Archive for January, 2010

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool


Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 — 7:59am PDT
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It’s only been a week since we returned from ringing in the new year with John’s family in Iowa but it still feels like I’m playing catch-up. Things are moving at an expedited pace as it all sinks in that we have but 30 days before all eyes in the world are focused on us. […]

Community Gardens in Vancouver


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 — 4:36pm PDT
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In recent years more park spaces and vacant lots in Vancouver have been turned into community gardens – sometimes where you would least expect them. Photo credit: 0x on Flickr In the summer heat, sunflowers stretch toward the sky in a plot of land where gasoline and diesel were once poured into tanks. A Shell […]

Dragons' Den: Sisters Secret Gourmet Foods


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 — 1:39pm PDT
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Tomorrow the CBC show Dragons’ Den will see contestants from BC take the floor to pitch their business idea to the Dragons. Sisters Secret Gourmet Foods is a local company run by (you guessed it) sisters Marsha Simons, Salli Pateman and Joanna Spady. Their business produces all natural products such as granola, chili and sauces […]

Vancouver 2010 Where Will You Be?


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 — 8:41am PDT
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As Vancouver prepares to host nations, athletes, media and visitors for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games I’m wondering what everyone will be doing. For the last seven years we’ve been anticipating this event and for at least the last six months I’ve had someone ask me daily, “What will you be doing for the Games?” […]

Birks Clock Back Again


Monday, January 11th, 2010 — 5:45pm PDT
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Photo: Kris Krug – 2005 Meeting under the Birks clock is as “Vancouver” as whistling the $1.49 Day Woodward’s jingle or stampeding through Army & Navy on shoe sale day. The iconic timepiece stood outside Birks’ flagship store on Granville and Hastings and was moved to Georgia and Granville – spending time at town major […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Park Names


Monday, January 11th, 2010 — 9:42am PDT
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Although Stanley is our most famous, there are more than 200 other parks in our City that range from wetland, dog parks, beachfront, forest trails, golf courses, and colourful playgrounds. Some parks are named for their neighbourhood or geographical location however many are named in honor of a person. Lord Stanley – Stanley Park, Photo […]