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Fwd: [BIKEHUB] Fwd: 2nd Annual Amazing Disaster Rally - May 9, 2015

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From: Tim Yzerman timyzerman <>
Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 10:48 AM

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From: "Cory Hansen"

Good Morning,


Just wanted to pass along the information for our 2nd Annual Amazing Disaster Rally and if possible could you please pass this information forward as we think this is a great opportunity for cyclists in the area.


The Amazing Disaster Rally is designed to demonstrate the important role cyclists can play in an emergency response. After an earthquake in New Westminster, cyclists may be able to access roads, pathways and bridges that vehicles can't, to help move people, information and materials from one location to another.


The Rally starts at 9am on Saturday, May 9th 2015 from Queens Park Stadium and is expected to last 2 to 3 hours.  This event which will be the first of its kind in the Lower Mainland.


For more information and online registration please visit


If more information is required please let me know.


Thank you kindly


Cory Hansen (McLaren)  |  Emergency Planning Assistant


 City of New Westminster  |  Fire & Rescue Services

1 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 4G6



Fwd: [BIKEHUB] Money - the Root of All Contention

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From: K E Ohrn  [BIKEHUB] <>
Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Tamsyn Bergmann  writes in the Globe & Mail on a little-discussed aspect of the transit referendum.  Of the three levels of government (Federal, Provincial, Municipal), the Municipal level has the fewest tax levers.  This referendum is mostly about where transit money should come from, and who will be seen to raise the money.  In this case, the Province of BC has forced the Municipalities to be the bad guys, and the public will respond in due course.
As to who supports and funds the NO campaign, aimed at starving transit of any new funding, I leave it to you to surmise whose profits are maintained, and whose philosophies are served if the public denies this funding.  And who is watching carefully.
Ken Ohrn  |  Cypress Digital
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