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Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver 2012

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Last year Tales of the Cocktail (“TOTC”), the legendary New Orleans-based festival for bartenders, mixologists, and lovers of libations, went on tour for the first time and was hosted in Vancouver. It was such a success that it has returned for a second year to celebrate the city’s emerging cocktail culture. Held once again at […]

Urban Surrey Civic Surrey

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The latest census results were released this morning and they showed that in Metro Vancouver, the largest population growth was found in Surrey and Port Moody. From the Surrey Leader: “Surrey’s population grew 18.6 per cent to 468,251, an increase of more than 73,000 since the previous count in 2006. The City of Vancouver gained […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Hilton Whistler

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As quickly as it returned, my BC Travel Tuesday series is wrapping up for another season. This is the fourth installment for our winter Whistler getaways and I’d like to thank everyone for their participation so far. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist […]

February 2012 Events in Metro Vancouver

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With another year until we get a statutory holiday in BC, February could be looking pretty gloomy at this point. However, with events to celebrate the two year Vancouver 2010 Olympic anniversary, a city-wide festival, a film festival, a comedy fetival, and more, the February 2012 calendar is looking pretty bright. Photo credit: couloir on […]

The Flood

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Post ideas enter my inbox every morning, like lines of commuters ascending SkyTrain station escalators during rush hour. Sometimes there’s an event listing, charity campaign, or concert listing. However on occasion, an email contains a short, sweet, touching human interest story — in this case, it’s about a tractor in a Kootenay region town. Parental […]

McBarge to ReOpen as Floating Restaurant

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McBarge, the famous floating McDonald’s restaurant from Expo86, is set to reopen. The vessel has been moored in Burrard Inlet for about the last twenty years but following an approval from Mission City Council, it’s getting a new lease on life. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr The Sturgeons On the Fraser project, which has […]