As we were taking a stroll down Dunsmuir Street in Cumberland this weekend, Keira was filling me in on all of the regional history. I realized that even though I’ve profiled the origins of street names in Vancouver, I have never mentioned Dunsmuir and the family’s impact around the province. Aside from the street traversing […]
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Last fall if you lived downtown or in the Fairview area, you went to the polls three times for the provincial by-election, federal and civic elections. Now BC is in full provincial election mode for May 12, 2009. Here’s a quick rundown of information for Vancouverites and in particular, those downtown. The electoral districts for […]
This year’s Earth Day celebrations in Metro Vancouver aren’t just taking place April 22nd, but they’re spanning across a week and two full weekends. Here’s a quick rundown of events around the region. Evergreen’s Earth Day Kicking things off the weekend before Earth Day, Evergreen’s Earth Day will see the planting of 4,000 native trees […]
Based on the best-selling book (and blog) by James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, the Food Network’s new series, The 100 Mile Challenge, is testing the lifestyle habits of families in Mission, BC. I recently did a write up about the show for E!Online and soon after started counting my own food miles. Photo credit: Roland […]
Samuel Brighouse was one of the earliest settlers on Burrard Inlet (he was one of the Three Greenhorns) and in later years also had a farm on Lulu Island in Richmond.
On Friday afternoon I had the opportunity to sit in on the judge’s panel at the Vancouver auditions for the popular CBC series, Dragons’ Den. It was lovely to see the talented producers once again since I first met them when I did Test the Nation in Toronto as a part of Team Blogger in […]