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  • Police: Attacker threw acid in Vancouver woman's face [UPDATE: False Report/Self-Inflicted Attack]

    09/01/2010 3:42:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies · 1+ views
    KOMO ^ | 8/31/2010
    VANCOUVER, Wash. – A bizarre attack sent a Vancouver woman to the hospital on Monday and police said they believe her attacker threw some kind of acid in her face. Bethany Storro had no idea who the woman was who attacked her and no idea why someone picked her for an attack. Storro, 28, doesn’t usually wear sunglasses but she bought a pair about an hour before the attack. Those glasses may have saved her eyesight. She had stopped to get a coffee at a Starbucks near Esther Short Park at 8th and Columbia and was getting something out...
  • Canadian navy escorting suspected Tamil ship into B.C. (est. 500 refugees on board)

    08/11/2010 9:20:59 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 08/11/2010 | Todd Coyne
    VANCOUVER — A suspected Tamil migrant boat now believed to hold as many as 500 refugees has entered Canada's 200-mile exclusive economic zone and is heading for the B.C. coast. "We expect it will land either late (Thursday) evening or early Friday morning," a senior federal official said Wednesday of the Thai-flagged ship, the MV Sun Sea. While Canadian Navy and Coast Guard authorities would neither confirm nor deny the whereabouts of the vessel Wednesday, US Coast Guard Commander Mark McCadden said that the 188-ft cargo ship had been spotted approximately 300 miles off the coast of British Columbia early...
  • Shots Fired at the Peace Arch Border Crossing [Suspect In Custody]

    07/11/2010 5:31:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Jul 09, 2010 18:08:01 PM | Dave White/Jill Drews
    VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - SNIPPET: "Mike Milne with US Customs and Border Protection says a man using the NEXUS lane approached the window, and began acting strange. "The officers ordered the driver, who was the sole occupant, out of the vehicle. The driver refused and dangerously accelerated the vehicle southbound. One CBP officer fired his service pistol because of the imminent and apparent danger to the general public." No one was hurt, but the suspect initially managed to speed off. He was later captured by State Troopers..."
  • Teen dies in Capilano bridge fall

    06/07/2010 2:24:48 PM PDT · by xp38 · 19 replies · 85+ views
    CBC News ^ | June 7 2010
    A high school student from California is dead after falling 30 metres from a viewing platform into a rocky canyon at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. The teenage boy reportedly fell from a viewing platform on the west side of the canyon at around 7 p.m. Sunday. Rescue crews were able to reach the boy quickly, but he was not alive by the time they arrived, according to RCMP Inspector Davis Wendell. "Emergency responders attended the scene and undertook a very difficult high-angle rescue attempt. Unfortunately the male in question had fallen to his death," said Wendell. It...
  • Mystery fuel leak seeps into Burrard Inlet

    06/01/2010 2:50:15 AM PDT · by Palter · 3 replies · 361+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 31 May 2010 | TODD COYNE and JONATHAN FOWLIE
    Oil, gas from Chevron refinery in Burnaby has been flowing for weeks METRO VANCOUVER -- Chevron Corporation has been trying for weeks to locate the source of a "historic" leak from its Burnaby oil and gas refinery -- a leak that has been seeping still-unknown amounts of oil, gas and diesel fuel into the Burrard Inlet since at least April 21. Ray Lord, a spokesman for the multinational oil and gas company, said he has no idea how long the seepage from the nearly 70-year-old plant has been happening, but that Chevron first alerted the authorities about the leak on...
  • Cathay Pacific plane from HK escorted to Vancouver

    05/15/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 3,069+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2010
    VANCOUVER - At least two Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific passenger jet to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport on Saturday due to a potential unspecified security threat, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesperson said. Local media reports said the plane, which reportedly originated in Hong Kong, was towed to a secure part of the tarmac with passengers still on board.
  • The Sea to Sky Climb on the Rocky Mountaineer

    05/13/2010 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 13th May 2010 | Claire Newell
    Enjoy breathtaking scenery without the winding roads and gnarled trafficOn a sunny and clear day, is there any scenery in the world more breathtaking than the towering mountains and sparkling waters that surround you as you travel up the Sea to Sky Highway? However, throw in bumper-to-bumper traffic and unexpected delays and the journey can be less than relaxing. Well, what if you could slow down and really enjoy that beautiful scenery without the worry of the car in front or behind you and the twists and turns of the highway? What if you could actually relax and make the...
  • NBC Posts $223 Million Loss on Winter Olympics (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/17/2010 4:50:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 93 replies · 1,943+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 16, 2010
    The tally is in: NBC lost $223 million on the Winter Olympics in the first quarter. That's slightly better than the most recent estimate of $250 million in losses. Advertising sales have improved a bit since NBC parent General Electric Co. made that projection in late January. The Olympics did bring about $800 million in extra revenue to GE. But NBC had a lot of production and other expenses, including $820 million just to acquire the rights to carry the Vancouver Games on television and online. That expense was cited as the main culprit for the red ink.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 21-27, 2010: Black Tusk

    03/25/2010 9:15:53 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 516+ views
    While watching the Winter Olympics, you might have seen a prominent crag near the Whistler Ski Area. It took exhaustive searching for me to finally figure out that this peak is called "Black Tusk". If you knew that, very good! Below are some pictures of it. Click for full-size: Click for full-size: Click for full-size: Click for full-size:
  • The Winter Olympics: A Dying Proposition? (Why Demographic trends portend a dire future)

