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

Saturday, October 11, 2003


That was fast...

In some sort of modern-day speed record for government action, the BC government has decided that yes, the Georgia Straight is a newspaper. Via

VANCOUVER - The provincial government has changed its mind about the Georgia Straight, and now says the Vancouver weekly is clearly a newspaper.

The province had stripped the Straight of its sales tax exemption and slapped it with a $1-million tax bill, claiming it contained too much advertising to qualify as a newspaper. Revenue Minister Bill Barisoff says the government will now review its taxation policy to avoid similar confusion in the future.

... which makes everything in my previous posting irrelevant.
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