Hastings

Trust the evidence: Insite saves lives!

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Submitted by contessak on Tue 2010-02-23 00:37 #

Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Planning Pool, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

Thanks for licensing this photo with Creative Commons. It was used to illustrate a blog post about InSite here:

planningpool.com/2010/02/health/feature-vancouvers-safe-i...

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Submitted by sillygwailo on Tue 2010-02-23 14:15 #

Added!

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Show of force on Hastings

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Submitted by roland on Thu 2008-10-23 20:46 #

wow!

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Submitted by arianek on Thu 2008-10-23 20:47 #

wtf. overkill much?

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Submitted by sillygwailo on Thu 2008-10-23 21:00 #

Cops blocked off the south sidewalk, and blocked both ends Hastings between Main and Columbia. Basically the BBQ was OK but there was to be no concert. One lady (who mistook the police for protesters) asked what they were doing there, and they said "we're hear to keep the peace".

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Submitted by bucknaked287 on Sat 2008-10-25 12:13 #

Support your local blue!

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Hastings Bowl Fire Smolders After 7 Hours

[Cross-posted from NowPublic]

Still Fighting the Hastings Bowl Fire

The fire alarm of my apartment building—technically the sister building of the building I live in—went off, waking me up at 1 AM.  My window was wide open, so the smell of smoke filled my bedroom.  Looking across the street over the new condominiums, I saw a huge plume of smoke.  "Oh no," I thought, "Safeway's burning".  Walking a block south, I found instead that once a favourite hangout for me and my friends, Hastings Bowl, was in flames.

Over a year ago, heavy snow collapsed the roof of the building, forcing out some of the busineses below, such as the dollar store whose owner would daily sweep the street before opening.  Haven't heard what caused the fire, but CBC Radio reported that the building had been squatted from time to time.

My regular camera is in the Philippines documenting more compelling scenery, so the photos I did take with my cameraphone show little.  This morning, at least 7 hours after the fire started, it continued to smolder.  My Nokia N70 was able capture firefighters continuing to fight the smoldering blaze.  I've uploaded the one that turned out the best here to NowPublic, but I'll point to my set on Flickr for the rest.

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