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CARNEGIE~ . CRESCEM:UBUSHED BYTHECARNEGIECENTRE april1985 CON I.ARSON Sunday rrorning. Coffees on the stove. Sareone has tw:ned the radio on. The News' 1-an is talking. An explosion,a large explosion,has occured in the D::>wnt0wn Eastside . One railway car has derailed, travelling at low speeds. The tankard was full of hazardous chemicals which daily travel along by rail,along the Burrard Inlet waterfront. Tre explosion,he says,blew away buildings near the CPR tracks. You v.ere lucky. You had slept at a friends place out of the area . You get a friend to drive you down to Main and Hastings. Fi.re engines are everywhere. Police are teginning to block off sorre intersections . Many buildings are on fire , othe rs nearer the waterfront , are rrere piles of rubble. You run into a friend,he tells you that thousands have died . Thinking of your friends and relatives in tte area,you v.0nder who to call to find out if they a :·e still .. alive . This has not yet happened. But according to a recent City Study, the area right up to the Georgia Viaduct and Venables street v.0uld be impacted. by any demical .explosion from a railcar on the water-front . All of Chinatown and the D::Jwnto'wl'l Eastside ....auld l:e irrr...acted. In the ivzst 0ld,if an explosion happ=-...ned at the Burrard Street Pier (Pier A), the e::-,,plosion 'wOUld reach to within a few blocks of Davie street... ... (CONTINUED P._ 2) 401 MAIN STREET, VANCOUVER V6/\-2T7 · fooq bank figures Eric Erickson Groceries in a Food Bank bag were found to be $8. 55 in value, March 13, considerably less than the $20 figure heard in some media statements. On hearing of this lesser value, Food Bank manager Barry Niles said he hopes to discourage exaggerated claims in the future. ple 11 ;~ m w~~~~;~n=~e t~:~t~~: l~gl~~ Sf ~gt w~~~~k o~eo-groceries from the Food Bank on top of their assistance cheques," Niles said in a telephone interview. "Of course we put out just according to what we ~r~~!~t~~nf l~n~r b~~.~ntii~: ::1~~ge is probably He said he will try te discourage use of figures like $20 per bag in the Food Bank's publicity releases. "Instead, we'll try to say what's in the bags, rather than giving a figure." A Crescent reporter on social assistance was inspired to have contents of a bag evaluated after hearing a woman say "I don't know what you people on welfare do with all of your money . You get all of your groceries free from the Food Bank." "Food Bank groceries are a supplement . They aren't meant to sustain the individuals or families receiving them," Niles said. Food Bank staff and advisors include four nutri-tionists, according to Niles. "Right now we're working on improving the nutri-tional · quality of the food, such as putting in a high quality soup mix instead of cans of soup," he said. In evaluating the groceries, prices used were for similar or better quality foods at Woodwards. In the bag were the following. l loaf bread: $1.22; 1/2 doz. medium eggs: . 74; 1 can pears: .95; pork & beans: .95; chili con carne: $1.25; canned peas: .69; 2 pkg. dried noodles: . 70! white rice: $1.10; potatoes: .58; carrot: 25: onion: . 12. On the day the values were checked, 3,000 bags were given out. At $8.55 each, total value of the groceries would be $25,650. Henriette Chabot CRABTREE· CORNERS invites you inside from the out-side. It's a bright spot of colour on a grey cornerv in the Downtown Eastside. CRABTREE is a child care facility and that is exactly the service the people at CRABTREE offer. The available resources extend beyond the child care facility. There is a clothing exchange and showers as well as a large comfortable community room where Clara makes women soup and bannock for lunch on Thursdays between 12 and 2. People are respected here . You can feel i t when you walk in . The first thing you see is a large pillar painted like a mural. There I s a lot of colour at CRABTREE and the children love it. The child care rooms have large windows and are well equipped with a sleeping room and a small 1:-itchen as we·11 as a large playroom. The staff ·ratio to children by law is one to four. CRABTREE can handle twenty chil-dren at a given time from the .ige of six weeks to five years . Some children are here for two hours and others up to seven or eight . (CONTINUED P. 2) 2 '!here will also be IOO,CXX) ~ tourists viewing 1 I tallship sch:x:mer ships 1:etW;!€n /\Bin and the Seabus , ~'~k'~ dunng Exco . Harilth::m Pc:alty ... ants to build a :\\\ ~l ~ '~ ~/ wt'opping i.6 nu.Ilion square feet of building batw2e:n , ; ~ . ,~Carrall and the Seabus (i . e . equal to three Daon , :: :-.. sized bm.ldings) . It is difficult t.o get msurance · ~ .. for these new waterfront to...ers , when sorre of them dangerous cargo ... '!'he CPR railway Lransp:>rts liquified petroleum gas, sulphuric acid , sulphur dioxide,explosives, l.y~huus <tnr.mja,ca1.:stic soda,and other very dangerous ch:>mlca]s along tJ1c whole v:.=:ii.:r;:rfront (to Burrard st . ) . Ti1e "Du.•rg~ncy R(:-si-:onse G.Jide For Dangerous Co:ds" Usls t.~ darn~er of,for instance,sulphuric acid---"i..oLential hazards : may burn,water pollution; health:if inhaled,r.ay te fatal ; errergency action : isolate hazard ari;a,\-.Car self-contained bre.oit.hing a!Ji)d.ratus". From Lhe SruTe report , "generally,the fi.rst 20 or 30 minutes are crucial in preventing an nccident from degenerating into a cot.::1;stropte" . ..1}50 cars. '!'he 1'2yor has frankly stated that thc.