Susan Main Feed en Where will the children play in my neighbourhood? A neighbourhood school–Laura Secord–is trying to win votes for a new playground. About 9,000 kids in the area would be served by the new playground, including an estimated 350 children with disabiliti<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Politics City Aviva Community Fund Laura Secord School Neighbourhoods of Learning Parent Advisory Committee Playground strong start Vancouver news Vancouver PAC Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:22:00 +0000 Susan Main 5678 at Larry Skopnik, wheelchair-bound Commercial Drive hero, foils robbery (VIDEO) It's all caught on surveillance camera and talked about in different languages around the world. A guy from my neighbourhood, Larry Skopnik, stopped a would-be robber from assaulting a store clerk on<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime City CBC crime East Vancouver Good Samaritans wheelchairs Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:43:00 +0000 Susan Main 5425 at East Van pilot project: on-street bike racks Bike corrals are used in Portland, Montreal, Ottawa, Seattle, and other major cities throughout the world – and now we have our first one in Vancouver. It's on the South-East corner of Commercial Driv<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment bike corral Commercial Drive East 6th Avenue parking trial Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:06:00 +0000 Susan Main 4683 at Rain party at Italian Day on Commercial Drive Rain did not stop the party today on Commercial Drive. It was the first Italian Day since 1982, and the streets were closed from Grandview to Venables. City Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:34:00 +0000 Susan Main 4136 at Bike to Trout Lake Farmers Market for smooth valet parking Next time you shop at Trout Lake Farmer's market, consider going by bike. Parking for cars is&nbsp; tight around the market, but if you come on two wheels, Geoffrey Vincent will set you up with a...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Life Food BEST Better Environmentally Sound Transportation Busters City of Vancouver Geoffrey Vincent Lakewood Bridge The Bicycle Valet Sun, 23 May 2010 11:51:00 +0000 Susan Main 4013 at Youth take over the Cultch during IGNITE! festival Last night my son and I went to the IGNITE! Youth Festival at the Cultch – and I was truly surprised by how good it was. The entire thing was created by youth (13 to 24) including writing, performing,<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theatre Fri, 21 May 2010 07:29:00 +0000 Susan Main 3985 at Security Fences Come Down This worker in this photograph was taking down an Olympics security fence around Trout Lake. The southwest corner of Trout Lake park has been inaccessible since before the Olympics. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> post-Olympics Tue, 02 Mar 2010 05:17:00 +0000 Susan Main 3308 at Vancouver Freaks Out After Canada Wins Gold Medal Against U.S. in Olympic Hockey Wooooo! Honk honk honk! Yeahhhhhhhhhhh! Even 20 minutes after Canada beat the U.S. 3 – 2 in overtime – the freaking out continued. On Twitter, a woman reported her husband's tears were dripping into h Olympics Gold Medel Hockey Game Mon, 01 Mar 2010 08:29:00 +0000 Susan Main 3302 at Missing Women’s Memorial March today in Vancouver It’s not a protest and it’s not connected with the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. It’s an annual memorial march for the missing and murdered women of the downtown eastside neighbourhood – the same area...<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games blac bloc missing women Mon, 15 Feb 2010 04:10:00 +0000 Susan Main 3150 at Mad Dog Opens Big Can of City Dog Food in Vancouver Mad Dog’s “golden castle” is a replica of a Strathcona home that in today’s market sells for a million dollars and is renovated and fortified with bars that keep out robbers on drugs.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art Mad Dog Vancouver Artists Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:55:00 +0000 Susan Main 3074 at