by Sean Orr | Just to be extra clear, the $100,000 “controversial” poodle statue on the pedestal at Main & 17th is hilarious and the joke is on you if you don’t get it. There are hundreds of shitty public art pieces that cost way more and people seldom say anything about them. The fact there are people are angry means the artist won.
Meanwhile, The Province – those arbiters of architectural excellence who left this building for this one as part of a massive project that would have levelled most of Gastown and some of the DTES – have the wherewithal to roundly declare: Post office isn’t nice enough to preserve.
And now they have a problem with walkability? Take a hike, eh.
Because there’s no overlap in the corporate world: Parochialism hits ratepayers in the pocketbook. Yeah, dude. We should just have one huge government that controls everything with, like, a supreme leader who makes great sacrifices for the common good.
As Sun Media grovels to the public, Shaw, Rogers merger inevitable. I can’t wait for my first bill from SSG, aka ShRoTe SunStar Globalcor, aka Shaw, Rogers, Telus, Sun Media, Can West Global, Torstar, and Quebecor all together.
First they mock you: Conservative MP and senator belittle Chief Theresa Spence, Idle No More movement. Wait, that guy is a senator? And who says hipster is not a job?
I know people will lose their jobs and whatnot, but woot! 15 Future Shop and Best Buy stores closing in Canada, including Surrey location. Micro economy now!
So the old cycle “two venues close one opens up” in Vancouver continues: The Portside Pub is open for business, and bands.