    03/07/2010 1:59:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 347+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/2010 | Joseph Finlay
    The current 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada presents a confluence of sport, civilization, and pageantry -- all of which, upon reflection, are uniquely Western. With the notable exceptions of a few winter sports-loving Asian nations like Japan, South Korea, and China -- nations that have to varying degrees opened to Western technology -- the Winter Olympics have historically been a showcase for the northern nations of Europe, North America, and the former Soviet Union. Whereas the Summer Olympics dwarfs the sister Winter games in terms of worldwide participation and popular interest, the Winter Olympics features sports that necessitate freezing-temperature...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth sports columnist likens our (sic, Canadian) patriotism to Nazi Germany

    03/03/2010 6:40:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 907+ views
    The Province ^ | March 2, 2010 | Cam Battley
    Dallas-Fort Worth sports columnist likens our patriotism to Nazi Germany An American sports columnist gets a bizarre Nazi flashback in Vancouver By Cam Battley, Canwest News Service March 2, 2010 It took the investigative skills of intrepid Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports columnist Gil LeBreton to uncover the ugly truth. Like Edward R. Murrow in pre-Second World War Vienna and London, Mr. LeBreton put his personal safety at risk to file a brave report from the turbulent city of Vancouver. Sure, Canadians seem multicultural, friendly and good-natured on the surface. But that's just what they want you to think. Dig a...
  • No snow? No surprise. Vancouver is warmest city to ever host Winter Olympics

    03/01/2010 5:47:58 PM PST · by JimWayne · 21 replies · 682+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | CHAD SKELTON article I wrote for The Vancouver Sun way back in 2003...But Vancouver has an average snowfall of just 48 centimetres and -- as most Vancouverites know -- it is rare for even that small amount to stay on the ground for more than a couple of days. Vancouver's lack of snow will have no practical impact on the Games.

    02/28/2010 9:56:16 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 291+ views "PARALYMPIC GAMES: VANCOUVER 2010 WINTER PARALYMPICS" "With Glowing Hearts March 12-21, 2010
  • What Do You Do after Winning a Gold Medal?

    02/28/2010 9:28:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/01/10
    What Do You Do after Winning a Gold Medal? Figure skating gold medalist, Kim Yuna, playing with her digital camera and trying out cardboard moose antlers.
  • Vancouver Winter Olympics-Photos Closing Ceremonies

    02/28/2010 8:10:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1,088+ views
    Vancouver Winter Olympics-Photos Closing Ceremonies
  • Anti-Olympic activists, hockey fans trade chants at final protest march

    02/28/2010 5:34:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 32 replies · 838+ views ^ | Sunday, February 28, 2010 | Steve Mertl
    VANCOUVER - Demonstrators were drowned out by hockey fans Sunday as anti-Olympic activists made one last protest march through downtown Vancouver on the final day of the Games. While Canada battled the United States on the ice, between 150 and 200 protesters staged their own farewell in the hours before the closing ceremonies at nearby B.C. Place stadium.... But the protesters couldn't escape heckling from flag-draped hockey fans passing by and red jersey-wearing game watchers in nearby bars. Some of them, beer in hand, spilled onto the street to taunt the marchers as bicycle police stood between them. It turned...
  • Vancouver: Mutton Dressed as Lamb

    02/26/2010 4:23:10 AM PST · by Loyalist · 13 replies · 699+ views
    Pravda Online ^ | February 26, 2010 | Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    We all knew it weeks before the game started, with accusations about doping being levelled at Russian athletes, and we all saw it on day one of the games, with the death of a Georgian athlete on a corner which miraculously was elevated the following day. Vancouver is not fit to hold the Winter Olympics. Far from being a question of sour grapes, Russian commentators were already expressing their reservations as to the integrity of the Vancouver Lobby being able to host the Olympic Games weeks before the start. After all the IOC was starting to fire off in all...
  • A $1 Billion Hangover From an Olympic Party

    02/25/2010 3:37:04 AM PST · by ricks_place · 11 replies · 996+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2010 | IAN AUSTEN
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Josie Lombardi came downtown this week for a taste of the Olympics accompanied by a friend rather than her husband, because he is on an Olympics boycott. She was thrilled to see the Olympic caldron up close, she said, but after being told she would have to wait five hours to see an exhibit of Olympic medals, Mrs. Lombardi began to think her husband might have a point. “O.K., are the Olympics worth it?” Mrs. Lombardi said while stopping for lunch at Murchie’s, a venerable tea and coffee shop. “I don’t want to be too negative...
  • Cork the Whine

    02/20/2010 1:39:14 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 200+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 20, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Without question the most unnecessary, petty, and perhaps most childish of all is the whining coming from within Canada regarding the supposed lack of French at the opening ceremonies. (The French bitching about their asses not being kissed enough? Again, who would have thought it?)
  • Ohno becomes most reviled athlete in South Korea

    02/19/2010 11:22:13 AM PST · by ScottMerge · 31 replies · 1,631+ views
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Apolo Anton Ohno may be feted at home for his Olympic feats, but he's better known in South Korea as the "king of fouls." The American short-track speedskater, who goes up against the South Koreans again when he races for a historic seventh Winter Olympics medal on Saturday, may well be the athlete South Koreans hate the most. One company once sold toilet paper emblazoned with Ohno's face: Ohno joyfully winning the gold, Ohno kissing his medal, Ohno laughing. One video game features an Ohno character you can shoot in the head, and to call...