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 →
Meeting Andrew Wilkinson can be intimidating. The BC Liberals candidate for Vancouver-Quilchena is a tall man in his early fifties, looking like a self-confident leader in spite of his boyish freckles. Moreover, Wilkinson is a political heavyweight, a former deputy minister and party president. Oh, and did I mention he is also a medical doctor and a lawyer?
On the podium, Wilkinson is a polite gentleman and eloquent speaker. And he is competitive.
If you think our youth are not interested in politics, think again. Over five hundred students filled the theatre at Magee Secondary School this morning. They came to listen to the all-candidates debate by Vancouver-Quilchena politicians.
Damian Kettlewell in front of the Vancouver BC Green Party office on 111 West Broadway.
Green Party candidate Damian Kettlewell is one of four candidates campaigning for Quilchena voters in order to win a seat in the legislature. If he succeeds, he will make history, as a first Green Party MLA is yet to be elected in B.C.
Vancouver-Quilchena’s NDP-team. From left: Michael Kushnir, Nicholas Scapillati, Kas Shield. Photo: Katja De Bock
Kerrisdale Village enjoys a new colour on the main shopping block–orange.
When I enter the new NDP office in the former Thomas Hobbs gift store on 41st Avenue at West Boulevard, I am greeted by the candidate Nicholas Scapillati, his wife Kas Shield, who works as the candidate scheduler and event coordinator, and Michael Kushnir, the campaign manager, who, interestingly, looks like a young Thomas Mulcair. Continue reading →
Saleema Noon talking to parents at Southlands Elementary on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Don’t be surprised when your first-grader comes home this Thursday naming private parts, and saying that from now on, she needs no more supervising with washing, because “no one is allowed to touch my body.”
Keiko Honda is a community builder in Dunbar-Southlands and Kerrisdale.
I met Keiko Honda in the shower room of Kerrisdale pool last year. The elegant young woman was supervising her daughter Maya, who just finished swimming lessons. I, on the other hand, was undressed and wet, showering off the chlorine, after having enjoyed half an hour of lapses in the pool. Our eyes met, but we only smiled at each other.
Our shower meetings went on for several months, but I never had the opportunity to speak to her. Keiko and Maya had already left the dressing room long before my kids and I were ready. Continue reading →