Tuesday Morning Link Fest: News and Blog Digest

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After taking a quick day off yesterday to travel to Seattle I’m back in gear although I feel as though I’m missed a million and one things while away for even such a short time. In order to get myself (and readers) caught up, here’s a good ‘ol patented Miss604 link fest.


Photo credit: Numinous on Flickr
  • All of the Vancouver-area photos in today’s post were submitted to the Miss604.com Flickr Group.
  • I forget to add this to my talk last week but here’s a note about how Canada’s “brand” is second to Australia’s [News1130]
  • Top 4 places to play pool in Vancouver [EricsEstimate]
  • John asks: What is gym etiquette anyway?

  • Photo credit: PatZ on Flickr
  • Luongo’s groin is week-to-week [News1130]
  • You may have heard by now that November 20th was deemed “kick a ginger day” by a group on Facebook. It encouraged targeted bullying of red-headed children and has caused quite the stir while being supposedly inspired by South Park [CBC]. With two nephews with lovely red locks, this sort of thing hurts me and hits home, however I’m not sure blaming social media or a TV show is the answer – just ask Marilyn Manson.
  • Tyler asks if political correctness has gone out the window this year as more places are owning up to saying “Merry Christmas” instead of Happy Holidays. I don’t know, I mean there are many holidays this time of year for numerous nations and denominations so some saying just easily lump them all into one, however some people get very particular about their Merry Christmases.

  • Photo credit: Behind These Eyes on Flickr
  • Pete Quily has an impressive and thorough comparison of social media tools used by Ladner and Robertson during Vancouver’s civic election campaigns.
  • Derek Miller took a quick trip across the Albion Ferry – something that you should try and do (not during rush hour) before the Golden Ears Bridge takes over.
  • Tawcan takes his first backcountry ski trip of the season. I’m craving the snow already.
  • Dr Beth Snow published a book!
  • Finally, after a Waves Coffee kiosk opens up in Stadium Skytrain station, an Ethical Bean will be replacing the old florist shop at Granville. This makes me wonder if the Miss604 poll I did over a year ago had any bearing when I asked my readers if they’d like to see coffee shops at Skytrain stations.

    Happy Tuesday everyone and remember, only three more sleep until AC/DC Day in Vancouver.

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    1. RaulTuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 6:32am PDT

      And there’s an Ethical Bean at the intersection of Broadway and Commercial Stations (on Broadway and Commercial). As I was taking the Skytrain from the VCC/Clark station to Commercial and making my way up, I saw the Ethical Bean coffee shop and … you want to guess what was the first thing that sprung to my mind? “Rebecca wrote about THIS VERY TOPIC about a year ago! So people must have listened!!!” ๐Ÿ™‚

      You and your awesome work have a very positive impact on people’s lives because you’re filled with positive energy and encouragement at all points. And this is just one of the things that I think proves it ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. TylerTuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 8:18am PDT

      There isn’t really a good time to goto the Albion ferry. I mean I booked it there at 230pm and I still had to wait 1.5hrs to get across to Langley.

      That’s awesome that Tawcan went backcountry! that pow looks awesome! We’re so excited for this season we’re hitting Whistler this Friday!!

    3. Miss604Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 8:22am PDT

      @ Raul – I know Vancouver’s always been huge on coffee, which is why I wrote that post and was wondering why it has taken so long for these kiosks to pop up. Very cool that it’s an Ethical Bean going in there too (although I would still settle for a Dunkin Donuts).

      @ Tyler – I think part of the Albion experience is hanging out in quaint lil Fort Langley for an afternoon as well – probably on the weekend might be better? And yes.. I. Can’t. Wait. For. Snow. I’m hoping that on my writing days (Mon/Tues) I can treat myself if I get my work done early by heading up to Seymour for an afternoon.

    4. TawcanTuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 9:28am PDT

      The pow was indeed awesome. Hopefully the local mountains will open soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

    5. BradTuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 11:42am PDT

      The new Dunsmuir side of the Granville Station also has a Starbucks and a Tim Hortons now…and if you walk just outside the new Dunsmuir entrance to the Granville Station there is another Starbucks and Tim Hortons right outside!

    6. Pete QuilyTuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 1:25pm PDT

      Thanks for the link Rebecca,

      those are some very cool HDR photos

      Here’s an interesting British perspective on settling in Canada vs Australia from a British Expats forum’s wiki

      http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Canada_versus_Australia

    7. BethTuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 10:30pm PDT

      Thanks for the link, Rebecca!

    8. EricTuesday, November 25th, 2008 — 11:13pm PDT

      Hey thanks for the link love! I dig your blog, keep up the awesomeness!

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