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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Monday, September 09, 2002

Mayoral machinations

Allen Garr is back, and this week hereports on how the deal to have former chief coroner Larry Campbell to run for the mayor under the Coalition of Progressive Electors' slate was actaully struck three weeks ago in a pub near the Vancouver airport.

With Campbell in the mayor's race, this will likely be the most exciting civic election in 15 years, when the ruling Non-Partisan association gained its uninterrupted hold on city council.

The left-leaning COPE will likely field its most impressive slate of candiates in years, with incumben councillors Tim Louis and Fed Bass running again, along with prominent environmentalist David Cadmen and longtime community activist Jim Green entering the race; Cadman and Green are both former COPE mayoral candidates. Former NDP MLA Tim Stephens will also seek a seat, as will Burrardview Residents' Association president Shane Simpson.

Meanwhile, the newly-formed
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