This is news I first saw reported on a weblog: Tom Benjamin says he's suprised to see Brian Burke get fired by owner John McCaw, and Eric at Off Wing Opinion is suprised too. Tom says it looks like a business decision, not a hockey decision:
Stanley McCammon fired Pat Quinn, hired Mike Keenan and was at loggerheads with Brian Burke from his very first day. I'm not very comfortable with his review or its outcome. I'm never comfortable when a non-hockey person makes a stupid decision about a hockey team.Brian Burke Canned
Eric says another hockey team stands to benefit:
Burke did a great job reconstructing the Canucks and turning them into one of the top flight teams in the West. Now it looks like he'll have that opportunity again someplace else.Burke Out In Vancouver
By Boris Mann on May 3, 2004 - 11:12am
I wanted to point out that we've had our first external image addition. Check out Arash Eftekhari's personal image gallery (you can check out his local user profile). He's got a great picture of some West End buildings on a foggy Vancouver day.
Every member account on Urban Vancouver can upload as many as 25 images of up to a couple of megabytes in size. By default, they show up in your personal image gallery, which is accessible from your user profile.
I've also added Arash's blog to the local feeds. Arash immigrated to Canada in June of last year -- hope to see more from you here on Urban Vancouver, Arash!
A swing and a miss on May 2, another beautiful (thankfully not sweltering) Vancouver day.
Kenn Brown and company's Vancouver based Mondolithic creates awesome images of the future that have been featured in Wired and many other places. Check out the Mondolithic images of the week.
A fine thing to watch or play on this hot muggy May 1st in Vancouver.
If you live in the Arbutus Walk area of Kitsilano, you have seen this camper around at various free parking spots. Obviously the owner needs a real parking spot :-) !
Third (first, second) in a series of Bel Air in Kits time lapse photos. It will be cool to see the condo go up over time.
Spotted on the Burrard Bridge on a sweltering Friday afternoon. Vancouver Marathon - Impossible is nothing!
I saw the movie in January with Tina, and now voters have wisely chosen The Corporation as the book to read for One Book, One Vancouver. I will do my best to cover the discussion of the book and its events here on Urban Vancouver, and that includes purchasing the book, reading it and making some notes for discussion.
The current labour climate has been described as fluid, with unions threatening to walk of the job on Monday in support of the HEU workers. Raymond has some information on a May Day rally which will take place in one hour from this writing:
The May Day celebrations in Vancouver will feature a rally and a 90-minute concert with Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF). The rally and concert, Voices for Justice, will start at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street. During the concert and rally, the B.C. Fed will collect donations in support of the struggle by B.C’s women’s centres to restore government funding. Organizers have asked participants to assemble in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (corner of Georgia and Hamilton Streets) at 11:00 a.m. to join a march to the concert.Support The Struggle for Democracy: May Day Rally in Vancouver