June 10, 2016
Rally to Save Crab Park
the expansion of the Centerm Container Terminal that would ruin CRAB
park. Stand with the people of the Downtown Eastside and respect
their struggle by protecting CRAB Park.
A huge multinational company is
threatening CRAB Park. Dubai Ports World, operators of the Centerm
container terminal beside much-loved CRAB Park, plans to extend its
terminal westward with 7 acres of infill in the ocean right in front
of the Park.
Park is the only green space for the vast majority of Downtown
Eastside residents, almost all of whom live in SROs or small
apartments. It is home to the monument in memory of Downtown
Eastside missing and murdered women.
Downtown Eastsiders and their allies have struggled successfully for
33 years for CRAB Park, succeeding against impossible odds.
Now Centerm's expansion threatens to transform CRAB's natural
setting into a heavy industry zone with its attendant air, water and
noise pollution. It will bring in more hazardous cargo to a heavily
populated neighbourhood that already endured a huge chemical fire
from Centerm's terminal in March 2015.
The Port of Vancouver is not accountable to any level of government.
It alone has the power to stop this expansion.
The Valley Voice
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