-re is no .... ay that Lhe J30, CXX) working p:..--cple in L"1e Co\,:ntow11 core , and the 30,CXX> residents could l'X; evacuated, through the five exit routes. I , 75o pl:.1s cars of hazardous cargo go out the Burrard street pier each year. 15, 500 cars of hazardous cargo are carried through the lower mainland each year . But , aco:ird lng to union officials,rnaintena.rice of these railcars i::: d':'~rcasjJ1g . And according to union officjals , r,ore ra1 lcars derail at the low sf,(;eds , such as are used by trains going by the foot of Colum½ia st . There is ro safe way to transi:ort cargc:> along the 1,;aterfront of Vancouver . ' But tecause of Exp:> 86 and the canada Pavilion, there is likely to be a rrove to rrerely rerrove this cargo from the area bet~ I-Bin arid Burrard streets . In other \,,Ords, the hazardous carg:i w::,uld only l::e partly rerroved , and only for tourist and r eal estate inter ests , not for humane reasons .... It is too rm.Jch for 14 ,a::o Dq:o tourists cruising the Canada Place facilities, to get blown right through the buildings sails. crabtree tt'*''*'*"~'*''*''*''*'*"'*"'*'*'*' Since they are an emergency child care centre you can easi ly cal l them up or drop i n and i f they have room they' 11 look after your child safely and happily . It is n ecessary to fill in certain forms for the child's protection , s o a llow yourse l f t e n or f i fte e n minutes for that . MHR coupons are available to cover t he cost. of service , just talk to the recep -tionist, Debbie, at the front desk and she ' ll pro-cess the coupons through for you. If you' re not elig ible for the MHR coupons the service charge is two dollars an hour . CRABTREE is open twelve hours a day from nine to nine . The child care facility is open from eleven to n i ne. Eventually it is hoped to be able to staff the child care and the centre for longer hours. The community room is available for anyone to meet in. "'"'"'Sunrise "'"'"'Survival Group meets there qn Mondays at two o'clock. ***Sunri se***is a group of s treet people who get together to talk about MHR disputes and drug habits . Yo u are welcome to come and meet them . If there is something you'd like - to meet with people and talk about, see John Turvey or Sandra Currie or anyone of the friendly people who staff CRABTREE . If you're curious to know what CRABTREE has to offer, give them a call at 689-2808 or drop in at Cordova and Columbia . You'll know the place, just look for the colour! ~\ have hazardous ga::x:1s carrylJlg lralJ1s rrov1.J1g n.ght ' through th? cent.re of theu base.rrents . So, there has b.....=-en the suggestion darkly hinted at , to rrove the hazardous cargoes away from Burrard street pier, to canpi::ell avenue (the 8N Pier). Currently, the BN Pier handles only aJ:out a dozen cars of hazardous g:,ods a year . Is a canda Place tourists life v.0rth rrore than a lowincare Raycam rx:>usi.ng project persons life? CPR' s consideration {as al,,.,'3.ys) is noney . It '-'Ould cost only $200,cr.n to rove the trackage to give "h2:av-,,-·,·P-iqht pro:::iane access to the 8N slio". It would cost CPR 3 million dollars to move to Tilbury Island on the Fraser river,and up to IS mill.ion dollars to nove to the low density :Ro!:erts ' Pank . For years the CPR has denied access to the px:iple of Vctl'lL--o~r to their O'.-Jn wdterfront and rustorical working roots . Railway Transport Cor1rPission f€.l'SOn ,Trerese Giroux has said ,that "there has never been any ban on the tra.'1sfer of traffic to the 13.\' sl io" at C.r-·obc11 av,:mue . Vini.ch is lo.~ated , she ~2./S, "o~ :i.n i .1'": :'~Lrial slretch of waterfront , a·v,-ay from the (>.-:Si?ly p:>p-,1 laled D:::lwntown". l-b.-.'3ver , in reality, L'riere is a quite heavy residential [X>pulation ;:ilong the entire hazardous cargo carrying rail-line a.rc;;i. . S-:!w ho~si.:-ig projc.->ets are hapf'2ning on Al<:xarider sl.rc-.:.:t (D~.RZ\) •• a.rid attc:::ipts for new lowincorre rx:>using by the l~Uve Ce.'1tre are ternp::>rarily being held back by C·IHC b..~~11se they are too near the rail-line . Nurrerous rn.iddleclass horres and apartrrents exist all along Wall slreet. W~ll street resident,Carol Gaddjson fHs sr.:_,en tv.-0 serious ta..'1.'l(ard accidents within one block of her h::irre . A propa.rie car derailed , and if it had expJOC~ , she was told , it v.-ould have "blown up everything belv.een the waterfront and Hastings street" . "Theras no question \-.JZ v.-0uld have h:.~n killed" , says Gaddison. Th.e rai ]ways oo:~::.:-,:-!i0s have also t-J-i.rc,a.t.ened to rrove the haze1r<lous carg:::es thro·.igh City streets by SG:ni- trailer tnxk to t.~e CP Pier,if t.1.:2y are !:Jlo:::--,'3C by rail . 60% of the trucK.s stoiJl:ed by the RC·~ have r.aintenance proOle:".'.S , so:--e so t..ad that the trucks have to be imre<liately be ta'.cen off of the road . 85% of the truckdrivers involved in accidents in the U. S . have not even had pro~r driver training. A truck spill of chlorine gas occured a fe·,.; years ago at 2nd Avenue arrl f.~in ;·v.orkers at Canron v12re rot even evacuated out of the area, though U-eir lives were threatened . C.R.A.B. and Carnegie Centre attended the recent Canadi an TranspJrt Corr.mission on hazardous goo:ls by rail,and SfOke slrongly against the nove.