News: December, 2009

Bloedel Conservatory in the News: December, 2009

VisionFAIL: Thirty-seven defining moments of 2009 for Vision Vancouver CityCaucus.com, Posted: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/citycaucus

Central Park: year in review Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier, December 30, 2009 http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=f1289e4f-50da-4ff7-96b7-82900db0ad8e

Bloedel Conservatory & Specknet: An update on Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory and new research involving computers and plant growers! by Art Drysdale, December 27, 2009 http://www.icangarden.com/document.cfm?task=viewdetail&itemid=8240

EDITORIAL: Would you like cuts to civic services and jobs? Published: December 27, 2009. Tri-CityNews.com http://www.bclocalnews.com/tri_city_maple_ridge/tricitynews/opinion/80001262.html

Vancouver pockets $30M for projects:  Everything from sewers to lighthouses, but not for petting zoo By Frank Luba, The Province, December 23, 2009 http://www.theprovince.com/life/Vancouver+pockets+projects/2375385/story.html

What Do an Ipod and a Federal Stimulus Dollar Have in Common? More Than You Might Think… Stacey Robinsmith, Posted: Vancouver Observer. Dec 22nd http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/politicaljunkie/2009/12/22/what-do-ipod-and-federal-stimulus-dollar-have-common-more-you-might

Federal cash boosts Vancouver park, road and building upgrades By Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun, December 22, 2009 http://www.vancouversun.com/Federal%20cash%20boosts%20Vancouver%20park%20road%20building%20upgrades/2371433/story.html

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 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/property-tax-boost-to-help-libraries/article1406335/

Vision Vancouver-controlled council approves job and service cuts, 2.26 percent tax hike By Carlito Pablo. Straight Talk, Dec. 18, 2009. Straight.com http://www.straight.com/article-275925/vancouver/vision-vancouvercontrolled-council-okays-job-and-service-cuts-226-percent-tax-hike

Politics explains why Conservatives help VanDusen, but not the Bloedel Conservatory By Charlie Smith, Dec. 18, 2009. Straight Talk – Blog Politics http://www.straight.com/article-275882/vancouver/politics-explains-why-conservatives-help-vandusen-not-bloedel-conservatory

Federal money for VanDusen Gardens Sheila Scott Dec 18, 2009, News1130: All News Radio http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/9457–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 http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Vancouver+city+budget+cuts+jobs+raises+taxes+cent/2359291/story.html

West Ender article:  NEWS: Park board divided on future of zoo, conservatory Posted By: Jackie Wong  12/17/2009 12:00 AM, West Ender http://www.westender.com/articles/entry/park-board-divided-on-future-of-zoo-conservatory/news-and-views/

Ottawa contributes over $6 million to new VanDusen Garden visitor centre By Steve Whysall, Vancouver Sun, December 17, 2009 http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Ottawa+contributes+over+million+VanDusen+Garden+visitor+centre/2352899/story.html

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 http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Family+Bloedel+Conservatory+donor+distressed+with+threatened+closure/2346153/story.html

Family of Bloedel Conservatory donor ‘distressed’ with threatened closure Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 | 6:40 am.  Canwest News Service, Kelowna.com http://www.kelowna.com/2009/12/16/family-of-bloedel-conservatory-donor-distressed-with-threatened-closure-potential-closure-sends-a-message-to-those-who-would-give-a-gift-to-vancouver/

Letter of the week: Vancouver Courier By RJ Angus, Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, Vancouver Courier http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/letters/story.html?id=cdf62b65-1ac7-44c1-ab34-d1c71ba29a29

Farmyard and Bloedel Conservatory deadline extended Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | 1:35 PM PT   CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/12/15/bc-bloedel-farmyard-deadline-extended.html

One Last Shot… Dec. 15, 2009. Ian Robertson, Vancouver Park Board, Blog http://ianrobertson.ca/?p=410

