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 http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Public+rallying+against+park+closures/2282370/story.html

Bloedel Conservatory closure a ‘crying shame’ By KRISTEN THOMPSON. METRO VANCOUVER, November 27, 2009 http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/local/article/380855–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 http://blog.ounodesign.com/2009/11/27/save-the-bloedel-conservatory-at-queen-elizabeth-park-vancouver/

Vision park board axes conservatory, Commissioner defends closures Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier Published: Friday, November 27, 2009 http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=b9cdf19d-98b1-4ab0-8309-0b3804b9c66f

Wanted urgently: Park sponsors. Commissioner says donors can be found if attractions get reprieve By Andy Ivens, The Province, November 27, 2009 http://www.theprovince.com/news/Wanted+urgently+Park+sponsors/2274432/story.html

Vancouver park board must find homes for aging animals, rare plants By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun, November 27, 2009 http://www.canada.com/business/Vancouver+park+board+must+find+homes+aging+animals+rare+plants/2275146/story.html

Farmyard out to pasture, conservatory up in the air. Bloedel dome a heritage site, can’t be razed: backers Vancouver Sun, November 27, 2009 http://www.canada.com/business/Farmyard+pasture+conservatory/2274799/story.html

Vancouver Park Board votes to close landmarks (with 2 video clips).                                                                                                                              Ctv News. ctvbc.ca. Date: Thursday Nov. 26. Renu Bakshi and Maria Weisgarber http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20091126/bc_budget_cuts_091126/20091126?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Shutdown of Bloedel Conservatory, Stanley Park petting zoo divides park board By Matthew Burrows, Nov. 26, 2009. Straight Talk, Straight.com http://www.straight.com/article-272676/vancouver/shutdown-bloedel-conservatory-stanley-park-petting-zoo-divides-park-board

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 http://www.theprovince.com/news/Call+sponsors+save+Bloedel+Conservatory+Stanley+Park+farmyard/2273296/story.html

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 http://betterparks.blogspot.com/2009/11/bloedel-conservatory-and-stanley-park_26.html

Stanley Park petting zoo, Bloedel Conservatory to close Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun: Thursday, November 26, 2009 http://www.globaltvbc.com/world/Stanley+Park+petting+Bloedel+Conservatory+close/2269587/story.html

Stanley Park petting zoo and Bloedel Conservatory axed by Vision Vancouver By Katie Mercer, The Province, November 26, 2009 http://www.theprovince.com/life/Stanley+Park+petting+Bloedel+Conservatory+axed+Vision+Vancouver/2266822/story.html

Parks board debates cuts: Shortfall budget to close services passes By Katie Mercer, The Province, November 26, 2009 http://www.theprovince.com/life/Parks+board+debates+cuts/2267518/story.html

Gallery: Inside the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park. The Province, November 26, 2009 http://www.theprovince.com/news/Gallery+Inside+Bloedel+Conservatory/2273248/story.html

Conservatory is as important as any Olympic venue By Shachi Kurl, Special to the Sun. Vancouver Sun, November 25, 2009 http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/Conservatory+important+Olympic+venue/2263405/story.html

The Bloedel Conservatory – A Botanical Tower of Babel By Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, Wednesday, November 25, 2009 http://alexwaterhousehayward.com/blog/2009/11/bloedel-conservatory-botanical-tower-of.html

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 http://www.canada.com/business/Conservatory+botanical+treasure/2259196/story.html

Park board considers Bloedel Conservatory for budget pruning By STEVE WHYSALL, Vancouver Sun, November 18, 2009 http://www.vancouversun.com/Park+board+considers+Bloedel+Conservatory+budget+pruning/2238776/story.html

Fate of Bloedel Conservatory in the balance By Steve Whysall The Vancouver Sun, 19 Nov 2009 http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/inthegarden/archive/2009/11/19/fate-of-bloedel-conservatory-in-the-balance.aspx

Stanley Park farmyard on the chopping block (video clip) Ctv News. ctvbc.ca. Date: Tuesday Nov. 17, 2009. Stephen Smart on Vancouver Budget Cuts http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20091117/bc_budget_cuts_091117/20091117?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

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