Occasionally when I am investigating one story, something comes up that leads me to a new and completely unrelated topic. In this case, I was researching another P3 project I've been working on, and stumbled across one of those things that make you go Hmmmm. I'm talking about that big old white elephant, the Golden Ears Bridge, … Continue reading Was the construction of the “White Elephant” Golden Ears Bridge about connecting communities – or was it a 2010 Olympic Initiative?
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 how … Continue reading ” Vancouver’s Olympics head for disaster” ~ The Guardian
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 seize control. Well, today CBC has the followup story as a result of this weeks article … Continue reading 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
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 ?