar @starvancouver
2/ Some tweets insisted that “trans women are men” and accused trans women of being sexual predators. One called a trans person an “indignant g-sh,” a slang term for “vulva” or “something useless.”

“People have really strong views about whether trans women are women," -@VanAlias
3/ We discussed whether we should reproduce some of the hateful comments but giving a sense of the vitriol was important to help readers understand the backlash against the city's support of trans inclusion. Story on funding decision by @TessaVikander: thestar.com/vancouver/2019…
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#vancouver #scicomm peeps: Any preferences on date/time/location for this year’s hot chocolate fest meetup?

I can do Feb 7-12.
Festival locations & flavours: hotchocolatefest.com

Stick to a weeknight at Diva, or do a weekend daytime somewhere new?
Dear #Vancouver peeps: Pick a date for this year’s #scicomm hot chocolate social.

Meetup will be a weekday evening (after standard work hours). What day?
Related: Should we stay downtown or relocate somewhere new this year?

Festival info: hotchocolatefest.com

I think these are our options for where’s open late on weekday evenings:
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if you have some time tonight to change how you understandstand the Downtown Eastside, there are some perspectives i'd like to share. for tomorrow
#DTES #vanpoli This is @johannhari101 speaking last fall. via @YouTube
we are still doing #harmReduction but
>>>>>>we must expand our concept of HARM [because clearly we did not]
[because everything became much more harmful very quickly
fatal, in fact
HARM is actually dynamic, a shapeshifter.
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THREAD: @StarVancouver is reporting live from Wanzhou Meng’s bail hearing in B.C. Supreme Court. The #Huawei CFO was arrested in Vancouver Saturday. This story will be updated all day. thestar.com/vancouver/2018… Follow: @Mui24hours @jwints @Nuttallreports #MengWanzhou #Huaweiarrest
Dozens of journalists including many international media are waiting to enter Court 20 for #MengWanzhou bail hearing #Huaweiarrest #Huawei at B.C. Supreme Court.
Lawyer Richard Kurland tells us: It’ll be up to Meng and her legal team to prove she is not likely to flee Canada if she gets bail. Meng is being sought by the U.S. Attorney’s Eastern District of New York office (Brooklyn) to face unspecified charges. thestar.com/vancouver/2018…
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CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei arrested in Vancouver, sought by U.S. for extradition

cbc.ca/news/politics/…
#MengWanzhou is the deputy chairwoman and CFO for the #Chinese tech giant #Huawei. According to reports she is #wanted by the United States for allegedly contravening U.S. #TradeSanctionsAgainstIran (fensifuwu.com)
Canadian officials have arrested #WanzhouMeng, the chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the board for the #ChineseTechGiant #Huawei

#Meng was #arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and is being sought for #extradition by the #UnitedStates
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Sharing #MyStory as an #international #immigrant a part of @IWS_Network #Voices without #Frontiers initiative! As a #scientist and an advocate for #workplaceequality, I believe in the power of stories. #IWS #VoicesIWS #SayItForward #WomenInspire #WomeninScience #WomenInSTEM
As a child, how would you have liked moving schools in new cities with different cultures every 2-4 years?

Growing up in the #IndianArmy, I absolutely loved it! By the time I was 18, we had moved over 9 times across 9 states! #Diversity #India #TravelTuesday #IWS #VoicesIWS
My #memories of #India include sunny days, welcoming people, rich heritage, vibrant colors, abundant fruits and mouth-watering street food! #IWS #VoicesIWS
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1/ Canadian residential #realestate is entering a slowdown huffingtonpost.ca/2018/11/15/hou…
2/ Most of the property indices for various cities across Canada are flat or declining over the last 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and even 12 month periods.

However, they are up substantially in the last 3 to 5 years. Congratulations to those who made some serious money!!!
3/ Majoirty of the die hard capital market investors are NOT flexiable enough to understand real estate’s power.

Mortgages (leverage) are a common use when investing property.

This isn’t anywhere as risky as a broker’s margin, because public assets have huge volatility.
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I was born and raised in the beautiful city of #Curitiba, southern #Brazil!
This region is famous for being cold and cloudy (yes it can be cold in Brazil!).
It is also famous for its very endemic and beautiful #Araucaria pine trees. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network @500womensci /1
#Actions speak louder than words! I am thankful for my parents for being who they are. Both always showed love for Nature, different interests and #curiosity! So no wonder by observing them I grew up to be a very curious girl who really loved Nature. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network /2
During High School I became fascinated by the #mendelian #genetics classes and the work of #gregormendel! I also loved studying animals, ecosystems and climate so the obvious choice for me in University (@PUCPR_oficial ) was BIOLOGY!! @IWS_Network #womeninscience #voicesIWS /3
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#Inktober index card 1: Relative dating is a snippet of simple magic. As soon as you stop to think logically, entire landscapes unravel in eagerness to tell you their story. #sciart #geology #teaching
#Inktober index card 2: #DonnaStrickland is the 3rd woman to EVER win the #NobelPrize in #Physics for her work on chirped pulse amplification, an engineering #optics technique to create short, intense laser bursts with broad industrial & medical applications. #sciart #cansci
#Inktober index card 3: I’m #TeamIce for #MinCup2018, infatuated with this simple & elegant mineral.

Here’s my interpretation of ice from chemical composition to melt molecules to crystal hexagons. I couldn’t find my blue pens for sketching the #thinsection. Shush.

Vote ice!
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An unexpected scene outside #Vancouver Provincial Court today ahead of Ibrahim Ali's court appearance. Counter protests have drowned out a vigil planned by the #Syrian community. Many here are blaming @JustinTrudeau's acceptance of refugees for Marrisa Shen's murder. @GlobalBC
“Where’s Trudeau?” is now being chanted outside the #Vancouver Provincial Courthouse. Dozens of demonstrators tell us they’re here in support of Marrisa Shen’s Family. Demonstrators we’ve spoken to say Ibrahim Ali, who came to #Canada as a #Syrian refugee, wasn’t properly vetted.
Members of the #Syrian community living in #Vancouver have now set up a candlelight vigil outside the courthouse where Ibrahim Ali, accused in the murder of Marrisa Shen, is scheduled to appear today. Here’s what they had to tell us. @GlobalBC
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#Vancouver’s temp modular housing proposals for the homeless have been controversial in some neighbourhoods. The latest proposal is on part of the Larwill parking lot downtown, in my neighbourhood. I fully support it, AND would like to also see lively uses around the entire edge.
Agreed. And since the @CityofVancouver is looking closely at the Larwill design for the modular housing portion of the parking lot, NOW is the time to do this too. I’ll be actively campaigning the city to take this seriously. cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal

Been championing this idea for years, inspired by #Portland — but with the @CityofVancouver’s intentions around modular housing for the homeless on a portion of the site, NOW’S the time to do it #Vancouver! cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal @DowntownCharles

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Hey because I'm from France it's hard to resonate outside my fr bubble can someone help me to reach US/Canada #Vancouver #startup 🙏
it's about @threadreaderapp a bot 🤖 that unrolls Twitter threads for you 🤓
#bot #thread #twitter #unroll #launch
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One media, city of Vancouver yesterday more photos are coming, then embeded and video 2/x
Two media from the walk, it took three hours to go around the Stanlay park (but to be honest these tweets are more for testing than 3/x
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