Hard to believe but construction continued on a Saturday, so I took this photo. I have also created a new book that displays all the photos in reverse chronological order, called Bel Air in Kits - time lapse photos
The Vancouver Block building, designed by architects Parr and Fee, standing at fourteen stories was built in 1912. While the style and taste of this Edwardian structure is somewhat questionable, its clock, framed by Greco-Roman ornaments is most definitely eye-catching.
Saw this poster in East Vancouver today. The main text of it reads:
On May 3rd 2004 hospital workers across the province overwhelmingly refused the "deal" that was made on their behalf to end the weeklong HEU strike and to intercept massive labour actions planned across BC.
As a result of this imposed agreement, workers in British Columbia face more privatization, more layoffs and a massive pay cut. According the 'deal' [sic], 600 more jobs will be contracted out in the next 2 years and members of the Hostpital Employees Union face a 15% rollback on wages and benefits. This does not include the 1000's of workers that have already received layoff notices prior to May 1st 2004.
Sat. May 8th, join HEU workers and community members for justice, healthcare and workers rights!