Vancouver RE Unaffordability Mentioned In Olympic Coverage – “I would like to be able to afford a house in Vancouver without having to knock over a major bank. Reality disagrees.”

This from Bruce Arthur, National Post, 14 Feb 2010 -

“Hope peering through the clouds”

“In three short days of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, it was hard to shake the feeling of unease that this whole enterprise might — just might — be inching towards disaster. It wasn’t a negativity thing, either. As a Vancouver native and a proud Canadian, I would like nothing better than a fiscally responsible, perfectly organized, patriotically successful Games that spotlessly showcases the best of all of us to the world. I would also like to be able to afford a house in Vancouver without having to knock over a major bank. In both cases, reality disagrees.”

[and then, the sun comes out]…

“Then, gold. Alex Bilodeau of Rosemere, Que. dislodged ex-Canadian and all-around jerk Dale Begg-Smith from the top of the podium, and Canada’s gold drought on home soil was over. Just like that. “The party’s just starting for Canada,” he said. The downtown core was suddenly as packed with happy people as it had been since Vancouver won Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final, way back in 1994. It could still all go sideways; three medals are just a start. And there are still problems aplenty that need to be solved. But it doesn’t feel as gloomy, just now. At Vancouver’s Winter Olympics, it’s starting to feel like spring.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s