--:ent of hazardous gcxx1s by any r.eans Ll-irough the City of Vancouver . \ Expo 86 officials expect to employ 27,600 people and pay 248 million dollars in salaries through the six months that the fair is open. Brad Philly, Media Relations Officer for Expo 86 could not give specific details on the types of jobs or what wages they would pay, but did say the infonnation would be av-dil-able by September . Mr. Philly did concede that the majority of this work ~uld fall into two categories- -maint enance and service. We agreed that this type of work generally employs the very yoW1g and unskilled members of the labour force, and pays minimum wage, sometimes a little more . Even though this work is not well paying, it would provide work experience and con-fidence to the first time workers and the unskilled workers . Experienced workers with specific skills can now apply for ~rk with Expo 86 by sending a resume to: Expo 86 Personnel 650 West Georgia Street Vancouver, B. C. Expo 86 employment information will be available on t he employment board of Carnegie Centre . Martb Murphy Paul Wright ogeration freeride The struggle to allow poor people to ride the ~usses has not ceased. At this time the MTOC has not replied to a written request from OPEP.ATION FREE RIDE for a clarifica!ion of their position . Verbally the MTOC states that they will prosecute people at their discretion. OPERATl(1\I FREE RIDE is 100 per cent opposed to the latest increase in bus fares. Past studies have shown that as fares go up the ridership levels go down . Ministry of Human , Pesources payments have not gone up in more than two and a half years. Yet there are no more rent controls~ phone and hydro bills increase on a continuing basis. and infla!ion still talces a larger bite every month . Tius latest lllcrease will force more people than ever before to do without . The parks and other free means of entertainment will be used even less than before as not as many people will be able to get to them . Will another hike corre in the winter to help pay for the transit system that the Socreds have forced on the City of Vancouver? This transit system is great if you live in the bedroom corrmunities of Surrey, Burnaby , Coquitlam or New Westminster . However, it has little effect on Vancouverites other than raising already high taxes. . I believe that the powers in Victoria need some help in seeing the point of view that the poor in this province ~ave. We cannot afford another, raise in bus fares without a raise in the am:llmt that we get paid. VICTIMS ASSISTANCE 3 "Helping persons who have had a suicide in the family is the most difficult because there is so much guilt and shock and sometimes even denial. an insistence that 'It didn't happen.''' So says Carol ~tClenahan, manager of the Victim/Witness Service Un.it at the police station. Funded partly by the Solicitor General's Department in Ottawa, but mainly by the city, the service has been opera-ting since November 1. · "We've been helping from 140 to 220 people a month. The average is about 180," M::Clenahan says . The unit has one other paid employee plus 87 volunteers who work up to 20 hours a week. "Our budget is $170,000 but if we had to pay the volun-teers, we'd need another $200,000," Mc.Clenahan says. Much of the unit's work consists of providing information on cases to persons who are victims or witnesses of criminal acts. "But we have 24 hour crisis service," M:Clenahan says. Sometimes crisis service consists of providing police backup in bereavement situations where accident or criminal acti-vity has taken a life. At other times, they may be helping persons who have been assaulted and robbed on the street. "Sometimes a person who has been violently robbed on the street won't have money to get home and won't even have keys to get into their houses,t' she says. Another experience that leaves victims very upset is when they awaken and find someone in their house, according to M:Clenahan. ''We did a one-year study and found that 60 per cent of the victims of crime had lasting problems as a result of their experience,'' she says. "But we could send leaflets to every home in the city and no one would pay attention because no one thinks it will ever happen to them," she says. Eric Erickson "understand how to---~------------"Make an appointment with the City Clerk tor a near-usn tt.n sys"-"-" _ SUE HARRIS ing before Council," said Rankin. "When will this '-" 11.~ ~.11. bylaw be enacted?" "In about a month," replied Mary Lakes A panel on Your Right to Government Information at Carnegie on March 6 included Alderman Harry Rankin and David Mossop, law~rers, and Sue Harris, Parks Board Commissioner. "Government requires informa-tion from you - not to you ," said Mossop. "You need to prove you have a right to see documentation. The legal system is built on the protection of property rights. Our political system doesn • t hold any right of a citizen to obtain information from the government. If you just walk in off the street there is no way you can obtain information. If there is a dispute, informa-tion can be obtained through the court procedure. The political system sometimes tries to prevent peo-ple fr9m knowing what their rights are." · Rankin advised, "There are specific provisions as to what information the law allows you to see. The Americans had to pass a Freedom of Information Act. Legislation needs to be passed by Victoria to allow citizens to see files . With Welfare and Workers' Compensation you can get a court order. Welfare gathers info!'mat ion on you without your knowledge. Provincial and federal information is interchange-able including tax and health. Some information is kept on computers. "There is a general clause in the City Charter for a 'fair wage' clause," said Rankin . . The rights that exist in the municipal charter can pass onto the Parks Board. 