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Call for Artists – Hastings Urban Tree Nursery

Our concrete planters need a refresh! About the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery Four years ago we helped launch the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery (HUTN), a joint project with Hastings Crossing BIA to bring some greenery and beauty to East Hastings. We installed a series of concrete planters housing young trees, that have grown under the… (Read More)

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Neighbourhood Mobility Updates

The rundown of neighbourhood mobility updates that you should know about. Mobi Bike Share Three new Mobi Bike stations are arriving to the Strathcona BIA area – you may have already seen some stations out in the neighbourhood already! The locations are: Alexander St and Dunlevy Ave Alexander St and Railway St Glen Dr and… (Read More)

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Job Posting: Executive Director

The Strathcona BIA is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead our dynamic organization. About the Executive Director Role The Executive Director provides leadership, direction, and works with the Board of Directors to achieve our mission, objectives and strategic plan. As Executive Director, you will be on the phone, on your feet, and on your… (Read More)

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Scams Affecting Businesses in Vancouver

VPD warns scammers are manually overriding Point of Sales machines Warning of a scam affecting businesses in Vancouver warrants a reminder to always be diligent when handing over the Credit Card machine to customers. The Vancouver Police Department believes scammers are able to manually override Point of Sales machines through knowledge of the factory default… (Read More)

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MAP Strathcona Momentum!

Project rundown, Mobi Bike eastward expansion, and introducing TravelSmart We’re excited to be launching our Mobility Advocacy Plan: a community-based vision and action plan to achieve shared mobility objectives for the Strathcona area. With grant support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC, this project explored a range of transportation and mobility issues and solutions…. (Read More)

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No time-limit metered parking pilot

A no time-limit metered parking pilot is coming to the Strathcona BIA area Availability of parking for employees is a long-standing issue in the Strathcona BIA area. We know this issue remains a key concern for area employers because it came up often in our recent MAP Strathcona engagement efforts. Streets in the SBIA area… (Read More)

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Strathcona BIA Members Facebook Group Sign-up

Strathcona BIA Members Facebook Group Sign-up Stay connected with fellow Strathcona business and property owners and operators by joining our private facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MembersofSBIA/ It’s a place to share, comment, and engage in conversations to continually push the vision of a thriving neighbourhood. Want to host an event? Meet up with other local business owners? Hold… (Read More)

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10 Blocks of Passion Arriving in Strathcona

Fresh off the tails of Made In Strathcona’s Most Walkable Street initiative, we’re gearing up for our 2018 Walk Strathcona campaign: 10 Blocks of Passion. 10 Blocks of Passion will highlight 10 unique art pieces inspired by intimate personal stories from Strathcona. Showing a human look at tales from behind the scenes of our diverse… (Read More)

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Turn Down the Heat Week and Warm Clothing Drive

The Strathcona BIA is taking part in the BIA BC 5th annual Turn Down the Heat Week happening November 4 – 10, 2017. Turn Down the Heat Week is the annual initiative that brings BIAs together across to province to raise awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of reducing energy consumption in the workplace… (Read More)

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Creating community-serving retail and micro-enterprises in Chinese society buildings

Creating community-serving retail and micro-enterprises in Chinese society buildings 宗親會樓房內開辦服務社區的零售小店和微型企業 Increased development in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood creates pressure on existing retail and small businesses. Rising land and rent prices – and the general scarcity of affordable commercial spaces – threaten their sustainability while new commercial functions cater mostly to a far more affluent… (Read More)