Olympic Village

Video: Riding the Streetcar

Just a note here, it seems that I've found some common ground with the people over at Citycaucus.com. Good ideas find fertile ground in many places.

One of them rode the Olympic line with a video camera today, the first day of official operation. Here's the video (not really that exciting, but it can be a bit of a teaser for everyone until you get to ride it).

SE False Creek Transparency Needed: Tim Stevenson, Oct 16th

In what has quickly replaced the Transit-fine debacle as the largest issue in the civic election (thankfully), the various sides are making their statements and spinning the apparent $100-million loan to Millenium Developments.

Peter Ladner will appear on CBC Radio this morning to explain why in-camera meetings are sometimes important - why the public needn't know when the city decides to loan out a hundred million dollars.
That should be fun.

SE False Creek Olympic Village Over Budget

The Millenium Development Corp's Olympic Village project is facing some serious cost overruns, it seems. Rumours have it the project is already $60 million overbudget, and everyone's wondering who'll be on the hook.

Apparently the city could be responsible for covering the cost, though nobody's certain and council is not talking at the moment.

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