11 A man in the audience challenged the City's right to enact a "fair wage" bylaw. Rankin. "Minutes and official documents of Council are open to the public. Research can be done in the vaults.'' "Bureaucrats can be used if we understand how to use the system without compromising their position," said Harris. "If you have a complaint, go to DERA (Downtown Eastside Residents I Association). There is a Welfare Appeal system but there are time limits." Rankin advised, "Most people who work under legis-lation don't understand it so they invent little rules. Sometimes these rules work in your favour, sometimes against. It is much easier for a govern-ment employee to say 'No' rather than 'Yes.' Try to find some way to protect an official." Moss op remarked, "Official looking documents help." "The ultimat.e deciding body are the politicians," said Rankin, "the politicians are the managers -they direct the bureaucrats. An ombudsman hampered by a government that doesn't want him to function will have to sp,end his time in court. If you have every safeguard in place a hostile government will overcome these. The ultimate answer is to make the changes necessary in the political arena. "Corporations have good retrieval systems - the computer is a retrieval system. Is there any advan-tage to shove everything into it? The more you have in there the more difficult it is to get it out." A woman asked, "When there is wrong information in the computer, how do we get it out? " Mossop answ~red "Technology has outstripped our ability to deal with misrepresentations on computers. People can change laws and the system if they stand up for their rights." expo pay levels low_R_epr-inte_d fr-om P_acif-ic _Trib-une BylVAN euuc After hearing more than four years ofSocred promises about the billion dollars in wages that fapo 86 would create, B.C.'s unem-ployed workers are starting to learn the sad truth behind that Expo myth. In July 1982, then Socred cabinet minister Peter Hyndman, speaking before revelations about his sumptuous dinners at public expense forced him out of the cabinet,claimed, "Expo will create 30,000 jobs and boost B.C.'s ailing economy by $1 billion." In the next two years the Expo Expo public relations spokes-86 snake-medicine show grew man Brad Phi1\ey said last week, almostasquicklyastheprovincial "only about 27,000 jobs may be debt, and Bennett, nqt to be out~ created during the fair. done by his minister, made some promises of his own. Just when Expo officials were starting to squirm under question-ing about their ballooning budget last April, Bennett said," ... for the six- months during which the fair will run, 27,000 full-time workers will be needed at the site and another 42,000 wili" find jobs in support services." Less than IO months latet. how-ever, those69,000jobs have shrunk by more than 50 per cent. "I really don't know," he admit-ted. "what this figure is based on .. It sounds high to me and I think it takes into consideration even the extra clerks hired at Woodwards.'' Most of those jobs, moreover, will be at minimum wage levels. "The jobs at the fair will be in the service sector: host and hostess, mainlenance workers, ride opera-tors and food service," Philley said, "and they won't be less than min-imum wage." Given Expo's stubborn deter-mination to hamstring any union involvement on site, those jobs may generate less than $70 million in wage benefits. Some would say even these reduced figures are beneficial, but taking into consideration a $311 million Joss predicted by Expo officials and remembering that more than I I0,000 students alone need summer jobs iri B.C. every year, 27,000 is hardly impressive. CUPE rcssearchcr Gene Emngton said: "Unions feel that dealing with unemployment by creating some temporary jobs at minimum wages is an inadequate way or dealing with the problem." 4 expo pub?~~ Don Larson ~What is going on with the Europe Hotel on Powell street? They have applied for a pub license . Our memories, fortunately, aren I t that bad . The Europe flotel was one of the very worst in the community . Over-serving,open heavy drug dealing,fights,were common not very long ago at this hotel . Now the hotel is a lowincome , social housing project;and isn ' t that use opposed to pub use? People are working hard to make that area more social in a real sense,with other lowincome housing projects(DERA) and public parks(CRAB). More pubs , as Jim Green of DERA says,are the last thing our community needs The people applying for this license(for EXPO 86 , etc . )have some explaining to do to the comm unity with the heaviest number of pubs already in it . Who needs another beer parlor within a block and a half of Crabtree Corner Daycare? CRAB makes WAVES Sam f. feise l CRAB members staged a Benefit Conce r t at the Fi reha l l Theatre on Febr u;iry 24 , which by most acco unt s was a resoundi ng ~uccess . Th e event was o r ganized to pay off some o ld debts , and to acc umulate f unds fo r future ac ti o n ,and to r aise a co nsc i ousness about the iss ues at han d . · Susan 01.ow AFFORDABLE HOUSING