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Monday Morning Link Fest: Outdoors Edition

Monday, May 19th, 2008 — 10:39am PDT
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I got a text message from Brad yesterday saying he had been woken up at 5:00am in his campground at Manning Park due to an evacuation notice. Apparently the warm temperatures have cause a quick-thaw and the rivers are buckling over their shores and causing flooding. If you have a look at the video John […]

Day Tripping: Hell’s Gate

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 — 4:00am PDT
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In the first post of the Day Tripping series I talked about the town of Hope being the gateway to holidayland, however it could also be looked at as the gateway to hell. Although heading north on Highway 1 is actually a quite lovely experience the fiery inferno of Hades is simply a reference to […]

Day Tripping: Gibsons, Welcome Back

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 — 4:00am PDT
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Any good Canadian kid remembers growing up watching The Beachcombers, which took place in Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast. In recent years I had a moment at the CBC with some memorabilia, and giggled fondly when a posted about Bruno Gerussi’s beard hair in 2006 (link via Darren Barefoot). A focal point of the […]

Day Tripping: Othello Tunnels

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 10:02am PDT
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Oodles of glorious sunshine being predicted for this weekend gets me thinking about outdoor activities. Should a Metro Vancouverite feel like a mini-escape, perhaps even a multi-hour adventure in a single day, what are the options? I’ve decided to pull from a pool of childhood Sunday drive memories and highlight a few gems in this […]

Asian Heritage Month: Hockey Pioneer Larry Kwong

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 — 12:01pm PDT
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Larry Kwong was the first Chinese-Canadian to play in the NHL. Read his story…

What's Your Road Trip Soundtrack?

Sunday, April 27th, 2008 — 9:24pm PDT
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Nothing beats cruising the open road with the windows down, sun beaming in giving you a farmer tan on your driving arm, and the sound of rockin’ tunes to soundtrack your venture. I’ve been road tripping since I could drive; I’ve traveled the highways of our Provinces and the Pacific Coast countless times and on […]