Community Land Trust opens 90 new co-op homes in Vancouver
The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC and the Community Land Trust have launched Vancouver’s newest co-op housing development.
A presentation centre on East Kent Avenue in South Vancouver is now open and accepting applications for the first 90 affordable homes in the Fraserview Housing Co-op. The homes will be ready for move-in later this summer for people who live and work in the city.
Built on City-owned land and leased for 99 years, Fraserview’s new homes mark a significant development in the partnership between the City of Vancouver and the community housing sector. The modern two- and three-bedroom townhomes and apartments, alongside the shores of the Fraser River, will add to the City’s scarce supply of housing targeted to moderate-income families.
Kootenay Co-op Radio hosts receive awards
Congratulations are going out to our co-op colleagues at Kootenay Co-op Radio in Nelson.
Kootenay Co-op Radio is super proud to announce that four of its volunteer programmers have won three National Campus and Community Radio Association awards for 2017. Every year the association hosts the awards to celebrate the best in campus and community radio from across the country.
Tanya Coad, host and producer of the show Climate of Change, won for Best Current Affairs Program; Jeff Flood, host and producer of Oye, won for Best Third Language Program; and Show hosts and producers Jeff Pilsner and Ana Bokstrom won the Women’s Hands and Voices Award for their show ‘Shift Happens”.
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience opens with a splash
If this heat that we’re having right now has you down, you can check out the long awaited Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience.
The Outdoor Experience, which has been funded by the Otter Co-op, is located at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre, and recently opened its doors.
The Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience has a six-lane, competitive lap pool and leisure pool. But the center of the complex is dominated by a two-storey high water play structure. That structure’s highlight is a gigantic popcorn bucket at the top. Every three minutes, that bucket fills with hundreds of gallons of water and tips to send a deluge down on the squealing children and adults below.
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