Welcome to Vancouver, welcome to the home of the 2010 Winter Games.
It is not pretty out there. My angst towards the Games heightened by lack of sleep thanks to a helicopter buzzing over Victory Park last night for more than one hour.
Resigned to the fact that I wasn't going to get a decent sleep I got up and went for a walk to find out what all the noise was about. Walking west on Water Street, saw the inevitable flashing lights at Cambie and Hastings.
Only when I asked, the dozen police walking in line combing Victory Park, would what has happened be of any interest to the media, did I get a decent answer - "a stabbing in the park". Thank you.
My first question "What happened?" was met with jokes between themselves. You've got to love the VPD.
Note for transit users - don't ride the buses on Main between Hastings and Terminal. It's better to walk. The gridlock caused by the closing of the viaducts is insane. Why did they close the viaducts?