Saturday, November 22, 2008

Torched

Burnaby, which will not play host to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, will host the Olympic torch relay one day before the cauldron at BC Place Stadium is lit for the world.

The original Olympic plan was to put the speedskating oval, now in Richmond, on Burnaby Mountain at Simon Fraser University. With the relocation of that venue, Burnaby will be an observer rather than a participant, likely at huge cost savings to the city. However, Burnaby will have its day on February 11, 2010, as one of the last stops on the 45,000km journey that will visit communities across the country in the lead up to the Olympics.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nonsense. Any Burnaby citizen can participate in Olympic events as much as he or she likes.

It was found to be expensive to locate Speed Skating on Bby Mountain, and was better to have the facility near the airport for future use.

Corrigan snorted over that. But the
Bid Book is not the final outcome, it is a plan of sorts.

Kwitcherbeefin' and line up along Canada Way as the torch makes its way to Vancouver.

11/22/2008 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the RCMP is out in full force against APC-led terrorism though.

11/22/2008 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll be there.

You won't see many of them, but they will be there.

11/22/2008 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Corrigan snorted over that. But the
Bid Book is not the final outcome, it is a plan of sorts."

What are you TALKING ABOUT.
Let us just admit it, Mayor Corrigan was not capable to have the legacy stay in Burnaby, and Richmond took it. I guess, we should thank Corrigan for what he has done, or has not done, about the oval. I guess it does show why so many people dont even bother showing up to vote for him.

11/22/2008 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true. Corrigan won 66% of the vote. He received twice as much as Chisholm did.

Corrigan wasn't enthusiastic about the Oval.

But the outcome proved to be the best solution.

It would expensive to have the Oval at SFU.

But that deed is done, time to move on to the Torch Relay.

11/22/2008 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not true. Corrigan won 66% of the vote. He received twice as much as Chisholm did."

66% in a 30% turn-out comes to about less than 20% eligible voters at the poll checked his name. With half of the people who voted for him decided had no other realistic choice, the "true" support Corrigan got is no more than 10% of the actual voters, wow, what a victory. Thanks to this set of marginalized voters who had the same socialistic ideals, Mayor Corrigan should really celebrate.

I suggest BCA start polling on Mayor Corrigan's performance during the Olympics Oval Defense, then they will realize how much "support" the socialist enthusiasts in the city actually enjoy.

But it doesnt matter, it is our fault that we let some fools ruin our election. It is obvious that it is 10x better to have no one than having someone like Lee Rankin "representing" the opposition/silent majority.

11/23/2008 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"66% in a 30% turn-out comes to about less than 20% eligible voters at the poll checked his name."

The same dynamic applies at the federal election where there was a dismal turnout.

"With half of the people who voted for him decided had no other realistic choice, the "true" support Corrigan got is no more than 10% of the actual voters, wow, what a victory."

Would this dynamic also apply to the BC Liberals in the last election? Yes it would, even though there was a better voter turnout.

Would this dynamic apply to Chisholm and Team Burnaby had Andrew won that 66% to Corrigan's lesser amount? Yes, and I doubt you or anyone else would repeat your whining about the turnout if that came out to be true.

Civic elections generally have a much lesser turnout than do federal and provincial elections, and this time there wasn't much to choose from in terms of quality.

"Thanks to this set of marginalized voters who had the same socialistic ideals, Mayor Corrigan should really celebrate. "

Considdering that socialist ideaology doesn't have much application in civic politics, there isn't much merit.

But would you also say the same thing if let's say Chisholm got
64% of the vote to Corrigian's 42% in a 30% voter turnout? I doubt that.


"I suggest BCA start polling on Mayor Corrigan's performance during the Olympics Oval Defense, then they will realize how much "support" the socialist enthusiasts in the city actually enjoy. "

There is no "Olympics Oval Defence".


"But it doesnt matter, it is our fault that we let some fools ruin our election. "

Sure. Team Burnaby had several of those.


It is obvious that it is 10x better to have no one than having someone like Lee Rankin "representing" the opposition/silent majority.

it was Lee Rankin's party. In fact, it would have been possible to defeat his nomination, but no one tried.

Rankin certainly does not represent me, I did not vote for him (even though I did in the past) and I did not vote for any Team Burnaby candidate either.

The overall result outcome? Only Team Burnaby is to blame for that, and no one else.

11/23/2008 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fact is, the 70 per cent of people who stayed home and did not vote in the civic election DO NOT COUNT!

They will probably stay home when the provincial election is held, too, and they won't count then, either.

Any idiot who believes these non-particpants make some kind of "silent majority" is simply delusional. (And there seems to be quite a few delusionals on this blog. Pity.)

Now wonder Patty Sahota set up her new shop on the other side of the Fraser River.

11/25/2008 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fact is, the 70 per cent of people who stayed home and did not vote in the civic election DO NOT COUNT!

They do when you factor in only 30%
or so of people voted in the civic election.

They will probably stay home when the provincial election is held, too, and they won't count then, either.

That overall will count.

It's called "Liberal supporters sit on their hands, causing the defeat of John Nurnany.."


"Any idiot who believes these non-particpants make some kind of "silent majority" is simply delusional. (And there seems to be quite a few delusionals on this blog. Pity.)"

"Now wonder Patty Sahota set up her new shop on the other side of the Fraser River."

Did the love sick person who thinks he's her boy toy go with her?

11/25/2008 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the strategy is revealed.

By hurling sexual innuendo and name-calling at all their Liberal and Tory rivals, the NDP deliberately discourages large numbers of potential voters from going to the polls, thereby ensuring their own people have free reign.

Despicable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68zccrskOqQ

11/26/2008 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true. With the sickening aspect of power plays within Team Burnaby and the constant worship of Ronald Leung, Patti Sahota and Harry Bloy, no wonder many of us Conservative and Liberal supporters don't bother to volunteer.

Used to be volunteering for the party, but now too many want to run for their own self-interest and a chance to pork out at the trough

11/26/2008 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who believes the above poster is truly a Tory or Liberal supporter, would have to be delusional.

As stated earlier, the NDP strategy is very clearly sexual innuendo and name-calling.
And it continues.

11/26/2008 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're dillusional.

Enjoy the blog.

11/26/2008 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dill pickled is more like it.

11/27/2008 10:56 AM  

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