Monday, June 13, 2005

Park 90 Feet Over Robson Street?

Someone has finally done something to encourage the development of the garden on the roof of the Vancouver Public Library. Josef Wosk is donating $25,000 a year over the next 10 years to the Vancouver Public Library Foundation. This will be seed money to stimulate a fund that will hopefully raise enough cash to develop the rooftop. The whole project could cost up to several million dollars.

Currently, the garden can only be accessed via a ladder, so the public is not allowed to see it. Although the architect Moshe Safdie had planned a public garden, there wasn’t enough money in the budget at the time the library was built.

It would be great to listen to a reading while watching the sun set from the top of the library. Here’s hoping!


First Nation prepares for forest jobs battle

VANCOUVER – The leader of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island says B.C.'s newest forest giant is killing jobs and trampling on aboriginal timber rights. Toronto-based Brascan bought Weyerhaeuser's coastal operations at the end of May for $1.2 billion.

Dickenson in command

Veteran QB delivers as Lions rally to beat 'Riders in pre-season opener

REGINA - The B.C. Lions' best quarterback in the first half Sunday was Casey Printers and all he did was hold for the kicker, which tells you how ineffective were the guys actually throwing passes.

But Dave Dickenson, who proved in the first half only that he could take a hit, dominated much of the second and propelled the Lions to a 37-23 victory against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in B.C.'s first 2005 Canadian Football League pre-season game.

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