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Smoking Ban in BC Update

Comments 38 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The tougher laws and regulations from last summer are all culminating on March 31st, 2008 when new reforms get put into place throughout the Province. Photo Credit: Viewership on Flickr Under new laws, smokers will not be allowed to light up in public places and workspaces, or within three metres of public doorways. The new […]

WTS – What the Surrey #23: civicSurrey

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our local green-powered, transit, political, and Metro Vancouver whiz kid Paul Hillsdon has just launched a new fully Surrey-centric website. For a while I felt as though my blog was steering too far into posts on Surrey. I mean, obviously it’s something I feel is important to write about as it is my home city. […]

Stanley Park Sea Wall Closed Again

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Did I not say somewhere that the sea wall still looked pretty sketchy and it didn’t seem like it was ready to re-open? What a crappy “I told you so” moment, the sea wall is closed again. Heavy snow yesterday and rainfall today has resulted in another closure of the Stanley Park Seawall. Park Board […]

Blog Find: Langley Politics Dotcom

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This website popped onto my radar a short while ago when they linked my story about the Surrey Memorial Hospital, even though they’ve been around for the last four years. Langley’s longest-running and most popular Town Hall forum, hosted by Langley Township Councillor Jordan Bateman and Sam “Politics” Kirk. Featuring more than 150,000 visitors, 500,000 […]

Stanley Park Progress and Clearcut

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John’s got us in a habit of ‘morning walks’ lately and it’s no secret that one of our favourite places to trek around in the city is Stanley Park. We’re in there at least once a week and have been following its progress since the storms last December when thousands of trees were toppled. I’ve […]

Stanley Park is Open… Right

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Update: Video Podcast where we meander through the Park… where we can. The big news for Vancouver today is that our beloved Stanley Park has re-opened [cbc] since being ravaged by a storm with hurricane-force winds a couple of weeks ago [audihertz]. John and I got out of the house on this sunny afternoon to […]