Monday Link Fest: News Blast

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After a 4-5 hour long live blog of Interesting Vancouver the other night I pretty much decided to disconnect for the weekend (save a few posts that were preset to publish on the site). Now that I’m back in touch with the world, here’s what I’ve discovered:

  • Twitter can be used for terrorism! Much like telephones, walkie-talkies and morse code but this is a bigger buzz word right now.
  • 15,000 people sign a petition to help save the UBC Farm.
  • I’ve been invited to an online comment party for being one of Liz Strauss’ ‘Successful and Outstanding Bloggers” – a list she’s been creating for 157 weeks.
  • Hollow Beast

  • “Tonight, Monday October 27th, the Park Board will vote on whether or not to accept our plan to save the Hollow Tree. If you wish, please come to the 7pm meeting at the Park Board office in the southerly tip of Stanley Park, at 2099 Beach Avenue.” The last time I checked on the Hollow Tree it really wasn’t looking so hot. Also, since when did they chop down the tree behind it as well?
  • Paul Hillsdon released his Transit for Tomorrow Plan.
  • Bedouin Soundclash were to play a free concert at Insite, Vancouver’s safe injection site, last week but it was shut down by police [CBC]. I was also sent a link to these sites that have some extra photos of the police presence.
  • BC Ferries has a plan to cut fares, “A one-third cut in rates would drop the current fare for a car and driver on the main routes from $60, including the fuel surcharge, to about $40.” This is supposedly going to take place in December or January. [CBC]
  • The Surrey Christmas Bureau is gearing up for the season, including preparations for the Adopt-a-Family program.
  • I will also have an events post up soon as aside from the social media meetups that are on my radar, I often get emails to my contact form about other happenings in the community.

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    1. TylerMonday, October 27th, 2008 — 9:13am PDT

      I heard on the radio that the BC Ferries fee for the 2 months is being subsidized by the Government. Has anyone heard of what is going to happen after the 2 months?

      For me and the GF to go over to the island its $100 each way, seems a bit expensive to get to our Providence’s Capital huh?

      As for the tree… I’d vote for it be to taken down. It’s ugly and dead and if I remember correctly it was more expensive to redig the hole, set it straight and leave it there than it was to take it down. I mean because it’s dead the roots won’t take hold right? Or would they cement it in and put grass over the cement to make it look natural?

    2. Miss604Monday, October 27th, 2008 — 9:18am PDT

      Yeah, it’s crazy to drive a car over – we usually end up taking a bus from downtown to the ferry, walking on, then taking transit on the other side. It makes for a really long trip but it saves us at least $80 each way in travel. Then you know, we just can’t really do anywhere else once we’re in the city hehe.

      And as for the Hollow Tree… I was all for saving it but it looks so mangled and monstrous right now, time to give it a proper resting place. Although, I received an email to my contact form saying it was HAUNTED.

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