Setting The Stage For Renewal

By Julie V. Iovine, Wall Street Journal
December 8, 2010

The recent reopening of the Arena Stage was an enormous event for this city, and not just because people were eager to see the musical “Oklahoma!” In 1961, the Arena Stage was known for opening the country’s first theater-in-the-round. It was designed by the notable Chicago architect Harry Weese, who added a second 514-seat theater in 1971. The latest addition, by Vancouver-based architect Bing Thom, is its most ambitious by far, adding a third theater for experimental work and tripling the overall space. More …


B.C. Teachers College Is Not Independent or Credible: Report

Vancouver Sun
December 8, 2010

A new report recommends sweeping changes to the B.C. College of Teachers, saying the regulator for B.C.’s grade school teachers is not independent or credible. And there is evidence that the B.C. Teachers Federation, the educators’ trade union, “has intruded upon the capacity of the college to exercise its mandate, impairing it from being viewed as an independent, self-regulatory body,” the report says. More …