On behalf of City Council
BOSA PILE DRIVING
If you have any comments on the train whistle cessation issue please send them to the QCB [Click Here To Email]
OPEN COAL TRAINS & DERAILMENTS IN NEW WEST QUAY ALARM CITIZENS
The QCB has received enquiries from concerns residents including this one letter that summarizes the fear and frustration.
Councillor Puckmayr replied to this residents concern. READ HIS REPLY HERE.
Councillor Puckmayr's safety concerns are valid given that there have been two derailments in less than a year and four in the past two. One such derailment, is this one [photo above] adjacent to New West Pier Park only a few months back. What about the people in the park, had this been an open coal car and produced a coal dust cloud?
So, are Quay residents right to be concerned over unannounced lengthy open coal train on fatigued tracks that are increasingly prone to derailments?
The discussion continues!
If you are concerned about open coal trains coming through our community or wish to express your concern that Fraser Surrey Docks has applied to become a fully operational coal terminal taking coal direct from rail to freighter, you are encouraged to contact Councillor Puckmayr, Mayor Coté and City Hall via the Chief Administrator Lisa Spitalle.
If you contact either of these persons, or others, with your comments (negative or positive) the QCB would appreciate being copied to the QCB
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The following NEWSLINK will provide you with more links regarding current event surrounding the coal issue.
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Watch this video of Fraser Surrey Docks and watch as the dust cloud spreads from the loading of a ship...straight into Queensborough.
Please lodge your concerns to PORT METRO VANCOUVER.
AIR QUALITY concerns are growing after incidents such as a discharge of Soy dust from the docks oocured last year. Port Metro fines FSD for breech of 'air quality management bylaw'. Click the link for the story in 24 Hours Vancouver
RESOURCES ON COAL
What started in 2010 is now beginning to see the light of day. The tower development was a lightning rod for many citizens in the Quay and Queensborough communities. However, with accommodation to concerns over height and design, council approved the structure to be built. For whatever reasons, it has taken nearly five years to break ground. The presence of a crane on the point of Lulu Island took many by surprise.
This image is one of the earlier proposed. The QCB is unclear as to the final design style of the tower to be built. Whatever style is exhibited in the final building, it will impact the view corridor on the Fraser River forever.
CITY TO HOST
NEW 'ART' INSTALLATION
No, a stray piece of drift wood has not washed up on the boardwalk during high tide. The new ‘bench’ is the work of artist Hugo França for the Vancouver Biennale. New Westminster is the recipient of this sculpture of nature – so take a few friends (yes, there is room for all) and sit with nature and watch the might Fraser River go by.
It can be absolutely anything. Let you imagination run free. Doesn't mean it will happen but it is great to dream what we can do.
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