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April 2020 issue of RCC News is here

 

RCC News April 2020

Time to get outside and take care of our health. This issue of the RCC News full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood to keep you active.

Get your latest issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery store, library and community centre.

Or click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Dear Neighbours: Message from Health Minister Adrian Dix on COVID-19
  • Eating In in RC: Masala Meats
  • Importance of bioswales
  • 20 years of Collingwood Tax Clinic
  • Three Links Care Centre expands infection control measures
  • Windermere students Get R.E.A.L.
  • Haiku from the Creative Writing Class at CNH

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the May 2020 issue is April 10.

We welcome story submissions from 300 to 400 words long. Accompanying photos must be high resolution in a jpg file at least 1 MB large and include a photo caption and the name of the photographer.


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Windermere students call for a crosswalk at 27th and Nootka

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Windermere students are calling for a crosswalk to be installed at 27th Avenue and Nootka. Photo by Julie Cheng

BY COCO ASCHMANN-CROSS

Grade 9 students at Windermere Secondary are petitioning for a much-needed crosswalk at 27th Avenue and Nootka.

Windermere high school is situated halfway between Rupert Street and Nootka Street and stretches from 24th to 27th avenues. The buses run up and down on both Rupert and Nootka streets, delivering a great number of students to Windermere.

The number 16 bus on Nootka stops at 23rd, 25th and 27th avenues. However, there are only crosswalks on 22nd and 29th, both of which require a detour of several blocks when walking from the bus stop to the school. As a result, most kids cross the street without a crosswalk to save time to get to class.

The students’ petition asks for a new crosswalk at the bus stop of 27th Avenue and Nootka so students and teachers can have a safe and direct connection between the bus and the school.

The crosswalk would also benefit the people who take the SkyTrain and often walk down the ravine to avoid walking beside the busy road. This new proposed crosswalk would mirror a crosswalk on 27th Avenue and Rupert and also creates a safe and efficient corridor.

You can show your support by signing the students’ petition. They have created print petitions and an online one at https://www.change.org/p/adrian-dix-cross-walk-for-27th-ave-and-nootka-st-in-vancouver.

Coco Aschmann-cross is a Grade 9 student currently attending Windermere Secondary.

Copyright 2020 Renfrew-Collingwood Community News


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January 2020 issue of RCC News is here

RCC News January 2020

Happy new year! This issue of the RCC News full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood.

Get your latest issue of the RCC News at your local coffee shop, grocery store, library and community centre.

Or click on the cover image to view the new issue.

In this issue:

  • Nominations open for Chris Taulu Community Excellence Award
  • Windermere students call for a crosswalk at 27th and Nootka
  • The Other Guy’s Opinion: A 2020 vision
  • Space available at Democratic Nature School for ages 5-9
  • Actions to save the planet together
  • Plus, the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Winter 2020 Recreation insert

Do you have a local story to tell or an event to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca.

The deadline for the February 2020 issue is January 10.

We welcome story submissions from 300 to 400 words long. Accompanying photos must be high resolution in a jpg file at least 1 MB large and include a photo caption and the name of the photographer.