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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:06 PM

Completing Vancouver’s famed seawall with a 2.5-kilometre stretch linking Kitsilano and Jericho beaches would carry a “preliminary” cost of about $10-million, says the chair of the city’s parks board.
For the first time Sunday, Sarah Blyth put a price tag on the proposal that an anonymous private donor is said to be offering to cover – one that would add to 22 kilometres of seawall through central Vancouver that is basically the parks board’s biggest facility. Work on the seawall began in 1911.
“Inch by inch, we fix it as it needs fixing. We’re looking at expanding it, making it longer and filling in gaps.”
Of the projected cost, she said “it’s just preliminary” and based on talks with staff. “There’s a lot more research to do.”
She said further details will be disclosed July 23 in a motion she will bring forward at a parks board meeting.
The project is bound to be controversial because it will bring tens of thousands of pedestrians within close proximity of some of the region’s most expensive real estate – homes overlooking the proposed seawall should the project proceed.
“Donations are obviously welcome and very helpful to kick start a project like this. This is really preliminary so we need to go through a lot of public consultation working on seeing if it’s possible,” she said.
But a councillor with the minority NPA party, who raised the idea then learned the mayor and the majority Vision Vancouver party had been working on the same plan for some time, said he has a problem with the propriety of a private donor covering the cost.

The announced largesse comes a week after word that a couple, acting anonymously, are providing $30-million to house the homeless at a renovated manor house in Vancouver.
The funds are going to covering operating costs for Taylor Manor, a building constructed in 1915 that is being renovated to house 56 residential units.
George Affleck said he is worried about any perception of the city granting favours to such generous donors without disclosing who they are. “All the elected officials should know who these people are,” he said.
At this point, he said the donors in both cases are known only to a few city insiders.
At the “bare minimum,” Mr. Affleck said the donors should be disclosed to council in camera.
“I don’t know who these people are and it’s not to judge who these people are. It’s really about openness, making sure that we’re following certain procedures so there’s no bias towards any group or person that could be perceived as potentially some sort of corruption,” he said.
He said the issue is one of transparency. “It’s that basic word in governance,” he said, noting that there is always the question in Vancouver politics of developers gaining sway with donations. This issue is similar because it involves donations channelled through Vision leaders who are points of contact for the donors.
“I have a problem with that when you think about decision making whereas in an election campaign, they disclose everything,” he said.
Ms. Blyth said the office of Mayor Gregor Robertson was dealing with the donor in the case of the seawall, and that Mr. Robertson’s office would have to address the issue. The mayor’s office was unavailable for comment.
Gordon Price, director of the city program at Simon Fraser University and an NPA councillor who served six terms, said the seawall has to be finished, either along the beach area or with a formal walkway on the Cornwall and Point Grey roadway above the beach.
“We’ve let it go for a long time,” he said. “[The city] is going to have to make a decision on how average people can get from Kitsilano to Jericho.”


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So we know that Roberto Luongo loves the seawall. We also know he has lots of money and is going to be traded this summer. We also know his twitter is anonymous and coincidentally the donor for this project wants to be anonymous.


Is all of this a coincidence? I DOUBT IT

Either he is paying for the seawall or anonymous hockey insider Eklund is. I will go with Luongo

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

Trade Luongo for the Seawall?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Trade Luongo for the Seawall?


GET ER DONE GILLIS

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Highly doubt it.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Luongo is Italian, soccer is popular in Italy. Sedins have been observed playing with a soccer ball. Gillis hasn't mentioned anything to the contrary. Is all of this a coincidence?

OMG Canucks are going to Italy to be a soccer team in Serie A!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:16 PM

What is this, I don't even

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

Luongo is Italian, soccer is popular in Italy. Sedins have been observed playing with a soccer ball. Gillis hasn't mentioned anything to the contrary. Is all of this a coincidence?

OMG Canucks are going to Italy to be a soccer team in Serie A!


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

what?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

If he really is going to be traded, why would he donate money to pay for the expansion of the seawall? So he can visit it twice a year or so when he plays games in Vancouver?

And even if he really is....why don't we just respect the fact that the donor wants to remain anonymous?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

Looking at Luongo's salary to date, he's only made around $46M so far. That's before taxes, so drop 1/4-1/3 of that to get a take home about as much as what the donation is. Even if you factor in endorsement deals and the like, it's highly unlikely he's donating that much money.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:52 PM

He's on Twitter. You should ask him.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

If he is the donor ....better check it for holes judging by the size of his five hole.....and speaking of soccer, wasnt that Luo in goal for Italy??

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:04 PM

I didn't want to brag, but actually I'm the one donating the dough. True story.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:06 PM

If he is the donor ....better check it for holes judging by the size of his five hole.....and speaking of soccer, wasnt that Luo in goal for Italy??


Five-hole not as big as Bryzgaloff.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:11 PM

Luongo is Italian, soccer is popular in Italy. Sedins have been observed playing with a soccer ball. Gillis hasn't mentioned anything to the contrary. Is all of this a coincidence?

OMG Canucks are going to Italy to be a soccer team in Serie A!


Well samjam99 does say it's 90% done...

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:06 PM

Shut Up!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

Highly doubt it.


I agree with Caboose it's really unlikely

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:58 AM

Luongo is Italian, soccer is popular in Italy. Sedins have been observed playing with a soccer ball. Gillis hasn't mentioned anything to the contrary. Is all of this a coincidence?

OMG Canucks are going to Italy to be a soccer team in Serie A!


It does fit. It also explains the team's diving skills, they've been training for Soccer league.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:39 AM

If he is the donor ....better check it for holes judging by the size of his five hole.....and speaking of soccer, wasnt that Luo in goal for Italy??


You tried too hard and it didn't work.
I'm saying Aladeen a lot because http://forum.canucks...dpost__10922428

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:11 AM

I was trying to be a clever guy and make a joke. Clearly I failed :(

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