News: November, 2009

Bloedel Conservatory in the News: November, 2009

Public rallying against park closures: Commissioner receives emails demanding both facilities be saved By Frank Luba, The Province November 29, 2009

Bloedel Conservatory closure a ‘crying shame’ By KRISTEN THOMPSON. METRO VANCOUVER, November 27, 2009–bloedel-conservatory-closure-a-crying-shame

They can’t seriously be closing Vancouver’s geodesic dome By Ouno. 27 Nov 2009  (plus Stunning photos of the dome). Ouno Design blog

Vision park board axes conservatory, Commissioner defends closures Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier Published: Friday, November 27, 2009

Wanted urgently: Park sponsors. Commissioner says donors can be found if attractions get reprieve By Andy Ivens, The Province, November 27, 2009

Vancouver park board must find homes for aging animals, rare plants By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun, November 27, 2009

Farmyard out to pasture, conservatory up in the air. Bloedel dome a heritage site, can’t be razed: backers Vancouver Sun, November 27, 2009

Vancouver Park Board votes to close landmarks (with 2 video clips).                                                                                                                              Ctv News. Date: Thursday Nov. 26. Renu Bakshi and Maria Weisgarber

Shutdown of Bloedel Conservatory, Stanley Park petting zoo divides park board By Matthew Burrows, Nov. 26, 2009. Straight Talk,

Call for sponsors to save Bloedel Conservatory and Stanley Park farmyard. Vision Vancouver parks boards commissioners decide to close facilities By Andy Ivens, The Province, November 26, 2009

Bloedel Conservatory and Stanley Park Children’s Farmyard to close. Park board facing $2.8 million budget shortfall Evan Kelly/Sheila Scott VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) 2009-11-26

Stanley Park petting zoo, Bloedel Conservatory to close Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun: Thursday, November 26, 2009

Stanley Park petting zoo and Bloedel Conservatory axed by Vision Vancouver By Katie Mercer, The Province, November 26, 2009

Parks board debates cuts: Shortfall budget to close services passes By Katie Mercer, The Province, November 26, 2009

Gallery: Inside the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park. The Province, November 26, 2009

Conservatory is as important as any Olympic venue By Shachi Kurl, Special to the Sun. Vancouver Sun, November 25, 2009

The Bloedel Conservatory – A Botanical Tower of Babel By Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Conservatory is a botanical treasure: A new strategy should be considered to reduce the Bloedel Conservatory’s budget shortfall By Steve Whysall, Vancouver Sun, November 24, 2009

Park board considers Bloedel Conservatory for budget pruning By STEVE WHYSALL, Vancouver Sun, November 18, 2009

Fate of Bloedel Conservatory in the balance By Steve Whysall The Vancouver Sun, 19 Nov 2009

Stanley Park farmyard on the chopping block (video clip) Ctv News. Date: Tuesday Nov. 17, 2009. Stephen Smart on Vancouver Budget Cuts


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