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Beauty and utility – a gift from the old elm
Lucky Logan, Step and Dave Made a Maze: late summer fun at...
Your numerology cycles August 16–31
Family dysfunction in The Glass Castle and contrasting...
Johann Sebastian in Bardo
To bee or not to bee?
Horgan keeps his promise to restore adult education funding
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez brings power to his Vancouver fans
Vancouver school board by-election set for October 14 and...
Racist police in Detroit, Al Gore undeterred in his...
Where will the children play in my neighbourhood?
A neighbourhood school–Laura Secord–is trying to win votes for a new playground. About 9,000 kids in the area would be served by the new playground, including an estimated 350 children with disabiliti
Dec 6th, 2010
Larry Skopnik, wheelchair-bound Commercial Drive hero, foils robbery (VIDEO)
It's all caught on surveillance camera and talked about in different languages around the world. A guy from my neighbourhood, Larry Skopnik, stopped a would-be robber from assaulting a store clerk on
Nov 14th, 2010
East Van pilot project: on-street bike racks
Bike corrals are used in Portland, Montreal, Ottawa, Seattle, and other major cities throughout the world – and now we have our first one in Vancouver. It's on the South-East corner of Commercial Driv
Aug 20th, 2010
Rain party at Italian Day on Commercial Drive
Rain did not stop the party today on Commercial Drive. It was the first Italian Day since 1982, and the streets were closed from Grandview to Venables.
Jun 6th, 2010
Bike to Trout Lake Farmers Market for smooth valet parking
Next time you shop at Trout Lake Farmer's market, consider going by bike. Parking for cars is tight around the market, but if you come on two wheels, Geoffrey Vincent will set you up with a...
May 22nd, 2010
Youth take over the Cultch during IGNITE! festival
Last night my son and I went to the IGNITE! Youth Festival at the Cultch – and I was truly surprised by how good it was. The entire thing was created by youth (13 to 24) including writing, performing,
May 20th, 2010
Security Fences Come Down
This worker in this photograph was taking down an Olympics security fence around Trout Lake. The southwest corner of Trout Lake park has been inaccessible since before the Olympics.
Mar 1st, 2010
Vancouver Freaks Out After Canada Wins Gold Medal Against U.S. in Olympic Hockey
Wooooo! Honk honk honk! Yeahhhhhhhhhhh! Even 20 minutes after Canada beat the U.S. 3 – 2 in overtime – the freaking out continued. On Twitter, a woman reported her husband's tears were dripping into h
Feb 28th, 2010
Missing Women’s Memorial March today in Vancouver
It’s not a protest and it’s not connected with the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. It’s an annual memorial march for the missing and murdered women of the downtown eastside neighbourhood – the same area...
Feb 14th, 2010
Mad Dog Opens Big Can of City Dog Food in Vancouver
Mad Dog’s “golden castle” is a replica of a Strathcona home that in today’s market sells for a million dollars and is renovated and fortified with bars that keep out robbers on drugs.
Feb 8th, 2010