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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 […]

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight in Vancouver 2012

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George Stroumboulopoulos (known affectionately as “Strombo”) will be returning to Vancouver next week to film his show, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight at the CBC. Photo credit: John Bollwit on Flickr Guests will include Sandra Oh, Daryl Hannah, Jim Treliving, Paul Franklin, and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. There will also be special features with comedian Brent Butt, […]

Earth Hour Vancouver 2012

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Earth Hour is coming up this Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, wherever you might be. This initiative from the WWF is the world’s largest environmental initiative with thousands of cities and millions of participants turning off their lights and unplugging for a full hour. Photo credit: gwendolen on Flickr Vancouver […]

Canucks Playoff Viewing Events

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The City of Vancouver has launched their plan for maintaining order during the Canucks’ Stanley Cup Playoff run this year. Last year we made headlines around the globe after a riot broke out downtown following a public viewing of the Stanley Cup final. To avoid getting remotely close to the same situation this year, the […]

Vancouver History: Francis Rattenbury

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If you live in Vancouver, chances are that you’ve passed a building designed by architect Francis Rattenbury. From Victoria and Nanaimo to Revelstoke and Jasper, several of Rattenbury’s houses, commercial buildings, and CPR-commissioned hotels still stand today. Photo credit: 1892: Roedde House This is arguably the first structure that Rattenbury built in Canada. It was […]