The Affordable I-busing Association, the people who brought us the new Europe Hotel, is presently involved in the renovation of two buildings. When completed, the Ford and the Fleck buildings would provide acconm:xlation for roore than two hundred people . The Ford Building is located on the northwest corner of Main and Hastings Streets . It was formerly an office build-ing. The building was sold to The Affordable Housing Associ-ation after the fonner landlord's failure to acquire suffi-cient funding to renovate it. On April 1, 1985, roore than fifty people will be rroving into the Ford Building. There are altogether 77 units in the building , 44 of which will be rented under the Income Tested Program. Under this program , tenants pay a subsi-dized rent of $200 a month for a bachelor suite . The nonnal rent (water and electricity included) is $285 per roonth for a bachelor suite and $350 a month for a !-bedroom suite . All the units have their own washrooms with showers, and kitchens with stoves and fridges . Future plans for the Ford building include a rooftop garden , a workshop in the basement , and programnings by Carnegie C.entre . At the rooment, there are still some $285-units left in the Ford building . Cnly when these are rented would it be feasible for the Affordable Housing Advisory Board to rent out the rest of the income-subsidized suites . The Fleck building is designed to provide housing for families . The new buil ding will contain sorre one and two-bedroom suites . At the rooment, the Fleck bui l ding is far from completion. Again, some of the units will be under the Income Tested Program . For people interested in appl ying for housing under the Income Tested Program or regular rent , they should first fill out an application fonn. These forms are available either at the on-site rental office, the Affordable Housing office at 525 Seymour Street or from the Carnegie's CU.treach workers . furing the time of application, be sure to have with you your Social Insurance Number, your present address, and maybe a phone number of a relative . C.Ompleted application fonns are then processed by the Affordable Housing Association staff who detennines whether a person I s rent can be subsidized . The accepted app l icants ar e then contacted by the Associat ion and have to go in for a brief interview . Unlike popular belief, affordable housing applicant s do not have t o be a seni or or be handicapped. From the number of people who applied for units in the Ford building , i t is qui t e cl ear t hat the residents of the Ibwntown East side ar ea want and need qual i ty housing. The OE.5 has many old bui ldings that would make good quality housing . The Ford building, Fleck building and Europe Hotel are all examples of good longtenn investment both in tenns of real estat e and human values . Fir e h a ll Theat r e donated i ts facilities as d i d a number of pol i t ica lly-awa r e bands .. Whyte Fea t her ,Wo rk Par t y , Mecca No r mal , Ext r a-o r di nary Clown Band , and the Free Spiri t Gu i l d . At t he ACM of CRAB on Apri l 7th, the member s voted unanimous l y , for CRAB to wo r k for a par k l arger than s i x (6)acr es . Si x acr eS" is the beginning , t he new Port A Board 1s committed t o six acr es ,however what is t o st op • the Port f r om landfill ing in another four or more acres ... Contractors act ually pay the Por t t o haul Abo ut 250 people were th e r e from just a bo ut eve r y e l e me n t of th e commun ity . In add i ti o n to th e d a nci ng , t he re wa s a sa lmon di nner , i n f o t ab l es fo r CRAB a n d Me a res I s land,and a v i de o ta pe s h owi ng a bout Me ares . their earth away and dl.D'llJ) i t into Burr ard Inl et. G • 1h e Ibwnt own Eastside i s lmown for t wo t hi ngs: I. t he highes t percentage of tuberculos i s of any Speake r s we r e : Sue Harr is (Parks) ,Libby Dav ies ( Couocil),Jim Gr e en ( Dera ) , Elwin Yuen ( Carnegie) , M cormnuni t y in the City , and , 2.the lowest percentage of green parkspace of any community in Vancouver. Those • t wo facts go t ogether more than one mi ght guess at fir s t s i ght. Heavy car and truck pollution has to be Larry Anderson(Gr e en Party ) ,John Cashore(Fir s t Church) ,SPEC' s Jim Rowed,Engo member Shirley An gus,and Kelly White for The Society for People Struggling To Be Free,Kay Galan,and Don Larson. Dera's cancelling of a $435 debt was greeted with the roaring approval of the audience. Most speakers spoke about,or alluded to,the need for grassroots activism of growing numbers of citizens ---without this willingness to put "bodies" alongside the words (so often mouthed), this community park will have been just a good idea in the garbage bin of City history .... everything finally depends on h Oi·r badly ,how many in this community want what is rightfully theirs,by democratic values and processes. The Benefit saw supporters of CRAB,Meares Is land, Native Rights, Welfare Rights, Womens Rights,and a number of other causes,express concern,worry,exasperation and committment, concerning this one issue. But, in fact ,more and more people are understanding,that the underlying principles and issues at stake in ONE fight, are more often than not, the same. People simp l y want a say,in how their physical and social environment is to be developed. People are beginning- to demand this process. a contributory factor in getting respiratory illnesses. The