Archive for January, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Bus Schedules and Transportation

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 — 10:45am PDT
Comments 21

Last night John was looking over street closures during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and trying to figure out his new public transit route to work. I would imagine many who work in or around downtown Vancouver are also going through this phase of planning their commute (if they haven’t taken two weeks holiday during this […]

Whistler Film Festival 2009 Wrap Up

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 — 9:00am PDT
Comments 3

The following was written exclusively for by Michelle Kim. The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) seems to always fall at a strange time of year for me. Last year, it preceded a trip to see my ailing 95-year-old grandmother in Seoul (I had to race down the mountain like a madwoman to not miss my […]

Christmas Tree Recycling in Vancouver

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 — 12:30pm PDT
Comments 3

Unfortunately since we’re not allowed to have live or cut trees in our place we’ll just be boxing up the tree again this year. However for those with real live or cut trees, you can dispose of them this weekend through a variety of chipping and recycling events. Photo credit: mrlerone on Flickr Each year […]

Vancouver History: Before and After Commercial Buildings

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 — 9:00am PDT
Comments 4

It took me a while to figure out a theme for this first “Then and Now” series installment of 2010. Last year I featured hotels, apartments, wintery scenes and even dogs in the city. I’ve come to the conclusion that the most effective “Then and Now” features buildings and streets, which are the easiest to […]

Birks Bracelet and Bobsleigh Contest

Monday, January 4th, 2010 — 11:47am PDT
Comments 3

When I received a press release from Birks about their bobsleigh display a few weeks ago I thought there would be no better way to celebrate bobsleigh events at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games than to work with this in some way. We came up with a contest for readers and I timed it […]

Switzerland: Bobsleigh History

Monday, January 4th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT
Comments 8

This fall I received the best bobsleigh history lesson in the world from locals in St Moritz while on a media trip as a guest of the Swiss National Tourist Office. After a walking tour of the town we stopped by the Cresta Run, then over to the Bob Run, after which the sport is […]