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Olympics Lame Excuse to Erode Basic Canadian Freedoms
In the opinion of the author, a sport event just doesn't merit giving up hard-won rights.
Oct 8th, 2009
Community Centres equipped with 50" Flat-screen Plasma TVs
Community Centres equipped to become Community Living Rooms during the Olympics As the Olympics draw near, the City of Vancouver and Park Board are looking to open up the Olympic experience to...
Oct 8th, 2009
On Commercial Drive, Opinion on the Olymipcs is Divided
Fram Dinshaw goes to Commercial Drive to gauge the views of its residents on the upcoming Games.
Oct 3rd, 2009
Love Them, Hate Them, I Don't Care: Weigh in on Your Big O
Azad Wahed, from Kabul, Afghanistan, managing the Tribal Rugs and Art Shop on Broadway, says of the Olympics, "Why not? It's good." Fram Dinshaw went to Kitsilano to find out what people had to say
Oct 1st, 2009
Is Your Freedom a Security Risk?
The most significant threat to Vancouverites during the 2010 Games, reasons David Eby, is the criminalization of free speech. Personal expression is not a security risk nor an attack on the...
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 1st, 2009
Canadian Counter Terrorism, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the World's Deadliest Chemical
As a crush of spectators, international dignitaries, top athletes, and the world's media descend upon Vancouver for the Olympics this winter, a chlorine facility at the base of the Second Narrows Cros
Aug 25th, 2009
UN Human Rights Observers for 2010?
Someone to watch over you. Brandi Cowen reports on the politics of observation.
Aug 11th, 2009