Main Street Overpass and future connected four lane (proposed)waterfront expressway, will further contaminate the air quality of the IO,COJ Ibwntown Eastside residents. t-bre landfilling away from these roadways is needed for a healthy and real park setting. The park setting is fragile . Why should I.6 million square feet of luxury buildings be put between Garrall and the Seabus? That aroount was planned for a much wider area ... from Ma-in to the Seabus. Will it produce constant shadows on the park(i.e.no stmlight on the park)? Will these future building occupants over-run the neighborhood-fought for park? M:>tions other than increasing park size,were, for CRAB to be involved in other "greening issues" or other park issues. And,for CRAB to do a proper audit of thej r books. Ibn Larson was returned as President, Veronica Butler became Vice-President,Ken Lyotier became Secretary,and Rodney Jones,Treasurer . Members at large are: Nonnan Wiles,~l Horseman,Irene Schmidt, Tora,Dan West,Erica,and Leith Harris . A CRAB video was shown that featured the interviewing of Jimmy Stewart,staff at Garnegie Centre. The CRAB video can be obtained for group use at :fM!!:, 684-7978. Paike Place Restaurant 415 Powell St in Japanese Village (Opposi1c Oppenhcnner Park, 400 Block PQwcll St, Vancouver, B.C.) OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK classifieds g 665-2220 (THE CARNEGIE CRESCENT IS PUBLISHED BY THE CARNEGIE CENTER , and funded completely by the CARNEGIE COMMUNITY CENTER ASSOC I TI ON . Unless noted otherwise, the opinions expressed are entirely those of the author in each case, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editor, publisher, or editorial committee of the board . This issue was produced by the following people, Eric Erickson, Mary Lakes, Martin Murphy (photos), Tora (layout), Don Larson (Editor), Sam Snobolen (proofreading), and Doug Stewart. DERA MEETING - APRIL 26 10 AM AT CARNEG IE DERA MONTI-!LY MEETING,FR!DAY ,APRIL 26th, IO A.M. , 401 MAIN ST . GUEST SPEAKERS: FRANK KENNEDY(END TI-IE ARt-lS RACE). -(PEACE RALLY) OOLIN KELLY(TRANSIT UNION) . -(ABOUT BUS FARE INCREASES) ,DONATING 2 SUSSES. 5 Harbour Lights moves '="'"111111111111111111111111111nm11111111111111m11111111m111111111111mmmm11111111m1111111111111111m11111111111111111111111u 11111119 Eri: Erickson The Harbour Lights complex on East Cordova will be derro-lished and replaced with a new building, when the Salvation Anny finds somewhere to -lOOVe the operations conducted there. That annot..mcement was made recently by the organization 's Major Bill Merritt in a crescent telephone interview. "Architects have been appointed and the drawings are already being made for the new building," said Major Merritt. He said it is i.Jnix,rtant to the Anny that none of the pro-gramnes now existing be interrupted by the moves . "In our feeding ministry, we' re serving about 700 meals a day. Our 25-bed detoxification centre is filled up and· most of the beds in the 58-bed addiction treatment facility ," the Major said. When the new building goes up on the same site , those progranmes will continue in a location not yet fot..md. "Demolition and construction is likely to take a year ," he said. Part of the ftmding will come from Central MJrtgage and Housing Corporation, according to the Major. In the interview, Major t-~rritt said rurours that the D..m.silll..lir House at Dunsmuir and Richards has been or will be sold are not true. ''We 're keeping the Clmsmuir House," he said. I FRIENDS of the CRESCENT I ' PRINCESS CAFE , 60! EAST HASTING ' =-§====-\ KATHERINE GALAN , CARNEGIE SE\v!NG CENTER ; i NANCY JENNING AND FARRAR HAVE TRUCK WILL MOVE, OIBAP MOVING,688-4916 CRABTREE CORNER A Place for Women, Children and Youth Short-term and Emergency CHILD CARE CENTRE 101 East Cordova (at Columbia) 6·8·9·2·8·0·8 HHIHHIHIIIHIHIIIIHIIIHIHIHIHHIHIIIIIIHIHIHIHIHIHIIIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIIHHIHIHIHIHIHIIIIHIHIHIHIHIHIHHIHHHIIIIIHHII IIIIIIIIIIIHHIHHIIIHIHIIIIHIIIIIHIHnllHIIHIHIHIHHHIHIHIIHHHIIIIHIIIIIHHIHIIIIIIIIIIIIMIHIIIINIIHNIIIIIIIIIIUIIHllnllllllNIIIIU free aoods &services on the DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE Sam Sno belen RXJD 1HE DUGOl.Tf, 57 Powell Street (685- 1141) - soup and coffee 8 - 8:30 a.m. weekdays. FIRST UNITED OflJRCH, 320 East Hastings Street (681-8365) - soup and buns 8:30 - 9 a.m. weekdays-; sand-wich.es 8 p.m. Saturdays. NB'/ HOPE CEITTRE, 217 D.mlevy Street (689-1227) -sandwiches and soup 11: 30 a.m. weekdays. FRANCISCAN SISTERS, Cordova at fun.levy - sandwiches 4 - 5:30 p .m. every day. HARI KRISI¾Wi - gjve out food every day at 1 p.m. at ~penheimer Park (in case of bad weather at Franciscan Sisters, Cordova at Dtmlevy). e,t.1ANlJEL MISSION, Powell at G:lre - sandwiches 8 p.m. every day. RA.INBO~ MISSION, Powell at ]).mlevy - sandwiches 8 p.m. daily. SlJ-JSHINE MISSION, Powell at D..m.levy - sandwiches 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. HARBOUR LIGITS, 119 F.ast Cordova - ltmch 11 a.m. to noon weekdays. Supper 7 p.m. every day. UNIOO 003PEL MISSIOO, 504 East Cordova - supper 7: 30 - 9: 30 p.m. every day. At the last two places listed, there are religious services before or after rreals. CWil-lING FIRST UNITED aJURCH, 320 East Hastings (681- 8365) -Clothing given out between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., ~nday to Friday . FRANCISCAN SISTERS , Cordova at fun.levy - give out clothes 9 :00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., ~nday to Thursday. Limited suppl y of mostly men's clothes. TI-IE "44," 44 East Cordova (684-1318) - Sorretimes has well-worn (mostly men's) clothes. CRABTREE CDRNERS, Cordova and Columbia (689 -2808) has free \o.omen's clothes 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. weekdays. SALVATION ARMY, gives out five dollars (once a year) for clothing. SHELTER Contact MINISTRY OF HlMA.N RFSOURCF.5 at nearest office -Call 733-8111 for infonnation during regular office holll"s or 668- 3111 at other times. DE-LOUSING 1HE "44," 44 East Cordova (684-1318 or 684-1816) 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. by appointment . 