Archive for June, 2012

Laura Marling at the Commodore

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Singer and songwriter Laura Marling is coming to Vancouver on Wednesday, bringing her award-winning British folk sound to the masses during her North American tour. The 22 year-old won Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards, released two albums between 2010 and 2011, and was once again nominated for Best Female Solo Artist […]

Stanley Park Miniature Train Station Fire

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Last night a fire was deliberately set at the Stanley Park miniature railway’s station. Despite the best efforts of fire crews, the structure was completely destroyed. Crews doused nearby trees to prevent the flames from spreading, but could not save the replica train station — that also doubles as Santa’s workshop during the popular Bright […]

VIVA Vancouver 2012

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VIVA Vancouver returns this summer as Robson Square and Granville Street transform into pedestrian paradises. Community events, performances, and unique attractions will occupy these busy downtown corridors (and more) from June 23rd until September 3rd. Dining Alfresco in Robson Square 2011 – Photo credit: Maurice Li & Maurice Li. Granville will be closed to traffic […]

Rogers Presents Metric at the Commodore: Win Your Way In

Comments 63 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rogers is bringing Metric to the Commodore for an intimate invitation-only concert this Saturday, June 23, 2012. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Last year we caught Metric for the first time (despite being fans for years) with tens of thousands of others in an outdoor setting. They rocked everyone’s socks off delivering one of […]

Heritage Flight Museum Bellingham

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On a recent history-themed tour of Whatcom County, I visited the Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham, home to a collection of vintage aircraft and a bounty of colourful airborne tales. The Heritage Flight Museum has been at the Bellingham International Airport since 2001 and is already bursting at its seams. It was founded in 1996 […]