Oct 15 2007
Eighty-eight days after the Vancouver strike started, we’ve finally reached a settlement.
Garbage workers will start clearing the streets of a surprisingly small pile of garbage tomorrow (most Vancouverites without private garbage collection have been throwing their trash into Burnaby’s fully-functioning dumpsters for months). The fruit flies that bugged us during Thanksgiving dinners have been given their eviction notices.
The question now is whether Vancouver City Hall will be refunding residents for three months worth of lost services. Not paying 5,000 workers for that long must have resulted in some cost savings.
A tax refund just in time for a little holiday shopping would be awfully nice.