Thanks to many of you who wrote in or came out to support the rezoning of 3030 Gordon, the proposed Homeless Shelter is moving ahead. After nearly 70 speakers, council voted 8-1 to rezone. For those of you scoring at home, Lou Sekora was the lone dissenting voice. Lou chose to grandstand in a vote he knew he wasn’t going to win instead of standing up and doing the right thing, and it’s time this sort of thing is called out. Selina Robinson wrote a fantastic blog post the next day about the balance between compassion and fear. Councillor Mike Clay from Port Moody sent his congratulations. The next step is for BC Housing to come up with the funding.
This week was the end of Movember. Thank you all for your donations and support, we raised $305 towards cancer below the belt. Aprilroad.com gave his wrap up of the month, turns out Canada is the number 1 fundraiser. With the end of the month, it was time for the Mo to come off, here’s the video.
There are a couple of calls for artists. Place Des Arts is accepting proposals for their 2012 exhibitions. The deadline has been extended until January 14th, 2011. The Port Moody Library is also looking for artists who would like to exhibit at Port Moody City Hall in 2011.
The Port Moody Fire Department will be handing over a decommissioned fire truck to firefighters in Peru. The ceremony will take place tomorrow, Friday, December 3rd, 4pm at Port Moody Fire Hall #1 (map)
An interesting article in the Tri-City News about the internet connection at School District 43 schools. With 9000 devices on the network, speeds are slowing to a crawl. Sounds like a job for the City of Coquitlam’s fabled QNet fibre-optic backbone. Not many residents know this, but Coquitlam has quite a bit of ultra high-speed fibre laid under the streets that isn’t being used at the moment. When they offer fibre to the doorstep I’ll be first in line, getting theV3H.com out a little faster
So we’re in for a Liberal leadership contest in the new year. The name at the top the opinion poll is former Port Moody-Westwood MLA Christy Clark. Christy wrote a blog post explaining that she’s going to really think about running. Stay tuned…
Who doesn’t love a local restaurant review? The delightfully cheeky Baked in Vancouver paid a visit to our very own Saint Street Grill.
And finally, if you’re heading downtown for a little Christmas shopping, Miss 604 tells us about the Woodward’s Christmas Windows that can be enjoyed on a walking tour. She’s even got a photo contest if you happen to get a great snap. Nothing like Christmas in Vancouver.