News: December, 2009

Bloedel Conservatory in the News: December, 2009

VisionFAIL: Thirty-seven defining moments of 2009 for Vision Vancouver, Posted: Thu, 31 Dec 2009

Central Park: year in review Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier, December 30, 2009

Bloedel Conservatory & Specknet: An update on Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory and new research involving computers and plant growers! by Art Drysdale, December 27, 2009

EDITORIAL: Would you like cuts to civic services and jobs? Published: December 27, 2009.

Vancouver pockets $30M for projects:  Everything from sewers to lighthouses, but not for petting zoo By Frank Luba, The Province, December 23, 2009

What Do an Ipod and a Federal Stimulus Dollar Have in Common? More Than You Might Think… Stacey Robinsmith, Posted: Vancouver Observer. Dec 22nd

Federal cash boosts Vancouver park, road and building upgrades By Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun, December 22, 2009

Property tax boost to help libraries:  Vancouver votes to raise property rate by 2.6 per cent; Bloedel Conservatory, Stanley Park Zoo still set to close. By Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail National, Dec. 19, 2009

Vision Vancouver-controlled council approves job and service cuts, 2.26 percent tax hike By Carlito Pablo. Straight Talk, Dec. 18, 2009.

Politics explains why Conservatives help VanDusen, but not the Bloedel Conservatory By Charlie Smith, Dec. 18, 2009. Straight Talk – Blog Politics

Federal money for VanDusen Gardens Sheila Scott Dec 18, 2009, News1130: All News Radio–federal-money-for-vandusen-gardens

Vancouver city budget cuts 158 jobs, raises taxes 2.26 per cent By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, December 18, 2009

West Ender article:  NEWS: Park board divided on future of zoo, conservatory Posted By: Jackie Wong  12/17/2009 12:00 AM, West Ender

Ottawa contributes over $6 million to new VanDusen Garden visitor centre By Steve Whysall, Vancouver Sun, December 17, 2009

Family of Bloedel Conservatory donor ‘distressed’ with threatened closure:  Potential closure ‘sends a message to those who would give a gift to Vancouver’ By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, December 16, 2009

Family of Bloedel Conservatory donor ‘distressed’ with threatened closure Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 | 6:40 am.  Canwest News Service,

Letter of the week: Vancouver Courier By RJ Angus, Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, Vancouver Courier

Farmyard and Bloedel Conservatory deadline extended Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | 1:35 PM PT   CBC News

One Last Shot… Dec. 15, 2009. Ian Robertson, Vancouver Park Board, Blog

Can old document save Bloedel? By SEAN KOLENKO.  METRO VANCOUVER, December 15, 2009 5:31 a.m.–can-old-document-save-bloedel

COPE opposes the privatization of the Bloedel Conservatory and Stanley Park Children’s Farmyard COPE: Coalition of Progressive Electors, Immediate Release: December 15, 2009

Fight is still on to save Bloedel Conservatory By Steve Whysall 13 Dec 2009. Vancouver Sun

How Do You Spell “Flip Flop”? Dec. 13, 2009. Ian Robertson, Vancouver Park Board, Blog

Youngster gets political to save conservatory Updated: Sat Dec. 12 2009 19:55:45

Friends rally against Bloedel Conservatory closure By Carlito Pablo, Dec. 10, 2009. The – News Features

Solutions sought to keep park attractions open By JEFF HODSON, METRO VANCOUVER, December 09, 2009 1:50 a.m.–solutions-sought-to-keep-park-attractions-open

Don’t let Vision Vancouver destroy Bloedel Conservatory By Sheryl Hamilton, Dec. 9, 2009 Straight Talk – Commentary.

Living vs. dead By Ruth Enns, December 9, 2009   

Input sought for saving two Vancouver landmarks Updated: Tue Dec. 08 2009 21:02:44,

Taxes, services and the budget juggling act:  Vancouver was forced to choose between what we’d like to have and what we need to have By Raymond Louie, Special to the Sun, December 8, 2009. Vancouver Sun

A Groundswell of Support Dec. 7, 2009. Ian Robertson, Vancouver Park Board, Blog

What will become of the Bloedel Conservatory? Stuart MacKinnon, 07 December 2009,  Better Parks/ Park Board Blog

Designer’s son fights to save Bloedel Conservatory Lena Sin, The Times Colonist, Canwest News Service, Published: Sunday, December 06, 2009

Battle to conserve conservatory:  Son of dome’s co-designer challenges closure on eve of its 40th birthday Lena Sin, The Province, Published: Sunday, December 06, 2009

Photos & video: A visit to the Bloedel Conservatory By Stephen Hui, Blog-Politics, Dec. 6, 2009 The

Public invited to Bloedel Conservatory’s birthday party By Charlie Smith, Dec. 5, 2009. The Blog/Politics

Council budget meeting brings out hundreds, and high emotions Post by Mike Klassen in Editorial, City, Dec. 4, 2009

Citizens pack city council budget meeting: Speakers call for tax increase to maintain services By Richard J. Dalton Jr., Vancouver Sun, December 4, 2009

Bloedel backers launch website and prepare for battle Post by Daniel in Editorial., Dec. 2, 2009

New ideas needed for farmyard, conservatory By Pete McMartin, Vancouver Sun. December 1, 2009

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