Solar Powered Paddling Centre

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On Tuesday, June 20, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson marks the official launch of the Creekside Solar Now renewable energy installation. The project features a total of 60 solar PV modules mounted on six boat sheds, with a generating capacity of 2.5 kilowatts per shed. The system will feed clean electricity back into the grid, and help to offset a portion of the energy used at the nearby Creekside Recreation Centre.

LAUNCH DETAILS

  • Where: on the eastern platform overlooking the boat sheds for Creekside Paddling Centre (in front of the Creekside Recreation Centre at 1 Athletes Way, adjacent to Science World)

  • When: Tuesday, June 20, 10:00–10:45 a.m. (rain or shine

An approximately 18-kilowatt array of solar panels have been installed on six boat sheds alongside Vancouver’s False Creek. This high-traffic pedestrian area across from Science World offers excellent visibility and will allow visitors the opportunity to get an up-close look at a typical residential-sized solar installation.

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Park Upgrades

Hinge Park and Creekside are getting upgrades this summer. Beyond that, we have improvements to the seawall and a Creekside extension to look forward to in the future.

Hinge Park

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  • new swings
  • sand play area
  • ready May 2017

Creekside Park Playground

Creekside Park New Playground

  • play tower
  • zip line
  • basket swing
  • climbing wall
  • ready May 2017

The Creek

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  • unnamed park south of Science World
  • 2.7 acre public park
  • once Navio at the Creek development east of Olympic Village is done
  • fall 2018?

Creekside Park Extension

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  • under design in 2017
  • 22.8 acres
  • tied to demolition of viaducts
  • probably not until 2024
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New Manager of Tenant Relations

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SUCCESS has a new Manager of Tenant Relations for our building.  The best news I’ve had all year.

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Beaver Carnage

Beaver Carnage

A little chicken wire does nothing to stop the ravaging False Creek beavers.

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Smelly Toilet Water

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On Thursday we noticed a foul smell coming from our bathroom. It took a while to identify the toilet as the cause. The water (after flushing) smelled like raw sewage and had a black tint to it.

According to the notice posted in the building, the rainwater collection system is being repaired and chlorine has been added to the purification system to “assist with the current odour”.

The new water coming in is already much clearer, but there is still a lingering smell in our bathroom. A smelly black film has built up in our toilet tank. Has anyone else had luck getting rid of it? I took a toilet brush to the parts I could easily scrub but it still looks pretty gross. I’m not sure the chemicals alone will clear it up.

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Gardening 2016

Garden 2016

Another successful year of rooftop gardening for all the tenants involved. This year, there are even pumpkins.

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Pokemon Plaza

They’re going to have to replace the sparrows with Pikachus becuase Pokemon Go has officially taken over the Olympic Village plaza.

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