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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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2011-2012 events can be found in an updated post. After ringing in the new year many Vancouverites will be looking to dispose of their live, cut Christmas trees. Thanks to several services around the region, you can get your tree tossed and chipped for little or no cost. Photo credit: DerekL1963 on Flickr UBC Botanical […]

Capilano Mall Gift Cards

Comments 70 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve been branching out with my Christmas shopping this year and enjoying retail experiences from downtown to Richmond. Another option for picking up gifts this week is Capilano Mall in North Vancouver. Anchored by Sears, Walmart, and Visions Electronics, it also has specialty stores, brand names, and a popular food court for shoppers and local […]

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2010

Comments 135 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Capilano Suspension is once again presenting Canyon Lights as thousands of bulbs illuminate the lush forest of the Capilano Canyon. Photo credit: Razvan Marescu on Flickr If you’ve never been to the suspension bridge (or even if you have) this is a great time to make the crossing. Everything glows and sparkles as the bridge, […]

North Vancouver Then and Now

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Several cities around the region are putting their archive collections online, including thousands of historical photographs – and North Vancouver is no exception. By way of a photo contest, they have enlisted the public’s help in promoting not only the use of their online database, but the history of North Vancouver. The North Vancouver Museum […]

The Great Big Boo in Metro Vancouver, Win Tickets

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The last time I spoke with Patrick Roberge it was regarding his production of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games. Changing the pace a little bit, his company Patrick Roberge Productions (PRP) is now presenting the The Great Big Boo across Metro Vancouver. The Great Big Boo “Halloween is a children’s holiday,” […]

Vancouver History: Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

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On this day 50 years ago, Premier W.A.C. Bennett officially opened the Second Narrows Bridge. This was the second “Second Narrows Bridge” replacing the other that was built in 1925. The First Narrows being the Lions Gate Bridge, this additional crossing provided broader access to the North Shore and Coastal Mountains and contributed to Vancouver’s […]