First Link Fest of 2008

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the last post in which I’ll mention it being a new year, but since today isn’t a Monday – and that kinda screwed me up while getting ready for work – I’ll just call it how it is, the First Link Fest of 2008.

Photo is property of Michael Stuparyk The Toronto Star
  • The GST is now 5%… um, great and Harper looks really not creepy in that photo. [TheStar]
  • Vancouver may not have had any public outdoor New Years celebrations but at least our non-existent fireworks (or the ones in all our hearts… awww) didn’t bugger up like Seattle’s [King5]
  • Even though we always forget about the Spengler Cup, it’s nice to know that Canada won [CBC]
  • Find out where you can get your Christmas tree chipped [CityofVancouver]
  • Surrey Polar Bear Swimmers do it the naked way [CKNW]
  • Vancouver’s 88th annual Polar Bear Swim sees 1,700 dip into English Bay [The Province]

  • Photo credit: Dave Olson on Flickr
  • still sucks, and I totally trust Paul’s judgement on this one [PaulHilldson]
  • New regulations in the City of Vancouver with regards to the garbage pickup of newspaper, beverage containers, paints, motor oils, hazardous materials and disposal of old computer hardware come into effect. You should get in touch with Free Geek disposal of any nerdy goods.
  • The price of beer is on the rise. [CBC] This might help my “no beer” diet cause so far John and I have trimmed down quite a bit without it.
  • Time to get back to work. Parents, enjoy two more days with the kiddies at home and everyone drive safe – or remember that your transit pass has just gone up in price (like the $5 each way for 3 zone tickets).

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    1. DTKWednesday, January 2nd, 2008 — 7:56am PST

      Here’s another link for you – American Girl Dolls just announced their American Girl 2008. She’s from upstate New York, played hockey on a backyard pond with her brothers and now figure skates –,1,5572048.story?ctrack=6&cset=true

      Maybe they should have called her Canada Girl instead! Pretty sure my daughter will be needing this one too. Looks like this doll could use your super cute hair cute though!


    2. Jan KarlsbjergWednesday, January 2nd, 2008 — 10:27am PST

      That “no beer diet” doesn’t work for me. In the past 15 years I’ve had only a handful of beers, and my weight hasn’t gone down one bit. Maybe there are other foods and beverages you have to go easy on as well? 🙂

    3. Miss604Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 — 11:04am PST

      Yeah it’s everything that goes with beer for example the nachos and greasy foods that accompany it well when you’re out watching PPV Canucks games 😛

    4. Jonathon NarveyWednesday, January 2nd, 2008 — 6:40pm PST

      Harper does NOT look creepy in that photo. Just look at those dreamy blue eyes that set off the 5 per cent sign… *sigh*

      We salute you, Mr. Prime Minister, sir!

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