Jericho Pier to be repaired, not demolished, after Vancouver Park Board vote

The Vancouver Park Board has voted to repair the 80-year-old pier at Jericho Beach, going against a staff recommendation to dismantle the structure.

Last week, park board staff released a report recommending the removal of the Jericho Pier, which had been heavily damaged by strong winds and high tides in November 2021 and January 2022.

The report said the pier, first built in 1942, was at risk of further damage from extreme climate events, and its removal would be an opportunity for reconciliation with local First Nations.

However, on Monday night, park board commissioners voted for the second option in the report — a like-for-like repair that  is estimated to cost $1.7 million, with an insurance

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