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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 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 demographic… (Read More)

Advocacy Update

On October 29 the SBIA published an open letter in the Vancouver Sun expressing concerns about the consultation process ahead of two supervised injection services (SIS) in Strathcona. Since then the SBIA has been working on a number of follow up areas. We hosted a member event to discuss the two proposed SISs on November… (Read More)

SBIA Renewal

Successful Renewal The Strathcona BIA Renewal process has concluded. On March 8, 2017 City Council approved the renewal term of seven years through 2024 and the funding cap. During the various consultation sessions members identified many key priorities such as beautification initiatives and public perception of the area, as well as wanting to see continued… (Read More)

AGM and Renewal

We are pleased to announce that at the 2016 Annual General Meeting held on September 28, 2016 at the Pink Pearl Restaurant, members unanimously voted in support of the renewal term of 7 years, the cap of $7.449M and the 17/18 budget. The Board of Directors expresses its thanks and gratitude to the many members… (Read More)

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Thankyou to our volunteers!

We want to give a shout out the awesome volunteers who have been contributing their time and efforts at the Resource Park. Ayman and Ahmed are high school students who volunteer with us through a youth volunteering initiative run by Ray Cam Community Centre. They started back in September, and have been coming on Saturday… (Read More)

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Buy Local Week Dec 2-8

December 2-8 is Buy Local Week, and our good friends LOCO BC have created an enourmous prize pack to encourage you to show your local businesses a little love! Just write a card to any local business telling them how you value them or their products, and you’ll be entered to win any one of… (Read More)