Archive for December, 2009

Your City Guide to Snow and Ice

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With the first snowfall of the season cities in the area are bracing themselves for the white, wintery months ahead. Each year it seems as though citizens and businesses alike forget how to prepare for the snow — sidewalks go unswept and car tires spin and squeal along the icy roads outside our house. The […]

Ice Cream for the Holidays

Comments 74 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The snow has stopped falling outside and although a cool treat may be the last thing on your wind-chilled mind, I have a something sweet to offer a few readers that just might warm up their day. Ben & Jerry’s has given me 5 pints of ice cream to give away in the hopes that […]

Link Fest: Mid-December Event Roundup

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Nestled up in my home office I no longer see the North Shore mountains outside my window as I did yesterday morning. The view has been replaced with plump grey clouds, back-lit by the winter sunshine. Snow has been sprinkling down ever-so-lightly this morning as is evidenced by the slippery white tracks that have stuck […]

New Observation Area at YVR

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Recently the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) completed its new, free, and public Observation Area. I was invited to come and check it out a while back but since I’ve been traveling so much, I’ve been at YVR for many other reasons lately. I was finally able to take the Canada Line out yesterday and explore […]

Favourite Places on Google Maps: Vancouver Edition

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Google has just launched their “Favourite Places on Google Maps” for the first time in Canada and they have profiled spots around Vancouver. The favourites are all marked on the maps with little maple leaf pins and have been hand-picked by local experts. View Rebecca Bollwitt’s Favorite Places in a larger map This includes venues […]