Unsolved Wendy Ladner-Beaudry murder moves to RCMP Major Crime Section

Pacific Spirit Park at the corner of SW Marine Drive and Camoson St., a few hours before the press conference on April 3, 2014.

Pacific Spirit Park at the corner of SW Marine Drive and Camosun St., a few hours before the press conference on April 3, 2014.

This week marked five years since local resident Wendy Ladner-Beaudry, 53, was found murdered in Pacific Spirit Park. In spite of five years of investigation, the IHIT team have so far found no suspect, and no motive, said IHIT spokeswoman Jennifer Pound, as the RCMP and the family conducted their annual press conference last Wednesday. Continue reading

Photo realist painter Ann Goldberg exhibits at Winsor Gallery

from left: Katja De Bock, Keiko Honda, Ann Goldberg. Photo: Noriko Nasu-Tidball

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.

I was lucky to meet Goldberg and interview her for Kerrisdale Playbook, a blog for the Kerrisdale community curated by Keiko Honda.

Katja De Bock

Pacific Spirit Park society to discuss Musqueam Block F development

The Pacific Spirit Park society will discuss suggestions for the owners and developers of the contested Block F on the University Endowment Lands on Wednesday.

Block F at University Blvd.

Block F at University Blvd.

The 22-acres parcel known as Block F was returned to Musqueam in 2008 as part of a larger agreement between the Musqueam Band and the Province of British Columbia. The band decided to develop the parcel, which borders on Acadia Road and University Boulevard. It hired the planning company Colliers International, and has held two open houses so far. All three site planning options presented on Feb. 6 contained a dense neighbourhood with townhouses, high rises, retail and a 120-bed hotel. The plans include three acres of mature conifer trees and wetlands. Continue reading