Archive for the category "political"

WTS – What the Surrey #34: Downtown Surrey

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon while popping by Tanya’s house in Surrey I noticed a flyer (“The New View“) from the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association on her kitchen table which contained the following: It’s Your Downtown – Tell them what you think One last time, the City of Surrey is reaching out to you, the community, for […]

Save the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few months ago the Park Board met to discuss the fate of the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park as it began to lean – becoming a safety hazard for visitors to its site. The results of this meeting in March had the Park Board come to the conclusion that there were only two options, […]

Newly Uploaded Stanley Park Walk Photos

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last weekend John and I headed into the park to get a little muddy and explore some trails that have been refurbished. I wrote my blog post and included some photos from my iPhone. Well, John’s just getting around to posting his photos (he’s a pretty busy guy, ya know) and they were great so […]

How the Smoking Ban is Affecting Vancouverites

Comments 26 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a follow up to my follow up post about the new smoking regulations in BC, I thought I would focus on the direct impact this is having on Vancouverites. A new province-wide regulation, effective March 31, bans smoking within three metres of those doorways, open windows and air intakes, so people who work in […]

Stanley Park Restoration Update April 2008

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Mr. Bollwitt and I cherish our multi-hour treks off the tourist-beaten paths through our city’s crown jewel – Stanley Park. We’ve been keeping a close eye on it throughout the years and especially since the big storm of 2006. Yesterday after being disappointed about seeing the same piece of the Seawall I documented a year […]

Bionic Hollow Tree for Stanley Park

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Hollow Tree in Stanley Park is a tourist favourite. On the West side of Stanley Park Drive, it’s a frequent stopping zone and photo op. During the storms of 2006, the tree was weakened beyond already being hollow at the base, and the Parks Board would now like to spend $200,000 to restore it. […]