Digging . . . Resources

 Agreement—Garden City Lands

·         MOU (agreement) between DFO, CLC, City, and Musqueam (PDF*)

·         Google map of Garden City Lands (bounded by Garden City, Alderbridge, No. 4, and Westminster)

·         MOU (agreement) backgrounder

·         MOU (agreement) press release

·         Agreement of Purchase and Sale (PDF*)

·         Extension of ALR Release Condition (PDF*)

Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) & Garden City Farmland

·         Introduction to the ALR—SmarthGrowthBC  

·         BC’s ALR: A Legal Opinion of Community Need—SmarthGrowthBC (PDF*)

·         Protecting the Working Landscape of Agriculture—West Coast Environmental Law (PDF*)

·         ALC website, including ALC Act, Regulation, and FAQs

·         Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) decision rejecting exclusion of Garden City Lands (PDF*)

·         ALC staff report recommending rejection of Garden City Lands exclusion (Word—slow download)

 

BC Smart Growth and Farmland

·         Forever Farmland – David Suzuki Foundation (PDF*)

·         10 Smart Growth Principles—SmarthGrowthBC

·         Space Invaders—BC Business column by contractors’ association president Philip Hochstein  

 Richmond, BC, Plans and Proposals

·         Richmond Official Community Plan (OCP) 2.1: Agriculture(PDF*)

·         Richmond Agricultural Viability Strategy 

·         Richmond Poverty Response proposal for Garden City Lands (PDF*)

·         Richmond Trade and Exhibition Centre proposal —Tourism Richmond(PDF*) 

·         November 2008 staff report recommending ALR-exclusion offer to ALC   

Richmond, BC, Zoning—and FAR Explained

·         Richmond Zoning District Schedule 205 – High Density Residential, R4

·         Richmond Zoning Bylaw 5300, Division 400, Off-Street Parking: See pages 1-4

·         FAR, as explained by Carefree Cities

Muqueam

·         Musqueam Indian Band

·         Musqueam declaration of aboriginal title(PDF*)

·         Map of Traditional Territory in Musqueam Statement of Intent (PDF*)

·         Excerpts from Hampton Journal, August 2007, including Gail Sparrow’s comments (PDF) 

·         Blakes Bulletin on Litigation, March 2005, “The Content of the Crown’s Duty to Consult and Accommodate,” with specific reference to “Accommodation: What is Required”

·         Musqueam Indian Band v. British Columbia, 2005 BCCA 128—UBC Golf Course

·         News release—“Reconciliation Agreement” between BC and Musqueam

 

Canada Lands

·         Canada Lands Company

·         Canada Lands Company: Formalizing Social Responsibility (PDF*)

 

 

Innovative Research Group “Survey” re Garden City Lands

·         About Innovative Research Group (IRG)

·         IRG opinion-forming survey about Garden City Lands (PDF*)

·         IRG press release about its survey

 

Treaty Process

·         BC treaty process—Auditor General of Canada, Nov. 2006: See 7.47

·         Why BC is negotiating treaties

·         BC Treaty Commission—economic benefits of treaties 

*PDF: To read PDF files, you will need Adobe Reader, which you can download free from Adobe.

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