Friday, August 08, 2008

Thanks for coming out

The plan to build a stadium has all but officially left Point Douglas--and anywhere else in the core--but that did not stop Gary Doer from playing politics by meeting with a few concerned local artists.

Point Douglas artists blast stadium plan - WFP

Some weeks ago, my friends and I ran into Wanda Koop and her family, biking down Waterfront Drive. Obviously upset by the idea of a stadium looming in the shadows of her Henry Avenue studio, she told us then that she was going to be getting into contact with her connections high up the political totem pole. It would seem she did.

Interesting to note, however, that David Asper--that evil big businessman who looks out only for his own selfish interests--took a couple of hours out of his weekend to face a group uninformed Point Douglas residents a full week before the public was aware of his plans. The Premier--social democratic leader of The People that he is--showed up some six weeks later, when the Point Douglas stadium was pretty much dead in the water anyway, and only before an audience of a few citizens who are not only prominent Manitoba artists, but more or less his ideological allies. Now that's what I call public servitude!

Anyway, I wonder if Mr. Doer mentioned his nine-year-old government's "commitment" to South Point Douglas. Of some of the Province's suburban development "profits", I am sure some dollars are bound to trickle down to the south Point.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean we can get back to the regular scheduled programming and forget about Point Douglas once again.

Speaking of the stadium, one more strike and can we consider both Asper and Katz a failure.

3 and 2 count, next pitch is the
U of M spitball, I can hardly wait.

2:52 PM  
Blogger David Watson said...

As Bob Silver is the head of private-public land development at the University of Manitoba the WFP may indeed look favourably at a Southwood Golf Course stadium.
Go Bison!
Go Bombers!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asper's original "new stadium" plan had it up and running in 2008

It's mid-2008. No shovels in the ground. And no one's even sure where it's going to be anymore- let alone if we'll get the funding for it.

Why can't anything in Winnipeg ever get done ON TIME?!

Canwest Park- built years after it should have been

MTS Centre- 20 years of talking/debats for that piece of crap??

Grrr... I hate Winnipeg!

1:03 AM  

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