Archive for November, 2011

Vancouver Election Results 2011

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The people of Vancouver have spoken (well the 34.6% of voters who turned out) and Vancouver’s Mayor is once again Gregor Robertson. Here are the results as of 11:00pm, November 19, 2011 after all 135 polls have reported: Mayor Gregor Robertson (Vision Vancouver) City Councillors Raymond Louie (Vision Vancouver), Kerry Jang (Vision Vancouver), Heather Deal […]

Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas

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It was November 19, 1971 that the Burnaby Village Museum was opened by Governor General Roland Michener. The 1920’s village combines heritage and replica buildings in a typical “tram-stop community along the BC Electric Railway.” Costumed townfolk give demonstrations in homes, shops, and at the blacksmith’s, there’s a self-guided tour, and the restored 1912 C.W. […]

Transit Pet Peeves Contest

Comments 216 by Rebecca Bollwitt

TransLink has launched a “Transit Pet Peeves” campaign with illustrations depicting some of our greatest annoyances when taking the bus or SkyTrain. They have pitted eight characters against each other in an ultimate pet peeve showdown on their Facebook page. Disco Dog. Read the Buzzer Blog’s interview with illustrator Ed Spence Many have a pet […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Mayors

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This week’s theme is a not-so-subtle reminder that there is a civic election happening this Saturday, November 19, 2011. The City of Vancouver has had 39 individual mayors in its 125 years, here are just a few of them in action over the last century. 1886 – VPL Accession Number: 508. The first council meeting […]

Disney on Ice Toy Drive in Surrey

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Disney on Ice presents Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 in Abbotsford this week (November 18 – 20) and Vancouver the week after (November 23 – 27). However, they’re making a stop in Surrey in between. Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and the gang will be at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey to collect toys for the […]