Roger Kemble ends the year with a sardonic missive from Nanaimo on the emerging Olympic Village:
Yup, Vancouver is still singing the same old, same old . . . world class, paradise, the mountains, views. Oh no!
From the sub-prime to the ridiculous. Well, at least we are not Dubai!
When will the hucksters grow up?
The Olympics are coming and for a few days in the winter of 2010 the town will have a ball. In the meantime the local socialites and crony capitalists are hard at work making money off the taxpayer.
Vancouver’s Olympic Village on the South East Shores of False Creek is about to emerge from the old industrial detritus of an illustrious past.