1HE CARNEGIE CENTRE, Ma.in and Hastings, 10 a.m. -9:30 p.m. every day. 1HE "44," 44 East Cordova, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily. CLOJHES WASHING 1HE "44," 44 F.ast Cordova - Bring clothes for wash-ing at 8:30 a.m. M:mday to Friday or 1:00 p.m. on weekends. SEWING CARNEGIE c»ITRE, Main and Hastings, Third Floor -Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. - 3 p . m. 4. (D-FUNK-E GRAY)BEARS : First sacker Earl Gray, iron-arm Dixi Purccll,brother Joe-2b , and Stan J-lenry-cf,should be back. Popular Ernie Pringle and Monica Natt,may not be. S.CO-OP RADIO: The playoff winners(I984) expect Karen Anderson-2b,and Rosetta Infante will shine again. Kim(The Hulk)Moler and Pat McMullen have used a batting cage to sharpen their "moon"shots . 6.ASTORIA DRAGONS:Sean(Dr.Defence)Sullivan and speedy second sacker,Patrick Frailey , along with rover Scott Bullock may be all-stars. Their baseball! trio of woman players-Judy ~linchinton, Karen,and Judy Morisette are all-star people. Doug Stewart("Brandiz Sam'') 7 .REBELS:First rate women--pitchin g ace Toni Gladstone,mobile catcher, Veronica Butler and ... The DESL REVIEW! Our Downtown Eastside st~r initial sackE'r Leith Harris. Don Larson(.553 Slowp1tch Leo.gue oll1cially kicked off the 1985 in '84 ) ,newcomer Brian Spamo l a,Paul Wright( . 539) softball season back in late January at the will Jrive in runs in bunches. Weakness--shift appropriately named, 'New Hope'C~nter: . work and bench. Since then,wc have had an interim executive, 8. ROWDIES: Likeable Tammy Aub ichon replaces father an elected exccutive,and reports galore . Reps BiITasthe head honcho. Berger Ferguso,l,Karen from both B. C.Softball and the Umpires Associa- i3owers,and Tony Gulbrandson hel p . tion,attended our meetings. :LCLIPPERS:Vastly improved. Ron \fa lowich and Martin A two-session umpires clinic is scheduled Murphy ,make a big plus . Garnet Ross has been for mid-April. A preseason tournamen t will be knock i ng the lights with his bat. The Wagars--held on May 3 1 4 1 5 at Oppenheimer park and Anna and Roger,will be a big boost'. McLeans Park(Keeler street). · 10.STEPPERS:Wayne Bowes did a massive rebuilding How about a trip around the DESL? . . ,Three job. Kirk,Gordie,and "Mr.Baseba l l" are a trio of teams ,Spartans, Cougars . and Royals are highly thumpers. touted . . II.BRANDIZ: A mystery team~with no name . Usually Bears,Co-op Radio , Dragons,Rebels,and Rowdies appear to be tro.ining for track . Good executive arc always tough. ability,Sue Cauvin(rules committee),and Jeff Carnegie Clippers , Stcppers,and BTandiz are Kennedy(league UP) . .. Call the Secret Service to rebuilding. solve the question .. are they very good or,very Braves,Diggers,Wolfpack,and VCC are new bad? faces. 12.BRAVES:Bill Howes is an outstanding coach . And ,Warriors ,Northshore Caps , and Blue BrianBa'ptiste, Ted Francis. Flo McMaster give Demons,should be improved.·.· the former under- strong pitching . Helene Antal-c. ,Wayne Beaton, takers may drop into oblivion.with Dynamos> and Dennis Ford , have all shown signs . Eagles. 13.DUGOUT DIGGERS: Top receiver in Tobi(former Lets look at the teams more closely---- Meraloma catcher). Ben - Ib,Norm , and Coach Cliff I.ROYALS : Some of the champion Dynamos(Snide Coombes,will help at plate . This team hustles~ Lampson-3b,Jesse Taylor-cf.and Peter Lopez-ss , 14.JYOLEPACK-VCC:Bill Devines Nest Ende r s . They combine with brilliant Chris Boylan , Randy ~ave DESL all - star teams a few headaches last Minchinton , a nd Rebecca Blake,to provide great year . Tony Discon and his campus-crew . may have hitting,base running and fielding . . J1oliday p r oblems . 2 . SPARTANS : Fr ed Arrance has most of his veterans 15 . NARRIORS , NORTHSHORE CAPS , AND BLUE DEMONS: r eturn ing . Plus , a strong bench: Brian Arr ance , Lindsay and Lorne Morin will ai¢ the scrappy Bill Sincl air , and Lou Menier;w1th newcommer , \farriers . They are reported to have a good Barry Fisher,supply strong outfie l ding. Doreen infield . But will Lorne Carpenter and Rose Studd Ahmo , Brenda Arrance,and Earl Scott mean base be back? Northshore Caps'Glen Lewis returns hits. Final seasori tournament winners in I984 · ·· · with his "across the inlet"club. Always welcome, 3 . COUGARS : Lady power,with Liz King . Bonnie ,. the Caps expect Kevin and Leo to do the hitting . Stevens,and Betty May. ~peedster~,Clau~e La,ond The Blue Demons out on East Broadway,have Harold Scott Kendall , and " Newfie" all Int ~oo. Luc and Doug Narcisse working overtime to build a Montmarquet,Al Wilby,Tim Rantanen,Cilles,and Bo stronger Big Blue entry . a l so swinP mP~n sticks. rooms rooms sweet By far the largest population component in our com~un-ity are single white men over the age of 40. 