The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

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

Vern Campbell. Vancouver city council hopeful for the right-wing Non-Partisan Association, the former party of Gordon Campbell. Former police officer. Has a campaign platform of little but platitudes that are reputed to conceal a bog-standard conservative agenda. Is backed by many members of the city establishment, and the Chinese Freemasons.

Vance Campbell. Vice president of the Granville Entertainment Group, which owns the Vogue Theatre, and the Roxy, among other downtown Vancouver night spots. Tireless crusader for looser laws on the sale of alcohol, and equally tireless warrior against anti-smoking laws. He had been rumoured tobe contemplating a run for civic office himself, but has said that he won't. However, he and his associates will be active in the fall campaign, supporting candidates who are less puritanical that the current city council. Can anyone say... vcaTEAM?

Nicholas Campbell. Canadian actor, currently living in Vancouver and starring in CBC television drama Da Vinci's Inquest. Plays a crusading coroner in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a character loosely based on Larry Campbell. Loves horse racing, owns some horses, can be found down at Hastings Park Racecourse most days during the racing season.

Murray Campbell. Journalist; currently writing a column on Ontario politics for the Globe and Mail. Although he seems irrelevant to this list, the recent political history of Ontario is applicable to B.C., as Gordon Campbell is thought by many to be akin to former Ontario premier Mike Harris, who, like Harris, was also confrontational and polarizing.

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