Letters to The Province, Might 17, 2022: Final-minute change to the Broadway plan … however provided that you learn the small print

Reader Paul Morris weighs in on late addition of a 3rd, 20-storey tower to a zone of the hall

Within the final draft of the Broadway plan, the Metropolis (of Vancouver) made a giant deal of decreasing the peak of towers in residential areas from 25 to twenty tales in response to neighborhood issues. Now, within the 500-page remaining plan, launched 10 days earlier than council begins dialogue, there’s a change within the small print (e.g. web page 135) that can permit one further 20-storey tower in residential blocks that have already got two 12-storey towers.

A restrict of two towers per block has been the usual in these zones. As not too long ago as two months in the past, on the Broadway Plan Q&An internet web page, a metropolis planner assured a questioner that the rule was nonetheless two towers per block. At one of many final open homes centered on the draft plan, I used to be personally assured by a metropolis planner this rule would stay in place.

You are reading: Letters to The Province, Might 17, 2022: Final-minute change to the Broadway plan … however provided that you learn the small print

There’s nothing about this important change within the abstract that was launched together with the plan. Absolutely, we must always count on extra honesty and transparency from our metropolis!

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Paul Morris, Vancouver

Well being care system not accessible for a lot of British Columbians

I watched in amazement as Well being Minister Adrian Dix went over the surgical procedure statistics on tv a number of nights in the past, portray a rosy image of the well being care system’s supply. Whereas well being care and surgical procedure could also be statically rosy from a political perspective, many people who search to make use of the system in a well timed method face lengthy ready lists and might’t even discover a household physician. One of many tenets of the Canada Well being Act is accessibility. Minister Dix: For a lot of B.C. residents, the medical system just isn’t accessible.

I used to be then utterly appalled on the awkward feedback on nurse practitioners and household physicians. Discuss and statistics are low-cost, as are excuses. It’s time to ‘assume outdoors the field’ and produce household docs, who’re on the entrance line, into the dialogue as they simply might need some concepts on easy methods to get the job finished.

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Andrew Block, Delta

Premier Horgan’s Web site C go to

I learn in The Province that the opposition leaders within the B.C. authorities have been mystified that when Premier John Horgan was visiting this website he was not questioning the fee overruns related to this mega challenge.

Properly, what he in all probability was doing was questioning as to why the Opposition, who’re the Liberals, even began this challenge within the first place.

Brian Barnes,  Richmond 

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