I just got a facebook invite to my 10 year high school reunion, which I am definitely not gonna attend, but I DID immediately change my profile pic to an extra-flattering one in case any old classmates got to stalking.
Ditto. They’re holding it at the fake-irish pub none of us went to - ever. Also, they made a separate event for families so they could bring their offspring or some shit.
“A week ago, on Thursday, almost all of the students at Terry Fox Elementary, located east of Vancouver, turned up outside her hospital room, and sang her the school song — ending with a group “We love you, Mrs. Loland.” The Grade 2 teacher waved from the window, but the song and greeting turned out to be a parting gift. She passed away the next morning.”—Julie Loland, beloved teacher, serenaded before dying - British Columbia - CBC News
I bumped into my neighbour in the hallway just now, he asked if I was watching the game, I responded “oh yeah, I’m checking in on it every now and then” just as Sister Act was audibly playing in my apartment, I don’t think he really believed me.
“Metro Vancouver mayors have come out in united opposition to the province’s plans for a transit-funding referendum this fall, raising a major obstacle to one of Premier Christy Clark’s key policy planks. While no motion was passed Wednesday at a two-hour mayors meeting, they emerged from the gathering firm in their refusal to go along with the vote.”—B.C. mayors reject plans for transit referendum - The Globe and Mail
“The problem with social mix is that it assumes an even playing field between people. However, people who have more resources, and stronger property rights, have a clear advantage. The uncritical adoption of social mix in the Downtown Eastside, therefore, could lead to the displacement of the many low-income renters who do not have secure tenancies. Social mix, in other words, could lead to social homogeneity. Ironically, then, creating forms of inclusionary planning that provide some protection for low-income renters, may be the only way in which downtown Vancouver can continue to be socially diverse.”—Mixed neighbourhoods not always a good idea