Today was the last official day of the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics (and the free stuff events around the city). Vancouver has graciously received visitors from all over the world and the city has a few new ‘green’ buildings, a important transportation line/link, and progressive ideas for the future. From the Richmond Olympic Oval, the … Continue reading FREE isn't forever.
Just got back to Vancouver a couple of days ago and was able to catch a little Olympic fever. Yes, I’m a couple of weeks too late for the main event, but the Paralympic Games will be starting soon. I was in downtown Vancouver yesterday and even though weather wasn’t the greatest (i.e. rain, rain … Continue reading Never too late for photos…
Canada comes out of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with the most number of gold medals of any country! Even though I couldn’t catch most of the games while I was in Bangkok, I was glad to catch the biggest gold medal won during these games – Canada’s 3-2 overtime victory over the USA in … Continue reading There’s still more Olympics to go… up next, the Paralympics!
It’s almost showtime! If you didn’t know the 2010 Winter Olympics will start on Friday, 12 February in Vancouver, Canada. It’s one of the biggest events that has come to the city in a long time, and while there are concerns over urban displacement, indigenous issues and budget/debt after the games, the excitement leading up … Continue reading Going for gold… the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
Urban transportation in Vancouver is a sensitive but important issue. There are still a lot of problems with the light-rail system in Vancouver, but overall it does a good job. To try to address deeper social and security issues with the system, Translink, Skytrain and other transport authorities in the city came together on Saturday … Continue reading How important is Skytrain to you?