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Best of Surrey: Surrey Leader Readers’ Choice Awards

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Our local weekly papers have some excellent readers’ choice awards which can be referenced throughout the year if you’re looking for the Best Spa, Best Car Dealership, Best Brunch, or Best Take-Out. There’s the Straight’s Best of Vancouver, Westender’s Best of the City, the dining issues of each, and also the Surrey Leader Readers’ Choice […]

Vancouver to Remove Viaducts

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Last night, Vancouver City Council voted in favour of tearing down the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts. “This is a once-in-a-generation city-building opportunity,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson in a written statement. The vote on Monday night meant staff will start detailed planning and land negotiations, and will report back to council in 18 months with an […]

Photos of Vancouver Windstorm Aftermath

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The most intense windstorm to hit the Vancouver area since 2006 ripped through the region on Saturday, August 29th, at one point leaving over 300,000 people without power. With service yet to be restored in some areas, here is a look at just some of the damage done: Photos of Vancouver Windstorm Aftermath A photo […]

When to Water Your Lawn in Metro Vancouver

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It’s been a very dry winter and spring so far in Rain City and that means sprinkling water restrictions are coming into play this month. Photo credit: niXerKG on Flickr Previously, sprinkling was permitted in the mornings and evenings but now is only permitted in the early morning hours. This is because the demand for […]