I’ve been fairly disconnected all weekend, mostly by choice but partly due to the fact that John and I were in need of some downtime. To get us all caught up on news happenings since Halloween Friday, here’s a news fest:
“Movember: (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health.”
In case you’re a day late, clocks fell back an hour yesterday into Pacific Standard Time.
The proposal for the new art gallery in False Creek and BC Place rennovation passed at City Council, and looks lovely, although there’s one slight snag, “the plan excludes an affordable housing provision most developers must adhere to in Vancouver, which requires subsidized housing in new condominium towers.” [CBC]
Thanks to a BodyBreak ParticipACTION announcement from Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod I discovered that 2008 is the UN’s International Year of the Potato.
The City is going to court to try (again) to have the Falun Gong silent protest structure removed. It has been sitting in front of the Chinese Consulate on Granville street for the last seven years. [Global]
Highway 97 between Kelowna and Summerland has been closed indefinitely since October 24th so they are now introducing water taxi service for those who need to travel this route [GOV BC].
“Obama-mania” has hit Vancouver as people are even organizing parties to watch voting results roll in south of the border on Tuesday. [Global]
Even though there is a slight condo crisis in Surrey at the moment, plans continue for developments that include 70-storey towers. [Surrey Leader]
Every so often I get a new comment on my old post about the smoking ban in BC as people are quite passionate about the topic. This is also evident in this case where a man wants to sue his neighbour over her smoking habits. [Province]
The people-powered Canadian Blog Awards are now open again for nominees in categories such as Best Blog, Best Family Blog, Best Local Blog, Best GLBT Blog, Best Progressive Blog, Best Conservative Blog and many many more.
Vancouver Fashion Week runs Nov. 4-9 and the Canadian Cheese Festival comes to Oyama Sausage at Granville Island Nov 15-16th. [FalseCreekComet]
I will also be publishing my weekly E!Online article later today, check it out for some Vancouver entertainment goodness.