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In the wake of news that local artists are packing up and moving to cheaper climates, the City of Vancouver plans to convert two warehouses – one on Industrial Avenue and another on Kaslo Street – into affordable artist space. This is in addition to six Park Board field houses and the four existing warehouse spaces (already occupied) the city already has.
Council passed a resolution this week allowing for Telus to install three “monopoles” - street fixtures which would act as lampposts, a charging station for electric cars, and also boost WiFi signals – in the West End. The fixtures are based on the Douglas Coupland “V-Pole”, meant to consolidate city services and reduce urban clutter. (The “V” stands for “Vancouver” – blush.)
A woman in Abbotsford pulled over for doing 114km/h in a 50 zone accused the police officer who pulled her over of targeting blondes. The Dependent demands a full and public inquiry.