Coming back from a long weekend and moving sluggishly due to turkey hangovers I’ve decided to bundle up a nice little packet of news for your Tuesday (that feels like a Monday) morning reading. But first, some hockey.
I know I’ve been obsessed with the Vancouver Giants lately but after attending two games in the last three days, I’m pretty much hooked. I got to meet Joey Kenward and witness yesterday’s defeat (the Giant’s first regular time loss this season) from the comforts of the press box at the Pacific Coliseum. Three seconds into the game a fight broke out and that dictated the pace for the rest of the period. In the third the ref’s bad calls caught up with the Giants and the Kelowna Rockets came out victorious. I personally find the following a bit odd: Giants player has the puck at the back of the net. Rockets player causes a penalty on the Giants player who wraps around and puts the puck in the net. Ref waives off the goal so he can give the Rockets player the penalty. So instead of a goal… the Giants got a 2 minute power play. In what universe does that make sense? I’m just saying…
Okay now onto the news:
A community has taken action to bring awareness to the issue surrounding Pacific Spirit Park.
“Leaflet campaign started to save Pacific Spirit Park from being developed”: A community group has undertaken a leaflet campaign to save Pacific Spirit Park from being developed if it’s dealt to the Musqueam band as a part of a land claim treaty.[CKNW]
Nothing against the issue itself but this story (especially the title) instantly made me giggle and think of Red Dwarf (yes, I’m that much of a nerd).
The time for talking is over. Now call it extreme if you like, but I propose we hit it hard, and we hit it fast, with a major, and I mean major, leaflet campaign. [Red Dwarf – Polymorph]
And if that doesn’t work… a car boot sale.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is celebrating 25 years of helping the community by not having a charity dinner. The unvitations can be downloaded from their website, filled out, and completed with your donation for the non-dinner. Remember, one dollar equals three dollars that can be used for food at area Food Banks.
The civic strike will continue as CUPE 391 members are urged to reject mediators’ recommendations.
Only CUPE Local 15, which represents 3,500 inside workers, has urged its members to vote in favour of recommendations released Friday by mediator Brian Foley. [Metro News]
On the blogs, my pal Duane has taken on a different kind of photography. Check out his work in his recap blog post after shooting his first ever wedding.
Today I have to give back my Nokia n95. It was super fun while it lasted (check out the video or photos). The others who participated may have used a few more features than I did but I think I tested it out pretty well and will have some feedback on the topic later on.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me in NetChick’s win-a-Wii contest. I think I came in fourth but the effort was very much appreciated. Tanya officially celebrated her 10 year blogaversary one week ago.
Did you know Tourism Vancouver has a blog? Well… they do.
Mel’s got some pretty geeky costume ideas for Halloween posted and expresses interest in being a cabbage patch kid – wonder if she’s seen this Geico commercial:
And finally, after you read this next post by Matt, I promise you’ll get a song stuck in your head, and you’ll probably be cursing me (or him) for the rest of the day.