Archive for the category "BC"

Vancouver History: Joe Fortes


Thursday, January 17th, 2008 — 3:59pm PDT
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In 1986 he was named Vancouver’s “Citizen of the Century” and he was pretty much just a regular guy who happened to spend most of his time saving lives. You’ve probably seen the restaurant that’s famous for its seafood and that yellow cab out front, and maybe you’ve been to the library named in his […]

We Beat the SMRT Kids


Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 — 10:44am PDT
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Last week an article popped up in my news feeds about BC students having one of the highest literacy levels in the world. Today, the Provincial Government reports that Grade 10 students in BC are again, at the head of the pack when it comes to reading, math and science. B.C. students were in the […]

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse


Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 — 8:42am PDT
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Yesterday we drove around the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, surveying storm damage from the night before and witnessing towering waves crashing on shore and showering roads and pathways with debris. It was the first big storm of the season and being that we were on the Island, we were pretty concerned about our passage […]

BC150 and Spirit Squares


Monday, October 15th, 2007 — 9:14pm PDT
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I can’t believe this has been kept off my radar this long but in preparation for BC’s 150th birthday, the government is initiating projects and activities all over the province in celebration of this milestone. BC150 Years celebrates the adventures, struggles, people, events and achievements that have shaped our provincial identity. It’s a celebration with […]

Weekend Recap All Photo Edition #2


Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 — 11:13pm PDT
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This weekend John and I took the in-laws to the lovely town of Osoyoos in the Southern Okanagan. We enjoyed excellent scenery, wining, dining, and some much needed relaxation. The view from the East, above the City on Anarchist Mountain Nk’Mip Winery – Took an hour-long tour that was very informative (learning all about North […]