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

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Two quick bits before I run off for the day:

The somewhat contentious "safe injection site" pilot project for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, one component of one part of an ambitious strategy to deal with the city's injection-drug problem, in one step closer to opening. Health Canada has approved the site; provincial funding should come along shortly. The first site wil be located at 135/139 East Hastings, and be open 18 hours a day. Anyone want to take bets on which hours of the day the site will be closed?

Ikram Saeed warns those of us in the Rest of Canada that Toronto is no longer the Centre of the Universe. Agh! He's got a point, though. T.O. does get the screw, especially from Queen's Park. Besides, a strong, healthy Toronto gives those of us outside Hogtown something worthwhile to bitch at, therefore contributing to national unity through the oh-so-Canadian sport of whining.

Note to Colby Cosh: No, I didn't have any love for the Report's politics, but there is no great pleasure in seeing media outlets fold -- especially when there is no real replacement on the horizon. And yes, you're right: "Readable" is some sort of euphemism for "pretty darned good, actually."

More later.
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