78 . 9%wh1te , perceive to be the cause of their suffer-ing ... " Shall I say,that I have gone at dusk thr ough narrow streets and watched the smoke that rises from the pipes of lone l y men in shirt-sleeves , leaning out of windows? (T . S . Eliot. poem, 1917) . 83.2%over-forty years,84.S%male , and 92. 7%single. 53% CllY FARMER COMMUNllY GARDEN have l ived in the same room for more than 2 years,and ty ssi of t hose have l ived in the same room for more than s Strathcona. commun1 years. Often desk clerks and manager s are able to comment 1-16/ 730 on some one who has lived in the building for more than Centre/ apri I : pm IO rh:a~~~~~~a~~~n"~?; 1~~g~u~~g!~~~or accommodation and -~~IE' - ,~H·;::·  ::,:.::.1 the dearth of available womei:i,causes. the vene7r of civ1- ~ 0,/ ~ '/// ,\~·:-:··;::::\:•:·.:-:;-{~ lization to wear somewhat thin,espec1ally during the long ~ J \ ~ 1.."'.I'\ lean months when many residents have to wait up to 5 f 1 ,' f~ ',l.".:',f' .... ')~-~~J weeks between cheques and the resultant "blowout 11 • .~~·~-·- .............,.,..,,.,... . • ....... ... . . \'/hen there are discussions about stabilizing the resi-dential nature of the community,we think it needs to be asked: "stability for whom?" . I f we consider the experiences of urban centres in North America and Europe during the past two decades , when people respond to pressures that threaten the survival of their way of life , when a point of cr~sis is reach~d,they do not just passive l y walk away or lie down and die . They riot,they l oot,they burn,they strike o u t at those they Ken Lyot ier , from" Housing. Needs & Development Potential i n Downtown Easts i de, Vancouver . 11 HARDSHIP SHOULD NEVER BE FAR FROM OUR MINDS" . (Maggie Kuhn , Gre Panther'l BALMORAL: On r>bnday,January 2Ist,a "brawl" broke out in the Bal!TK)ral Hotel on Hastings. The story is that a native woman who refused a drink of beer from a off-duty local police officer,was allegedly punched and choked as a result. At that time,fifteen local oolicmen were drinkine at a stag party being held at the Balrooral Hotel. Anne Joseph alleges that the woman was choked and punched by an off-duty police officer,and that native men were lllsulted and punched by the police officers. At that point a brawl broke out. Apparently, the incident is being investigated, but ,alrrost three ioonths have passed and nothing regarding the incident has been made public to the Ibwntown Eastside corrmunity . The Garnegie Centre is asking for a proper explanation and investigation of the incident,and, for corrrmmity disclosure. """"""'""""'· co,umy-, V)..~RX.la:IU'ARIMENI', )I2w.INsna.T, ~.e.c., "6Affl. JA.'IJAR/. lI,1985. I am wriUng en behalf c:n tha cameg1.e Q:l!trun.ity Oentre AssDcJ..atu:n, and,o:om par1:.ioll.arly, c:n behlll! ot the OrA Co:mu'lity Re.latiala camdttee. Anuit:ero£<::urlDSlt,ersh.well!!XpnWledtha.i.t"o:ncexnwithregard to tha al..leged m.1.sc:cn:luctof a ~of oft:--duty Vana:iwar p::,lic:mqn 111 tha~!btel,c:nl'b>day,.J<'ll"IUal:Y2Iat. 'thl!ret:ore,we wish to ascettain what a:tuna the POlioe Deparb,ent hast.akl!nin<XnleCticrlwiththa~tJ.cnedincid!!nt. March l, 1985 Inspector B>o;ec1.1tive Assistant Vancouver Police Oeparto,ent 412 Hain Street Vanco1.1ver, 8.C. V6A 2Tl Dear Sir/M&da,., I have r eceived yo1.1r letter of February 13, 1985, infor;11ing - that the Internal Inveatigation Section is looking into the incident which occ1.1rred at the B&lmoz:al Hotel on January 21, 1985. Thank yo1.1 for this intoz:mation. I wllh to req:1.1eat that the Internal Investigation section share with the Carnegie C0111111u.nity Centre Aa1JOciation any fu.rther information which pertain• to the above-mentioned incident. POUCED(PAflTMENT: Jl2M...,Sl,Voncou-. 9no111eoo.-._C....,.~2TZ. BSFEBU SaraSnobelen Corr-espond1ng Secretary C1rnegte COll'rnunity Centre Assochtlon 401MafnStreet Yancouver,8.C. V6A2T7 0urS1r: 11!()416(6,~l-Oollml? CfN C~ ' J.\>R':"!i.;~ . .. These are a series of letters exchanged between Carnegie Centre and the City Police regarding the Balmoral Hotel incident ... The Downtown Eastside has legitimate concern s regarding policing,with Expo 86 and its crime problems fast approaching ... 85MAR06 S11111Snobelfn Cornspond\ng Secretary Carnegie C011111,in1ty Centre Association 401Ma1nStreet Yancouver,B.C. V6A2TL Thankyouforyourletterof8514AR01. Thelnvest1gatlon1$proceed1ngalongthenor11111lllnes. lrefertoparagraplltwoinyourletterwhereyourequestthe sll1ring of any 1nforrnat1on wl·th your centre Association. Sh'lllarly, I would request thatyou$III~ a'1)' 1nfon,iat1on that you may have In relation to this incident that-..ould us1st In 01.1r1nvestlgat1on. Iwould1pprec1ateanexpedlt1ousresponself1nfactyouhaveany 1n t1on. ,_,©Y M.J.Farre,lnsp,ector Executive sistant 7 ********************************************************************************** &~ &akueb&cpjfo,kJa,r.e, OPEN STAGE everyTUESOAY 7:30 < left to right: JOHN RYAN· HAROLD HAYASHI-ALLAN L EBlANC· LEONARD MATHE\/1/S· ED HUNTER· EARLE PEACH JIM BILDW·GERRY·LINDA· RON MAKORTOFF ·BRUCE· JODIE VAN EIDERSTEIN · unidentified· WILF fie_rb,9Teatare,: APRIL23 ********* JOE MCEACHERN's BLUEGRASS BAND ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. ,. :: 0 ~ ~ 0 (")(") .__-1---~---!---!--+-----l-..c__j-+-+---I )> )> i ~ i § ...,'< on •'Q •'< 0 Nm .. 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