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Vancouver mayor hopes for decline in overdoses and more affordable housing in 2020

Last Updated Dec 24, 2019 at 2:21 pm PDT

(Courtesy Kennedy Stewart/Twitter)
Summary

In his Christmas address, Stewart says work is underway on lowering overdoses and more affordable housing

He also notes construction is underway on the Broadway subway

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A decline in overdoses and more affordable housing are the hopes for Vancouver’s mayor.

In his Christmas address on social media, Kennedy Stewart says work is underway on both fronts.

“In terms of housing, we really think we’ve put the policies in place we need to turn the corner on our affordability crisis. Working hand-in-hand with the Federal and Provincial governments, we think we are going to see a dramatic decline in overdoses in 2020,” he says.


He also notes construction is underway on the Broadway subway, which Stewart says will be a fantastic addition to the area’s transit infrastructure.

Stewart ends with a reminder to give back however you can over the holidays.

“Whether it’s wishing somebody a Merry Christmas, whether it’s giving to the food bank or something bigger — why not chip in, do something you wouldn’t do through the rest of the year and make this a Merry Christmas for everyone in the city,” he says.