Pulled Pork Roundup
After talking about pulled pork so much last week, I probably can’t not mention it this week. Well, I went to Deep Freeze (which was a big success) and got a pulled pork sandwich (which was also a big success). It was good! The end.
On to stuff that happened this week that you actually care about.
Capilano Mall is getting a facelift, and by facelift I mean half of it’s getting demolished.
Omar Mouallem talks about what climate change could mean for Edmonton.
Here’s a neat picture of construction in the LRT tunnels from CTV’s Amanda Anderson.
The City is looking for volunteers for some of its boards, specifically, the Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities, the Assessment Review Board, and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. It’s times like this I wish I didn’t need a day job.
Internet voting has been proposed for the next election after the mock online election last year. So far it’s only going to be used for special ballots, but might also be used for advance voting as well. I signed up for the test, but it was more hassle than just going down to the local polling office, so don’t think online voting will save you any time.
A city committee has recommended that councillors’ pay be fully taxable, and their pay increased accordingly. Whatever.
The city has also changed its trash collection schedule from sort-of-weekly to actually-weekly. Again, whatever. Great news for the guys running the garbage trucks though, they work a couple more hours a day and get a long weekend every weekend.
Executive Committee gave the go-ahead for plans to put lights on the High Level Bridge.
A home in Highlands was condemned after being found to be a health hazard.
A “cathedral of beer” is opening downtown in the spring. Sounds like a good place to go after downing a pulled pork sandwich.
Tweet of the Week
— Ryan Jespersen (@ryanjespersen) January 15, 2013
This one seemed to be in response to complaints like this about the City spending money on things like lighting the High Level Bridge instead of feeding the poor, as though lack of food is the only problem poor people have, or exclusively the domain of municipal government to solve. Health care, for example, is a provincial issue.
— Michelle Weisgerber (@Juliabug) January 18, 2013
Sometimes nice things happen.
Photo of Mike by Brittney Le Blanc.