Spanish Banks, Saturday morning.
Or maybe they’re late. Here are last year’s:
More info and pics on the anonymous artist(s) here in VanCity Buzz.
Now just two weeks until the ballots go out – and here’s the update on the MLAs who have NOT responded to our questions.
THOSE WHO HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO QUESTIONS:
Email request sent on January 8:
Scott Hamilton (Liberal, Delta North) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Lee (Liberal, Burnaby North) – email@example.com
Mary Polak (Liberal, Langley)- firstname.lastname@example.org
Email request sent on January 21:
Suzanne Anton (Liberal, Vancouver-Fraserview) – email@example.com
Harry Bains (NDP, Surrey-Newton) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Marvin Hunt (Liberal, Surrey-Panorama) – email@example.com
Bruce Ralston (NDP, Surrey-Whalley) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Reid (Liberal, Richmond East) - email@example.com
Moira Stilwell (Liberal, Vancouver-Langara) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph Sultan (Liberal, West Vancouver-Capilano) – email@example.com
Amrik Virk (Liberal, Surrey-Tynehead) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Wat (Liberal, Richmond East) – email@example.com
Andrew Wilkinson (Liberal, Vancouver-Quilchena) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Naomi Yamamoto (Liberal, North Vancouver-Lonsdale) – email@example.com
John Yap (Liberal, Richmond-Steveston) – firstname.lastname@example.org (Unable respond due to illness).
Email request sent on January 30:
Rich Coleman (Liberal MLA, Fort Langley-Aldergrove) – email@example.com
Jordan Sturdy (Liberal, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky) – firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have a minority of MLAs who have not taken a position. As Brent Toderian has tweeted: “I will be disappointed by anything less than vocal, persuasive arguments for a yes-vote from our local MLAs.” Indeed, the question is now not so much their position but why they are avoiding taking one. Depending on the outcome of the vote, that’s going to be hard to justify.
So credit to the following:
THOSE WHO HAVE RESPONDED (Click on name for submission):
Doug Bing (Liberal, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) – email@example.com
Raj Chouhan (NDP, Burnaby-Edmonds) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Corrigan (NDP, Burnaby-Deer Lake) – email@example.com
Marc Dalton (Liberal, Maple Ridge-Mission) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Fassbender (Liberal, Surrey-Fleetwood) -email@example.com
George Heyman (NDP, Vancouver Fairview) – G.Heyman@leg.bc.ca
Douglas Horne (Liberal, Coquitlam-Burke Mountain) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Huntington (Independent, Delta South) – email@example.com
Selina Robinson – (NDP, Maillardville-Coquitlam) – Selina.Robinson.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Jane Shin (NDP, Burnaby-Lougheed) – firstname.lastname@example.org
DAYS TO THE START OF VOTING: 14
On bike, that is. From Metro Vancouver Update:
Cycling Infrastructure: North Vancouver City & District
These North Shore municipalities developed the plan with valuable input from cyclists.
The master plan links bicycle routes so that a route developed in the City of North Vancouver would connect with a route in the District of North Vancouver, and in West Vancouver if possible, providing a seamless ride for cyclists. An ambitious feature of the plan is the 35-kilometre Spirit Trail to accommodate walkers and cyclists in the three municipalities from Ambleside in West Vancouver to Deep Cove in the District of North Vancouver. Some sections of the trail are in use and it will take about a decade to complete it with clearly marked routes.
Another item in Eric Britton’s ….
This splendid rendering of a proposed new age mobility enhancement mega-project, purportedly intended to calm the chaos of traffic in Mexico City. …
If we read their rendering correctly the international construction firm behind this excellent project are proposing a total of ten comfortable lanes for cars. Nice! And those sturdy (one hopes) edges they call “Tableta” are the bits that keep all that steel and glass from tumbling down onto the street. (Additional background here and here.)
What chances do you think the hapless (and only) ped (bottom right) has of actually making his way across the street?