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theBreaker.news Podcast: Ten years later, more protests than sports

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The cauldron was lit. The blue jackets and red jerseys were out in force. The flag was waved. Tragedy was remembered. And there were protests.

Whistler Olympic Plaza on Feb. 12, 2020, where late Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was remembered on the 10th anniversary of the tragic crash at the Whistler Sliding Centre (Mackin)

All that was missing on Feb. 12, the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, were games of ice and snow. But you could find them, if you looked hard enough.

People were enjoying blue skies on the Whistler Olympic Park cross-country ski trails in the Callaghan Valley. The ski jumps, where the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics began 10 years ago, were closed.

The same week that Canadians pondered a milestone in their history, protests erupted across the country against a pipeline planned for Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C. The band council wants it, but the hereditary chiefs don’t.

On this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast, listen to the sounds of the Olympic anniversary and the anti-pipeline protests.

Hear highlights of host Bob Mackin’s appearance on Mike Klassen’s Vancouver Overcast podcast and the 10th anniversary events at Jack Poole Plaza and Whistler Olympic Park. Also hear from Alan Mullen, chief of staff to Speaker Darryl Plecas, about the protests at the Legislature, which even spread to Attorney General David Eby’s constituency office in Vancouver.

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