Press Archives

(note some links or videos may become unavailable over time)


Vancouver Sun Article (June 15, 2016)

Playland expansion plan moves ahead


CBC Radio: On The Coast – Interview with FOHP’s Linda Shuto (September 28, 2015)

Listen at 2:06:00 mark:

Vancouver Courier Article (August 21, 2015)

PNE loses charitable status, faces 6-figure tax bill

CKNW article (June 10, 2015)

Vancouver council removes parks’ representation from PNE board

Video clip of City Council’s Standing Committee on Finance and Services, discussion of Hastings Park governance review and bylaw update (June 10, 2015),006

City of Vancouver website, latest news for June 9, 2015

Vancouver Park Board Chair asks Mayor and Council to reject new governance model for PNE-Hastings Park

Vancouver Sun article (June 9, 2015)

Battle brews over Vancouver’s Hastings Park board

Vancouver Courier article (June 9, 2015)

Vancouver Park Board chair bemoans loss of PNE seat



Georgia Straight article (September 17, 2013)

Residents set to rally at Vancouver City Hall over community plans

Vancouver Decides civic blog interview and video (August 28, 2013)

FOHP’s Linda Shuto interviewed by Mike Andruff: The Hastings Park Management Model Roller Coaster Ride Comes Off the Rails

Vancouver Courier letter (August 21, 2013)

Reader saddened by loss of PNE’s guided walks

Vancouver Courier article (August 2, 2013)

Central Park: Vancouver park board blocked from Hastings Park Governance

CBC News article (August 1, 2013)

Hastings Park not part of Park Board says Vancouver council

Georgia Straight article (August 1, 2013)

Vision Vancouver blocks park board control of Hastings Park

Podcast: CBC Early Edition interview with Linda Shuto of FOHP (August 1, 2013)
Listen from start of podcast for item on Hastings Park, ahead of council vote on governance.

Globe and Mail article (August 1, 2013)

Council votes to continue PNE management of Hastings Park

CKNW article (August 1, 2013)

PNE board retains control of Hastings Park

Vancouver Courier article (August 1, 2013)

Central Park: Hastings-Sunrise park battle heats up

Globe and Mail article (July 31, 2013)

Hastings Park: a public space in ‘limbo’

News 1130 article (July 31, 2013)

Hastings Park governance rally held ahead of vote

Province article (July 31, 2013)

Hastings Park’s future should be with parks board, say community groups

Vancouver Sun article (July 31, 2013)

Community activities want board, not PNE, to run Hastings Park

Vancouver Courier, article (July 29, 2013)

Hastings Park governance decision on hold

Vancouver Sun, article (July 25, 2013)

Vancouver city council to vote on Hastings Park on Aug 1

24 Hours article (July 25, 2013)

Council to vote on Hastings Park custodian

Vancouver Sun, letter to the editor (July 24, 2013)

Hastings Park could be spectacular under better governance

Letter from Shane Simpson to City of Vancouver (July 24, 2013)

Letter to the City of Vancouver regarding the future of Hastings Park

Vancouver Courier, letter to the editor (July 23, 2013)

Fishing at Hastings Pond a failed experiement

Letter to Council from NSV (July 23, 2013)

NSV Writes City Council on Hastings Park Governance Review

Vancouver Courier article (July 16, 2013)

Duck death at Hastings Park blamed on fishing hook

Vancouver Courier article (July 16, 2013)

City of Vancouver to decide on who controls Hastings Park

Ibycter blog posting (July 10, 2013)

A bad idea threatens wildlife in Hastings Park

CBC News article (June 30, 2013)

Hastings Park governance, commercial focus protested

Global TV News, video clip (June 29, 2013)

Hastings Park Rally

CKNW News, article (June 29, 2013)

Dozens rally in hopes of a Park Board take over of Hastings Park

CBC News Vancouver at 6, video clip (June 29, 2013)

VIDEO: PNE billboard protest: Some residents want the city to treat Hastings Park like a park

News 1130 coverage of June 29th Stand (June 29, 2013)

Group wants Vancouver Park Board to take over Hastings Park: The billboard at the main entrance of the park is of particular concern

Nature Vancouver letter to Council (June 20, 2013)

Read the letter from Nature Vancouver

Vancouver Courier Opinion column (June 12, 2013)

Sanctuary pond a bird-brained idea

Vancouver Courier, letter from a resident (June 7, 2013)

Park Board should control Hastings Park

Metro News article (June 4, 2013

Urban fishing catches controversy at Vancouver’s Hastings Park

Vancouver Courier article (June 4, 2013)

