On Casino Plans And Loving Marpole’s Hilariously Furious Apathy

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by Sean Orr | Jon Ferry: Stunning verdict in deadly crash shows you can drive badly in B.C. — if you have a good excuse. That is not how justice works, Jon Ferry. Are you five years old? If someone gets off on a murder charge, that doesn’t mean you can go out murdering people if you have a good excuse. Just sayin’.

What the actual fuck: Native Canadian women sold on U.S. ships, researcher says. What fucking year is it? 1889? Jesus Christ. Can we make Truth and Reconciliation Week 365 days long?

Vancouver Not Vanderhoof: $535 million “urban resort” to house new downtown Vancouver casino. Before you get your knickers in a twist, it’s not really a new casino. It’s the new home of the old one, and I guess it does kind of look like a Bose Stereo system…

Pretty vacant: Five condo building complex proposed for Southeast False Creek. I am a huge fan of berms.

Marpole Position: Marpole taking protest to City Hall. “We’re not against densification, but we want planned growth and for someone to approach us and say, ‘What’s your input?'” Uh, they did. Only 318 people filled out the questionnaire. That’s your fault, not City Hall’s.

Lift Your Skinny Fists: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Respond to Polaris Win, Decry “Corporate Banners and Culture Overlords”. I’d be more upset If GY!BE didn’t say anything. It’s kind of their job, really, and they said it themselves – “Sorry to be such bores”. I think we’re all capable of celebrating Canadian Music while aspiring to make it more relevant. Bonus: Russell Brand Marlon Brando did it first.

1000 bicycles collection (surrey). “The vortex where stolen bikes go has been reversed! SPEW FORTH VELOCIPEDE! TAKE BACK THE STREET”! – David “I’ve been ghostwriting Tea & Two Slices for two years” Mattatal.

Sharks shell-Lack Canucks’ backup in 5-0 pre-season win. You guys couldn’t wait until the regular season to drop that gem?

In defense of poop: Best letter to editor Tyee has ever received?

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