If a tree falls in a West Side lot…

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Do the multi-millionaire neighbours give a shit? Apparently not.

Chainsaw_1 According to CKNW, geotechnical conditions are ripe for a landslide along the slopes of an unoccupied multimillion-dollar residential property off Spanish Banks. Vancouver city engineers made that assessment after 65 trees were unlawfully clear-cut down to the beach. The property encompasses three lots on Belmont Avenue – home of 4 of the Top 20 assessed residences in Vancouver.

While the neighbours seem unconcerned, the City of Vancouver and Department of Fisheries and Oceans are pissed. The City has ordered the property owners to hire a geotechnical engineer to put together a plan to remedy the situation and the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has also expressed concern the tree cutting could send soil and debris into the salmon-bearing Spanish Banks creek below.

I wonder if Jacqui Cohen has an alibi.

Last modified: November 23, 2005

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