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

Tuesday, July 27, 2004


Like others, I'm told

That I should update this site once in a while. Okay, fine. I've been taking it easy the last four weeks, having worked myself silly through the federal election campaign. Trust me, it's good for you, and it probably beats the hell out of the month-long temper tantrum that some folks have been throwing simply because Canadian voters didn't agree with them. (Odd, though, how it shook out -- the Grits get slapped down a bit; the Conservatives are told to spend another little while in opposition and decide what sort of party they are, while the NDP doesn't get to control the Grits.)

Stuff added recently to Terminal City:

  • Drink and vote -- the result of doing one's reporting from several barstools on election night. Screw camapign headquarters; you can always phone them.
  • Trouble in VI-Land -- Without Moses Znaimer, the CHUM/City stations are going downhill fast; for more, take a gander at some opinionating from Norman Spector, who was one of the 29 people laid off at CIVI-TV Victoria.  
  • Poll-Axed -- When good voters go bad, and the press gets sucked along for the ride. The CBC came out looking absolutely brilliant for not commissioning voter intention polls during the recent election campaign.
  • Shock Jock Shock -- Okay, shutting down CHOI is chilling; to change it, though, mans reworking the Broadcasting Act. Somehow, I don't think that that's Paul Martin's number one priority, though if it is, it'll be his ninth or tenth number one prority...
And, wouldn't ya know it, the Terminal City server's down for maintenance, and likely will stay that way through Thursday. Schei├če!
that wasn't so hard, was it.

I wouldn't worry about not posting too much Ian. We're now thoroughly in the dead zone of provincial/federal politics with all the bureaucrats, MLAs and MPs going on vacation. Not much will happen till the end of December...

Cheers, Sean (of Public Eye fame) ;)
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