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Entries from September 2013

Where Am I? author weighs in on taking lanes from cars

May 31st, 2009 · 17 Comments

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 […]

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View corridor open houses coming up

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 […]

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Vancouver Summer 2009: Might as well park your car

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 […]

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Will Susan Heyes win if case is appealed? Look at the past

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.

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Heyes’ win is good news for other Cambie merchants but will it stand?

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 […]

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Susan Heyes wins $600,000 over Canada Line construction

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

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White Rock councillor loses seat over lies

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.

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High-speed train? You’re dreaming

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.

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Vancouver Sikh community holds special service for Arthur Erickson

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 […]

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The man at the side of Vancouver’s new mayor: Joel Solomon

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 […]

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