Olympics

City's Olympics Home Rental Session Weighs Short Term Gain Against Long Term Pain

A diplomatic warning was given to tenants looking into subletting their living units with or without their landlords’ permission and to landlords considering evicting their usual tenants for the...

Vangroovy Vancouver

When outsiders look at Vancouver, what do they see? (Read on.)

Games Tarnished by Women's Exclusion

There’s a buzz in the air and it’s getting more noticeable by the day. You can’t ride the Skytrain, turn on the television, or walk into a mall without noticing the Olympics are going to be here awful

Matisyahu's "One Day" Official 2010 Olympics Song, or Just NBC's Top Pick?

Rumor has it that a Hasidic Jewish musician from New York City's song, "One Day" has been chosen as the official 2010 Games song. Click  here to hear the entire song.  Try not to get...

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

"I almost fainted on my way home from the bus and my stomach really hurts," Son Number One said.  Then he collapsed onto his bed.  "Nice to meet you H1N1," I thought, recognizing all the...

Rafe Mair Apologizes to Chris Shaw in The Tyee; Is Jim Green Next?

 Tyee columnist Rafe Mair apologized to Chris Shaw yesterday in an article in The Tyee. He said he had  disagreed with Shaw's anti-Olympics position for years, but had now changed his mind...

Funding The Vancouver Observer, A How-To Guide

  Just Click Contribute VanCity's John Chow was the first person to hit the contribute button on the front page of our website, follow the link, and sign on for a $20 monthly credit card...

Heed Takes Boot in the Bottom for Mercer, VANOC Becomes ORN's Best Ally, More Joe and Sally Citizens Join "I Hate the Olympics" Camp

One can imagine the sequence of events that followed after two NDP MLAs rose in Question Period and put the boots to Kash Heed, the hapless Solicitor General.  Heed, blindsided and clearly...

Olympics Likely to Benefit Housing Market

What affect will hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics have on the City of Vancouver? That's a question that many of us are asking ourselves. Billions of dollars are being spent on a two week event that...

International Olympic Committee tries to prohibit Olympic photos on Flickr, then backs off

Months after Richard Giles, a Social Media Specialist at the CPSU/CSA in Perth, Australia, posted his stunning collection of photographs of the Bejing Olympic Games on his Flickr account, he received...