While trolling the Great Big Internet Sea for something else, I stumbled across this essay from the author of the recent book attracting attention in the human-psychology world, Where Am I? Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon But Get Lost in the Mall. One more take on the debate about taking space […]
Entries from July 2013
May 31st, 2009 · 17 Comments
May 29th, 2009 · 24 Comments
It could be just my imagination, but it seems to me that people who read this blog are very interested in the discussion about changes to view corridors. Given that, here’s the city’s official announcement about open houses on same — perhaps people could come wearing nametags with their blog pseudonyms? Downtown Capacity and View […]
May 29th, 2009 · 101 Comments
Jerry Dobrovolny, the city’s go-to guy on cycling, walking, bus lanes and all things apparently non-car, and his staff have been writing up a storm of reports that have landed this week. Enhanced greenways, check. Improved bikeways, check. New bus lanes for Hastings, check. Reducing mandated spaces for cars in the downtown, check. New cyclist […]
May 28th, 2009 · 28 Comments
Here’s my latest on the Canada Line/Susan Heyes decision, which looks at the previous big case that went down in B.C. between an agency building a public project and people who felt that they’d suffered as a result.
May 28th, 2009 · 20 Comments
In my Globe story today about the court ruling that Canada Line owes Susan Heyes $600,000 for the “nuisance” it caused, lawyer Joe Arvay says this is good news for the many other Cambie merchants he is representing in the class-action suit still to come. But before everyone gets TOO jubilant, I should remind all […]
May 27th, 2009 · 35 Comments
Decision just came down in the case of the indomitable Susan Heyes/Hazel & Co and her lawsuit for damages over the Canada Line construction’s impact on her store. Decision is here. canada-line-damages-decision
May 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Well, this ought to raise some eyebrows around the region — and lead to some soul-searching as people launch their municipal election campaigns two and a half years from now. A White Rock councillor is losing his seat after the court determined that he had won improperly, as this story from the Surrey Now details.
May 26th, 2009 · 16 Comments
An excellent article debunking the current hoopla over the alleged high-speed train network between Vancouver and Portland from Monte Paulsen at the Tyee, for those who haven’t already spotted it.
May 26th, 2009 · No Comments
When Arthur Erickson died last week, many people noted the buildings he has done in Vancouver that have contributed to this city’s identity. One building that no one, including me, included on the list was the Ross Street temple in southeast Vancouver. In fact, I didn’t even know that this temple that has such a […]
May 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments
My latest column in Vancouver magazine features Joel Solomon, the man who is having a huge influence on the green-business culture of this city. He’s also one of the mayor’s closest allies and a fascinating blend of entrepreneur, philanthropist and philosopher. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t people in town who are uneasy about him […]