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Updates on recent posts

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Quite often when I have written about a story I will go back to it and update it. I am not sure if that actually meets my readers’ needs. Would you go back and look for an update?

So here are a couple of links which add significant new information to a recent post here

Firstly more on the Olympic Village: the Mayor of Vancouver now wants the Province to amend the Vancouver charter so that he can borrow the  money needed to finish the project. There’s lots of finger pointing and blame being thrown around and, as I noted earlier, both Gordon and Stephen are publicly trying to steer clear. On the CBC this evening former Mayor Philip Owen was stepping in saying that the condos will be worth something after 2010 – but it seems unlikely that they fetch more than $1m each, which is what is needed to break even.

Also in the Sun, there is now a provincial report that provides evidence of a link between power lines and leukemia – something that up to now the province has been denying.

Living close to high-voltage power lines may produce one additional case of leukemia every two years in B.C., according to “ballpark assumptions” by B.C. Centre for Disease Control environmental health experts.

The projection by Dr. Ray Copes, director of the environmental health services division and Prabjit Barn, an environmental health scientist, is in an article headlined “Is living near power lines bad for our health?” in the November issue of the B.C. Medical Journal (BCMJ).

But of course the porvince is also now denying that this has anything to do with the unprecedented offer to buy out homeowners impacted by the power line upgrade in Tsawwassen. Well, they would, wouldn’t they.

Written by Stephen Rees

January 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Posted in Urban Planning

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  1. While I voted “no, put the updates in a new post,” I think it would be ideal if you were to update the old post with a link to the update *as well*. More work, sure. But cooler 🙂


    January 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm

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