Fish pond in sanctuary doesn’t fly with neighbours: Hastings Park stocks pond with sterilized trout for public fishing

CKNW article (May 28, 2013):

Councillors cautious to react to park board move to govern Hastings Park

Province article (May 28, 2013):

Vancouver parks board could take control of Hastings Park, including PNE

Vancouver Sun news article (May 28, 2013):

Park board shows unanimous support for taking control of Hastings Park, including PNE

CBC News Radio One report (May 28, 2013):

Listen at 00:03:19 for item on Hastings Park

CKNW News article (May 27, 2013):

Battle over Hastings Park continues

Georgia Straight News article (May 26, 2013):

Vision Vancouver commissioners advance motions on Hastings Park, kite surfing, and bird habitat

Global News (video clip, May 3, 2013):

Plan for the future of Hastings Park revealed

News 1130 article (May 2, 2013):

Concern over the future of hastings park

Vancouver Sun article (May 2, 2013)

Hastings Park shouldn’t be turned over to PNE board: group

Vancouver Sun article (May 1, 2013):

Citizens oppose plan to give PNE board control of Hastings Park

Global News (video clip, April 16, 2013):

Hastings Park Redevelopment Fight

CBC Early Edition Podcast (April 16, 2013)

listen at 2:02:35 to hear interview with Linda Shuto of Friends of Hastings Park, about FOHP Public Meeting of April 15, 2013

News 1130 article (April 16, 2013):

Group wants Hastings Park to be in Park Board hands

Province article (April 15, 2013). This article also appeared on Global BC website:

Friends of Hastings Park don’t like any of the city’s options for the Vancouver landmark (or also see on Global BC site)

Vancouver Courier (April 5, 2013):

Province pedals money for Hastings Park

COPE Parks Committee Letter to City Council (March 18, 2013):

From COPE website March 18, 2013



Vancouver Courier article (March 9, 2012):

Hastings: racing into the sunset?

City Hall Watch blog (February 20, 2012):

As City holds Open House for “Hastings Park / PNE Planning” on Feb 22, “Friends” demand promised Governance Review



CBC Radio One: BC The Early Edition (October 26, 2011)

Listen from 1:09:00 mark in the audio on the Early Edition Blog.

News 1130 article (September 17, 2011)

Hastings park Friends want changes: Concerned with the extention of liquor hours at the Coliseum


Global TV December 13th noon news clip (video clip no longer active)

CBC News article:

Hastings Park ‘master plan’ adopted (December 14, 2010)

The Province article (December 15, 2010)

Neighbourhood torn over park plans: Residents angry parking stays as Playland expands, green space triples

Vancouver Sun article (December 14, 2010):

Hastings Park revitalization plan approved, despite opposition

News 1130 article (December 14, 2010):

Council passes master plan for Hastings Park (December 14, 2010)

Vancouver Sun article in Opinion (December 13, 2010):

Changes to east end Playland and PNE have residents up in arms

Georgia Straight article about December 9th council meeting (December 10, 2010):

Vancouver city council to vote on Hastings Park master plan next week

Vancouver Sun article (December 8, 2010):

Hastings Park renovation plan draws criticism
re-published as Hastings Park renovation plan draws ire of neighbours (December 9, 2010)

News1130 article about December 7th Council meeting (December 8, 2010):

Many people upset about proposed plans for Hastings Park

Letter to the editor of the Vancouver Courier (December 8, 2010):

Hastings Park plan should focus on feet, transit

Georgia Straight article and video on December 2nd City Council Meeting (December 2, 2010):

Concerns raised over proposed redevelopment of Hastings Park

CTV news video on November 13, 2010 Stand (November 13, 2010):

Protesters picket Hastings Park redevelopment

News 1130 Article and Poll about November 13, 2010 Stand (November 13, 2010):

Crowd Rallies for more “park” at Hastings Park

Co-op Radio Podcast (Audio): Redeye interview with Linda Shuto from Friends of Hastings Park (October 30, 2010):

Fighting for green space in East Vancouver

UBC Thunderbird article (October 28, 2010):

Hastings Park plan angers residents

Vancouver Courier Article (August 20, 2010):

Hastings Park hardly a park

Georgia Straight Article (February 11, 2010):

Hastings Park community groups fed up with City of Vancouver


Vancouver Observer Article (December 18, 2009):

Re-greening of Hastings Park Grinds to Stand-still

Two Georgia Straight articles from 2009 about the governance issue in Hastings Park (May 2009):

Hastings Park advocate predicts PNE board fight (May 28, 2009)

Restructured PNE board may add 12th member, Coun. Andrea Reimer says (May 28, 2009)