Category: 2010 Olympic Games

Arts and the Olympics: assessing the meagre legacy of the Cultural Olympiad

Did the 2010 Winter Games Cultural Olympiad bring long-term benefits to Vancouver’s arts and culture infrastructure? The answer is no, according to research conducted by Duncan Low, former executive director of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. His careful… Read More

Olympic Village three years later, by the numbers: a much improved picture

Almost three years to the day since Sam Sullivan’s NPA council voted in camera to bail out Millennium’s Olympic Village project, city council has received a brief update on the receiver’s work to recover the city’s investment. (Moody’s… Read More

Three #riotreview topics the media isn’t covering: the NHL, themselves, ‘everyday heroes’

In the mountains of coverage of The Night the City Became a Stadium, the remarkable report on the Stanley Cup riots by Douglas Keefe and John Furlong, three key sets of recommendations on riot prevention have been almost… Read More

Ottawa quietly makes second Amtrak Cascades train permanent

The annual crisis over continuation of Amtrak’s second train on the Cascades route from Vancouver to Seattle was quietly cancelled this year by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announcement in Winnipeg that he’s found permanent funding for Canadian… Read More