As the debate about the city’s possible purchase of the Arbutus corridor is ongoing, I realized there might be little time left to walk or bike along the trail, a trip that was on my Vancouver ‘to do’ list for a few years.
Though we still haven’t managed the bike trip, my family and I went for a nice walk along three routes of the corridor a few weeks ago. Some parts of the walk are probably less familiar to the general audience than the popular route along 6th Avenue between Fir and Maple streets. In the following photo essay, you’ll find some impressions of the trip. Please note the trip was taken spontaneously and most photos taken by my iPhone. Continue reading →
Three weeks and no charges have been laid in the case of Julie Paskall, the hockey mom who was beaten to death at a community centre in Surrey. The soon five-year-old murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry in Pacific Spirit Park as well as the mysterious sexual assault series at the UBC campus are equally unsolved.
Not a good idea: focussing on your smart phone in a back alley. Photo: Katja De Bock
The False Creek Grandragons in September 2013. Kerrisdalers raise their hands. Photo: Katja De Bock
Are you over 55 and looking for a great workout? The False Creek Grandragons dragon boat team trains twice weekly between February and November and takes part in half a dozen competitions each season. Read all about it in my blog post for the Kerrisdale Playbook (kccplaybook.org).
from left: Katja De Bock, Keiko Honda, Ann Goldberg. Photo: Noriko Nasu-Tidball
Ann Goldberg, a photo-realist painter from Edmonton who now lives on the University Endowment Lands, is exhibiting her work at Winsor Gallery. The show Eden premiered on June 13 and will be open until July 13.
Bike to work week did not quite turn out as Andrew Budreski had expected. When the 29-year-old project manager returned from a meetup with friends last Wednesday night, he was in for a nasty surprise. His brand new mountain bike was stolen from his car, which was parked at West 7th Ave. and Pine St. Continue reading →
Bill Clarke. Photo: courtesy of BC Conservative Party
*** updated with Elections BC reply***
As the BC provincial elections are only a day away, one of Quilchena’s candidates will go to bed tonight with a form of not-so-mild chagrin.
Dear readers, I am currently traveling in Europe, but I received an email in my inbox I wanted to share with you. I already mentioned in my profile of BC Conservative candidate Bill Clarke that he and his team were planning legal actions against Elections BC, as a clerical error resulted in Clarke’s name to appear on the ballot.
It looks like their fight was tilting at windmills. Don Main, communications manager of Elections BC, confirmed:
“The BC Conservative party did not include Bill Clarke’s name on the List of Candidate Endorsements submitted to Elections BC by the close of nominations. His name will be on the ballot with no party affiliation.”
Below is a reproduction of the letter by Rick Peterson, campaign manager, about his view on the situation.
Meanwhile, I wish all Quilchena residents and candidates a fair and well-attended election day.