Susan Main Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/148 en Where will the children play in my neighbourhood? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/12/06/where-will-children-play-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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/12/06/where-will-children-play-my-neighbourhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2010/12/06/where-will-children-play-my-neighbourhood#comments 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 http://www.vancouverobserver.com Larry Skopnik, wheelchair-bound Commercial Drive hero, foils robbery (VIDEO) http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/crime/2010/11/14/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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/crime/2010/11/14/larry-skopnik-wheelchair-bound-commercial-drive-hero-foils-robbery-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/crime/2010/11/14/larry-skopnik-wheelchair-bound-commercial-drive-hero-foils-robbery-video#comments Crime City CBC crime East Vancouver Good Samaritans wheelchairs Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:43:00 +0000 Susan Main 5425 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com East Van pilot project: on-street bike racks http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/08/22/east-van-pilot-project-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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/08/22/east-van-pilot-project-street-bike-racks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/08/22/east-van-pilot-project-street-bike-racks#comments Environment bike corral Commercial Drive East 6th Avenue parking trial Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:06:00 +0000 Susan Main 4683 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Rain party at Italian Day on Commercial Drive http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/06/06/rain-party-italian-day-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. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2010/06/06/rain-party-italian-day-commercial-drive#comments City Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:34:00 +0000 Susan Main 4136 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Bike to Trout Lake Farmers Market for smooth valet parking http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2010/05/22/bike-trout-lake-farmers-market-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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2010/05/22/bike-trout-lake-farmers-market-smooth-valet-parking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/2010/05/22/bike-trout-lake-farmers-market-smooth-valet-parking#comments 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 http://www.vancouverobserver.com Youth take over the Cultch during IGNITE! festival http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/2010/05/20/youth-take-over-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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/2010/05/20/youth-take-over-cultch-during-ignite-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/theatre/2010/05/20/youth-take-over-cultch-during-ignite-festival#comments Theatre Fri, 21 May 2010 07:29:00 +0000 Susan Main 3985 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Security Fences Come Down http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/post-olympics/2010/03/01/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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/post-olympics/2010/03/01/security-fences-come-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/post-olympics/2010/03/01/security-fences-come-down#comments post-Olympics Tue, 02 Mar 2010 05:17:00 +0000 Susan Main 3308 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Freaks Out After Canada Wins Gold Medal Against U.S. in Olympic Hockey http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2010/02/28/vancouver-freaks-out-after-canada-wins-gold-medal-against-us-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 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/olympics/2010/02/28/vancouver-freaks-out-after-canada-wins-gold-medal-against-us-olympic-hockey#comments Olympics Gold Medel Hockey Game Mon, 01 Mar 2010 08:29:00 +0000 Susan Main 3302 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Missing Women’s Memorial March today in Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/02/14/missing-women%E2%80%99s-memorial-march-today-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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/02/14/missing-women%E2%80%99s-memorial-march-today-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/02/14/missing-women%E2%80%99s-memorial-march-today-vancouver#comments News 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games blac bloc missing women Mon, 15 Feb 2010 04:10:00 +0000 Susan Main 3150 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mad Dog Opens Big Can of City Dog Food in Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/2010/02/08/mad-dog-opens-big-can-city-dog-food-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="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/2010/02/08/mad-dog-opens-big-can-city-dog-food-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/2010/02/08/mad-dog-opens-big-can-city-dog-food-vancouver#comments Art Mad Dog Vancouver Artists Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:55:00 +0000 Susan Main 3074 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com