Archive for March, 2012

Live at Squamish 2012: Launch Party


Friday, March 30th, 2012 — 1:09pm PST
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There’s not much that beats warm summer nights with thousands of easy-going music fans gathering in a field in view of the Stawamus Chief. Live at Squamish is returning for a third year this August and they’re kicking things off in style with a launch party next week. What Live at Squamish Launch Party & […]

Penny Smashers in Vancouver


Friday, March 30th, 2012 — 11:34am PST
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Yesterday the Federal Budget was unveiled and it included the news that the Royal Canadian Mint will soon stop producing pennies, saving Canadians 11 million dollars a year. Most of the feedback I saw online was in support of this move but I’m left wondering what I’ll do with the giant bucket of pocket change […]

Happy Birthday Red Robinson


Friday, March 30th, 2012 — 9:34am PST
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There are a handful of living legends in Vancouver and Red Robinson is certainly one of them. A radio and television pioneer, he was the first Vancouver disc jockey to play that “rock and roll” music and was the emcee for Elvis’ Vancouver tour stop at Empire Stadium in 1957. Photos © Red Robinson Since […]

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight in Vancouver 2012


Thursday, March 29th, 2012 — 2:34pm PST
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George Stroumboulopoulos (known affectionately as “Strombo”) will be returning to Vancouver next week to film his show, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight at the CBC. Photo credit: John Bollwit on Flickr Guests will include Sandra Oh, Daryl Hannah, Jim Treliving, Paul Franklin, and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. There will also be special features with comedian Brent Butt, […]

Howard Hughes at the Bayshore


Thursday, March 29th, 2012 — 1:34pm PST
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Legendary elusive billionaire Howard Hughes once holed up in Vancouver’s Bayshore hotel (now Westin Bayshore) for six straight months. It’s been 40 years since his stay and Heritage Vancouver is hosting an anniversary tour to commemorate the unusual event. 1961 – Bayshore Inn, Coal Harbour. Archives item# 2010-006.046. What Howard Hughes at the Bayshore: 40th […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Apartments


Thursday, March 29th, 2012 — 11:38am PST
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Look at an image of Vancouver before the 1990s and you’ll notice a very different landscape. Apartment towers have sprouted up at a rate of 3,000 units per year, which is 1,000 more annually than twenty years ago. Moving away from brick and stone, transforming into a city of glass. Apartment-dwellers outnumber those in row […]

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