Night Music: Treat You Better

June 22, 2017

Today’s the Day

June 22, 2017

The Socred-Tory-Liberals will today bring forward a Throne Speech that will contain many of the best parts of the NDP and Green platforms (and which the Socreds ran against only two months ago).

The arch-pirate Christy Clark says the opposition will be “embarrassed” to vote against her proposals. But this is a bluff that will be called, and her right-wing regime will sink beneath the waves to the joy of most.

Where the real cynicism will be evident is when Horgan introduces legislation that Clark says she supports in the Queen’s Speech, but which she and her caucus will then vote against as they have so many times before.

This whole charade is nothing but politics, treating the people of BC as if they were dumb. They are not, and they can see through the self-serving meanness of Clark’s wholesale dishonesty.


Dates For The Calendar

June 21, 2017

Here are a few more dates of interesting events/debates at Britannia:


  • Thursday 22nd June, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, in Gym D

A discussion about the Arts & Culture spaces in the future Britannia. Snacks and refreshments available.


  • Monday 26th June, 10:00am to 6:00pm, Carving Pavilion (behind the rink)

An all day event to celebrate the naming of the Carving Pavilion. The Naming Ceremony is 10:00am to noon; noon to 1:00pm, community lunch; 1:00pm-6:00pm Open house discussion; 6:00pm Community Feast.


  • Tuesday 27th June, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Carving Pavilion

An Indigenous Visioning Workshop to develop ideas for better serving our indigenous population at Britannia. This will lead to a design charrette in the fall.


  • Wednesday 28th June, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Ice Rink Mezzanine

What would make the new Britannia a welcoming place for LGBTQ2S folks.

Image: Fog At Sunset

June 21, 2017

The Broadway Beast Is Back!

June 21, 2017

The outrageously expensive, technologically unnecessary, and entirely developer-profit-driven Broadway subway to nowhere is back for another round of propaganda/sales meetings.

There will be “open houses” as follows:

  • June 24: 10am-2:00pm at 511 W. Broadway
  • June 27: 4:00pm-7:00pm at 511 W. Broadway
  • June 28: 4:00pm-7:00pm at 511 W. Broadway

You can read the City’s propaganda at their website.

I wrote my own thoughts on this quite a while ago, and do not see any reason to change my opinion that the subway is a disaster designed solely to feed huge for-profit condo towers along Broadway to the detriment of transportation throughout the city.

There are far better ways to deal with our transit issues than a $4 billion (or much more) hole in the ground, but I bet these “open houses” will not be a forum for that debate.

Night Music: Fado Guitar

June 20, 2017

Image: Across English Bay

June 19, 2017