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April Events in Metro Vancouver 2012

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April has arrived in Vancouver and along with it comes the city’s 126th birthday, Easter events, Vaisakhi, and more rain showers meaning more beautiful blossoms. Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 UBC Bookstore: National Poetry Month Celebration Vancouver Auto Show Wednesday, April 4, 2012 […]

Burr Block 120th Anniversary

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New Westminster will be celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Burr Block building this month. The old provincial capital was destroyed by fire in 1898 (twelve years after Vancouver’s “Great Fire”) and the Burr Block at 411-419 Columbia Street was only one of two buildings that remained. Today, it’s the home of the Met Hotel, […]

Vancouver History: Stanley Park Zoo

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Walking around Stanley Park nowadays there are hardly any remnants of the zoo that once housed over 50 species of animals, from monkeys and cobras to penguins and kangaroos. However, the old cement polar bear habitat still haunts the grounds just west of Brockton Oval and south of the Vancouver Aquarium. When I was young […]

New Richmond IKEA Opening & Contest

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IKEA in Richmond, which was one of the first IKEAs in Canada, will be moving across the parking lot to a new 334,000 square foot store this April. The new building will have a 600-seat restaurant, over 1,4000 parking spaces, and 100 bicycle racks. Photo credit: Tanenhaus on Flickr Features of the new store Geothermal […]

Penny Smashers in Vancouver

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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

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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 […]