Vancouver November News Tidbits

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I haven’t yet done a link fest this week and with so many strange, interesting, odd, and somewhat amusing things happening around town within the last few days I’d decided round them all up here:

– Box from crematorium found at English Bay. “A broken wooden box–apparently from a crematorium in Chilliwack–was sitting in the sand.” [News 1130]

– Pregnant man is expecting another child. [CTV]

– Surrey man grows contender for world’s longest beard. [CBC]

– Mystery foot resurfaces. The seventh severed foot to wash ashore on BC’s coast over the last year. [CKNW]


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– Port Moody wants your wearable art. “Turn tea bags in tunics and read more about how you can get your art into this iconic event.” [City of Port Moody]

– How come no one told me Moses Znaimer was doing a talk today in West Vancouver? [North Shore News]

– Take a copy of the Royal City Record with you on your next trip, take a photo of the paper and your exotic foreign backdrop, and submit it to the Record’s “Paper Postcards” series. [RCR]

– Veterans can park for free, anywhere in Surrey. [Surrey Now]

– A scene from CSI, someone “rigged a bomb, dressed it up as a pink gift package, and put it on the doorstep of a young Walnut Grove family on Saturday morning.” [Langley Times]

Finally, a Vancouver History new oddity: In 1923, “Local newspapers reported that the Point Grey wireless station had picked up mysterious signals from the planet Mars. It was believed the Martians were attempting to contact us.”

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  1. JennyThursday, November 13th, 2008 — 4:57pm PST

    The royal city record thing is not a new idea. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something similar in the north shore news and another free paper had a similar cost not long ago. I’ve actually been in a foreign paper that uses this same idea 🙂

  2. JennyThursday, November 13th, 2008 — 4:58pm PST

    oops I meant that had a contest

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