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From the Friday Fun File,August 13th – 2010: The Gordon Campbell Caption Challenge

‘ Morning everyone! I hope you’ve been thinking of some ways to beat the heat this weekend, because it’s going to be HOT!  And in my house, that equates to 4 fans, a sprinkler in the yard and a boat-load of freezies in the chest … Continue reading

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Olympic Village compared to ” boy scout camp” with “walls as thin as curtains” ??? Read the news from overseas…

For the love of everything Canadian, will someone please tell me this is not true!!  courtesy of  a long standing reader this morning : http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/bild-english/sport-news/vancouver-olympics-2010/02/12/olympic-village-accommodation/coaches-athletes-slam-walls-as-thin-as-curtains.html ( and who was in charge of Olympic construction ? ) Don’t snore – ‘the walls are … Continue reading

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” Someone can write a negative story by taking a picture of someone in a doorway,but we have some things to celebrate.” ~ Rich Coleman

     (Well, Rich, you sure know how to give a good quote ! )  ******* UPDATE – FEBRUARY 07th, 2010.  Last year I bookmarked a page from The Province’s Operation Phoenix series that I found to be particularly authentic, and   … Continue reading

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” Vancouver’s Olympics head for disaster” ~ The Guardian

This link is appearing everywhere online, and has been sent to me by a number of readers. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/jan/31/vancouver-winter-olympics-police An interesting commentary, it at first appears to be an overseas Op-Ed, but on further examination the author turns out to be a local … Continue reading

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Coming to a screen near you:” The Coca Cola Case ” ~ (The movie Coca Cola would rather no one watches)

While everyone’s certainly seems to be feeling the lighter side of Coca Cola in Vancouver and along the  Olympic torch run,here is a little something-something that came into my email box this week.  Lawyers from Coca Cola’s  New York office have tried to … Continue reading

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You heard it here locally first, on January 11th…now,CBC picks up NY post story and tells more of how Intrawest’s troubles are threatening the Olympics in Whistler

You heard it here first on January 11th, which is the date I brought you the NY post story that detailed the first  real hint of trouble for Whistler/Blackcomb resort owners, Intrawest, whose creditors are threatening to foreclose on them and … Continue reading

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” for all the challenges our children may face in the world, they continue to benefit from a world-class education system.” ~ Gordon Campbell.

A big,BIG, thank you out to Frank for this little gem… That headline quote above is from the opinion editorial that Campbell wrote yesterday, that is posted here right below,and ran in yesterday’s Sun. In that same editorial, he also … Continue reading

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How many police officers does it take to get an Olympic torchbearer across the road?

Vans and vans full, according to this video! National must be making a fortune over van rentals for this security detail.   Shot at the end of October on Vancouver Island, the video clearly shows a massive police presence that really-kinda-sorta … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday August 05th, 2009

Welcome back to the weekly feature where we take a look at bits and bite from all over the web.First up today : What is the importance in a name? As a parent to 4, I’ve always thought long and hard about … Continue reading

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Criminals facing trial applaud VANOC’s commandeer of the RCMP for 10 weeks during 2010

If you don’t follow David Berner’s  blog now, I suggest that you do. He writes and comments and talks about various important issues facing those of us in Lotusland, and often touches on items that would otherwise escape the scrutiny … Continue reading

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