Posts Tagged ‘philanthropy’

Unlimited Growth Increases the Divide: RIP George Riste

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

This small residential hotel in downtown Vancouver was stubbornly saved from demolition by its amazing owner, the quietly determined George Riste. George resisted numerous attempts by BC Hydro to buy his building, continually asserting the rights of his tenants to remain exactly where they were.  In the end, BC Hydro was forced to wrap its complex around George’s property and you can see the BC Hydro building above,  towering over George’s Del Mar Inn.

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Dylan Moran – “and then we go home to our lovely… tiles.”

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I saw Dylan Moran perform at the Edingburgh festival in the mid 1990s. In an moment of near infatuation or more accurately addiction I had to go back the next night and see him do the same show again. I ran into him at a bar afterward. So droll.

“The only problem with people who went to Oxford is that they never let you forget that they went to Oxford.

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