Sunday, March 08, 2009

Zero Giro

The Giro di Burnaby will not occur in 2009 due to economic circumstances.

The Gastown cycling race will also take the year off. Races will take place in Delta and White Rock during B.C.'s big cycling race week.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Pietro and Burnaby doesn't have as much pull as White Rock or Delta?

3/08/2009 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, is that why Pietro decided not to run against Richard Lee, lack of fund raising from the Italian community (whose support he sought after in 2005).

Does the city council have sufficient capitals to support this event? One would hope that they still do since funding Kathy Corrigan's campaign will already be an taxing task.

3/08/2009 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid comment, since Council does not fund provincial campaigns.

So does this mean that the BC Liberal goverment funded Peter Ladner's taking over of the NPA in Vancouver? Didn't happen.

So the only race the public gets to see is which BC Liberal MLA pedals the fastest to a cabinet appointment after the provincial election.

Yawn.

3/08/2009 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics in the cycling community?

"I've never heard anything so ridiculous in my life."

3/09/2009 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has nothing to do with "politics in the cycling community".

Events such as this needs sponsors. Sponsors are busy with essential business cash flows. Events are extra expense.

The city does not fund these events 100%.

3/09/2009 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So the only race the public gets to see is which BC Liberal MLA pedals the fastest to a cabinet appointment after the provincial election."

As if BCNDP MLA's would not do that any faster, such as Kathy Corrigan, but it will be up to her husband to deliver for NDP, if Derek cant win Burnaby for Carole James, it may well be very disappointing for Kathy Corrigan who may be relegated to the back-bench. Given that Derek Corrigan was barred from Carole James' affirmative action policy, one question how much influence he actually has over BCNDP leadership, (at least I dont see either Kathy Corrigan or Raj Chouhan making key cabinet posts.)

AS for the business community in the city concerning more about their bottom lines, that is very much a concern, now, or come ballot time. Our city's, as some council member likes to call it, socialist administration ideally would fund everything through the government, and one would hope such doctrine may save this event, for better or otherwise.

3/09/2009 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if BCNDP MLA's would not do that any faster, such as Kathy Corrigan, but it will be up to her husband to deliver for NDP, if Derek cant win Burnaby for Carole James, it may well be very disappointing for Kathy Corrigan who may be relegated to the back-bench.

Kathy cannot " win Burnaby" she can only win Burnaby Deer Lake.

As for the backbench, Harry has been languishing there since he was first elected.


Given that Derek Corrigan was barred from Carole James' affirmative action policy, one question how much influence he actually has over BCNDP leadership, (at least I dont see either Kathy Corrigan or Raj Chouhan making key cabinet posts.)

He doesn't.

AS for the business community in the city concerning more about their bottom lines, that is very much a concern, now, or come ballot time. Our city's, as some council member likes to call it, socialist administration ideally would fund everything through the government, and one would hope such doctrine may save this event, for better or otherwise.

No they wouldn't and no they shouldn't. They could put up some contribution but not 100%.

and for the last time Despite what one Councillor had described it, the Burnaby Council is not socialist since there is no aspect of socialism that can be applied to city level politics.

But to be fair, Team Burnaby was a totalitarian benevolent dictatorship. A high peaked hat, and big round shoulder epaulets wearing dictator of a banana republic would be proud of how Team Burnaby's leadership ran that group.


3/09/2009 6:53 PM


The Giro di Burnaby will not occur in 2009 due to economic circumstances.

The Gastown cycling race will also take the year off. Races will take place in Delta and White Rock during B.C.'s big cycling race week.
posted by Robert Burnaby at 10:46 AM on Mar 8, 2009

3/09/2009 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Burnaby Council is not socialist since there is no aspect of socialism that can be applied to city level politics."

Considering how hard and long Corrigan has fought against Housing for the Homeless and other social measures, I tend to agree. This civic NDP government doesn't have any claim to socialism at all.

3/10/2009 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never did, and the BCA had never advertised its-self as being socialist, not even during the fun times of real NDP opposition during the mid 1980's.

Who ever (including Colleen Jordan) insists that the BCA Council is socialist is smoking or snorting something funny.

One does not need to be at the forefront on homelessness or other social issues to be socialist.

One can only look at the federal Liberals during the Chretien years as an example.

3/10/2009 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He doesn't."

You are right, I guess the Corrigans are considered "light-weight" in the NDP provincial caucus given that even prominent members in the caucus are not ready to endorse Corrigan's anti-prison stance.

It does concern independent voters however with the flip-flopping that is going on at BCNDP leadership, especially when it comes to something that is even more seriously than the prison, the economy. Different cities across the States are already begging for money. While our city's finance has been relatively stable due to past savings on "tax surpluses", can our Corrigan administration weather the financial storm in our city? Minor events that only concern one community can be canceled without much cry. Symphony Under the Stars probably wont become an issue barring another few Telus-gates under current climate. One does continue to observe and ponder the legacies our mayor will be leaving us with once he leaves office, likely not far from now.

3/12/2009 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right, I guess the Corrigans are considered "light-weight" in the NDP provincial caucus given that even prominent members in the caucus are not ready to endorse Corrigan's anti-prison stance.

Like who? Chouhan? Corrigan isn't anti-prison, he wants the facility elsewhere, perhaps in the Big Bend area.



It does concern independent voters however with the flip-flopping that is going on at BCNDP leadership, especially when it comes to something that is even more seriously than the prison, the economy.

What about the flip-flopping of the BC Liberals, Sherlock?


Different cities across the States are already begging for money.

Doesn't apply here in Canada, genius.


While our city's finance has been relatively stable due to past savings on "tax surpluses", can our Corrigan administration weather the financial storm in our city?

If they watch the pennies, yes.


Minor events that only concern one community can be canceled without much cry. Symphony Under the Stars probably wont become an issue barring another few Telus-gates under current climate.


One does continue to observe and ponder the legacies our mayor will be leaving us with once he leaves office, likely not far from now.

Oh we see.. First it was defeat Corrigian in 2008, and now it's
"likely not far from now.."

Kinda playing an old CD aren't we?

3/14/2009 8:00 PM  

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