Bringing long-buried streams to light a part of urban renewal in Vancouver

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British Columbia Part of CBC’s The Early Edition new column about urban design and city living ‘About Here’ Long-buried streams are being uncovered through the process of daylighting in the City of Vancouver. (Uytae Lee/CBC) You might be familiar with False Creek, but underneath the city of Vancouver are dozens of streams and creeks, buried long ago and diverted through a network of pipes. Now, some of these streams are making a comeback. There are dozens of buried streams in Vancouver. (Uytae Lee/CBC) Still Creek, which runs through Burnaby and into East Vancouver, is one such example, said Uytae Lee, a columnist with CBC’s The Early Edition. Parts of it were buried and now parts of it are being restored. "Streams such as Still Creek and others like it were once considered a nuisance," Lee told CBC’s Stephen Quinn. "They would often get in the way of road construction or buildings … They were also these dumping grounds for garbage, so there was really this incentive to bury them and that’s kind of just what happened." Environmental benefits Lee says the process of uncovering long-buried streams — called daylighting — can have environmental benefits that go beyond becoming a […]

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