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 freelancer, who was in fact interviewed by CBC yesterday! ( thank you C.!) ** note howContinue reading ” Vancouver’s Olympics head for disaster” ~ The Guardian
From the NY Post : Fortress says it is negotiating with the Canadian government, which it says promised to make it whole for the time Whistler/Blackcomb mountain is used for the Olympics. Intrawest is trying to get roughly $90 million, and wants to be paid before the Games start on Feb. 12, a source said. If it doesContinue reading An Olympic sized Canadian bail-out for Intrawest could mean all Canadians pay for the 2010 games – whether they want to or not.
In a move that Coast Mountain and Translink will surely claim as altruistic, Transit police have been given the authority to identify,and move homeless people to shelters during extreme weather. They will even call in a shuttle bus and driver to transport them to the closest shelter. Now, that doesn’t seem all that bad, does it? However,Continue reading Is this really about protecting the homeless – or protecting the Olympic image ?