Archive for the category "BC"

Altar Boyz on Tour

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I can see it now, young impressionable girls pasting posters in their lockers and giving gleeful, longing looks at Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham while applying layer after layer of lip gloss. They can sing, they can dance, and the Altar Boyz have even got Jesus calling ’em up on their cell phones. Charles […]

History Tidbit: Duff Pattullo

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My personal history with Pattullo goes back about 29 years however the name played an important role for me in high school biology. I used to be able to remember that the knee cap was called the “patella” since it was like a bridge between the femur and tibia (at least in my mind it […]

Pickton Farm Fate

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was an ordeal that shocked our community and the world, leaving an indelible scar as Canada’s largest serial killer investigation in history. Last December, Robert “Willie” Pickton was convicted of six counts of second-degree murder and he still faces a possible trial for 20 more counts of first-degree murder for crimes committed at his […]

The Great Bear Rainforest Needs Your Help

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest (the largest tract of intact coastal temperate rainforest left on Earth) is in danger and there is a public call out for support to raise awareness and put pressure on the current government to keep their promise about conserving the area. Photo credit: Evelyn Kirkaldy on Flickr Two years ago, […]

London Drugs, BC Children's Hospital and BC150

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I was invited to the store opening of the shiny new London Drugs on West Broadway. The BC-based London Drugs stores have been around for 60 years and have stores across Western Canada. This particular location is a few meters away from the old spot (at 525 West Broadway), and as the new […]

Vote in Vancouver Today, BC By-Election

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you live in the Vancouver-Burrard or Vancouver-Fairview districts, you should be heading to the polls today (open 8:00am until 8:00pm) to elect your new representative in the Provincial government. Candidates in Vancouver-Fairview: Emery, Jodie – British Columbia Marijuana Party Hanni, Wilf – BC Conservative Party MacDiarmid, Margaret – BC Liberal Party McGinn, Jenn – […]