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« on: October 18, 2006, 12:24:48 PM »



http://www.vancourier.com/issues06/101106/news/101106nn4.html


City adds island sanctuary to Southeast False Creek project

By Mike Howell-Staff writer

An island the size of a football field is being built in Southeast False Creek for public use and to attract marine and bird life.

But it will not in any way duplicate Granville Island with shops and restaurants, said Jody Andrews, project manager for the Southeast False Creek development and Olympic Village.

"It won't be set up as an urban experience," Andrews said. "It'll be a sense of discovery. So, there's no bridge, there's no foot path [to the island]. You go out at low tide, you come back at low tide."

The island's location is just east of the Cambie Bridge on the south shore of the creek. A would-be explorer will have to walk 20 to 30 metres from shore to reach it. Even with the tide in, Andrews said the channel will be quite shallow.

Andrews said the city is still deciding which types of plants and trees will be planted. But, he said, they will "harken back to the mid-1800s" before the industrialization of False Creek.

"Some of the things that used to exist in the area might surprise people-crab apples. We used to have crab apples along there."

News of an island comes as a surprise since it wasn't in the original plans for the Southeast False Creek development.


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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 12:56:48 PM »

it will be come a homeless squatters haven ....I can see it now  Hitting a wall .

 Did anyone else ever see the guy living on a huge block of styrofoam on the water w/ a tent on top and paddling around that area...crazy !
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 06:35:43 PM »

it will be come a homeless squatters haven ....I can see it now  Hitting a wall .

 Did anyone else ever see the guy living on a huge block of styrofoam on the water w/ a tent on top and paddling around that area...crazy !
agreed, and yes.     i can't wait.  Rolling Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 07:33:08 PM »

have any of these idiots been to false creek lately???  the only thing that lives in that water is the mutant seal and those **** eating crabs.  how is this island going to help with the lack of outflow and the pollution that's already there?  I can't believe they're wasting 2 million on this.  what a joke
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 07:37:39 PM »

sigh.. no offense to those who love birds and marine life... but this is one of the dumbest projects and waste of tax payer's money i have seen.  why not spend the money to properly clean up our city and especially false creek... wouldn't a clean city and water be a better sense of discovery?  i think it's such an inconvenience for paddlers to build such a POS in false creek.
just my two cents...
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 07:45:25 PM »

agreed, is this project confirmed to go ahead, if it is, there goes more practice space,

don't you find it funny that it's an unplanned "surprise"?
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 07:53:47 PM »

"It'll be a place to go if you're finding the urban world around you to be too much. You can step out on to this island and likely there'll be a heron, some seagulls and some seals paddling by."

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006, 07:56:08 PM »

"It'll be a place to go if you're finding the urban world around you to be too much. You can step out on to this island and likely there'll be a heron, some seagulls and some seals paddling by."

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and you would find various species of crack heads, bums, and junkies of all sorts, and it'll be stinking up with the smell of garbage and fc sewage
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2006, 07:57:44 PM »

"It'll be a place to go if you're finding the urban world around you to be too much. You can step out on to this island and likely there'll be a heron, some seagulls and some seals paddling by."

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ditto luke... and it's open to the public.  don't forget the bums and crack heads that will make it their sanctuary... it's bad enough that DZ docks smell like urine...  tent city 2 anyone?
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006, 08:45:52 PM »

"It'll be a place to go if you're finding the urban world around you to be too much. You can step out on to this island and likely there'll be a heron, some seagulls and some seals paddling by."

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ditto luke... and it's open to the public.  don't forget the bums and crack heads that will make it their sanctuary... it's bad enough that DZ docks smell like urine...  tent city 2 anyone?

Hey! Crackheads are people too! How do you think this idea came about?

Seriously though, how did something like this get approved without being brought to the public's attention?  Like there isn't enough boat traffic in the Creek already so let's make it even narrower?
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2006, 08:56:10 PM »

Can you even run a festival race course down the creek now?
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2006, 10:52:13 PM »

IF....and I use this term "gingerly".....all of you sound soooo opposed to this,
why doesn't anybody organize a "FLASH MOB" in front of Vancouver's City Hall to
protest this plan?

IF...you don't say anything and put a stoppage to this...they will never know you don't want this.

SPEAK OUT people.
Let's have a rally ....and allow ALL PADDLERS TO UNITE.....if you got a backbone.

WOW....I haven't been on here in such a long time...didn't notice the "Spell Check" button....no wonder Paddle"boy" has been writing grammatically and alphabetically correctly!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2006, 12:04:29 AM »

IF....and I use this term "gingerly".....all of you sound soooo opposed to this,
why doesn't anybody organize a "FLASH MOB" in front of Vancouver's City Hall to
protest this plan?

IF...you don't say anything and put a stoppage to this...they will never know you don't want this.

SPEAK OUT people.
Let's have a rally ....and allow ALL PADDLERS TO UNITE.....if you got a backbone.

WOW....I haven't been on here in such a long time...didn't notice the "Spell Check" button....no wonder Paddle"boy" has been writing grammatically and alphabetically correctly!!!!!

hahaha!  welcome back guido! Laughing  you may have also noticed that i'm no longer the title holder of the "worst paddling ability".  Sad

I'm down for a Tuesday-held rally of sorts.  or some other weekday (besides thursday) that ends by 12 (gotta go to class...  Rolling Eyes )
if they're going to be creating said "island" out to where the yellow things are, then it will indeed infringe upon the Alcan race course. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2006, 07:09:10 AM »

 I think its pretty much too late as they have already started building the island so not sure how you could stop it now

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2006, 09:25:55 AM »

Go in every night and scoop out the landfill they've dumped in during the day.
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