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 freezer downstairs - for the kids of course ;  ) Of course, there's absolutely no way …

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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 as thin as curtains' Athletes and coaches slam Olympic Village accommodation // Winter Games 2010 …

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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   Several days ago, the link disappeared and ' this story was no longer available.'   …

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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 freelancer, who was in fact interviewed by CBC yesterday! ( thank you C.!)  ** note how …

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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 seize control. Well, today CBC has the followup story as a result of this weeks article …

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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 had a few other things  to say about children,education, and dreams. This is all what he would …

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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 overwhelms the torch runner in the middle... don't blink or you will miss the torch …

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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 of the public. Imagine my surprise when scrolling through his feed this morning, to see …

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You better find your parking now if you plan to drive to Whistler in 2010 – and be prepared to prove it.

*** Want to hear more on this story? Listen to CBC Radio newscasts  tomorrow morning, Thursday February 26th, for excerpts from an interview with Priya Ramu, who contacted me after reading Wednesdays bits and bites feature. That is the word from Vancouver 2010 representative Suzanne Walters, who advised me via an email through Tourism BC that the Sea …

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Ed Willes hits it spot on, and pulls no punches doing it.

More often than not, the best writing in The Province is found in the sports section, under the banner of Province sportswriter, Ed Willes. Personally, I think they should let this man loose with a column in the first section, and see where he can go with that. His style is straight forward and descriptive,and …

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