Can old document save Bloedel? By SEAN KOLENKO.  METRO VANCOUVER, December 15, 2009 5:31 a.m. http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/local/article/397639–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 http://www.cope.bc.ca/content/cope-opposes-privatization-bloedel-conservatory-and-stanley-park-children%E2%80%99s-farmyar

Fight is still on to save Bloedel Conservatory By Steve Whysall 13 Dec 2009. Vancouver Sun http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/inthegarden/archive/2009/12/13/fight-is-still-on-to-save-bloedel-conservatory.aspx

How Do You Spell “Flip Flop”? Dec. 13, 2009. Ian Robertson, Vancouver Park Board, Blog http://ianrobertson.ca/?p=403

Youngster gets political to save conservatory Updated: Sat Dec. 12 2009 19:55:45 ctvbc.ca http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20091212/bc_bloedel_conservatory_091212/20091212/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Friends rally against Bloedel Conservatory closure By Carlito Pablo, Dec. 10, 2009. The Straight.com – News Features http://www.straight.com/node/274268

Solutions sought to keep park attractions open By JEFF HODSON, METRO VANCOUVER, December 09, 2009 1:50 a.m. http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/local/article/392006–solutions-sought-to-keep-park-attractions-open

Don’t let Vision Vancouver destroy Bloedel Conservatory By Sheryl Hamilton, Dec. 9, 2009 Straight Talk – Commentary. Straight.com http://www.straight.com/article-274163/vancouver/sheryl-hamilton-dont-let-vision-vancouver-destroy-bloedel-conservatory

Living vs. dead By Ruth Enns, December 9, 2009  Kelowna.com             http://www.kelowna.com/2009/12/09/living-vs-dead/

Input sought for saving two Vancouver landmarks Updated: Tue Dec. 08 2009 21:02:44, ctvbc.ca http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20091208/bc_blodel_091208/20091208/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

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 http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Taxes+services+budget+juggling/2318591/story.html

A Groundswell of Support Dec. 7, 2009. Ian Robertson, Vancouver Park Board, Blog http://ianrobertson.ca/?p=393

What will become of the Bloedel Conservatory? Stuart MacKinnon, 07 December 2009,  Better Parks/ Park Board Blog http://betterparks.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-will-become-of-bloedel.html

Designer’s son fights to save Bloedel Conservatory Lena Sin, The Times Colonist, Canwest News Service, Published: Sunday, December 06, 2009 http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=b3b22ff6-49e2-4185-9d53-b65876b7681e

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 http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=41c1686f-5949-4934-977a-cad4a5848b0f

Photos & video: A visit to the Bloedel Conservatory By Stephen Hui, Blog-Politics, Dec. 6, 2009 The Straight.com http://www.straight.com/article-273849/vancouver/bloedel-conservatory

Public invited to Bloedel Conservatory’s birthday party By Charlie Smith, Dec. 5, 2009. The Straight.com: Blog/Politics http://69.90.96.34/article-273843/vancouver/public-invited-bloedel-conservatorys-birthday-party

Council budget meeting brings out hundreds, and high emotions Post by Mike Klassen in Editorial, City Caucaus.com, Dec. 4, 2009 http://www.citycaucus.com/2009/12/council-budget-meeting-brings-out-hundreds-and-high-emotions

Citizens pack city council budget meeting: Speakers call for tax increase to maintain services By Richard J. Dalton Jr., Vancouver Sun, December 4, 2009 http://www.canada.com/business/Citizens+pack+city+council+budget+meeting/2300505/story.html

Bloedel backers launch website and prepare for battle Post by Daniel in Editorial. CityCaucus.com, Dec. 2, 2009 http://www.citycaucus.com/2009/12/bloedel-backers-launch-website-and-prepare-for-battle

New ideas needed for farmyard, conservatory By Pete McMartin, Vancouver Sun. December 1, 2009 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/todays-paper/ideas+needed+farmyard+conservatory/2288500/story.html

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