Marpole Online 2008 News Archives

Vancouver Fair Tax Coalition Update

DEC 2008 — Marpole Business Association looks forward to working with Mayor Robertson and the new City Council in continuing to ensure equitable taxation policies. [READ MORE]

Category: FAIR TAX

Great Marpole Trick-or-Treat Popular Again

NOV 2008 — The sixth annual Great Marpole Trick-or-Treat proved very popular again this year with merchants and children alike! The desire for treats, combined with dry weather, made for a street full of costumed children going door-to-door to participating merchants displaying the now well-known orange pumpkin decal. More than 50 participating businesses recorded bigger crowds than last year, and that the candy ran out early! Thanks to those merchants who posted the pumpkin decal and participated in this very popular community event!

Category: Halloween

New Street Sign on Granville

New street signs along Granville Street!

NOV 2008 — Marpole gets new decorative street signage. Below is a photo of the new signs along Granville Street. [READ MORE]

Category: Beautification

Help name new park in Marpole!

SEP 2008 — The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is asking residents to suggest names for a recently developed park site in Marpole. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm August 8, 2008. [READ MORE]

Category: Contests

Pokemon craze at The Games Connection

The Games Connection, a member of the Marpole Business Association, was recently mentiond in an article in the Vancouver Courier regarding the Pokemon craze. [READ "POKEMON ATTACKS!"]


Crime & Policing: the #1 business concern

The results of the Marpole Business Association's 2008 Member Survey show Crime & Policing was the #1 issue of concern for member business and property owners and will have a direct impact upon many existing and future programs and projects. [READ MORE]

Category: Crime & Policing

Student volunteers paint out graffiti in Marpole

The MBA hosted a volunteer graffiti paint-out crew from the Kerrisdale-Oakridge-Marpole Community Policing Centre in late May. [READ MORE]

Category: GRAFFITI

Fair Tax Coalition continues to save businesses money

The Vancouver Fair Tax Coalition's campaign influenced the NPA majority on city council to vote in a 1% tax shift in 2008. [READ MORE]

Category: FAIR TAX

New Planning Programs in Marpole

The City of Vancouver is embarking on Station Area planning for the new Canada Line Marine Station and planning for the Marpole industrial lands. Open Houses Sat, Jun 14 and Wed, Jun 18 [READ MORE]

Category: Business

VEDC BizMap Report 2008

The updated Vancouver Economic Development Commission's (VEDC) BizMap Area Profile on the Marpole commercial district is ready for public distribution.

Category: Business

Mayor Sam Sullivan visits Marpole

The Marpole Business Association was pleased to play host to a recent visit by Mayor Sam Sullivan to discuss the issues of importance to our business members and community.

Category: Business

Attention Sandwich Board Users!

The City of Vancouver continues to crack down on the improper placement of advertising Sandwich Boards on city sidewalks.

Category: Business

Marpole Business Directory

The Marpole BIA is currently working on the production of its first comprehensive Member Business Directory and Map. [READ MORE]

Category: Business

Holiday Season Safety and Security Tips

Breaking and entering, fraud and shoplifting often rise during these busy months. Here's some advice to help protect your business this holiday season. [READ MORE]

Category: Business

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